The definitive art history of Colorado has yet to be written, but even without a scholarly guide, it's not hard to list the great ones. In terms of mid-century-modernist abstraction, for instance, it is widely known that Herbert Bayer, who lived in Aspen, and Denver's own Vance Kirkland towered over the rest. Though both died decades ago, their work remains relevant to the current art scene here -- and that constitutes a couple of remarkable from-beyond-the-grave feats. Their shared preeminence is demonstrated in many ways, but none more clearly than this fact: The Denver Art Museum has real depth in the work of only three artists, and Bayer and Kirkland are two of them. (The other is New York School giant... More >>>