TAG: Exhibitions

Fujioka Shūhei (b. 1947), Vase, Japan. Ceramic.

From the Fire

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
Opens September 25, 2016

This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. More

Oscar Bluemner, Study for Black by Gold

What it Meant to be Modern, 1910–1965

American Works on Paper from the Karen & Kevin Kennedy Collection
Opens August 21, 2016

What it Meant to be Modern, 1910–1965: American Works on Paper from the Karen and Kevin Kennedy Collection brings together the visionary work of Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, John Marin, and Charles Sheeler. The 18 works on paper all share the magic of the modernist movement of the first half of the twentieth century. More



Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford
Opens April 9, 2017

Contemporary works and abstract expressionist masterpieces converge in Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford, a collaborative presentation by the Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum (CSM). Paintings by renowned contemporary American artist Mark Bradford—who was recently named the U.S. representative at the 2017 Venice Biennale—will be on view at the DAM, alongside related canvases by Clyfford Still. An exhibition of Still's work curated by Bradford will be on view at CSM. More

Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasure 4 (performance documentation), 2015. Oil on canvas.

Mi Tierra

Contemporary Artists Explore Place
Opens February 19, 2017

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place will feature site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. More

Dancers projected on the wall in dancelab installation


On View through October 2, 2016

#dancelab is a creative dance installation created by local artistic dance partners Wonderbound and creative firm Legwork Studio. This immersive, participatory movement experience focuses on celebrating American dance and deconstructs the dance experience to make it accessible to all. More

Joan Mitchell, Dune, 1970. Oil paint on canvas.

Abstract Expressionism

from the Denver Art Museum
On View through May 14, 2017

Soon after World War II, the center of the avant-garde shifted from Europe to the United States when the first American-grown modern art movement—abstract expressionism—was born. More

View of the site-specific installation, Tableau, by Hadley Hooper.


On View through March 19, 2017

This installation of larger-than-life immersive illustrations by Hadley Hooper was inspired by theater stage sets. More

Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Ancient Ruins in the Cañon de Chelle, N.M. In a Niche 50 Feet above Present Cañon Bed., 1873. Albumen silver print.

On Desert Time

Landscape Photographs by O’Sullivan & Bell, 1871–1874
On View through January 8, 2017

This exhibition presents photographs by Timothy H. O’Sullivan and William H. Bell made in the American Southwest, 1871-1874, during expeditions on the Wheeler Survey. More

Lorna Simpson, Easy to Remember (still image of film), 2001. 16 mm film, transferred to DVD with sound, 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

Lorna Simpson

Easy to Remember
Closed on Apr 24, 2016

Lorna Simpson transforms a catchy tune into a commentary on race through acts of erasure. Fifteen black singers, shown only as disembodied mouths, separately hum the song “It’s Easy to Remember (And So Hard to Forget),” originally sung by Bing Crosby. More

Joris Laarman, Microstructures Adaptation Chair (Long Cell) Prototype, 2014. 3D printed nylon and copper.


Contemporary Chairs Reimagined
On View through May 7, 2017

These eight works reveal the vast range of materials and processes used by contemporary designers as they challenge our notions of what design can be through the enduring form of the chair. More

Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA, Portrait of a Lady, ca. early 1790s. Oil on paper mounted on canvas

Treasures of British Art

On View through April 9, 2017

This exhibition presents a selection of paintings from the acclaimed traveling exhibition, providing a panoramic view of British cultural history seen through its art. More

Comme des Garçons, Jacket with Skirt, “Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body” collection, Spring/ Summer 1997.

Shock Wave

Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s
Opens September 11, 2016

Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s, shows work by Japanese designers who started a fashion revolution in Paris. The exhibition features 70 looks by powerhouse designers Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, Kansai Yamamoto, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, and Junya Watanabe, whose impact on fashion still resonates today. More

Ruskin Pottery, group of ceramic works

Artistry and Craftsmanship

Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons
On View through May 7, 2017

Throughout its 35-year history, Ruskin Pottery produced decorative vessels, tableware, buttons, and plaques intended to be set in silver as jewelry. The pottery was known for hand-thrown ceramic bodies and innovative glazes. More

John Sorbie, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 1974. Offset lithograph.

Performance on Paper

The Posters of Phil Risbeck and John Sorbie
On View through January 8, 2017

Posters by internationally acclaimed Colorado designers Phil Risbeck and the late John Sorbie announce performances at Colorado State University, and showcase expressive techniques, energetic imagery, and restrained typography. More

Dan Namingha, Hopi Eagle Dancer, 1995. Acrylic paint on canvas.

Why We Dance

American Indian Art in Motion
On View through August 14, 2016

This multisensory exhibition presents the motives behind Native American dance and highlights the museum’s annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration. It features about 86 works, including 78 drawn from the DAM’s American Indian art collection. More

Giovanni Bellini, The Annunciation (Angelo annunciante e Annunciata), early 1500. Oil on canvas.

Glory of Venice

Masterworks of the Renaissance
Opens October 2, 2016

Experience the extraordinary creativity of Venice from the mid-1400s to early 1500s, when artists forged a Renaissance style that was distinctly Venetian. Through this artistic evolution, the city became an internationally recognized model of pictorial excellence. More

George Caleb Bingham, The Jolly Flatboatmen, 1846. Oil on canvas;

Rhythm & Roots

Dance in American Art
On View through October 2, 2016

This exhibition will present how artists, dancers, and choreographers helped form the artistic identity of dance in America. It will feature about 90 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and costumes relating to American dance from 1830 to 1960. More

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


Contemporary Artists Speak Out
On View through May 14, 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.

Robert Therrien

The Power of the Image
On View through August 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

Dancing Maize God Tripod Plate

Grand Gestures

Dance, Drama, Masquerade
On View through December 11, 2016

Pre-Columbian art is full of human and supernatural figures in dramatic poses. This installation of 29 objects presents a cross-cultural selection of works from the DAM's extensive collection. More