Opening This Weekend
Revolt 1680/2180: Virgil Ortiz. Ortiz is an internationally renowned ceramicist, fashion designer, and graphic artist from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. He uses contemporary art to blend historic events with futuristic elements. Set against Ortiz’s graphic murals, this exhibition features 31 clay figures and invites visitors to immerse themselves in a storyline that Ortiz created that begins with the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. This is the first exhibition of his work to visually tell the whole story. This exhibition is a special feature of Showing Off: Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions, which highlights works that have become a part of the DAM's modern and contemporary art collection over the last seven years. Also opening this weekend.
Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua. This vibrant installation by Francisco Alvarado-Juárez instills the DAM with the sights and sounds of the tropics.
Our textile gallery is currently closed for installation of Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31.
Flower arrangements are starting to sprout in the museum's North Building, as part of our summer of flowers inspired by In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism. "Love in Bloom," one of the arrangements, as we're calling these flower-inspired artworks, has just been installed on level 4 in the North Building. Stay tuned for much more!
Alec Soth: Colorado Dispatch opens June 7. Inspired by images taken by Depression-era photographers, Soth embarked on a series of state-by-state road trips to photograph America and its people in the twenty-first century. This exhibition features his photos from Colorado.