Stories and Reviews

Tracking Georgia O’Keeffe

Denver’s Museum of Contemporary art isn’t the kind of institution that borrows a lot of work from other museums. It focuses on “the new”...

A homecoming, and a revelation for Jordan Casteel in Denver

Elijah is pink and Ato is gold. Jiréh is a minty green and Galen a deep emerald. Fallou’s brother, whose name we don’t learn...

The Art of Recent History: 50 Artists Recall Women’s March

The exhibit “Pink Progression” is more colorful than its name implies. Yes, there is lots (and lots) of pink on the walls, with nearly...

Roni Horn has her own way of seeing Clyfford Still. It’s different.

Roni Horn is the latest guest curator for the Clyfford Still Museum's Artists Select series.

See this: James Surls & Charmaine Locke, bigger than Texas

All I Ever Wanted sounds suspicious on paper — a curiously quaint, husband-and-wife art exhibit that aims to show how each serves as the...

Design: The Aurora shooting, how do you build a monument to bad luck?

This is the great challenge for the proposed memorial to the 2012 Aurora movie theater shootings, which bears the burden of defining the unusual event for eternity.

Museo de las Americas finds a space in between

Denver’s Museo de Las Americas has done a fair amount of shape-shifting during its 28 years. At one point, it was a premier regional...

Cannupa Hanska Luger: “Weaponizing the privilege” of being an artist at CVA, RedLine (and...

Cannupa Hanska Luger plays down the moment when he became a famous artist. After all, the 39-year-old reasons, he has been making art for...

Hotel Born: Not your usual $700,000 art purchase

The 2010s will, no doubt, go down as a golden age in Denver art, powered by a downtown construction boom not seen here in a century.

In Salt Lake, rejecting the very idea of sculpture

By Ray Mark Rinaldi Curators love to explore the things that define things, the overlaps and separations between one category of art and another. It's...

Review: Kim Dickey’s maximum, minimal wonders at MCA

By Ray Mark Rinaldi Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art shows work from across the globe, but its fundamental mission is to write the history of...

Remington to Ruscha: DAM’s Western show ambitious, painfully self-aware

The show honors Western art and film for its beauty, but calls out its exaggerations, fabrications, sexism, racism, homophobia, nationalism and various other crimes against nature.

Review: If you’re gonna go there…then go there

The lobby at Republic Plaza can be one of the best spots to see art in Denver. The spaces are vast and the ceilings...

Video: Chasing the goo with Andi Todaro

“Pink Tube of Goo” is one of those good things that happen in the new Denver, where the economy is soaring, the population is...

An argument for painting, before it got interesting

Historians like to describe the last two centuries of painting as less of an act and more of a reaction. Impressionism, modernism, surrealism, the...

Doggie style: An elevated discussion about a dirty topic

How shall we look today at Yoshua Okón’s video of two dogs fucking? Perhaps, most fairly, from a dog’s point of view.

This is the kind of show museum directors get fired over

The exhibit’s centerpiece, Dáreece Walker’s in-your-face drawings, impart a bold heroism on those who strike back at law enforcement.

Immersive 2019: The more you touch at “Touch,” the better

Viewing art in a gallery can be like visiting friends in prison. You can get so close, see them and hear them, even feel the...