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"Ocelots Blue Pearl Managuas," 60 x 70 inches, oil on canvas, 2021, by Hunt Slonem. Courtesy of K Contemporary

3 Can’t-Miss Fall Events for Design Lovers

Artist Hunt Slonem’s first solo show in Denver; Design Within Reach’s diverse fall launch; an exhibition for furniture geeks.

Art Exhibition: Curiouser and Curiouser

Since 1977, acclaimed American artist Hunt Slonem has had more than 350 exhibitions at galleries and museums around the globe. His first solo exhibition in Denver—at LoDo’s K Contemporary gallery—features more than 200 of his vibrant, Neo-Expressionist works, ranging from wildlife paintings—you might be familiar with his signature bunnies—to outdoor sculptures. Denver artist Jonathan Saiz, who curated this show alongside gallery owner Doug Kacena, calls the exhibition “a colorfully lush, extroverted counterpoint” to the isolation we’ve all felt during the pandemic. Bring it on. On view through November 6

Home Decor: DWR Fall 2021 Collection

As part of its pledge to celebrate diversity within the home-furnishings industry, Design Within Reach is offering exclusive collaborations with designers of color in its Fall 2021 collection. We’ve got our eyes on the ash-and-oak Iklwa chair by British designer Mac Collins, and the handwoven Burks placemats from the Capturing Diversity capsule collection, created by New York designer Stephen Burks in partnership with students from the Berea College in Kentucky. Available now at dwr.com

Design History: Truth, Beauty, and Power

The Aesthetic Movement—a lesser-known 19th-century design era that emphasized the value of aesthetically pleasing furniture, art, and decor—gets its moment in the spotlight at this Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art exhibition for furniture geeks. The show’s focal point is a five-legged chair that the museum acquired in 2018 and that was recently attributed to famous British designer Christopher Dresser. On view through January 2, 2022; accompanying virtual tours and online lectures will also be available

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