Dozens of Art Shows to See This Fall in Colorado

Melissa Thorne, Grove (detail), 2019.
Melissa Thorne, Grove (detail), 2019.
Wes Magyar
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The fall arts season is under way, with galleries and museums along the Front Range packing their schedules full of shows and related events. Keep reading to find out what's new and now.

40 West Arts District First Friday:  West Colfax Avenue gets arty as galleries, studios, restaurants and breweries welcome pedestrians starting at 5 p.m.on the first Friday of every month (excluding January); visitors can also stroll along the 40 West ArtLine. Free, West Colfax Avenue between Lamar and Teller streets, 303-275-3430, 40westarts.org.
Art District on Santa Fe First Friday: Visit galleries, studios, museums and work spaces on the first Friday of each month in this long-running street party. Year-round, 5:30-9:30 p.m., free, Santa Fe Drive between 13th and Alameda avenues, denversartdistrict.org.
Art Students League of Denver:  Lim Ok-Sang, through November 29. The Future Is Feminine, December 13-January 17. Free, Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant Street, 303-778-6990, asld.org.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities: Fine Art Market/ACES Show and Sale, December 5-22. Free, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, 720-898-7200, arvadacenter.org.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art: Helen Zughaib: Stories My Father Told Me, through November 24. Gretchen Marie Schaefer: Folding and Thrusting and Adriana Corral: Unearthed/Desenterrado, through January 19. $2, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th Street, Boulder, 303-443-2122, bmoca.org.
Clyfford Still Museum: Still: Elemental, through January 12. The Early Years: Clyfford Still in Canada, 1920-32, January 18-April 26. $8-$10, 1250 Bannock Street, 720-354-4880, clyffordstillmuseum.org.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center: O Beautiful!, through December 30. Notes From the Musick Collection, through February 9. The Broadmoor Art Academy and Its Legacy 1919-1970, through January 12. $10, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, 719-634-5581, fac.coloradocollege.edu.
Commonwheel Gallery: Holiday Market, through December 30. Free, Commonwheel Gallery, 102 Canon Avenue, Manitou Springs, 719-685-1008, commonwheel.com.
Curtis Center for the Arts: Curtis Center Instructor Show, through December 28. Free, Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, 303-797-1779, greenwoodvillage.com.
Dairy Arts Center: Grounded, through December 1. $5, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, 303-444-7826, thedairy.org.
Denver Art Museum:Treasures of British Art, through January 5. The Light Show, through May 3. Shantell Martin: Words and Lines, through January 31. Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, through February 2. Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington: Natural Forces, March 15-June 7. $10 and up, Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org.
The Fence: Instead of a museum, this traveling photography exhibit is displayed outdoors for all to see. Through November, free, Cherry Creek Park, 4 North University Boulevard, fence.photoville.com.

Get an up-close look at artists' creative spaces with this tour.EXPAND
Get an up-close look at artists' creative spaces with this tour.
Courtesy Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art: Bauhaus Centennial, through December 31. Colorado Abstract +10: A History, through January 12. $10, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, 1201 Bannock Street, 303-832-8576, kirklandmuseum.org.
Longmont Museum: Ruckus Rodeo, through January 5. Día de los Muertos, through November 4. $8, Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont, 303-651-8374, longmontcolorado.gov.
MCA Denver: Stacy Steers: Edge of Alchemy; Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation; and Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler: Flora, through April 5. Winners of the Octopus Initiative art-lending lottery selected the 15th of every month. $5-$8, MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany Street, 303-298-7554, mcadenver.org.
McNichols Building: Bauhaus 100: Design and Sustainability and Para Mi Pueblo: Chicano Murals of Colorado, through December 22. Free, McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Avenue, 720-865-4220, mcnicholsbuilding.com.
Museum of Outdoor Arts: Natura Obscura, through December 29. Ties Forward, through December. Robert Mangold: Sculpture on the Green II, through April. Various Denver locations, 303-806-0444, moaonline.org.
Next Gallery: Holiday Show, November 22-December 31. Free, Next Gallery, 6851 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, 303-433-4933, nextartgallerydenver.com.
PACE Center Art Gallery: Colorado Showcase: Good Things Come…, through December 20. Free, PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, 303-805-6800, parkerarts.org.

Elizabeth Aragon-Blanton is being inducted into Return of the Corn Mothers, a traveling photography exhibit.EXPAND
Elizabeth Aragon-Blanton is being inducted into Return of the Corn Mothers, a traveling photography exhibit.
Courtesy Return of the Corn Mothers

Return of the Corn Mothers: Inspiring Women of the Southwest: The traveling photography exhibit inducts eight Southwestern women as modern-day Corn Mothers (mythological Pueblo women who helped create the world). Through November 30, Rawlings Branch Library, 100 East Abriendo Avenue, Pueblo, cornmothers.com.

Yuri Pattison. Sunset Provision (detail), 2017.
Yuri Pattison. Sunset Provision (detail), 2017.
Courtesy of the artist and mother's tankstation, Dublin and London.

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design: Patterns Artist Talks: Paul Pfeiffer, January 21. Yuri Pattison, February 18. 6:30 p.m., free with registration, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce Street, Lakewood, rmcad.edu.
The Schoolhouse Gallery: Curious Compositions, through January 4. Free, the Schoolhouse Gallery, 19650 East Mainstreet, Parker, 303-805-6800, parkerarts.org.
Spark Gallery: Barbara Baer, Gary Manuel and Rob Watt, November 21-December 15. Member Show, December 19-January 19. Annalee Schorr, Keith Howard and Judi Lightfield, January 23-February 16. Phillip Potter, Bill Ballas and J. Bruce Wilcox, March 19-April 12. Barbara Carpenter and Deborah Ryan, April 16-May 10. Free, Spark Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive, 720-889-2200, sparkgallery.com.
Tansey Contemporary: Chris Hill: The Power of Line, through December 7. Free, Tansey Contemporary, 1743 Wazee Street, 720-596-4243, tanseycontemporary.com.
UCCS Presents: Vadis Turner: Megaliths, through December 8. Great Expectations: 2020, January 3-March 7. Seat of Learning, February 27-May 16. Senior Visual Art Majors Exhibition, April 17-May 16. Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, 719-255-32332, uccspresents.org.
Wild: Buffalo in Boulder: This exhibit combines fine art, natural science, film and conservation efforts to tell the tale of the magnificent shaggy beasts. Through January 12, $10, Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway, Boulder, 303-449-3464, museumofboulder.org.

The deadline is past for these listings, which were compiled for our Fall Arts Guide. But we highlight hundreds of events every week on westword.com; send information on upcoming dates, including art shows, to editorial@westword.com.

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