Current Exhibitions

  • Hellebore dress
    Exhibition

    Dior

    From Paris to the World
    On View through March 3, 2019

    Dior: From Paris to the World surveys 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. A selection of more than 200 couture dresses, as well as accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos, and other archival material, will trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house, its founder, Christian Dior, and the subsequent artistic directors who carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century. More

  • Black and white print of Rembrandt van Rijn leaning against a stone half wall, only his torso is in view and he turns slightly towards the viewer. He has a goatee and long curly hair, and wears a puffy shirt and slouchy beret-like hat.
    Exhibition

    Rembrandt

    Painter as Printmaker
    On View through January 6, 2019

    The Denver Art Museum is the sole venue for Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker, showcasing more than 100 prints plus several drawings and paintings from Rembrandt van Rijn’s career spanning from 1625 to 1665. More

  • Form of a Broom and Pan with Sweepings
    Exhibition

    Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen

    Drawings
    On View through January 6, 2019

    Beginning with studies of Oldenburg’s first and well-known monumental soft sculptures of the 1960s, Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings reveals a collaborative evolution of work that culminates with drafts of their large-scale hard sculptures of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The drawings represent the conception of an artistic idea, striking visual representations of manifested creations where line and form playfully intertwine the surreal and the natural elements of a landscape. More

  • Image of sandstone Ganesha statue
    Exhibition

    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

  • Eyes On
    Exhibition

    Eyes On

    Julie Buffalohead
    On View through February 3, 2019

    Eyes on: Julie Buffalohead uses metaphors, iconography, and storytelling narratives in her artwork to describe emotional and subversive American Indian cultural experiences, and often analyzes the commercialization of American Indian cultures. More

  • Eyes On
    Exhibition

    Eyes On

    Shimabuku
    On View through February 3, 2019

    Three years in the making, 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. 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.
    Exhibition

    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

  • Incubation effect installation
    Exhibition

    The Incubation Effect

    On View through September 9, 2019

    Inspired by the natural world, Denver artist Nicole Anona Banowetz has created a larger than life, immersive insect nursery made from sewn inflatable sculptures and assembled forms. She says, “Forget that the work is art for a moment and have the sort of pure interaction you would have in nature.” More