Becoming Van Gogh at the Denver Art Museum from adobeairstream.com

Becoming Van Gogh might be Dr. Timothy J. Standring’s defining exhibition. Standring is the Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Denver Art Museum and has curated nine exhibitions there since 1989, including Inspiring Impressionism, El Greco to Picasso from the Phillips Collection and Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums. Becoming Van Gogh…

ALOTTATHISALOTTATHAT – Art Intersecting “Innovation” and Equaling Nothing from adobeairstream.com

Described as “part freestyle musical theater, part dessert reception,” the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver created a special event for participants of the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) Summit, held in Denver at the Art Museum August 29-30. Adam Lerner, who sits on the board of COIN and his MCA creative team put together ALOTTATHISALOTTATHAT to show…

Filmmaker Stan Brakhage Inspires “Visual Rhythm” at BMOCA from adobeairstream.com

Visual Rhythm at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA) eases viewers into the world of experimental film, video and digital art—an experience that can be immersive. The exhibition links recent directions in new media art to earlier artistic explorations—primarily those of experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage (1933-2003). Brakhage is considered to be one of the most…

Phenomenal: Light Maestro James Turrell Paired with Colorado Sculptor Scott Johnson from adobeairstream.com

Trace Elements: Light Into Space by James Turrell pairs the internationally known light-and-space artist with Colorado College professor and sculptor Scott Johnson, at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center. Both artists work with light to create perception, and to compel viewers to think critically about what it is they perceive. Johnson’s works comprise a high degree of…

Men of God, Men of Nature Makes Denver Art Museum A Mecca from adobeairstream.com

The Fuse Box Gallery on level four of the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building is all angles with slanted walls and sloping ceiling, as designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. A walk-through installation conceived by artist Laleh Mehran interacts with Libeskind’s angles by placing a large, black, acrylic cube near the far end of the long,…

Abstract Angus – Theodore Waddell at Denver Art Museum from adobeairstream.com

Theodore Waddell arrived in New York to study at the Brooklyn Museum Art School in the early 1960s, a decade after abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still and Robert Motherwell began changing the art world. Artists of Waddell’s generation, 10  years into AbEx’s reach and ahead of pop, were either reacting against the theories…

Yves Saint Laurent: 40 Years of Fashion, Yes, at Denver Art Museum from adobeairstream.com

Fashion as art is nothing new. The first exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for a living artist happened in 1983 when Diana Vreeland organized Yves Saint Laurent for the Costume Institute. In 2011, Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beautybecame the best attended exhibition in the Met’s history. The populism of fashion…