Denver, Volume 20 Number 1 January 2009

Editor’s Note: To save space and aid in speed of downloading this page, photos originally included in this issue are available on our “The Artworld Selects” page.

Denver

Touching down in the Mile High City, the iconic white teepees of the Denver International Airport greet you. Art immediately surrounds you, and welcomes you to this city of awakening artistic vision. Follow the suspended, painted-airplane sculptures in Patty Ortiz’s Experimental Aviation installation above you, as you head to the airport trams. Take in Antonette Rosato and William Maxwell’s Kinetic Light Air Curtain (made of mini propellers) while you ride to the baggage claim — and you are on your way to a great art adventure, in a city where public art and architecture have grown at light speed in recent years.

The cultural scene in Denver is thriving, and ARTExpress made a recent visit to see first-hand all the new art offerings. Topping our list of must-see cultural spots is the Denver Art Museum, located in downtown Denver in the heart of the Golden Triangle Museum District and the Civic Center Cultural Complex. Much attention has been focused on the DAM and its fantastical new Daniel Libeskind-designed Frederic C. Hamilton Building, since its opening in October of 2006. Named for one of Denver’s preeminent philanthropists and DAM board member, Hamilton’s twenty-million gift was the building’s signature donation.

Seeing the striking building — which has been likened to an Imperial Cruiser from “Star Wars” by The New York Times, is an awe inspiring sight — with jutting walls and thrusting peaks that mimic spiky forms of rock crystals, as well as the slopes and summits of the distant Rocky Mountains. Libeskind linked his dynamic addition to Gio Ponti’s main museum building from 1971, which is a glass, tile-clad building resembling a modern fortress. The link between the two buildings — the Hamiliton addition and the original museum building — also called the North building — comes together in the El Pomar Atrium. Here you experience a foreshadowing of Libeskind’s eccentric spaces — vast, sloping walls and dramatic angles, and light-filled skylights — punctuated by a grand staircase that leads into the two main buildings. Cross the dramatic, cantilevered section of the Hamilton Building via the enclosed steel and glass bridge and you enter into a wonderland for art.

What Libeskind has done so successfully with this building is create a forum where divergent art forms converge in a surprising, yet compelling manner. Traverse the Western American Galleries, (DAM has world-class collections of Native American Art and Western Art) to the Temporary Exhibition spaces beyond. Stop and see Clyfford Still Unveiled: Selections from the Estate, an exhibition highlighting the artist’s work, as well as a model of the Clyfford Still Museum. Designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture, the Still museum is slated to break ground in early 2009, and will be situated next door to the Hamilton addition to the DAM, adding another jewel to Denver’s art and architecture crown.

As you ascend the angular staircase to the Modern & Contemporary galleries on the 3rd and 4th floors, take in Tatsuo Miyajima’s Engi — a fascinating mixed-media installation featuring LED flashing numbers. Libeskind’s unique, angular rooms are fantastic backdrops for installations — like Sandy Skoglund’s Fox Games, where a plethora of grey foxes sleuth through a completely red restaurant. An outstanding sculpture exhibition features diverse examples of figural works, including Antony Gormley’s Quantum Cloud XXXIII, artfully displayed in an angular corner of the gallery. Other sculptures are tucked away in secret spaces — just walking through the galleries is an adventure. African and Oceanic collections are displayed in adjoining galleries, and the dialog between the ethnic and contemporary art is both thought provoking and successful.

From the third-floor galleries, step outside to experience the Sculpture Deck, where large-scale outdoor sculptures are displayed against the building’s dramatic, jutting forms. Look down from your perch here and take in several prominent new acquisitions placed around the Hamilton wing in the plaza’s public spaces. Big Sweep, by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Lau Tzu, by Mark di Suvero, and Louise Bourgeois’s giant bronze spider, are among the highlights here.

Making your way over to the Museum of Contemporary Art, take in some of Denver’s great public works of art en route to the museum — they are everywhere around you and in close proximity. Denver’s Public Art Program was established in 1988 and includes more than 250 works. (Download their informative Public Art Guide for a complete listing of works.) Directly across from the DAM is the Michael Graves-designed Public Library, with The Yearling, a whimsical, large-scale Donald Lipski sculpture gracing the front lawn. Look across the Civic Center Cultural Complex from the museum to the Webb Municipal Building, where a giant, Carrera marble head by Larry Kirkland graces the outdoor plaza. And don’t miss (it would be hard to miss!) Jonathan Borofsky’s giant, white Dancers in front of the Denver Performing Arts Complex or Bernar Venet’s Indeterminate Line in front of the Wells Fargo Theatre.

