Art Shows, Museum Exhibits & Galleries

Ongoing museum and gallery exhibits in Denver.

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July 5, 2020 9:00 am

Rocky Mtn Arsenal - National Wildlife Refuge - National Wildlife Refuge, 6550 Gateway Rd, Commerce City CO 80022

The Visitor Center is filled with interactive exhibits.

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The Art of the Brick - Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver CO 80205

The global sensation “The Art of the Brick” is coming to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science next summer. Renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya has taken LEGO® bricks from beloved toys to artistic marvels. Sawaya’s original artworks and his reimagined versions of famous masterpieces from art and culture, such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and the Venus de Milo will wow guests. The experience also showcases a collection of LEGO-infused hyper-realistic photography from Sawaya’s innovative collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West. From fan favorite Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from his chest, to a T. rex skeleton made out of 80,000 LEGO bricks, guests will be inspired by how the power of imagination and creativity can build endless possibilities. Guests of all ages will put their own ingenuity to work in an area filled with LEGO bricks and many opportunities for building challenges and interactive play.

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July 5, 2020 10:00 am

By Design - Denver Art Museum, 150 W 13th Ave, Denver CO 80204

Design is all around us. Whether it takes the form of objects and spaces, images and interactions, or systems and processes, design shapes our lives in fundamental ways. But what shapes design?

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Gio Ponti - Denver Art Museum, 150 W 13th Ave, Denver CO 80204

Gio Ponti (1891–1979) was one of the most inventive Italian architects and designers of his time. For more than 60 years, Ponti’s exuberant approach found expression in public and private commissions from buildings, interiors, and furniture to glass, ceramics, and flatware. In 1928, Ponti founded the magazine Domus, and through its pages, he influenced international design for over 50 years. These diverse and prolific achievements led to Ponti’s hiring in 1965, at the age of 74, to collaborate with Denver-based James Sudler Associates on the design of a new building for the Denver Art Museum.

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Norman Rockwell - Denver Art Museum, 150 W 13th Ave, Denver CO 80204

In the 1940s, Franklin D. Roosevelt developed a concept called the Four Freedoms—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear to persuade Americans to support the war effort. Not immediately embraced by the American public, the administration turned to the arts to help Americans understand and rally behind these enduring ideals. Artists, writers, actors, designers, and musicians were encouraged to take on the challenge of advancing the Four Freedoms as the U.S. prepared to enter World War II, moving away from its policy of neutrality. Norman Rockwell, a renowned illustrator, was among those who took on the challenge to communicate visually the notions of freedom in support of the war efforts. The results were depictions of everyday community and domestic life through universally beloved subjects that helped Americans rally for the defense of public freedom.

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Portfolio Show Case 10 Exhibition and Reception - The Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Contact
The Center for Fine Art Photography
970-224-1010 coordinator@c4fap.org

The Center for Fine Art photography presents The Portfolio Show Case 10 Exhibition and reception. Please join us for the reception October 20th. Free Admission.

Twelve artists are featured who’s work inspired the Juror, Hannah Frieser. The images displayed in the Gould Gallery push the viewer to be inspired by the concepts displayed in their art. “We celebrate the artists whose work was chosen and invite you to let their photographs change your own perspective.”
-Juror Hannah Frieser

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Shantell Martin - Denver Art Museum, 150 W 13th Ave, Denver CO 80204

Shantell Martin: Words and Lines is an interactive multimedia installation featuring the work of London-born, New York-based contemporary artist Shantell Martin. The exhibition features Martin’s signature black and white drawings that explore intersectionality, identity, and play. It includes an interactive wall with triangular boxes that rotate, an animated video projection, and a third section focused solely on Martin’s renowned drawings. Extensions of this installation will be visible throughout the museum, adding an element of surprise and whimsy to every visit to the DAM.

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Treasures of British Art - Denver Art Museum, 150 W 13th Ave, Denver CO 80204

Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection showcases about 60 paintings gifted to the museum by the Berger Collection Educational Trust (BCET) in 2018. The BCET’s gift is the largest gift of European old masters to the DAM since the museum received the Kress Collection in the 1950s. The exhibition presents a chronological selection of works ranging from the 1400s through the late 1800s, telling the story of Britain’s rich cultural history. The exhibition invites visitors to immerse themselves in the places, personalities, and events that shaped a nation over the course of five centuries.

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July 5, 2020 12:00 pm

Sparking Conversation for Contemporary Art Exploring Traditional Themes - The Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Contact
The Center For Fine Art Photography
(970) 224-1010 coordinator@c4fap.org

The Center is thrilled to present three exhibitions at the Carnegie Center for Creativity.  What these three exhibitions have in common is a contemporary take of traditional themes, Black and White, Abstract, and motherhood. Laura J. Bennett’s solo exhibition, Umbilicus, is a visual depiction of her life as both an artist and the mother of nine. She sculpts her own orbs from various materials and prints her own canvas backdrops. The backdrops are combined with collectibles and Bennett calls these sets, Mother Worlds.  Artists from around the country will be attending the reception and giving short artist talks beginning at 6:30 pm. Also in attendance will be the curator of the Black and White exhibition, Catherine Couturier of the Catherine Couturier gallery in Houston. Join us in celebrating art, artists, and the creative community.  Exhibition Dates | November 14 – December 15, 2018 Public + Artists’ Reception | December 7, 2018  Admission is always Free!

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July 5, 2020 5:30 pm

Black and White Photography Art Reception - The Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Contact
Sunshine Divis
9702241010 or volunteer@c4ap.org

Black and White Photography 2017 Exhibition featuring 47 photographers with Juror Ann Jastrab from July 7 – August 19, 2017. Mingle with artists & art lovers. Artist Talks from 6:00-7:00pm. Doors open 5:30pm. Public Art Reception August 18 7:00-8:00pm. Free and open to the public.

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July 7, 2020

Chatfield Farms - Free Day - Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield Gardens, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton CO 80128

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July 7, 2020 9:00 am

Aurora History Museum

The only public, FREE museum in Aurora, Colorado, the Aurora History Museum is a community-based cultural center featuring changing history, natural history, culture, fine and decorative arts exhibits and programs.

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July 7, 2020 4:00 pm

The Denver Children's Museum Target Tuesdays

Families can play for FREE the first Tuesday of each month from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Target is committed to giving back to the communities where their guests and team members live and work.