Past Exhibitions

  • 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
    September 10, 2017–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

  • Eyes On
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    Eyes On

    Julie Buffalohead
    July 29, 2018–April 21, 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

  • Hellebore dress
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    Dior

    From Paris to the World
    November 19, 2018–March 17, 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

  • Eyes On
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    Eyes On

    Shimabuku
    July 29, 2018–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

  • Image of sandstone Ganesha statue
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    Ganesha

    The Playful Protector
    October 1, 2017–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

  • Form of a Broom and Pan with Sweepings
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    Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen

    Drawings
    October 7, 2018–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

  • 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.
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    Rembrandt

    Painter as Printmaker
    September 16, 2018–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

  • Matthew Brandt, Lake Isabella CA TC 2, 2014. Three chromogenic prints soaked in Lake Isabella water.
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    New Territory

    Landscape Photography Today
    June 24, 2018–September 16, 2018

    The exhibition of more than 100 contemporary landscape photographs will gauge how artists stretch the boundaries of traditional landscape photography to reflect the environmental attitudes, perceptions, and values of our time. More

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

    October 15, 2017–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

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

    May 23, 2018–September 3, 2018

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

  • 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
    May 13, 2018–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

  • 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
    March 25, 2018–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

  • 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
    December 3, 2017–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

  • Three Women at the Races, (Trois femmes aux courses) by Edgar Degas
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    Degas

    A Passion for Perfection
    February 11, 2018–May 20, 2018

    This exhibition showcases prolific French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906. More than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze are on view. The DAM is the sole American venue for the exhibition. More

  • Qiu Ying, attr. (1502-1552), Tribute Bearers (detail), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), China, 1500s. Ink and color on silk
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    Linking Asia

    Art, Trade, and Devotion
    December 17, 2017–April 1, 2018

    Explore how trade routes inspired and influenced art over time and across the Asian continent. Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion features approximately 150 sculptures, ceramics, textiles, scrolls, and other multi-dimensional works from 20 countries that span more than 2,500 years. More

  • Exterior view of the North Building in the evening at sunset.
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    Then, Now, Next

    Evolution of an Architectural Icon
    February 19, 2017–February 25, 2018

    Punctuating the DAM's upcoming North Building revitalization project, Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon is an exhibition on the renowned modernist building, its history, and its future. The exhibition will feature historical photos, original architectural sketches, building models, and project renderings to tell the story of the North Building’s evolution. More

  • Cristóbal de Villalpando, The Virgin of Valvanera, about 1710, Mexico, oil paint on canvas. Gift of the Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer, 2008.832.
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    Revealing a Mexican Masterpiece

    The Virgin of Valvanera
    September 24, 2017–January 21, 2018

    This exhibition showcases a painting from the DAM's Spanish Colonial art collection attributed to Cristóbal de Villalpando. This large-scale oil painting made in colonial Mexico around 1700 recently underwent conservation funded by a grant from Bank of America’s Art Conservation Project. More

  • Marie Bracquemond, Three Women with Parasols (Trois femmes aux ombrelles [Les trois graces]),
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    Her Paris

    Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
    October 22, 2017–January 15, 2018

    See remarkable works created by women in Paris from 1850 to 1900, a time of great social, cultural, and artistic change. More

  • Ruskin Pottery, group of ceramic works
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    Artistry and Craftsmanship

    Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons
    November 29, 2015–November 19, 2017

    Throughout its 35-year history, Ruskin Pottery produced decorative vessels, tableware, buttons, and plaques intended to be set in silver as jewelry. The pottery was known for hand-thrown ceramic bodies and innovative glazes. More

  • Fujioka Shūhei (b. 1947), Vase, Japan. Ceramic.
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    From the Fire

    Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
    September 25, 2016–November 19, 2017

    This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. More

  • Joris Laarman, Microstructures Adaptation Chair (Long Cell) Prototype, 2014. 3D printed nylon and copper.
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    Unseated

    Contemporary Chairs Reimagined
    May 1, 2016–November 19, 2017

    These eight works reveal the vast range of materials and processes used by contemporary designers as they challenge our notions of what design can be through the enduring form of the chair. More

  • Dancing Maize God Tripod Plate
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    Grand Gestures

    Dance, Drama, Masquerade
    December 13, 2015–November 19, 2017

    Pre-Columbian art is full of human and supernatural figures in dramatic poses. This installation of 29 objects presents a cross-cultural selection of works from the DAM's extensive collection. More

  • Canaletto Masterwork Restored
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    Canaletto Masterwork Restored

    February 16, 2013–November 19, 2017

    Following nearly one year of conservation treatment, an Italian masterwork discovered in the Denver Art Museum storage is on view. Since spring 2012, we have been writing updates about behind-the-scenes discoveries and decisions related to the restoration. More

  • Glitterati
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    Glitterati

    Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America
    December 7, 2014–November 19, 2017

    During the Spanish Colonial period in Latin America (1521–1850), precious gold and silver were crafted into elegant jewelry then embellished with emeralds from Colombia, coral from Mexico, and pearls from Venezuela. Wanting to demonstrate their wealth and status, people were painted wearing their finest dress and elaborate jewelry. More

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