5 of the Most Unique Exhibits at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art

Denver Museum of Contemporary ArtThe Denver Museum of Contemporary Art has been a Denver cultural institution since its founding in 1996. After moving in to its current state-of-the-art home in 2007 right in the heart of the city, the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art is the region’s home for art and culture. Next time you are in the Mile High City, don’t miss your chance to visit the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art!

Founded nearly 20 years ago, the museum was housed in a renovated fish market in the LoDo area of Denver until 2007 when the new home of the museum was opened. The 27,000 square-foot facility is filled with natural light which comes from hidden skylights throughout the building. Gaze upon the Platte Valley from gorgeous windows while enjoying the five story museum which is home to a library, shop, education building and a rooftop café.

Here is a glimpse at some of the current exhibitions that are on display now at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art.

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty

The Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty exhibit is on until January 31, 2016. According to the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art website, “The exhibition explores in detail the myriad image choices Minter has made as a painter and photographer, the evolution of her style and technique, and her mode of production, including her organization of an unusual studio of assistants trained to create hyper-real, sometimes dizzyingly painted surfaces.”

Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends – Feb. 20 – July 31, 2016

This exhibit will display 10 years of work from Brian Bress including video, sculpture, and works on paper. Bress’s art begins with sketches and doodles and then are transformed into two dimensions and three that span through video and onto brilliant backdrops. There will be a talk from the artist on April 28.

Arne Svenson – The Neighbors – Feb. 19 – June 5, 2016

Svenson captured images of the lives of his neighbors for over a year and has created an exhibit that is tribute to these domestic lives. There will be over 20 photographs displayed which have created a debate over voyeurism, camera culture and surveillance. Svenson was brought into legal trouble but successfully appealed which will be brought up around his exhibit. He will present a talk on March 31 at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art.

Laura Shill – Phantom Touch – Feb. 19 – July 3, 2016

According to the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, “For her first solo museum exhibition, Denver-based Laura Shill will create a new installation that features reclaimed materials in richly mannered, densely layered environments and which plays with the space as a site of disclosure and concealment. It will also include many of her Absent Lovers series in which the artist appropriates images from covers of Harlequin romance novels to create hauntingly beautiful cyanotypes.”

With so many great exhibits that will be displayed at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art in 2016, there is no excuse to miss any of them. While looking to enjoy these great exhibits, book a stay with Castle Marne conveniently located in downtown Denver. We are one of the premier bed and breakfasts and will make your stay in the Mile High City as best it can be.

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Photo Credit: David Shankbone / Jonas Burgert exhibition at Denver Museum of Contemporary Art / Flickr