MCA Denver opened to critical acclaim in October of 2007 in its new digs in LoDo (lower downtown) in a contemporary building by the hot, London-based architect David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates. Designed to be thought provoking and interactive, the museum has no front door. Instead, an entire wall opens up to welcome you as you make your way up the front walkway, beckoning you to enter the building to experience “Culture in the making,” which is their catch phrase. The MCA seems to be living up to its promises to deliver on this slogan — their interactive website asks the visitor “What’s it to you?”, opening a dialog that the museum is pursuing online, as well as within its walls. As you purchase your entrance ticket, you are asked to remember your favorite works of art in the museum and vote on them when you have finished your tour. On the museum’s top floor, in the “Idea Box,” there are photos of prominent works of art from the current shows and you are requested to place first, second and third place ribbons next to your choices for best works of art — a fun, interactive component. The “culture in the making” concept is further enhanced with their Open Shelf Library, where each exhibiting artist is encouraged to create a shelf filled with inspirations for their work. Through this program, the museum is furthering its mission as a “non-collecting, truly contemporary presenter of visual culture in the making.”

The MCA — a kunsthalle — offers a diverse array of exhibitions from national and international artists — including a Damien Hirst show in the Large Works Gallery (through August 2009), and a fine Jane Hammond photography exhibit on view through February 8th. Both are worth the visit. Be sure to make your way up to the rooftop to see the June S. Gates Garden, which exemplifies the beauty of the museum’s green building philosophy with its native Colorado plantings. Take in the surrounding views and stop by the MCA CAFÉ for a snack before venturing forth for more art experiences in the Mile High City, or walk a few blocks to Larimer Square, where there are plenty of places to enjoy a quick lunch.

The final stop on our tour is RedLine, a dynamic, new, contemporary visual arts center in the nearby River North Arts District (RiNo). Opened in October of 2008, the venue is the brain child of artist and philanthropist Laura Merage. RedLine offers affordable artists’ studios on site to promising local artists, in addition to a large exhibition space for the display of first-rate contemporary art. The inaugural show, through a glass darkly, was created in conjunction with P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York and shows the fine quality of offerings the center will feature. The celebrated Denver architectural firm, Semple Brown Design, transformed the former auto parts warehouse into a striking new space that has already garnered a design award.

Denver has created a dynamic cultural center for its residents, and a magnet for attracting visitors from near and far with these fabulous new destinations. Put the beautiful and forward-looking Gateway to the Rockies on your 2009 wish list!

— Alison Hahn, Publisher

Focus Denver

HOTELS
Hotel Teatro, 1100 14th Street, Tel. 303-228-1100. Zagat rated Hotel Teatro the “Best Hotel in Denver,” in 2006, and ARTExpress loves the downtown location near the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and adjacent to the Golden Triangle Museum District. Located in a historic building, the hotel is part of the Landmark Preservation Trust and offers smallish, elegant rooms. This lovely boutique hotel offers first-rate service and two fine restaurants by award-winning Colorado chef Kevin Taylor.

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1881 Curtis Street, Tel. 303-312-3800. Denver’s newest luxury hotel, the Ritz features scenic, Rocky Mountain views from the heart of downtown. What we love about the Ritz is its superb quality — spacious rooms featuring feather beds and 400-thread-count Frette linen sheets for a wonderful night’s rest. Their signature restaurant is Elway, named for the Denver Broncos’ most famous player — John Elway. All guests have privileges at Forsa, a state-of-the-art fitness facility.

Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, 321 17th Street, Tel. 303-297-3111. The traditional high-end choice for visitors, the Brown Palace remains Denver’s oldest, best-loved and most famous hotel. Located in the heart of downtown, this national treasure has welcomed all the modern presidents, with the exception of Calvin Coolidge. The large-scale rooms are comfortable and welcoming, and the spa is first rate. A variety of dining options are available in-house, including the highly regarded Palace Arms Restaurant.

