Top Spring 2015 Art Events In Denver

Top Spring 2015 Art Events In Denver

Those who appreciate fine works of art need not look very far to enjoy some exciting and exclusive exhibits and festivals. Denver is home to several impressive art museums, including the world-famous Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, not to mention all of the amazing festivals and smaller galleries found all over the state. If you are looking for some new family-friendly ways to explore art in Denver, here are a few great upcoming events happening near you.

‘Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century’
Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 865-5000
www.denverartmuseum.org

Date: Through March 15, 2015

If you are a lover of jewelry and fine art then you’ll want to make time to catch this exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century” is the first ever exclusive exhibition of jewelry, timepieces and other works of art created by the House of Cartier between 1900 and 1975. The Denver Art Museum is lucky enough to be host for this world-exclusive event where you’ll see hundreds of different pieces and you’ll get a glimpse into Cartier’s rise to being one of the most prestigious in luxury and jewelry. This is a very exciting and limited-run exhibition, so you’ll need to get your tickets early if you don’t want to miss out.

‘Joan Miro: Instinct and Imagination’
Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 865-5000
www.denverartmuseum.org

Date: March 22, 2015 through June 28, 2015

This new exhibit features the work of Joan Miro, a Spanish artist who was a major force in the art scene through much of the mid 20th Century. This exhibit focuses primarily on his work from 1963 through 1981, in which he began to explore using bronze and other materials in his sculptures. One of the sculptures displayed is “Woman and Bird” which has rarely been seen in the United States. His work is filled with imagination, bright colors, bold shapes and an almost whimsical touch. This is a very exciting chance to see Miro’s work in Denver, and it will only be here for a limited time.

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34th Annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase
Denver Mart
451 E. 58th Ave
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 292-6278
www.indianmarket.net

Date: Jan. 23-25, 2015

This premier market is one of the biggest and best events of its kind in the country. You’ll get to see the work of incredible artists from all over the country. Everything from traditional paintings to larger wall art, pottery, jewelry, fashion and home décor will be on display in this massive festival. You’ll also get to check out some artist demonstrations or check out live entertainment like Brule, a Native American musical group that is returning to the festival by popular demand. Plenty of entertainment, food and fun will be waiting for you at this annual festival. If you are a fan of Indian art, then mark your calendars for this one.

‘Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia’
Museum of Contemporary Art
1485 Delgany St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 298-7554
www.mcadenver.org

Date: Through April 12, 2015

Mark Mothersbaugh is best known as the co-founder of the hit 1980s band Devo, but he’s also a very accomplished artist who has been creating unique and whimsical pieces since before the band’s inception. This massive display takes over the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and it’s one of those exhibits that must be seen to be believed. There is a huge variety of work on display here, showcasing Mothersbaugh’s unique perspective and his own attempt to navigate the world through his art. The result is whimsical, creative, fantastical and challenging. Bring a few friends and take some time to explore this exhibit, you’ll be amazed at all of Mothersbaugh’s impressive work.

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‘Up/Down?’
Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 354-4880
www.clyffordstillmuseum.org

Date: Jan. 23 through May 3, 2015

The Clyfford Still Museum is the best single-artist museum of its kind in the country, featuring the world of renowned artist Clyfford Still. Over the years, Still worked to catalog and photograph every piece of art that he created, however a few snuck by without the same documentation. This smaller-scale exhibition explores a few pieces that don’t have a lot of background information through the examination of these paintings. Lots of research, as done by the museum, will be on display, offering letters and other featured works that help to document the background and stories of these mysterious paintings. This is a must for any fan of Still’s work.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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