Current Exhibitions

  • Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), Like A Hammer, 2014. Elk hide, glass beads, artificial sinew, wool blanket, metal studs, steel, found pinewood block, and fur; 56 x 24 x 11 in.
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    Jeffrey Gibson

    Like a Hammer
    On View through August 12, 2018

    Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer—the first major museum exhibition of the artist’s work—will chronicle a pivotal moment in Gibson’s career when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage. About 57 objects created from 2011 to the present will be featured including figurative works, text-based wall hangings, a significant selection of beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, and video. More

  • Frank Mechau, Wild Horses (one of six panels), 1936. Tempera paint on plywood; 45-3/4 x 102 in. Denver Art Museum: gift of Mrs. Frank Mechau, 1972.27F.
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    Stampede

    Animals in Art
    On View through May 19, 2019

    See how animals have captivated artists throughout history in the exhibition Stampede: Animals in Art. This cross-departmental exhibition brings together more than 300 objects from the Denver Art Museum’s collection to explore the presence of animals in art throughout centuries and across cultures. More

  • Xiaoze Xie, Chinese Library No. 57, 2014. Oil paint on canvas; 48 x 74 ¼ in. Courtesy of the artist and Chambers Fine Art. © Xiaoze Xie.
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    Eyes On

    Xiaoze Xie
    On View through July 8, 2018

    The first in a multi-year contemporary art exhibition series, Eyes On: Xiaoze Xie features still-life paintings of books, videos, and installations that the artist based on banned and forbidden books in China. More

  • Fashion sketch of two women in long dresses, with a man visible standing behind them, on the street.
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    Drawn to Glamour

    Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard
    On View through August 5, 2018

    This exhibition presents the award-winning editorial work by artist Jim Howard. More than 100 works on paper showcase Howard’s four-decade fashion illustration career, starting with his early advertising campaigns for Neiman Marcus in the late 1950s, and through the ‘70s and ‘80s. More

  • Close view of the outdoor installation La Musidora, showing vibrantly colored woven materials.
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    La Musidora

    On View through September 3, 2018

    Take part in this interactive art installation of paired rocking chairs that move in tandem to create music. More

  • View of a section of the installation Past the Tangled Present by Jaime Molina
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    Past the Tangled Present

    On View through September 9, 2018

    This interactive and immersive installation by Denver artist Jaime Molina was born of imagination and the joy of discovery. Step into a different world where the paintings on the wall flow into 3-D objects that Molina created for the space. More

  • Image of sandstone Ganesha statue
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    Ganesha

    The Playful Protector
    On View through January 13, 2019

    Ganesha: The Playful Protector is developed in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, which is loaning a statue of Ganesha created in the 600s to 700s that is the centerpiece of the exhibition. More