2009-10

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The Family Stage: Photographs by Janet Delaney, Todd Hido, and Cecil McDonald Jr.

September 24 – November 15, 2009

The Family Stage approaches domestic life from a multitude of photographic and human perspectives. The show immerses the viewer in the complexities of family dynamics, the simplicities of humdrum objects, and the sometimes turbulent, often sublime rhythms of home.

John Thompson, Abstract Landscape, 
oil on board, 20x16 (approx), no date

photo: Wm. O'Connor

John Edward Thompson: Colorado Modernist

November 12, 2009 – January 17, 2010

John E. Thompson (b. 1882) was a pioneering artist who served on the DU faculty from 1929 to his death in 1945. This exhibition gathers together paintings, sketches, and drawings from DU’s permanent art collection and other regional sources. It is the first of three practicum exhibitions curated this season by museum studies students taught by gallery director Dan Jacobs.

Still from Citizen, 2009. Video capture. Courtesy of the artist.

Cliff Evans: Citizen

Jan. 7–Feb. 21, 2010

Using recognizable images and personalities culled from the internet, Citizen is a spectacular, eye popping three-channel HD video installation. Evans lives and works in Brooklyn, NY; he is represented by Curator’s Office, Washington, DC and Luxe Gallery, New York, NY.

 

Kehinde Wiley, Madonna of the Rosary, 
oil on canvas, 

photo: Wm. O'Connor

The Gleaners: Contemporary Art from the Sarah and Jim Taylor Collection

February 11 – March 7, 2010

The second in this season’s series of practicum-based exhibitions. Jim Taylor is a prominent young designer/developer and patron of the arts in Denver. He and Sarah Taylor have assembled a new collection of highly contemporary American art, with a strong focus on African-American, Asian-American and Latino artists.

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Faculty Collects

April 1 – April 25, 2010

The second in this season’s series of practicum-based exhibitions. Jim Taylor is a prominent young designer/developer and patron of the arts in Denver. He and Sarah Taylor have assembled a new collection of highly contemporary American art, with a strong focus on African-American, Asian-American and Latino artists.

Leon Kroll, Untitled (New York) 1991.010, 
watercolor and gouache on paper, 18x13.5", 1940

photo: Wm. O'Connor

Master Watercolors

April 1 – April 25, 2010

Master Watercolors is the last of three exhibitions curated this season by students in a museum studies class at DU’s School of Art & Art History (SAAH). The works on display span more than a century of painting, 1885-2005, by artists as diverse as Albert Bierstadt (1891), John Singer Sargent (1906), Marsden Hartley (1924), Elizabeth Spalding (1930), Vance Kirkland (1946), and Jan Perry Mayer (2009). A fully illustrated catalog written by student curators Janie Askew, Kathryn Ninneman, and Caitlin Whaley will be available at the reception. Location: South Gallery.

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2010 BFA Exhibition

May 13 – June 5, 2010

Featuring works by students graduating from the DU School of Art & Art History studio arts, pre-art conservation, and electronic media arts and design (eMAD) programs.