RESTAURANTS
Duo, 2413 West 32nd Avenue, Tel. 303-477-4141. Locals are flocking to Duo for the relaxed ambiance and delicious, contemporary, American-comfort fare by chef John Broening, and sought-after deserts by pastry chef Yasmin-Lozada-Hissom. The trendy Highlands neighborhood is a draw, and Gourmet Magazine named it one of the “Top 100 Farm-to-Table Restaurants in America,” for its use of local organic ingredients.

Restaurant Kevin Taylor, Hotel Teatro, 1100 14th Street, Tel. 303-820-2600. Specializing in contemporary French cuisine, this restaurant has set the standard for luxury dining in the Mile High City. Named one of Travel + Leisure’s 50 best hotel restaurants, it will tempt you to savor the delicacies from one of the prix-fixe menus, with accompanying wine pairings. for a truly gourmet European-style meal!

Z Cuisine Bistrot and À Côté Parisian Wine Bar, 2239 & 2245 West 30th Avenue, Tel. 303-477-1111. Thanks to Daniele Robson of the MCA, we know where to head for authentic French food in Denver. Chef-owner Patrick DuPays’ Z Cuisine is the spot. Located in the historic Highlands neighborhood, this charming, unassuming bistro, with moderately priced dishes and du jour specials, features a wonderful assortment of menu offerings based on fresh, locally grown organic ingredients. Z Cuisine’s neighboring wine bar serves amazing cheeses, charcuteries and bistro plates, as well as classic French desserts with a mélange of fine estate wines by the glass and the bottle. Chosen as “Denver’s Best Wine Bar 2008” by Westword Newspaper.

Potager, 1109 Ogden Street, Tel. 303-832-5788. With a captivating location on Capital Hill, Potager is a hip, garden-influenced restaurant said to be the preferred venue of local chefs! We think this is a great indicator of the kind of garden-fresh, seasonal menu offerings that will entice you, as award-winning chef Teri Rippeto prepares some of the city’s finest food.

Palace Arms, Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th Street, Tel. 303-297-3111. Another hotel restaurant that earns the highest accolades from Bon Appétit and the Wine Spectator, this elegant spot continues to wow customers much as it did at the time the hotel opened in the late 19th century. Its extensive wine list is one of the finest in the Rockies.

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
RedLine, 2350 Arapaho Street, Tel. 303.296.4448. This dynamic, new contemporary art space was conceived and founded by philanthropist and artist, Laura Merage. With artists’ studios on site, the venue presents cutting-edge contemporary exhibits that are meant to raise the bar for Denver’s art offerings, while simultaneously giving a forum and voice to local talent. Located in the RiNo (River North Arts) District, the award-winning building was designed by local talent at Semple Brown Design. The inaugural show, “through a glass, darkly,” runs through January 16, 2009. Hours: Mon.- Fri. 9-5, or by appointment.

Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Tel. 720-865-5000. Located in the Golden Triangle Museum District, this amazing museum is filled with a diverse collection of Western art, as well as art and artifacts from around the world. The eccentric Gio Ponti-designed North Building from 1971 connects to the even more exotic new Frederic C. Hamilton Building by Daniel Libeskind. DAM is not to be missed, with its brilliant collection, exquisite spaces and great interactive opportunities for art aficionados of all ages. Palettes restaurant offers fine, contemporary American dining in the new building, and the Museum Shop has outposts in both buildings. Hours: Tues.- Sat. 10-5, Fri. 10-10, Sun. noon-5.

MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany Street, Tel. 303-298-7554. You will not want to miss this gem of a museum designed by the star-of-the-moment — Tanzanian-born, London-based architect David Adjaye. The MCA is his first major public commission in the United States, and is a remarkable achievement. You will know you’ve arrived when the museum’s monolithic wall opens to welcome you as you ascend the front walkway. SHOP MCA is filled with art catalogues and books, and food offerings can be had on the rooftop at MCA CAFE, where you can take in the view and enjoy light Italian fare during museum hours — Tues.-Sun. 10-6, Fri. until 10PM.

The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, 1311 Pearl Street, Tel. 303-823-8576. An important collection of 20th-century decorative arts from around the world, including examples from the Bauhaus, DeStijl, and Art Deco, among others, can be viewed in this unique, small museum.. Adding to the quirky, eclectic mix, the museum also features a retrospective of the work of Vance Kirkland (for whom the museum is named), an acclaimed Colorado artist (1904-1981), plus a wide array of art from other local and regional artists. Hours: Tues.- Sat. 11-5, Sun. 1-5.

