From exhibits that are wrapping up to those scheduled to open, March is a great time to get out and enjoy the vibrant Denver Art scene. Whether your tastes go from large touring exhibits or smaller local gallery exhibitions, you are sure to find something that inspires and delights this month.
Denver Art Museum
- Originally scheduled to close in February, The Denver Art Museum’s Dior Exhibit has been extended until March 17th. The exhibit, titled Dior: From Paris to the World, highlights 70 years of the House of Dior’s celebrated creations. More than 200 couture dresses are on display along with jewelry, accessories, photographs, and videos.
- Opening March 2nd, Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection, features 60 paintings that were gifted to the museum by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. The collection highlights a wide variety of pieces that represent British works from the 1400s through the 1800s.
- In addition to these two large exhibits and its regular collection, the Denver Art Museum features a variety of longer-term exhibits such as Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze, Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead, and Stampede: Animals of Art.
Museum of Contemporary Art
- From February 15 through May 26 the unique work of Amanda Wachob will be on display. The Exhibition, Tattoo This, highlights Ms. Wachob’s groundbreaking use of a tattoo machine and ink on a variety of media including canvas, paper, silk, fruit, leather, and the human body.
- From February 14-May 26, “Aftereffect: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Painting,” will be on display. The exhibit highlights O’Keeffe’s experimentation. O’Keeffe fans and art history buffs alike will enjoy this event.
While the large galleries are packed with treasures this March, the area’s many smaller galleries offer something for art lovers of all tastes. Here is just a sample:
- Natura Obscura (Jan 11-Apr 28) Museum of Outdoor Arts. Immersive interactive art exhibit. 1000 Englewood Parkway. moaonline.org.
- Art of the State (Jan 17-Mar 31) Arvada Center. A comprehensive collection of Colorado Art. 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. arvadacenter.org.
- Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present, Future). CU Art Museum. First in a series of exhibitions focused on documenting our changing climate. 1805 18th St. Boulder. Colorado.edu/cuartmuseum.
- Scott Young, Love Bully: Part Three of a Love Story Trilogy. (Opens Feb 15) An exhibition highlighting the unique perspective of Scott Young. B-Spot, 2750 Blake Street.
- Luminous: Karin Kempe and Liz Lautrup. (Feb 14-Mar 9) Abstractions. Sync Gallery, 931 Santa Fe Dr.
First Friday Art Walks
The Mile High City’s seven neighborhood art districts continue to roll out the red carpet for art lovers throughout the month of March. The First Friday Art Walks take place from 6-9pm on the first Friday of every month.
This is just touching the surface of the many options for enjoying art in Denver this month. Whether you choose to take advantage of the First Friday Art Walk or visit one of the large museums, you are certain to find a variety of exhibits for any taste.