Past Exhibitions

  • The Roath Collection
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    The Roath Collection

    December 23, 2011–July 27, 2014

    The Roath Collection includes more than 100 works ranging in date from the 1870s to the 1970s with a focus on art of the American Southwest. With iconic works from nearly every artist associated with the Taos Society of Artists, this collection is one of the best groups of Western American art in private hands. The collection also includes major works by Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington and Henry Farny, to name a few. The museum has selected 65 works that will be displayed in the permanent galleries for Western American art. More

  • Epic: Joseph Stashkevetch Drawings
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    Epic: Joseph Stashkevetch Drawings

    November 17, 2013–July 13, 2014

    Epic in size, epic in content, Joseph Stashkevetch’s drawings assault one’s senses by their obsessive detail, incredible size, and links to civilizations past and present. The disintegrating towers in Ask the Dust might poke our recognition of a past life where civilization thrived, but look again and we might see it as an imaginary place influenced by an amalgamation of former cultures. In the seven lifelike drawings that comprise this exhibition, the artist critiques the questionable conclusion that modern times are an improvement from the past. More

  • Modern Masters
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    Modern Masters

    20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
    March 2, 2014–June 8, 2014

    “These are some of the most important works of art to have ever been shown in Colorado. Do not miss this show.” – Michael Paglia, Westword More

  • Rebranded
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    Rebranded

    Polish Film Posters for the American Western
    February 16, 2014–June 1, 2014

    Shane, The Misfits, Tom Horn, and Oklahoma! The DAM shows how these movies and other iconic westerns were reinterpreted by Polish artists in Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western. More

  • Seen in Passing
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    Seen in Passing

    Photographs by Chuck Forsman
    November 17, 2013–May 25, 2014

    “Some people think they have to go to exotic places or the far ends of the earth to find excitement. I’ve always liked the idea of finding interest at home; just walking around the block can be an experience.” – Chuck Forsman More

  • Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook: Recent Video Works
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    Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook: Recent Video Works

    December 22, 2013–May 18, 2014

    Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand. For the last 25 years she has been regarded as one of the leading video artists from Southeast Asia. The installation will include a selection of video projects from her Village and Elsewhere Series (2011) and The Two Planet Series (2008). More

  • Nick Cave: Second Skin
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    Nick Cave: Second Skin

    June 9, 2013–April 27, 2014

    In conjunction with Nick Cave: Sojourn, contemporary artist Nick Cave transformed Precourt Discovery Hall into a whimsical, interactive environment for family visitors. Come play and watch as Cave’s Soundsuits spring to life through movement and dance. Then decorate the figures in the installation with colorful felt shapes and animals to complete the artist’s imaginative creations.

    Second Skin is included with general admission. More

  • Cover Story
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    Cover Story

    May 19, 2013–April 27, 2014

    Featured in the inaugural show for the new textile art galleries, the objects in Cover Story mirror the diverse geographical areas and range of textiles found in the Denver Art Museum's permanent collection. More

  • Nature as Muse
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    Nature as Muse

    Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum
    February 12, 2014–March 23, 2014

    Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum was part of the exhibition Passport to Paris. It features the Impressionist masterworks that Denver-based philanthropist Frederic C. More

  • Focus: Robert Motherwell
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    Focus: Robert Motherwell

    September 30, 2011–March 9, 2014

    To coincide with the opening of the much-anticipated Clyfford Still Museum, the department of modern and contemporary art will present a selection of paintings and drawings from its collection of some 20 works by abstract expressionist painter Robert Motherwell. This extraordinary collection spans the artist’s career from 1944 to 1990 and includes masterpieces such as the artist’s last Elegy to the Spanish Republic.

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  • Court to Café
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    Court to Café

    Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum
    October 27, 2013–February 9, 2014

    Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.

    It features 50 masterpieces from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. Masters such as Nicolas Poussin, François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Claude Monet will be among those represented. More

  • Passport to Paris
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    Passport to Paris

    October 27, 2013–February 9, 2014

    Update: Passport to Paris is sold out. Nature as Muse, the Impressionist landscapes exhibition that is part of Passport to Paris, will reopen at general admission pricing Feb. 12–March 23. Thank you for your interest! More

  • Drawing Room
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    Drawing Room

    An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection
    October 27, 2013–February 9, 2014

    Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.

