Mark Bradford creates wall-sized collages and installations that inspire wonder with intricately detailed canvases in response to impromptu networks—underground economies, marginalized communities, and abandoned urban buildings. More
Join artist Anna Kaye in our fun and informal creative art sessions. Bring a drawing or sketching project of your own or get started on something new. More
Like many artists before her, Jordan Casteel is drawn to Harlem's vibrant street life and arts scene. Casteel's early paintings depicted black men and their relationships with one another. Later, the people and streets of Harlem became the subject of her work. As the artist shifted her gaze to her community at large, a focus on locally owned businesses emerged—the Ethiopian restaurant that she frequents, a shop owned by an acquaintance—which led to more frequent representations of women. More
Suchitra Mattai is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Guyana, now working in Denver. Her practice maintains an interest in the complex relationship between the natural and artificial worlds, as well as in the questioning of historical narratives.
Mattai will speak about her process, and share her experiences surrounding the Sharjah Biennial and the creation of "Imperfect Isometry."
Doors open at 5:30 pm.
A reception will follow at the ART, a hotel. More
Denver-born artist Jonathan Saiz invites the audience to imagine #WhatisUtopia in Eyes On: Jonathan Saiz. More
On Saturday, February 23, artists, scholars, and curators will meet at the Denver Art Museum for a symposium on Who Owns Culture? Appropriation & Appreciation in the Global Art World. As a global art museum with artworks from many cultures around the world, the DAM is proud to contribute to this complex and ongoing discussion. More
Jonathan Saiz’s installation #WhatisUtopia is comprised of a column covered with 10,000 tiny drawings, paintings, and sculptures. By definition, utopia is “an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.” The artist employs social media to spark conversation and document responses about our ability to re-envision and embody a modern utopia. More than 10,000 artworks were made to be given away after the end of the exhibition. More
Eyes On: Erika Harrsch features a single contemporary installation titled Under the Same Sky… We Dream. Harrsch (who is based in New York and was born and raised in Mexico City) first exhibited Under the Same Sky… We Dream in El Paso in 2017 just as regulations became more stringent for those seeking asylum in the United States. The installation also was featured at B3: The Biennial of the Moving Image in Frankfurt, Germany, that same year. More
Conceptual artist Devon Dikeou spoke at the Denver Art Museum as part of the Logan Lecture series, Artists on Art: From Any Angle. She used the evening as an opportunity to consider a quote by John Baldessari: “Instead of looking at things, look between things.” More
Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze features nearly 30 paintings by Denver-born artist Jordan Casteel, who is now based in Harlem, New York. This presentation represents Casteel’s first major museum exhibition, and provides audiences with a first look at new work by one of the most acclaimed emerging artists working today. More
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
Artist Shantell Martin gives life advice and talks about contemporary art during her 2018 Logan Lecture at the Denver Art Museum. More
In honor of Hamilton: An American Musical, check out the poster created by Herbert Bayer, from the DAM's collection. More
The Denver Art Museum is saddened to learn of the death of artist Sonia Gechtoff. She died on February 1, 2018 at the age of 91. More