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1998 Stories by Michael Paglia

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  • Focus Group

    published December 17, 1998

    Perhaps because of its majestic scenery, or maybe because the skies are not cloudy all day, Colorado has become, in the twentieth century, an... More >>

  • New and Improved

    published December 10, 1998

    A couple of weeks ago, a group exhibit called Views of Solitude opened and thus served as the premier display of the brand-new William Havu... More >>

  • Panoramic Views

    published December 3, 1998

    For its holiday offering, LoDo's Robischon Gallery has teamed up a pair of disparate shows that together give viewers some sense of the pluralism... More >>

  • All Aboard

    published November 26, 1998

    In the expansive Hamilton Galleries on the first floor of the Denver Art Museum is a glorious show, Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey... More >>

  • Piss and Vinegar

    published November 19, 1998

    Ron Judish Fine Arts, which opened just this past spring, has already distinguished itself as one of the city's finest commercial galleries. But... More >>

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered

    published November 12, 1998

    With the grand opening of the much-anticipated Denver Pavilions adjacent to the Adam's Mark Hotel addition that was completed last year, it's now... More >>

  • The Posada Adventure

    published November 5, 1998

    In the last decade or so, the Mexican religious holiday El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) has not only been observed in Denver's large... More >>

  • Almost Anything Goes

    published October 29, 1998

    Surveying the two exhibits that make up the fall opener at her namesake Rule Modern and Contemporary Gallery, director Robin Rule is clearly... More >>

  • Hidden Treasure

    published October 22, 1998

    Only rarely can one individual literally change the cultural landscape of a major city. But that's exactly what Nancy Tieken has done since she... More >>

  • View Masters

    published October 15, 1998

    Though it may seem as if the current exhibition season has just gotten under way--and it has--some of the fall openers have already closed. But... More >>

  • Hard Wares

    published October 8, 1998

    Eight years ago Denver Art Museum director Lewis Sharp hired his old friend Craig Miller, with whom he had worked at New York's Metropolitan... More >>

  • Back Talk

    published October 1, 1998

    Words may be the currency of the 1990s in the same way money was the lingua franca of the 1980s. Never has this been more clear than in the... More >>

  • Blood on the Tracks

    published September 24, 1998

    It's hardly unexpected to find art shows at museums--unless the museum is that funky Platte Valley landmark the Forney Transportation Museum. It... More >>

  • One of the Righteous

    published September 17, 1998

    Denver's Mizel Museum of Judaica occupies only a small gallery and a couple of offices in the recesses of the large BMH-BJ synagogue. Despite... More >>

  • Object Lessons

    published September 10, 1998

    Objects of Personal Significance is a loosely organized theme show that handsomely fills the recently relocated and expanded Center for the Visual... More >>

  • Artistic Democracy

    published September 3, 1998

    Denver's collection of art cooperatives--notably, Spark, Pirate, Edge, Core and ILK--are a boon to contemporary art here. Most major cities don't... More >>

  • Winds of Summer

    published August 27, 1998

    The art scene in Denver does not shut down during the summer as it does in the big cities on the east and west coasts. Even here, though, there is... More >>

  • Inside, Outside

    published August 13, 1998

    In visual art, representations of the outside world have a formidable history--some 14,000 years' worth. Which, of course, creates a problem for... More >>

  • Clothes Call

    published August 6, 1998

    People in the art world--artists, dealers and collectors alike--generally eschew dressing up. As renowned writer and art collector Gertrude Stein... More >>

  • Middle-Age Modern

    published July 30, 1998

    Oh, the America of the 1950s. In the nostalgic mind's eye, the era is all poodle-skirts and roller skates, malt shops furnished with chrome... More >>

  • Star of Stripes

    published July 23, 1998

    Sean Scully occupies a peculiar niche in the history of recent art. An unabashed modernist, he came of artistic age in the 1980s, an era dominated... More >>

  • Do's and Don't's

    published July 16, 1998

    You may want to wash your hands after taking in the trio of oddball (a polite but accurate term) conceptual exhibits that fill the Boulder Museum... More >>

  • Thermo Dynamics

    published July 9, 1998

    A cultural notion emanating from New York--as do so many--is that the art world closes down for the summer. While this may be true in that city,... More >>

  • Metro on the Move

    published July 2, 1998

    Sally Perisho, the highly regarded director of Metropolitan State College's Center for the Visual Arts, has been at the eye of a whirlwind the... More >>

  • Shaping Up

    published June 18, 1998

    A new piece of public sculpture planned for the Denver Performing Arts Complex may yet displace the goofy entrance canopy at the Denver Art Museum... More >>

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