    Inspired by the drawings cabinets of gentlemen and connoisseurs, this exhibition will offer a space where visitors can get close to artworks, the intimate nature of which invites contemplation and close-up viewing. Curator Angelica Daneo notes the special immediacy of a work-on-paper where little separates the viewer from the direct hand of the artist. More

  • Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation
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    Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation

    September 27, 2013–January 19, 2014

    Fifteen of Thomas Moran’s chromolithographs (multicolor prints) as well as watercolors, drawings, and oil paintings will be on view at the DAM in an exhibition titled Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation. More

  • Cuppetelli & Mendoza: Transposition
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    Cuppetelli & Mendoza: Transposition

    May 19, 2013–December 1, 2013

    A collaboration between artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, Cuppetelli and Mendoza: Transposition is a site-specific installation that explores the intersection between traditional craft and digital technology. The artwork consists of elastic ropes that are illuminated by software driven video projections. More

  • Bruce Price: Works on Paper, 2007–2012
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    Bruce Price: Works on Paper, 2007–2012

    May 19, 2013–November 3, 2013

    A selection of more than 30 drawings and sculptures by Denver-based artist Bruce Price will be featured in our works-on-paper gallery. More

  • Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag
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    Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag

    May 19, 2013–November 3, 2013

    This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view original works on paper alongside Czech-born Jacqueline Groag's lively, bold designs for furnishing textiles, dress fabrics, laminates and other decorative surfaces. More

  • Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander & Seydou Keïta
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    Common Threads: Portraits by August Sander & Seydou Keïta

    May 19, 2013–October 27, 2013

    This exhibition will feature the work of two twentieth-century photographers, August Sander and Seydou Keïta, whose work documented transformations in their respective countries through portraiture of everyday citizens. More

  • Herbert Bayer 1900 to 1928: The Bauhaus and Pre-Bauhaus Years
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    Herbert Bayer 1900 to 1928: The Bauhaus and Pre-Bauhaus Years

    February 11, 2012–October 27, 2013

    Herbert Bayer 1900 to 1928: The Bauhaus and Pre-Bauhaus Years is the first in a chronological series of exhibitions that trace Bayer’s development from his earliest days in Austria through his years in the United States. Bayer was first a student and later a master (teacher) at the Bauhaus, generally regarded as the most important school of art and design of the 20th century. In Colorado, Bayer is best known as the designer of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, where he was able to apply the Bauhaus concept of “total design” across the Institute campus. More

  • Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia
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    Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia

    May 19, 2013–October 20, 2013

    The use of resist-dye techniques is found in many Asian countries. This exhibition highlights eye-dazzling textiles from various cultural traditions, including weavings from Uzbekistan and Japan. Several of the garments in the exhibition are made with ikat—fabrics with patterns created by dyeing the threads before they are woven into cloth.

    Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

  • Figure to Field
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    Figure to Field

    Mark Rothko in the 1940s
    June 23, 2013–September 29, 2013

    “An enormously satisfying exhibition of early Mark Rothko works … gives viewers an opportunity to hone their powers of observation. Following the artist through a decade of activity, we get to see that his apparently radical shift from suggestively figurative to purely abstract art may not be so extreme after all.” – Tom L. Freudenheim, The Wall Street Journal (about the exhibition when it was at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio) More

  • Spun: Adventures in Textiles
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    Spun: Adventures in Textiles

    May 19, 2013–September 22, 2013

    The Denver Art Museum takes a wide-ranging look at textiles from pre-Columbian weavings to modern fiber art, Navajo blankets to an examination of clothing in art and photography in the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

  • Nick Cave: Sojourn
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    Nick Cave: Sojourn

    June 9, 2013–September 22, 2013

    “Artist Nick Cave’s gorgeous creations are a must-see at the DAM....” – Michael Paglia, Westword

    Sojourn will delight audiences of all ages with its sophisticated blend of color and whimsy." – Westword

    Nick Cave: Sojourn is a multisensory experience unlike any other.... Cave’s imagination is a whimsical, talented land that begs you to immerse yourself.”– Daliah Singer, 5280 More