Must See Denver Art Exhibits

The Corken + Company team loves exploring the Denver area! The city’s arts scene is shining brighter than ever with some key openings and re-openings. Denver Art Museum recently celebrated the reopening of the Martin Building. Here are some of the best Denver art exhibits. 
Blockbuster Exhibitions

Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs

WHEN: Through Sept. 5, 2022
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Experience the spheres of everyday life in one of the most storied and enduring civilizations in human history—the private, public and secret space—through hundreds of artifacts, stunning artwork, and engaging interactives for insights into ancient Egypt’s enduring impact on our own modern cultures.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Inside the Walls

WHEN: Through Jan. 8, 2023
WHERE: Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
The exhibition will explore the relationship between Wright’s architecture and decorative art. Wright believed in the concept of “a total work of art,” with the accessories and furnishings of a building complementing the architecture to create a unified whole.


Georgia O’Keeffe: Photographer

WHEN: Through Nov. 11, 2022
WHERE: Denver Art Museum
Georgia O’Keeffe: Photographer brings a trove of newly identified photographs by the groundbreaking artist to Colorado in an exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) with the collaboration of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. The presentation reveals a new aspect of the modernist artist’s career through nearly 100 photographs.


CPAC’s 59th Annual Juried Members’ Show

WHEN: Through Aug. 6, 2022
WHERE: Colorado Photographic Arts Center
This tradition showcases CPAC’s talented community of over 550 members and provides artists, both locally and nationally, with an important exhibition opportunity. This year’s esteemed juror is Gregory Harris, the Donald and Marilyn Keough Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. More than 800 images were submitted by photographers at all experience levels, from which Harris selected 30 works.


Dioramas From Eden

WHEN: Through Aug. 13, 2022
WHERE: K Contemporary
In Dioramas From Eden, Andrew Jensdotter continues his practice of painting hundreds of layers of iconic pictures of a single subject from Google image searches and popular magazines and then carving through the final amalgamation to create an “original” of his own. What was once representational with a clear focal point becomes a decidedly all-over abstract composition almost archaeological in nature. This laborious and emotional process of erasure synchronizes with the show’s theme: an elaboration on the Garden of Eden and the concept of expulsion from paradise. It derives from a painting called Thistles sold at Untitled Art in Miami in December 2021.


Portrait of a Culture

WHEN: Through Aug. 20, 2022
WHERE: McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts & Venues
This exhibit features portraits by artists Kelle (Nigeria), Jordan Jones (Florida), and Yazmin Atmore (Denver). Through their works, each artist showcases their unique approaches to portraiture.


Tania Candiani: For the Animals

WHEN: Through Aug. 26, 2022
WHERE: MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
This exhibition explores the interrelationships between human, animal, and non-biological sounds and the rich and fragile nature of the acoustic fabric around us. This solo exhibition at MCA Denver presents artist Tania Candiani’s mesmerizing three-channel video For the Animals, 2020, as well as sculpture, prints, and video related to this project.
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