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Abstract painting in ash, sepia, gray, golden yellow, matte white, black, and tan called Realness by Mark Bradford
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Mark Bradford's Realness

On View in The Light Show through May 3, 2020

Mark Bradford creates wall-sized collages and installations that inspire wonder with intricately detailed canvases in response to impromptu networks—underground economies, marginalized communities, and abandoned urban buildings. More

Jordan Casteel speaking next to her two paintings at the media preview for her exhibition
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Learn More about the Jordan Casteel Paintings in Our Collection

Like many artists before her, Jordan Casteel is drawn to Harlem's vibrant street life and arts scene. Casteel's early paintings depicted black men and their relationships with one another. Later, the people and streets of Harlem became the subject of her work. As the artist shifted her gaze to her community at large, a focus on locally owned businesses emerged—the Ethiopian restaurant that she frequents, a shop owned by an acquaintance—which led to more frequent representations of women. More

Learn More about the Eames Storage Unit
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Learn More about the Eames Storage Unit

On View in Serious Play through August 25, 2019

Following the trauma of World War II, American architects and designers began to explore new ways of living and reimagined ordinary objects throughout the home in innovative ways. The Eames Storage Unit (ESU), a lightweight system of freestanding cabinets, was promoted as an inexpensive solution to the changing storage and display needs of postwar families. With the end of wartime rationing and a booming economy, Americans were acquiring more goods, and the storage and creative display of their possessions became a significant interest. More

black and white photo of a cat made in 1916
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The Cat Photograph by Frank Eugene

In Stampede: Animals in Art through May 29, 2019

Several photographs from the Denver Art Museum’s collection can be found throughout Stampede: Animals in Art, on view through May 19, 2019. This exhibition includes works from every curatorial department at the DAM and highlights the significance and prominence of animal imagery in art across cultures and time. More

The Cheyenne bronze sculpture by Frederic Remington
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Frederic Remington's The Cheyenne

Frederic Remington’s The Cheyenne is one of the most important works in the Denver Art Museum's western American art collection. In honor of our 125th anniversary, learn more about this notable acquisition. More

Illustration of a Native basket
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Illustrations Make Native Arts Catalog Cards Works of Art

The card illustrations spanning the Native arts department collections were begun by museum staff in the 1920s and continued until the 1970s or 1980s. Beginning in the 1930s, a majority of the cards were illustrated by WPA workers. More