Robischon, 1740 Wazee Street, Tel. 303-298-7788. Presenting fine contemporary art by nationally and internationally known artists, Robischon has been a fixture in Denver since 1976. Their website includes an extensive list of represented artists, including well-known Colorado artists Terry Maker, Scott Chamberlin and Jack Balas, as well as a significant group of contemporary Chinese artists.

Rule Modern and Contemporary Gallery, 227 Broadway, Tel. 303-777-9473. Local art cognescenti consider Rule to be one of the top Denver galleries, showing national and local artists. The gallery also features fine art prints from the noted workshops of Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE).

Shopping
Urban Lifestyle, 1720 Wazee Street, Tel. 303-572-7900.This is a fantastic design store -– we loved it the moment we saw it enroute to one of Denver’s finest galleries -– Robischon -– also located on Wazee Street. It features great design –- like a museum store, only more diverse and more interesting. Owner Steven Whitney will graciously welcome you to peruse his chic wares. Convenient LoDo locale makes this a perfect shopping spot while you are making your way around town.

Ella Bleu, 200 Quebec Street, Bldg. 500, Suite 109, Tel. 720-859-3111. Enjoy this beautiful feminine boutique that carries fine gift items, as well as designer clothing for women and children.

News

It hasn’t been all that long since Steve Nash left the pleasures of Dallas’ Nasher Sculpture Center where he was the founding director, for the leadership position at what was known as the Palm Springs Desert Museum — now the Palm Springs Art Museum. Shortly after arriving, he met a visitor to the desert, Mark Coetzee, director of Miami’s Rubell Family Collection. One thing followed another and soon there was an agreement to establish a long-term relationship between the museum and the Rubell Collection, beginning with the recently opened exhibition, Against All Odds: Keith Haring in the Rubell Family Collection (through 1-18-09), curated by Coetzee especially for the PSAM. The project is the first in a series of collaborations between the two entities and should guarantee a lively coast-to-coast exchange. Other not-to-be-missed winter-season exhibits include Wayne Thiebaud: Seventy Years of Painting (2-11-09 through 5-9-09), featuring many never-before-seen works from the family’s collections, and Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits (1-17-09 through 4-19-09). During January, the museum’s Annenberg Theater will play host to a variety of events associated with the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 6-19. One of the country’s premiere film events, this year’s festival will bestow the Career Achievement Award upon Clint Eastwood and the town will be overflowing with film revelers for almost two weeks — making it very hard to find a place to stay. Our favorite is the lovely old desert standby, the La Quinta Resort & Club, now a part of the Hilton Waldorf Astoria Collection. It has a very 1920s Casablanca air about it. But, be aware that, while it’s a great place to escape the festival chaos downtown, it’s a long haul after a late film. Perhaps the most convenient and chic option is Gene Autry’s Old Melody Ranch, now the Parker Palm Springs, sited on thirteen acres of desert gardens not far from the heart of downtown. The design is by New York’s Jonathan Adler, so don’t be surprised that it is edgy/hip. Too bad the new Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage won’t open until fall[pay].

Despite the uncertain times, New York is still gearing up for the annual — and venerable — Armory Show (March 5-8) at 12th Avenue at 55th Street and Piers 92 and 94. Numerous satellite fairs are also scheduled (check armoryshow.com and armoryartsweek.com) and, as we go to press, the exhibitors’ list is longer than ever. To round out five great days of top-drawer art viewing, on March 9, the Asia Society will host a gala members’ opening for the exhibition Asian Art in Post-War America.

Nearby at ICP (International Center of Photography), four landmark, intertwined exhibitions should not be missed: Edward Steichen in High Fashion: The Condé-Nast Years, 1923-1937 is the centerpiece, surrounded by Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now; This is Not a Fashion Photograph, and, finally, Munkacsi’s Lost Archive. Taken together, they offer a stunning survey of 20th-century fashion (and fashion-inspired) photography, featuring many of the premiere figures, beginning with the greatest of them all, Edward Steichen. The founder of fashion modernism, he is seen here in rare works from the Condé-Nast Steichen Archive (largely works from Vogue and Vanity Fair). The exhibition was organized by the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, and the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis. All four shows will be on view through May 3. The frosting on this grand cake is The Pictures Generation exhibit at the Met, which looks at a generation of American artists who emerged from the rich 1980s picture culture, dominated in part by the fashion world. Artists include Cindy Sherman, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Laurie Simmons, David Salle, James Casebere, Robert Longo… and more (April 21-August 2).

