Thousands of professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, design and related occupations, along with many vendors, are meeting in Denver June 20-22 for the American Institute of Architects' annual convention, this year titled "Building Leaders." In honor of the event, Westword art critic M ... More >>
It won't be easy for some folks to get to tonight's Logan Lecture at the Denver Art Museum, with a stretch of I-25 closed during the presidential debate at the University of Denver. But it's worth braving the urban jungle to hear Lucas Reiner, who's known for, among other things, his strange portrai ... More >>
A few years ago, there was a lovely temporary museum in town -- Jaime Kopke's Denver Community Museum -- that existed only to engage the community in the act and gestalt of art-making, rather than the usual staring at something hung on the wall of a gallery. That long-gone museum's spirit is written ... More >>
The best thing about the holidays? It brings families together. The worst thing about the holidays? Right: It brings families together. But here's something enlightening to remember when that dark moment comes down and you fear you are going to do something horrible to your children the nex ... More >>
Part of Linda Sormin's yet-to-be-titled installation.Clay is arguably the first medium ever invented by humans -- one of the oldest prehistoric artifacts ever found was a drinking vessel made of sun-dried clay -- and it'll soon be the star of the largest single-subject exhibition the Denver A ... More >>
Is it modernist? Find out.The streamlined forms, the emphasis on planes and lines, the form-follows-function mentality: all tenets of architectural modernism. At the same time, though, it's not so easy to define what is modernism and what isn't -- a lot of schools of architecture could fall u ... More >>
"With out you, this would not have been necessary."Walking into the Denver Art Museum's current Blink! exhibit is kind of like walking into Willie Wonka's chocolate factory (except far less dangerous to children with slack morals): There's just a whole lot going on, and you really have no ide ... More >>
It was pretty damn lame on Tuesday when the Denver Art Museum cut down Talia Kauk's unauthorized installation of 1,000 paper cranes in front of the Hamilton Building and threw it in the trash -- and I said as much in the post I wrote on it, where bitched about the DAM's depressing failure to ... More >>
For a photo of the installation, see the Denver Post storyWithin just a few hours of the time local artist Talia Kauk installed 1,000 paper cranes outside the Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum yesterday, without permission, security came out, snipped them down and tossed them in the ... More >>
Being that the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building kind of looks like a gigantic DeLorean collided with the landscape of Tron, it's saying something that Larry Green's shoes came pretty close to upstaging it. In today's edition of Street Fashion, wherein we talk to random people on the stre ... More >>
Museums stay open for one special night.
Painter Daniel Richters life work premieres in Denver.
Aspen Art Museum
Michele Mosko Fine Art
Bonfils-Stanton Gallery, Denver Art Museum
A digital tree grows in Denver. As Alan Prendergast wrote in his profile of Denver-based MapQuest, the realm of internet mapping services is all about location, location, location. These days, however, the name of the game is not just digitally locating a specific location, it's rendering that loc ... More >>
Brief reviews of current shows
The park at the heart of Denver remains the center of controversy.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Is building a jail as an extension of Denver's Civic Center really the right thing to do?
Additions to downtown's built environment and possible subtractions in the hinterlands.
Expectations are high for the MCA's new digs, and its Chinese photo show is terrific.