The trash fire that was 2016 concluded with the shutting down of some of Denver's adored DIY spaces, most notably Rhinoceropolis and Glob. Now, Denver's do-it-yourself artists are receiving good news.
Denver Arts & Venues is partnering with Santa Fe, New Mexico, arts production...
March 10 2017, 10:00 AM
Patricia Barry Levy's art uses photography to provide a sense of setting. Her work will be on display at PACE. Photograph courtesy of Patricia Barry Levy
Fine-art photography is back in the Mile High City in a big way. Over the next few months, Month of Photography Denver will display the wide range of artistic capabilities photography affords artists. This biennial celebration attracts hundreds of artists looking to showcase their talents...
March 1 2017, 4:10 PM
Photo courtesy of Embracing Compassion
A rich, illustrative art collection honoring the Dalai Lama has found what is perhaps an unlikely, albeit temporary, home: The University of Colorado Pueblo. The unprecedented exhibit includes 16 thangkas—a traditional, Tibetan two-dimensional work of art made using 24-karat gold and paint—...
February 28 2017, 2:00 PM
Basquiat performing in the apartment, c. 1979–1980. Photo by Alexis Adler, courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a city to raise an artist. The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA) all but delcares this in their groundreaking new exhibition on the young Jean-Michel Basquiat. With the thesis-driven curation of never-before-seen materials from a pre-fame...
February 24 2017, 12:08 PM
Police violence and race relations are the focus of the latest exhibit at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, which includes this work, "Police Cross Lines 4," by Dáreece Walker. Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Center
There's no question that the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's latest exhibit is a commentary on contemporary times—but it's a message made stronger by the fact that almost none of the artwork is new.
Force/Resistance, which opens February 25, explores the interplay of power and violence in...
February 22 2017, 3:00 PM
Larry Hulst went to about 10 shows each month during the '70s and '80s. He recalls the '70s as being the golden years of live music. Photograph courtesy of Christian Murdock
Larry Hulst was in his early 20s and had just returned from Vietnam when he photographed his first show as a freelance concert photographer in November 1969. It was Steve Miller, live at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
Hulst now resides in Colorado Springs, where he has lived for the...
February 17 2017, 12:00 PM
Kristin Heidbreder is one of many artists expressing their love of Denver in a new exhibition.
Valentine's Day is still a couple weeks away, but the spirit of love has arrived early in Denver.
More than 30 artists are showcasing their fondness for the Mile High City in To Denver, With Love (opening February 2). It's the first exhibition to be curated and overseen by the...
January 30 2017, 2:40 PM
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