Weekend fun at the Denver Art Museum with two for the price of one

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Posted Mon, Mar 10, 2014

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987), 100 Cans, 1962. Oil on canvas; 72 x 52 in. Collection Albright- Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1963. © 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation of Visual Arts, Inc. /Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Campbell Trademarks used with permission of Campbell Soup Company.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987), 100 Cans,
1962. Oil on canvas; 72 x 52 in. Collection Albright-
Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Gift of Seymour H.
Knox, Jr., 1963. © 2014 The Andy Warhol
Foundation of Visual Arts, Inc. /Artists Rights Society
(ARS), New York. Campbell Trademarks used with
permission of Campbell Soup Company.

DENVER — Anyone looking for something to do this weekend should look no further than the Denver Art Museum’s new exhibit “Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.”

The Modern Masters ticket not only allows the viewing of some of the greatest painting made in last century, it allows admission to the rest of the museum and a special exhibit at the Clyfford Still Museum.

Come see!

It’s one thing to say that an exhibit will have amazing pieces in it, and another for even those who don’t have a particular interest in art to know the artists in the show as masters. Modern Masters has that, spectators will have the rare chance to see works by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock, just to name a few of the featured artists. Modern Masters features a total of 50 masterworks.

DAM officials are particularly excited by Pollock’s piece Convergence which is considered one of his best works. Although Modern Masters has only been open since March 2, 2014, it is already receiving rave reviews. Denver Art Museum member Megan Shellman took her children to Modern Masters on opening day, but was only able to make it through half of the exhibit before her kids tired out. Shellman is currently planning to leave the kids at home and come back to really enjoy the art. “I absolutely loved Modern Masters,” she said.

Emily Stine, a marketing specialist and DAM member is also looking forward to Modern Masters, even after going to the museum’s annual meeting and hearing about all the other great exhibits lined up. Stine said she can’t wait for a chance to see Modern Masters and was looking forward to it more than any upcoming events.

Best of all

Clyfford Still, 1957-D No. 1, 1957. Oil on canvas; support: 113 x 159 in. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1959. © 2014 City and County of Denver and The Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Clyfford Still, 1957-D No. 1, 1957. Oil on canvas; support: 113 x 159 in. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1959. © 2014 City and County of Denver and The Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Even if the general excitement busing around Modern Masters wasn’t enough, college students have the privilege of student discounts. For $16, students can have an audio guided tour of Modern Masters go see the rest of the museum and go see a relate exhibition,  1959: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Exhibition Recreated at the Cylfford Still Museum. To see 1959 without an additional charge viewers just need to bring a valid ticket from Modern Masters with them to present and it doesn’t even have to be on the same day that the ticket was used.

“1959” is a recreation of one of Clyfford Still’s first big shows held at the Albright Art Gallery, which is the gallery that is lending the 50 masterworks for Modern Masters. Together the pieces by Still were shown at the same time and to the same audience as many of the Modern Masters’ works. Together these pieces give Denver audiences a look into 20th Century modernism that is hard to find outside of New York City.

Both exhibits will be open until June.

IF YOU GO:

What: Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons

Where: Denver Art Museum 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204.

Hours: Mon Closed, Tue-Thur 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 
Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: Adult: ($20 Non-member, $10 member)

College: $16 Non-member, $10 member)

Youth: $5 (6-18)

Children: (Free)

Parking: 12th Avenue and Broadway garage ($10 max)

For more information or to buy tickets visithttp://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

For more on 1959 at the Clyfford Still Museum visit:https://www.clyffordstillmuseum.org

1959
 Hours:
Mon Closed
Tue-Thur 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm

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