Think of Denver Arts Week as a celebration of all our city has to offer culturally, with the added incentive of sweet deals, from discounted memberships, restaurant meals and original artworks to a free Night at the Museums. But as a trip online to Denver Arts Week central reveals, there's a lot to ... More >>
The Black Forest fire, which started June 11 northeast of Colorado Springs, has been deemed the costliest in state history. "Surely, the loss of every house represents a tragedy for the people who lived there," writes Westword art critic Michael Paglia in this week's Artbeat column. "But in one case ... More >>
Michael Paglia visits the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Arts and Goodwin Fine Art in this week's review, taking in work by two different artists. The show at the Kirkland Museum contains works by Phyllis Hutchinson Montrose while the exhibit at Goodwin Fine Art focuses on pieces from Monique ... More >>
In this week's review, Michael Paglia visits the Kirkland Museum and the William Havu Gallery, both of which are offering solo shows in which the artists handle abstract subject matter. The exhibits deal with the distinction between recognizable imagery and abstract imagery. Continue reading for ph ... More >>
Jean Charlot (1898-1979, American, b. France) LA LAVENDERA (THE WASHER WOMAN) 1937 oil on canvas 8 x 10 inches Collection of Francis T. and Peggy B. Reed © The Jean Charlot Estate LLC. With permission.Back in 1948, a group of European-inspired artists known as "The 15" shook up the Denver A ... More >>
Will somebody please write a poem about this?It can be hard to know what to make of art, especially when the art in question is that of Vance Kirkland, Colorado's foremost abstract expressionist. Sometimes, you need a little help with the interpretation -- and as far as that goes, what better ... More >>
"St. Francis and the Little Red Bull" (c. 1949) by Otto Bach.Quietly, in December, the Kirkland Museum opened a new installment of its ongoing Colorado art survey, a range of 51 art and decorative works, most of them culled from the museum's collection and many on view for the first time. The ... More >>
Museums stay open for one special night.
Colorado remembers another gifted member of the Vavra family.
Brief reviews of current shows.
Denver's Kirkland Museum enriches Lakewood with a Colorado art-history show.
Sci-Fi Uterus brings electronica out of the dark days.
Herbert Bayer is feted at Emil Nelson, while Vance Kirkland will be featured at the Newton Auditorium.
Vance Kirkland: A Colorado Painter's Life -- Early Works and Beyond, Colorado History Museum
The Colorado History Museum hosts Vance Kirkland and friends.
Beauty is in the eye of many beholders at the Foothills Art Center.