Denver Art Museum

As the DAM and its visitors continue to enjoy the new Martin Building, several exhibits of note are on view. Specifically,

Carla Fernández Casa de Moda
A Mexican Fashion Manifesto

The DAM has a worldwide reputation for acknowledging and exhibiting fashion as art and this latest exhibit will only enhance that reputation.

Now showing through September 5, and the first exhibit ever to explore the contributions and techniques of Mexican artist and designer Carla Fernandez , A Mexican Fashion Manifesto explores how the eponymous design house and its mobile studio, Taller Flora, link ancient and contemporary techniques to create modern fashion for a worldwide market.

Modern Women, Modern Vision
Works from the Bank of America Collection

Photo credit: Sandy Skoglund, American, b. 1946) Revenge of the Goldfish, 1981

More than 100 photographic works of art from around the world are highlighted in Modern Women, Modern Vision now on display through August 28, 2022. This diverse photographic collection “…celebrates the bold and dynamic contributions of women to the development and evolution of photography in the 20th century”.

The exhibit covers the 20th century to date and is arranged in six themes: Modernist Innovators, Documentary Photography and the New Deal, the Photo League, Modern Masters, Exploring the Environment, and The Global Contemporary Lens. Some items not to miss: Neeta Madagar’s fascinating flora series; Diane Arbus’ photographs covering life in NYC in the 1960s and WPA sponsored photographer Dorothea Lange, who covered the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and life in America almost 100 years ago.

Age of Armor
Treasures from the Higgins Collection at the Worcester Art Museum

Looking to get out your inner Game of Thrones battler? Then this upcoming show is for you!

As seen on the DAM website, the Age of Armor exhibit “…examines the historical context of armor and the pragmatic functions it served, as well as the ideological sentiments about armor throughout time, from the Middle Ages into the modern era”. The show is supplemented by many pieces from Denver’s own collection exhibiting more than 100 pieces of armor and artifacts. It opens May 15, 2022 and is included with your general admission ticket.

Interested in something else? Here is the whole DAM calendar.


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