2015-16 Vicki Myhren Gallery Exhibition Calendar

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Recent Gifts to the University Art Collections

August 27 through September 27, 2015

The Vicki Myhren Gallery continues to celebrate the donors of art to the University Art Collections. Through their generosity, the collections have grown rapidly, now numbering over 3,300 catalogued artworks. Among many other works, recent gifts include one of Vance Kirkland’s largest and most ambitious paintings, an anonymous Hudson Valley School landscape dating from around 1850, and a new selection of Southwestern and Native American works donated by the late Helen Driscoll. Newly conserved English landscape watercolors donated by alumna Elaine Long will also be on view, along with prints by Thomas Nast and James McNeill Whistler. Returning by popular demand—and selected by our viewers—will be a large-scale print by Andy Warhol, a recent gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Choose your favorite Warhol print and help make our selection by voting at https://udenver.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6nADtLMVswDz8CF


Annabeth Rosen: the whole is equal… 

October 8 through November 15, 2015

Opening Reception: October 8, 5-7 PM

This exhibition features pieces from an ongoing series of collected and bundled handmade ceramic “found” objects. Also included in the show are large-scale drawings relating to the to the ceramic artwork. Rosen, who is the Robert Arneson Endowed Chair in ceramic sculpture at University of California Davis, is a widely exhibited artist with works in many major art museums. She was also recently selected for “The Artist Project” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  To see examples of her artwork and learn more about the artist, click here and here.

“To bundle, to gather up the pieces; to fit them together compactly; to bind them; to gather the fragile; to make it strong. To bid them into something monstrous but elegant, sublimely on the edge of dangerous. Each piece a package of thoughts; ideas wrapped and offered as an “all’-in-one”. A bundle of emotions, bound, ready to be carried away”. Pamela Wilson-Rykman


Learning to See Color

January 14 through March 6, 2016

Opening Reception: January 14, 5-7 PM

In an exhibition co-curated by Vicki Myhren Gallery Director, Dan Jacobs, and Adjunct instructor of drawing and color theory, Jeffrey Keith, the underpinnings of color, with a particular emphasis on the shifting and elusive quality of the concept will be explored in order to help the viewer see color in a richer and more complex way. Artworks drawn from the University Art Collections will be placed in dialog with works by regional and national contemporary artists. Selections from the University Art Collections’ pristine portfolio of color studies by Bauhaus master Josef Albers (Formations and Articulations) will provide a through-line because this stunning collection of master prints was created as a career retrospective of his lifetime studying color and composition.


Early Women Artists of Colorado

March 24 through May 1, 2016

Opening Reception: March 24, 5-7 PM

The eleventh exhibition in conjunction with the Curatorial Practicum course will feature early Colorado women artists researched by graduate students in art history  under the direction of Dr. Annette Stott, Professor of Art History, and Dan Jacobs, Director of the Vicki Myhren Gallery and Curator of the University Art Collections, in a two year sequence of courses. A significant portion of the art displayed is on extended loan from the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art as part of a multi-year research partnership.


Campus-wide Juried Student Art Exhibition

May 12 through May 27, 2016

Opening Reception: May 12, 5-7 PM

In order to support a cross-disciplinary appreciation for art, this juried exhibition will be open to all University of Denver students, campus-wide. Detailed information on entry guidelines and submission deadline will be posted here shortly.

Learning to See Color - Artist Lineup

Learning to See Color - Artist Lineup

Our new exhibit opens in just a week! In anticipation of the opening we are releasing the full list of artists on display in the exhibit.
Learning to See Color Symposium, February 26
When: Friday, February 26, 2016 Where: Vicki Myhren Gallery More...
Learning to See Color Opening January 14!
Please join us for an opening reception celebrating Learning to See Color. January 14, 5-7 pm More...