March 2015: Last Chance to See Brilliant, Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination and Barbara Bosworth: Quiet Wonder Open and Other Highlights

(Denver) – Feb. 23, 2015 – There are only a few weeks left to see Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century in its world-exclusive presentation at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Through March 15, visitors can view stunning jewelry, timepieces and precious objects created by the famed design house between 1900 and 1975. Brilliant highlights Cartier’s rise to preeminence—and the historical events pushing its evolution—as it transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry and accessories. An audio tour (available in English and Spanish) is included. Special timed and dated exhibition tickets are available at the museum, at BrilliantInDenver.com or by calling 720-913-0130. #DAMBrilliant

Hindu necklace made as a special order for Mrs. Daisy Fellowes. Cartier Paris, special order, 1936, altered in 1963. Platinum, gold, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies; Length 43 cm. Cartier Collection. Photo: Vincent Wulveryck, Cartier Collection © Cartier

Expanded hours for the final weekend of the exhibition are available. On March 13, 14 and 15, both Brilliant and the Hamilton Building will be open 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Palettes restaurant will be open on Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; for reservations, call 303-534-1455.

OPENING SOON

Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination

March 22–June 28, 2015

Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination focuses on artworks the Spanish artist created during the last two decades of his career (1963-1981). Joan Miró's (pronounced Jwan mr-OH) imagination and creativity extended well into his old age. Later in life, he continued the inventive forms for which he is known and began exploring new materials, including bronze. This exhibition features bronze sculptures rarely seen outside of Europe.

Woman Entranced by the Escape of Shooting Stars (Femme en transe par la fuite des étoiles filantes), 1969. Acrylic paint on canvas. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 2014.

An exhibition catalog published by the Seattle Art Museum in collaboration with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and in association with Yale University Press, New Haven, and London will be available in The Shop at the Denver Art Museum. Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination is included in museum admission.

Barbara Bosworth: Quiet Wonder

March 13–Sept. 20, 2015

Barbara Bosworth’s photography explores nature and memory through calm reflection upon places that hold deep personal and social meaning. Using a large format 8x10 camera, Bosworth makes exquisite prints that immerse the viewer in the scene and imbue details—fleeting effects of light and subtle traces of human or natural activity—with arresting presence. Through her photographs of places she has known all her life and others of fishing, bird banding and hunting, Bosworth reminds us that the natural world is tightly woven with the complexities of human existence. Barbara Bosworth: Quiet Wonder is included in museum admission.

Barbara Bosworth, Salmon, 1994. © Barbara Bosworth.

Month of Photography Lecture: Barbara Bosworth

March 13, 7 p.m.

Barbara Bosworth captures quiet, contemplative landscapes that are marked by the passage of time. Her compositional choices immerse the viewer in the scene and imbue details—like the ephemeral effects of light, time, and inconspicuous traces of natural activity—with immense presence. Bosworth’s pictures are description-filled specimens that show both the abundance and the mystery of the world around us. She will speak about the work on view in Quiet Wonder and her career as a photographer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5–$15. Sponsored by the DAM photography department with support from the Cooke Daniels Fund and the Anderman Photography Lecture Series.

ADULT PROGRAMS & LECTURES

Creative-in-Residence Nathan Hall (new program)

March 5–27

The DAM launches its new "Creative-in-Residence" program with Denver composer Nathan Hall. During his month-long residency, visitors will have the chance to watch Hall create musical works inspired by the DAM’s collections and architecture and hear the compositions in some of the museum’s galleries. During March, Hall’s residency days will be Thursdays (“in-office” days), Fridays (available for open rehearsals) and Sundays (performances). His residency will conclude with a performance on March 27 at Untitled: Dream On.

Conversation with Curator: Glitterati

March 6, 4 p.m.

Curator Donna Pierce leads a tour of Glitterati: Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America. Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of the month. All Conversations are free with museum admission; no reservations required. Meet at 4 p.m. in the elevator lobby on level 4 of the North Building.

Drop-in Drawing (on the second Tuesday of each month)

March 10, 1–3 p.m.

Explore rhythmic motifs and a new drawing surface, bark paper, in the exhibit Printed and Painted: The Art of Bark Cloth. All experience levels welcome. Bring your own supplies or use one of the museum’s communal sketch pads. Included in museum admission; no reservations required.

Logan Lecture Series: Jim Green

March 11, 6 p.m. (new time)

Denverites love Colorado artist Jim Green for his audial interventions that are installed around town. His Soundwalk (on the 1500 block of Curtis Street), Laughing Escalator (at the convention center), and Singing Sinks (in the DAM’s North Building) are among his most popular local works. Green has earned national recognition for his innovative use of sound to enliven public space. Tickets are $8–$18; advance purchase recommended.

Jim Green, Soundwalk, 1992. An original artwork owned and commissioned by the City and County of Denver. © Jim Green. Photograph courtesy of Confluence Denver.

The Spring 2015 Logan Lecture Series also includes Ben Jackel (April 11), Robert Irwin (April 29) and Virgil Ortiz (May 13). Series packages available online or by calling 720-913-0130. Sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan and DAM Contemporaries.

Untitled: Dream On

March 27, 6–10 p.m.

At this edition of the museum’s Untitled Final Fridays, visitors can choose their own adventure, gearing up for late-night festivities or kicking back with some R&R in the galleries. Untitled: Dream On also will feature a performance by the DAM’s first Creative-in-Residence, Denver composer Nathan Hall. At every Untitled, enjoy offbeat art encounters, community collaborations, unique detours, local music, cash bar, munchies and more. Included in general admission; students with ID receive 2-for-1 tickets during the event. Untitled is sponsored by Macy’s and CultureHaus, the DAM’s young professionals support group, and made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Catering by Kevin Taylor.

FAMILY FUN

Miró Family Play

March 28, 10-11 a.m.

Explore Miró’s artistic journey through an engaging, family-friendly play titled Miró, Magic & the Night. Performed by Buntport Theater Co., this brand-new play tells the story of Miró’s evolution as an artist—where he started, where he ended up and where he went in between. The play begins at 10:30 a.m. and is included in museum admission but space is limited; advance ticket purchase suggested. The exhibition and The Studio: Spark Your Imagination will also be open and available. Miró, Magic & the Night will be offered again on April 25 and May 30.

Free First Saturday

March 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

On the first Saturday of every month, enjoy the museum’s art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime! Be sure to check out some of the DAM’s many family and kid-friendly activities. Free museum admission tickets available on-site starting at 10 a.m. (A special exhibition ticket is required for Brilliant.) Free First Saturdays are sponsored by Target and made possible by the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

CelebrARTE on Free First Saturdays

March 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

At CelebrARTE on Free First Saturdays, enjoy bilingual fun for everyone, with a 2 p.m. Collection Highlights tour in Spanish, Create-n-Takes and a new storytelling program. Cuentistas tell the tales of artworks through music, movement and art during Cuentos del Arte with stories para todos—for everyone—at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Fox Tale Sunday

March 8, 10 a.m.–noon

Families are invited to stop by the museum on the second Sunday of the month, October through May, for in-gallery performances by Buntport Theater Co. starring Foxy and Shmoxy (inspired by the DAM’s artwork Fox Games) at 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Check in at the Family Activity Cart to get a special letter from the Fox Box and follow the clues to find the foxes! Afterwards, check out all of the other activities available for families, including the Fox Games Art Tube. Included with museum admission; kids 5 and younger are free. No reservations required.

Create Playdate: Rawr

March 11, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, as we travel through the jungle and rawr with the animals. Create art, read stories and play art games in the galleries. Included with museum admission; kids 5 and younger are free. No reservations required.

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