TAG: Exhibitions

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

Her Paris

Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
Oct 22, 2017–Jan 15, 2018

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

Study for Utopia (2018)

Eyes On

Jonathan Saiz
Opens May 12, 2019

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. All 10,000 artworks were made to be given away after the end of the exhibition. More

Child looking at camera with digital sky

Eyes On

Erika Harrsch
Opens March 10, 2019

Mexican-American artist Erika Harrsch first exhibited her project Under the Same Sky… We Dream in El Paso (2017) just as regulations became more stringent for those seeking asylum and a better life in the United States. Children of refugees and undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, entered the U.S. with hope for full citizenship but now face an uncertain future. This multi-media installation is comprised of imagery, music, text, and furnishings that reference the circumstances faced by immigrants and refugees subject to the DREAM Act. More

Incubation effect installation

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

The Light Show

The Light Show

Opens June 2, 2019

The Light Show at the Denver Art Museum explores physical and symbolic representations of light in art through a thought-provoking narrative. The exhibition features about 250 objects drawn from the DAM’s nine curatorial departments. The Light Show focuses on the quest by humanity and artists to understand physical light in the natural world as well as metaphorical, spiritual, and divine representations of light. More

Claude Monet

Claude Monet

The Truth of Nature
Opens October 21, 2019

The Denver Art Museum will be home to the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades. The exhibition will feature more than 120 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career and will focus on the celebrated French impressionist artist’s enduring relationship with nature and his response to the varied and distinct places in which he worked. More

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

La Musidora

May 23, 2018–Sep 3, 2018

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

Form of a Broom and Pan with Sweepings

Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen

Oct 7, 2018–Jan 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

Ray Eames with the first prototype of The Toy, 1950

Serious Play

Design in Midcentury America
Opens May 5, 2019

This exhibition focuses on creative interpretations of play featuring works from 40 groundbreaking designers, including Charles and Ray Eames, Paul Rand, and Eva Zeisel. More

Jordan Casteel

Jordan Casteel

Returning the Gaze
On View through August 18, 2019

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze will feature 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

Eyes On

Jul 29, 2018–Feb 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

Eyes On

Eyes On

Julie Buffalohead
On View through 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

Treasures of British Art

Treasures of British Art

The Berger Collection
Opens March 2, 2019

Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection showcases about 60 paintings gifted to the museum by the Berger Collection Educational Trust (BCET) in 2018. The BCET’s gift is the largest gift of European old masters to the DAM since the museum received the Kress Collection in the 1950s. The exhibition will present a chronological selection of works ranging from the 1400s through the late 1800s, telling the story of Britain’s rich cultural history. 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.


Painter as Printmaker
Sep 16, 2018–Jan 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.

New Territory

Landscape Photography Today
Jun 24, 2018–Sep 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

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

Drawn to Glamour

Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard
Mar 25, 2018–Aug 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.

Eyes On

Xiaoze Xie
Dec 3, 2017–Jul 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

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

Past the Tangled Present

Oct 15, 2017–Sep 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

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.

Revealing a Mexican Masterpiece

The Virgin of Valvanera
Sep 24, 2017–Jan 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

Hellebore dress


From Paris to the World
On View through 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