three photos: from left Ganesha statue, Rembrandt self-portrait, and clothes pin sculpture

Exhibitions Closing in January 2019

Time is running out to see the following exhibitions. All are included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under.

Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker-Through January 6

The DAM is the sole venue for Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker. Coinciding with the 350th anniversary of the Dutch artist’s death, the exhibition offers fresh insight into the life and career of the masterful printmaker. About 100 prints from Rembrandt van Rijn’s career spanning from 1625 to 1665 are showcased, including biblical, portrait, allegory, still life, and landscapes that demonstrate the mastery that cemented Rembrandt as one of the greatest artists in history.

Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings-Through January 6

This survey of 40 collaborative works by two noted contemporary artists presents drawings and one sculpture spanning the artists’ careers from 1961 through 2001. Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings offers an intriguing and insightful look at works on paper by two extraordinarily innovative modern artists well known for their monumental and imaginative sculptures, which are located in major cities throughout the world.

Ganesha: The Playful Protector-Through January 13

Ganesha: The Playful Protector was developed in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, which loaned a statue of Ganesha created in the 600s to 700s that is the centerpiece of the exhibition. The 29-inch-tall, cross-legged figure, featuring human arms and an elephant head, is known as one of the earliest Ganesha icons in mainland Southeast Asia. This significant pre-Angkor artwork is on view along with sculptures, paintings, and textiles representing the Hindu deity from the DAM’s own collection.

Eyes On: Shimabuku-Through February 3

Eyes On: Shimabuku showcases a video by Japan-based artist Shimabuku titled Do snow monkeys remember snow mountains? This video illustrates the adaptation of a group of Japanese snow monkeys living in a Texas desert sanctuary since they were brought to the U.S. in 1972.

What Else is On View?

Dior: From Paris to the World and Stampede: Animals in Art are two of our current exhibitions. (Please note Dior: From Paris to the World is ticketed.) Learn more about current exhibitions.

Coming Soon

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze opens in February and Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection opens in March. Learn more about upcoming exhibitions.

Images: Ganesha, 600s-700s, Cambodia. Sandstone; 29 x 25 in. Lent by the National Museum of Cambodia. Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, 1639. Etching, with touches of drypoint; 8.07 x 6.45 in. Claes Oldenburg, Clothespin - 4 Foot Version A.P. lV, 1974. Bronze and stainless steel on acrylic base; 48 x 16 1/4 x 7 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Alliance For Contemporary Art, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Madden, Kenneth M. Good, 1981.11. © 2018 Claes OldenburgBibliothèque nationale de France, Department of Prints and Photography.

Carleen Brice edits the blog and On & Off the Wall, the member magazine for the Denver Art Museum. Carleen has been at the DAM since 2013. Her favorite part of Dior: From Paris to the World is the section called "Fields of Flowers."