PlatteForum's latest exhibit asks pointed questions about homelessness in Denver.
Photo courtesy of PlatteForum
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has been fielding a lot of questions about homelessness lately, particularly about recent sweeps. A visiting artist has one more for him to respond to: Dear Mayor Hancock: What Are You Going To Do? is the title of PlatteForum's latest exhibition, which opens...
December 12 2016, 4:20 PM
Denver artist Mark Sink’s photos grace the side of a building during a party at the future site of Concept, an art-based development in Commerce City. —Courtesy of Jean Smith
The nearly 200,000 people who have moved to Denver in the past three years might find this hard to believe, but RiNo has not always been a cradle for small plates and craft beer. Around the turn of the last decade, the former industrial area hosted more empty warehouses and potholes than bistros...
Denver artist Forrest J. Morrison paints an adaptation of Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks" in the main level elevator lobby of The Curtis. In the coming months, Morrison will add personal flair to works by Rembrandt, Boucher and other historic artists as he paints in five of the hotel's elevator lobbies. —Photo by Matt Johnson
Few projects capture the essence of Denver’s growing visual arts scene more accurately than Forrest J. Morrison’s murals at the The Curtis Hotel. As Morrison sits on an overturned bucket tucked in the elevator bank at the back of the hotel's lobby, you might not notice him or his art...
November 10 2016, 12:15 PM
Night falls on one of Denver's most beloved art museums; photo by Kelly Shroads
Denver's art scene may skew contemporary, but at our art museums, you'll find everything from 19th century Western paintings to modern sculptures to works inspired by social justice. And with constantly rotating exhibitions, there's always something new to discover. Here's the lowdown on seven of...
November 7 2016, 3:52 PM
Ed Kucera's "The Frontiersman" (left), painted over by Doug Kacena to become "The Traveler - Just Us."
—Photo courtesy of Mike Wright Gallery
The first rule of art is that no one except the artist touches the work.
But Denver abstract expressionist painter Doug Kacena threw that guideline out the window for his latest exhibition. Crossover, which opens at LoDo's Mike Wright Gallery on November 5, sees Kacena painting...
November 4 2016, 12:00 PM
Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum
Denver and Venice may have certain, well, dissimilarities—but if Angelica Daneo, associate curator of painting and sculpture at the Denver Art Museum, has her way, you’d never know it while walking through the halls of the Denver museum this fall.
Glory of Venice, entering its second month at...
November 2 2016, 12:15 PM
Photo courtesy of Museo de las Americas
A Mano/By Hand, the ambitious textiles exhibition on display at Denver’s Museo de las Americas through January 13, celebrates the detail and spirituality of folk art and indigenous weaving traditions from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. With curator and executive director Maruca Salazar at...
October 26 2016, 11:10 AM
"Star Wars and the Power of Costume" showcases not only the outfits that have become iconic, but the process behind the creation of the characters and their adornments. In the exhibition, you'll see both concept art (left) and the final looks (right), including these of C-3PO and R2-D2 from "Star Wars: A New Hope" and "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back." —Photo © & ™ 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization
It's been a few days since the latest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer was released, and it's another two months until the film hits theaters—but don't despair. You can get your fill of the Star Wars world in the interim with Star Wars and the Power of Costume,...
October 20 2016, 1:05 PM