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1998 Stories by Michael Paglia

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  • Rebels With Causes

    published June 11, 1998

    Contemporary art has fractured into innumerable directions and styles since the 1970s, but the situation has never been as wildly pluralistic as... More >>

  • Mummies Dearest

    published May 28, 1998

    On a recent sunny afternoon, Denver Art Museum director Lewis Sharp was standing under the museum's still-controversial entrance canopy on Acoma... More >>

  • Top Ten

    published May 21, 1998

    As lower downtown's sidewalks have become crowded with shoppers, tourists and sports fans, the trend among art galleries has been to move out or... More >>

  • Goodbye, Columbus

    published May 14, 1998

    The new exhibit at Denver's Museo de las Americas has an impenetrable title and an equally confusing outlook. 1598, 1848, 1898: Conquest... More >>

  • Abstract Concepts

    published May 7, 1998

    Robin Rule, director of the Rule Modern and Contemporary Gallery, is on cloud nine, thanks to the nine abstract paintings that make up the... More >>

  • Coming and Going

    published April 30, 1998

    There's good news and bad news these days at the Denver Art Museum. We'll start with the good: After years of being on the road or in storage, the... More >>

  • Patterns That Connect

    published April 23, 1998

    Anyone even remotely interested in tracing the course of contemporary art in Colorado over the past few decades will want to take in a pair of... More >>

  • About Face

    published April 16, 1998

    There haven't been many negatives this past year for local lovers of photography. The hail of impressive shows began last spring with an exhibit... More >>

  • Earth, Wind and Fire

    published April 2, 1998

    Remarkable achievements in craft traditions are on display in two local shows. At Cherry Creek's Pismo, Lino Tagliapietra, a living legend of... More >>

  • A Thousand Words

    published March 26, 1998

    The Nazis had a perversely high regard for the arts. As early as 1933, Adolf Hitler's goons began a campaign against modern art, closing art... More >>

  • The New Yorkers

    published March 19, 1998

    The Round World gallery opened quietly last fall on the edge of downtown Denver, moving into a pair of rehabbed storefronts that share a red-brick... More >>

  • Vance Encounter

    published March 12, 1998

    Vance Kirkland was the biggest name in Denver's art world for much of the twentieth century. From the 1930s through the 1970s, he dominated the... More >>

  • Post Mortem

    published March 5, 1998

    It used to be that real estate developers actually had to have plans to build something new before the Denver City Council would let them demolish... More >>

  • Frames of Reference

    published February 26, 1998

    Two compelling photography exhibits now at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities include nearly 100 works of art--and almost as many... More >>

  • Hammers and Saws

    published February 19, 1998

    The building at the corner of 17th and Wazee Streets, where Metropolitan State College's Center for the Visual Arts occupies most of the ground... More >>

  • Reality Check

    published February 12, 1998

    For many years, getting real was the chief preoccupation of the world's painters. The Stone Age artists who decorated all those caves in France... More >>

  • Season's Greetings

    published February 5, 1998

    Already, the art season that began last fall and will end this spring has seen its share of newsworthy events. Some of these developments,... More >>

  • Up in Lights

    published January 29, 1998

    It was with the idea of "breaking the winter doldrums" that Emmanuel Gallery director Carol Keller organized the compelling installation exhibit... More >>

  • Phil Bender

    published January 29, 1998

    Denver's art scene has witnessed momentous changes over the last twenty years, including the establishment of a contemporary-art department at the... More >>

  • From Pillar to Post

    published January 22, 1998

    Downtown Denver has been home to nearly all of the largest, most expensive and most important buildings constructed in the Rocky Mountain region... More >>

  • Of Mice and Men

    published January 15, 1998

    New York-based artist and author Art Spiegelman is among the most important contemporary cartoonists in the world. And his considerable fame is... More >>

  • Salon Selective

    published January 8, 1998

    Mark Sink is both a prominent Denver photographer and a member of a prominent local family. That explains why he's a tuxedo-clad semi-regular on... More >>

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