TAG: modern and contemporary art

Ramiro Gomez & Lawrence Weschler in Conversation & Book Signing
Event: Lectures & Programs

Ramiro Gomez & Lawrence Weschler in Conversation & Book Signing

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 3:30pm4:30pm.

Author Lawrence Weschler joins Los Angeles-based artist Ramiro Gomez for a conversation about his paintings and sculptural cutouts, which are largely informed by his background as a first-generation Mexican-American and former nanny. More

Martin Maloney, Over Exposed, 1999. Oil paint on canvas.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Writing: Say What You Will

Hanging Out in Audacious
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

This month, we’ll take an active role in speaking our minds, using the Audacious exhibit as creative launch pad. More

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Drawing: Women of Abstract Expressionism

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Using place and memory as inspiration, we'll explore gesture and emotion to create abstract drawings, taking inspiration from Women of Abstract Expressionism. More

Martin Maloney, Over Exposed, 1999. Oil paint on canvas.
Exhibition

Audacious

Contemporary Artists Speak Out
On View through August 6, 2017

British artist Damien Hirst famously said, “Art survives through its effect on others.” As a leader in the contemporary art world, he, like his peers, considers making art a way to convey ideas about culture, human relationships, the environment, and politics. More

Robert Therrien, No title (cloud with halo), 2000. Ink and graphite on paper.
Exhibition

Robert Therrien

The Power of the Image
Feb 21, 2016–Aug 7, 2016

Robert Therrien takes familiar or mundane symbols and disconnects them from their expected contexts. These images become abstract forms floating in space, forcing viewers to re-orient their preconceived notions of symbols and their meanings. More

Christian Rex van Minnen’s VOC Jellyfish Fry (2015)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Mindful Looking

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Come explore the surreal with interpretive specialist Molly Medakovich as she delves into the elements and features of Christian Rex van Minnen’s VOC Jellyfish Fry (2014). More

Drop-In Drawing: Composition & Concept
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Drawing: Composition & Concept

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Take inspiration from the modern & contemporary art collection to create a dynamic composition through a scavenger hunt drawing exercise. More

Drop-In Writing: The Real Person
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Writing: The Real Person

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

We’ll take our cue from the Super Indian exhibition to explore concepts of character and persona, and how what we sometimes think—and see—isn’t always the whole story. More

Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM

The Denver Art Museum recently announced that three curators joined the museum. Below is a brief introduction. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to get to know them and their growing art collections.

Tianlong Jiao, Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art More

Kenneth Josephson, Polapans, 1973. Gelatin silver print.
Exhibition

Kenneth Josephson

Encounters with the Universe
Oct 11, 2015–May 8, 2016

An early and influential conceptual photographer, Kenneth Josephson makes photographs of found and constructed visual puzzles that demonstrate his alert and often humorous way of encountering the world at large. More

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959
Exhibition

Women of Abstract Expressionism

Jun 12, 2016–Sep 25, 2016

This groundbreaking exhibition celebrates the often unknown female artists of this mid-twentieth-century art movement. More than 50 major paintings are on view by artists Mary Abbott, Jay DeFeo, Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Sonia Gechtoff, Judith Godwin, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Deborah Remington, and Ethel Schwabacher. More

The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read
Exhibition

The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read

A Video Installation by Kutluğ Ataman
Jul 19, 2015–Oct 11, 2015

The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read (2002) is a four-screen video installation filmed over the course of a year, which centers around the remarkable life of Veronica Read, an Englishwoman with a special passion for Hippeastrum, commonly known as amaryllis.

With over 900 Hippeastrum bulbs in her two-bedroom house, Veronica Read's obsession with these flowers is all consuming. Masquerading as a documentary about the Hippeastrum flower bulb, the work is actually a portrait of a woman wholly devoted to the care of these bulbs, which contain the hope of flowering only once a year. More