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Survey and The Reclamation Suite

Two art shows are better than one—especially when they've got local artists using earth's physical beauty as both subject and medium. Survey, featuring Colorado painter Lui Ferreyra alongside West Virginia's Lynn Boggess and Santa Fe-based Jivan Lee, focuses on high-elevation terrain with everything from geometric to impressionistic mountain landscapes. The Reclamation Suite, meanwhile, features stone…

Veterans Photography Exhibition

For veterans returning from the battlefield, post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues can present formidable barriers to living a peaceful life. Recently, two local organizations dedicated to providing vets with artistic outlets teamed up with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) to give former service members formal training in visual storytelling. During this exhibition,…


Curiosity and wonder won’t be the only thing you find at this exhibition, the title of which is Latin for “hover.” Boulder artist Martha Russo uses her expertise in developmental biology to transform clay into life-like representations of human anatomy and nature. Her ceramic installations often defy the laws of gravity; the otherwise dense material…

Michael Clapper, Ryan Magyar and Dennis Lee Mitchell

This group exhibition highlights works from three abstract artists, all of whom bring a similar fluid, lifelike quality to their pieces. In Denverite Michael Clapper’s sculptures of simple shapes, strong, rigid materials have a bending, moving tension, which pairs well with the shadowy strokes of New York artist Ryan Magyar’s oil paintings and Kansas native…

Body of an American

In 1993, during the battle of Mogadishu (part of the Somali civil war), Canadian journalist Paul Watson took a Pulitzer Prize–winning photograph of the desecrated body of an American soldier. As he leaned forward to take the shot, he thought he heard the dead man whisper: "If you do this, I will own you forever."…

Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon

Runners rejoice—this eighth-annual half marathon, 10K, and 5K will be hitting the streets of downtown once again. Starting and finishing at Civic Center Park, this race has drawn tens of thousands of runners over its lifetime, and this year will likely attract another impressive, high-energy crowd. Finishers can expect a party on and off the…

Ganesha: The Playful Protector

Within the Hindu pantheon, Ganesha is one of the most widely revered and easily recognizable deities (due to his elephantine features and his ability to remove obstacles that prevent one from achieving great wealth and success). One of the earliest known artistic portrayals of the god, a nearly 1300-year-old statue, will be on loan from…

Her Paris

While male Impressionists such as Claude Monet and Edgar Degas are some of the most well-known artists to date, their female counterparts were largely ignored and forgotten by history. This groundbreaking exhibition is one of the first to exclusively showcase work by women artists of the Impressionist period (the late 1800s), including painters Berthe Morisot…
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Keeping Watch

Centennial State, meet the surveillance state. In this show, three prominent photographers will explore the tradeoff between national security and personal privacy. Check out Hasan Elahi's Alert V2 installation, which explores photography's role in documenting citizenship and migration; Lauren Grabelle's Photographer X, which examines casino life from the angle of security cameras; and Sheri Lynn Behr's NoMatterWhere, a series that photographs…


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After the passing of the family patriarch, members of the Lafayette clan return to their crumbling plantation in Arkansas to liquidate the estate. Amid arguments over clutter, debt, and their flawed relationships, the three children uncover a disturbing Southern relic that prompts accusations, repressed fears, and hard-to-answer questions. his challenging play looks at race, family,…

Stampede Animals in Art

Animals have captured the imaginations of artists since humans first began drawing petroglyphs on the walls of caves. This show traces across artistic periods and mediums to bring together 300 objects from the museum’s permanent collection of beasts from around the world. Check out everything from statues of South Asian gods to British photographer Eadweard…

Artist Select: Roni Horn

For the third installment in their Artists Select series, the Clyfford Still Museum invited conceptual artist Roni Horn to compose an exhibition of Still’s work. Horn frames the iconic abstract paintings through her own critical lens, focusing in on personal experience and connection to place in work never before seen by the public. This rare…

An Evening at the Martin Museum Residence

Curious about the glamorous lives of art collectors? Denver philanthropists and patrons of the arts Sharon and Lanny Martin have opened up their home in the Daniel Libeskind-designed Museum Residences for an evening of fine dining and modern art. Enjoy a meal prepared by chef Kevin Taylor of Hickory & Ash and a talk on…
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Lawn Concert: Sean Rowe

Listening to a bearded folk singer on the lawn of a modern art museum while munching on artisan ice cream sandwiches—does it get more hipster than that? This New York-born singer-songwriter—acclaimed by NPR for his "soulful, gravelly thunder"—is the latest act in the anniversary concert series at Denver's six-year-old indie darling of an art space.…

La Musidora

Most people don’t enjoy the sound of a creaking rocking chair. However, you might change your mind after experiencing designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena’s outdoor installation La Musidora: A row of colorful reclining seats that emit a chorus of pleasant noises as you rock. Located in the Martin Plaza, the work is a perfect place…
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The Wild West Project

