Visual Arts

See the Robert Adams show at the Denver Art Museum before it closes

The stunning Robert Adams: The Place We Live, at the Denver Art Museum, closes on New Year's Day, so this is your last chance to see it. The show highlights the photography of Adams, who became famous in the 1950s by taking pictures of development as it encroached on Colorado's natural beauty.

Want to learn more? Read Westword art critic Michael Paglia's October review.

The DAM describes the show like this:

This important retrospective offers a comprehensive look at the work of a 20th century master who challenges conventional ideas of landscape photography by looking at damaged, marginal, and overfamiliar places as well as places of quiet, seemingly untouched, beauty. Rather than offering escape, Adams inspires new ways of seeing by asking viewers to acknowledge and care for the world in all its imperfection. Born in 1937, Adams grew up in suburban Denver and lived and worked on Colorado's Front Range until moving to Oregon in 1997. Adams is among the most prominent and influential photographers of his generation.

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