#45: Darrin AlfredAs associate curator of architecture, design and graphics at the Denver Art Museum, Darrin Alfred -- who cut his teeth at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art before landing in Denver -- keeps the museum's design collection up-to-date, while curating such shows as 2009's popular ... More >>
In the 1960s, when Tom Wesselmann, whose work is currently on display at the Denver Art Museum, first gained national attention, and into the '70s, his name was mentioned in the same breath as that of Warhol, Johns and Rauschenberg. Today, not so much. On a personal note, I teach one of those soup-t ... More >>
Catherine Opie began shooting photographs at the height of the AIDS crisis. Her portraits of LGBTQ people were born from the urgency of the moment: She was watching her friends die. Over the years, her work has evolved from documentary portraiture and landscapes toward greater abstraction and a stud ... More >>
Johnny Minotaur, surrealist poet and artist Charles Henri Ford's 1971 film, is a lyrical explosion of taboos: Incest, man-boy love and power dynamics, pansexuality and autoeroticism are just a few of the issues he grapples with. After the film was lost for two decades, the New American Cinema Group ... More >>
Anonymous avengers who started their quest in 1985, Guerrilla Girls spotlight institutionalized sexism and racism in the art world through radical acts of exposure. Simultaneously infiltrating the gallery world and educating the public on the lack of representation for women and people of color in a ... More >>
MM Serra is struggling to find a New York City venue bold enough to exhibit Charles Henri Ford's 1971 surrealist memoir film, Johnny Minotaur. Nobody wants to bite. This experimental classic reflects on teen sexuality with explicit homoerotic imagery. Unnamed institutions refuse to show it ... More >>
Whether you are a raincoat-wearing heavy-breather, an academic seeking fodder for educational frottage or a run-of-the-mill cineaste, beware, you had better be of age and hope the city authorities do not bust this festival up: The Denver Film Society has curated a lineup of erotic films sure to fan ... More >>
The end of the world as we know it may come quickly. According to performance artist Rob Andrews, the apocalypse might even begin this Sunday. The artist's previous pieces have involved everything from washing people's feet for twelve hours in a marketplace in Macedonia to carrying a door from Coney ... More >>
The Broncos may have taken a beating in that preseason game in Seattle Saturday night, but the team's Executive Vice President of Football Operations still has fans across the country. Here's proof -- an artistic endorsement of the sixteen-year team veteran and Hall of Famer that seems better suite ... More >>
Only 23 years old, New York's Nicolas Jaar is turning heads in the electronic-music world with his cerebral take on left-field house and experimental techno that makes frequent use of live instrumentation performed by Jaar himself. A 2012 graduate of Brown University, Jaar released his debut album, ... More >>
#77: Mark McCoin Experimental musician and multimedia artist Mark McCoin has paid his dues many times over, contributing a free-thinking, collaborative style of creativity to the Front Range scene over three decades. He's worked with a who's-who of the local avant-garde, and in the last of those dec ... More >>
Since 2007, Design OnScreen has worked to preserve modern architecture across America by producing and presenting films focusing on unheralded architects and designers, and also curating architecture-centered film festivals around the world. And it's fought this good fight from its headquarters in D ... More >>
The 35mm films are in place, and the University of Colorado Denver music students have their instruments ready. The Denver Silent Film Festival runs tomorrow through Sunday at the King Center on the Auraria campus, with screenings of silent-era classics and some lesser-known gems. We asked artisti ... More >>
Reed Weimer has been integral to the Navajo Street Arts District since its unofficial birth in the early '80s. He and his wife, Chandler Romeo, have worked side-by-side as both artists and landlords in this now-thriving art scene. Weimer -- whose paintings and prints hang in the Denver Art Museum, t ... More >>
Errol Morris cuts the Abu Ghraib MPs some slack in Standard Operating Procedure.
Don't blame Michael Haneke if you don't like what you see.
Vik Muniz makes unexpected art.
Charles Eames's work turns Emmanuel Gallery into a showcase of modern design.
The Denver Art Museum finally finds a permanent home for Herbert Bayerís works.
Denver Art Museum
This impressive south-of-the-border fest proves Varietyís Peter Bart wrong.
Take your best shot - again and again - when the Denver series debuts.
P Design Gallery
Brief reviews of current shows
Brief reviews of current shows
Catch a rare glimpse of mid-century modernist photographs at Gallery Sink.
MirrorMask is a thing of beauty, a joy forever, etc.
Herbert Bayer's genius is on display at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.
Visionary female artists step from the shadows at the CVA
Stencil Me In
Universal Limited Art Editions
Rule hosts a show of blue-chip works from a New York printmaker.
The DAM puts the Hallmark photo collection in sharp focus.
Come to think of it, a Subway Series might be a good thing.
The Metro State Center for the Visual Arts champions a century's worth of women artists.
Matisse comes to Denver -- via Baltimore.
Stars Forever (Le Grand Magistery)/K.K.K.K.K.(Le Grand Magistery)
New York baseball nostalgia hits Denver.