With a mega-population of tech bros and hip breweries galore, present-day Denver doesn't exactly conjure up images of the wild, wild West—but at this immersive event, the new West collides head-on with the old. The Old West floor features a display of Buffalo Bill-themed art, drinks from High West Distillery and Stem Ciders, and two-step dance instruction,…

Stephanie Hamilton Oravetz “Using Photography for Healing of Sexual Abuse – A Portrait Exhibition”

With this powerful exhibit of portraits, Gary Kaplan, who died earlier this year, and sexual abuse survivor Stephanie Hamilton-Oravetz collaborated to help the victim cope with her traumatic past. By expressing her own personal history with abuse, Hamilton-Oravetz was able to confront her own repressed memories. During the show’s opening night celebration, she’ll discuss the…

Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013

Former National Endowment for the Arts fellow and human rights photographer Fazal Sheikh’s first comprehensive American exhibition features shots  from his two-decades-long career. At this moving display, view more than 100 portraits depicting individuals who lived in displaced communities in East Africa, Asia, and the Netherlands between 1989 and 2013.

Wes Magyar, Ricki Klages & Shelby Shadwell

Although they portray different subject matter in their artwork, all three of the artists featured in this group show boast styles that fall under the umbrella of realism. Denver-based painter Wes Magyar convincingly captures human emotions in his oil-on-canvas portraits, German native Ricki Klages paints detailed watercolor landscapes and Shelby Shadwell draws large-scale charcoal works…

Human | Nature

Humanity’s relationship with the environment is complicated: while it is a constant source of creative inspiration, we exploit and damage it for precious resources. The artists in this exhibition grapple with this paradox through abstract works inspired by forms found in nature. Between Carol Browning’s frenetic brushwork and Norman Epp’s jagged sculptures of wood and…
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CPAC’s Annual Members’ Show

Colorado photography isn't all Instagrammed snapshots of mountain landscapes and landmarks like Coors Field. Check out the more high-brow side of the medium at this juried group exhibition featuring fine art photography from artist members of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, many of whom live in the Centennial State. The 21-artist roster includes Boulder photographer Kevin Hoth as well as Colorado…

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With this installation, artist Roni Horn engages in an insightful dialogue with several of Clyfford Still’s paintings. The exhibit will include several of Still’s works from the 1940s until his death in 1980—which have never been previously on display—as well as the nature sculptures Horn created in response to them.

Kate Breakey & Sharon Feder

At this exhibition of new works by two contemporary artists, you can compare two vastly different media and subject matter. In Denverite Sharon Feder’s oil paintings and mixed media works, she represents the Mile High City’s changing urban landscapes, while Australia native Kate Breakey uses a silver gelatin print process to craft images of animal…

Jackalope Arts Fair

Whether you want to redecorate your home or revitalize your wardrobe, you’re sure to find noteworthy items at this flea market of 150-plus vendors. Browse handmade jewelry from Denver’s Brazen, Western-inspired clothes from local clothing boutique Equilibrium, and quirky pottery from Fort Collins–based Seed and Stone. Admission is free, but donations benefiting ArtReach Denver (a nonprofit…

Hickory & Ash Preview Dinner

You don't have to wait until Hickory Ash (the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group's new meat-focused eatery) opens in Broomfield this June to get an exclusive taste of its hearty menu. At this preview dinner, sample hors d'oeuvres such as duck duck goose (duck, foie gras, and gooseberries) as well as delectable entrees like a braised short…
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Talk about Zen: This relaxing Civic Center Moves class combines the soothing sounds of classical music with the cleansing power of yoga. A quartet of strings players from the Colorado Symphony will provide a live soundtrack to this outdoor yoga class, which is taught by Kelly Wernke from Denver's Fold Yoga and designed for beginners and veteran yogis alike.…

Logan Lecture: Ana Theresa Fernández

Join the Latino multi-media artist behind Erasure, one of the installations featured in the Denver Art Museum’s Mi Terra exhibit for a thought-provoking lecture. At this talk, Ana Teresa Fernández will explore the ways in which she explores the barriers—both psychological and physical—of gender, race, and class in her work.

Uncanny Worlds

Escape to a mysterious and uncomfortable world through the latest works by internationally acclaimed artist David Cheifetz. For this solo show, Cheifetz seamlessly weaves fantasy and realism together to create eerie still lifes and startling portraits of supernatural creatures.

Whiskey Throwdown & Doughnut Showdown

Vote for your favorite cheat-day treats at this indulgent event. Try classic pastries from local favorites Habit Doughnut Dispensary and LaMar’s Donuts, then wash down your desserts with spirits from Breckenridge Distillery and State-38 Distilling. Proceeds benefit Minds Matter of Denver, a nonprofit that provides mentors for at-risk high school students.

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