After three years of renovation and new construction, The Denver Art Museum will reopen to the public on October 24 with a free general admission day. Director of The Denver Art Museum, Christoph Heinrich, says, “As part of the transformation of the Martin Building, we had a once in a lifetime opportunity to rethink and rehaul each and every one of the galleries.
Still Learning From the Ancient World
For centuries, people have marveled at a circle of upright stones standing on the Salisbury Plain outside of Wiltshire, England. How did the massive sandstones get there? What purpose did they serve? Who planted them? Spoiler alert: it wasn’t aliens.
Event Visitors Respond to Van Gogh Alive
Visitors shared their comments at the moment they exited the Van Gogh Alive event at Stanley Marketplace. A few chose not to comment, but all who did were enthusiastically positive about the experience.
Artificial Intelligence in Science Fiction (and, soon enough, in your home)
“Can they become like us? Can an Artificial Intelligence [AI] learn to love?” These are the kinds of questions that interest John M. Campbell, Central Park resident and science fiction author.
Four months before Juneteenth was declared a national holiday, Denver City Council, on Feb. 22, 2021, unanimously voted to make it an official commemorative holiday in Denver, to be celebrated on the Saturday closest to June 19. But Juneteenth celebrations in Denver can be traced all the way back to 1953 when businessman Otha Rice, who had a bar in Five Points, started the Juneteenth tradition in Denver.
Hubble Still Unveiling Mysteries of the Universe
“How many planets are there with people like us looking up and wondering whether there are other planets with people like them?” asks Chuck Stout, curator for the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.
Books by Local Authors
Roger Kahn’s “How Crested Butte Became a Tourist Town: Drugs, Sex, Sports, Arts and Social Conflict,” Zoe Argento’s “Isolation Island: A Pandemic Story,” and Kathryn Haber’s “Fear Less, Love More.”
Denver Art Museum: Frida, Diego, and a Who’s Who of Mexican Greats
The Denver Art Museum’s “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism” exhibit, conveys some of the power of Kahlo’s personality. The exhibit is from the private collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman. Twenty of Kahlo’s works complement 130 others that either center on her or add context and understanding to her life and times.
Knitting4Peace Projects and Fundraiser Nov. 2
Knitting4Peace volunteers across the U.S. make and deliver hand-crafted items to provide hope, comfort and support to marginalized or vulnerable people in local neighborhoods, as well as to individuals in global areas of conflict or suffering.
Artists’ Open Studios Go Virtual
The eighth annual Central Park Artists Open Studios (formerly Stapleton Artists Open Studios) will spotlight neighborhood artists, this year in virtual form: an online flipbook featuring all 21 artists and links to their websites.