Women have been creating works of art long before it was socially acceptable for them to do so. These masterpieces might’ve been forgotten without the dedicated work of a handful of University of Denver students, who spent the last two years researching and retrieving paintings by early female artists of the Centennial State in collaboration with the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art (which is temporarily closed until 2017). Glimpse and celebrate the works of artists such as Helen Hagerman—her painting Mt. Audubon and Brainard Lake (Colorado) is on display—who bravely defied gender norms to pursue their passion. Tue-Wed noon-2 p.m.; Thu noon-7 p.m.; Fri-Sun noon-5 p.m.