Current Exhibitions

  • Frederic Remington, A Dash for the Timber, oil on canvas, 1889.
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    The Western

    An Epic in Art and Film
    On View through September 10, 2017

    The Western: An Epic in Art and Film is the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present through fine art, film, and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores gender roles, race relations, and gun violence—offering a visual journey that is about more than cowboys, bandits, and barroom brawls.

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  • Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasure 4 (performance documentation), 2015. Oil on canvas.
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    Mi Tierra

    Contemporary Artists Explore Place
    On View through October 22, 2017

    Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place features site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. More

  • Canaletto Masterwork Restored
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    Canaletto Masterwork Restored

    On View through October 1, 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

  • Melanie Yazzie, My Quilt
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    Strong Statements

    On View through October 15, 2017

    Strong Statements features six thought-provoking works, each by a contemporary native artist. The works challenge stereotypes and explores issues that affect American Indians including corruption and violence in the casino industry, racism, addiction, and questions of identity. More

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

    La Musidora

    On View through October 29, 2017

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

  • Common Ground
    Exhibition

    Common Ground

    Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013
    On View through November 12, 2017

    Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, is a survey of the nearly 25-year career of the critically acclaimed photographer Fazal Sheikh. Born and raised in New York City, the artist has focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues through his documentary-based photography practice. More

  • Depth & Detail
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    Depth & Detail

    Carved Bamboo from China, Japan & Korea
    On View through November 19, 2017

    The intricate decoration of the items on view includes religious imagery as well as people, animals, birds, insects, plants, and landscapes that tell stories or have symbolic meaning. More

  • Glitterati
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    Glitterati

    Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America
    On View through 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

  • Ruskin Pottery, group of ceramic works
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    Artistry and Craftsmanship

    Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons
    On View through 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

  • Dancing Maize God Tripod Plate
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    Grand Gestures

    Dance, Drama, Masquerade
    On View through 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

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

    Contemporary Chairs Reimagined
    On View through 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

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

    Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
    On View through 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

  • Britain's Golden Age
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    Britain's Golden Age

    On View through November 19, 2017

    British art comes into its own in the eighteenth century. For the first time artists born in Britain—Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Richard Wilson, to name a few—set the European standard in portraiture and landscape. Many of their most talented followers are on view in this new installation of paintings from the Berger Collection. More

  • Exterior view of the North Building in the evening at sunset.
    Exhibition

    Then, Now, Next

    Evolution of an Architectural Icon
    On View through 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