If you’re in Madrid for ARCO (one of the best and most carefully focused of the European art fairs), don’t pass up an opportunity to sample the city’s superb chocolaterías — who knew there was a 500-year-old chocolate tradition in Spain? Columbus is said to have brought it home from the Americas in 1502. Paco Torreblanca is a good place to start! It is the choice of the royal family; Alma de Cacao specializes in dark chocolate and unusual flavors; Chocolateria is the oldest 1894) — all are grand!

One of the best reasons to spend art time in Madrid is to visit the newly opened CaixaForum. In its first nine months, the Herzog & de Meuron redesign of a late 19th-century power plant (shades of their Tate Modern) pulled in more than a million visitors. The building’s pierced designs in oxidized steel create magical effects day or night. The exterior features an eccentrically sculptured roof designed to develop a dialogue with the urban environment, and, below, the architects have magically lifted the vintage brick structure off of the ground to create a new, welcoming space. Set in a square facing the Paseo del Prado, in the heart of the city’s cultural center, the facade on the square is the site of an urban, vertical garden created by the architects with botanist Patrick Blanc. The new below-building space also carves out room for a landscaped entry plaza, an auditorium, parking, and services, while the upper building houses the lobby, galleries, restaurant and offices. The galleries are a triumph — grand-scale, white, pristine, loft-style enclosures that epitomize the “clean, well-lighted space” aesthetic. Programs match the ambitious design and include not only visual arts exhibitions, but film, theater, and literature as well. The CaixaForum is not to be confused with its sister institution, the Fundacion Caja Madrid; both present excellent exhibitions. La Caixa is Spain’s largest savings bank, with headquarters in Barcelona (Caja is Caixa translated from Catalan). The bank’s foundation supports very important arts programs throughout Spain.

— Connie Glenn, Editor-in-Chief

Great Addresses

IN PALM SPRINGS
La Quinta Resort & Club
, 49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, Tel. 760-564-4111, 800-598-3828. Ask for a “Resort Casita” facing one of the pools. We like the 800 series or the 1700-1900 series. Stay away from the 100-500 group where the pools are not adequate. Plan to go in to Palm Desert for dinner, even though you’ve enjoyed a big lunch at the pool — just pick up the phone and it will arrive at your chair.

The Parker Palm Springs, 4200 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Tel. 760-770-5000. From Gene Autry’s ranch to Merv Griffin’s Givenchy Resort, this has always been a choice property. Revived in 2004 as The Parker, designed by Jonathan Adler, it is now Palm Spring’s top resort. With just 131 rooms, it’s not the place for a cast of thousands like so many of the huge family resorts. Try the world-class spa — the Palm Springs Yacht Club.

Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Tel. 760-322-4800, Annenberg Theater Box Office, Tel. 760-325-4490. The museum has evolved from a general art/natural history museum of the desert to a full-fledged art museum with 26 galleries, two sculpture gardens, a 90-seat lecture hall, plus the 433-seat Annenberg Theater, Museum Shop and Cafe. Hours are Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. 10-5; Thurs. 12-8.

IN NEW YORK
The Armory Show
, 12th Avenue at 55th Street and Piers 92 and 94. Opening day, Wednesday, March 4 by invitation; Thursday, March 5-Saturday, March 7 noon-8 PM; Sunday, March 8 noon-7 PM. Admission tickets are available at the door during show hours: $30 general, $10 student 4-day pass $60. General inquiries: info@thearmoryshow.com; The Armory Show, 7 West 34th Street, Suite 1027, NY 10001, Tel. 212-645-6440.

International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, Tel. 212-857-0000. “The Year of Fashion” begins January 16th with a series of four exhibits that run through May 3rd, and continues May 16th through September 6th with Avedon Fashion Photographs, 1944-2000 and David Seidner: Paris Fashion, 1945. Together, these six fabulous projects will revolutionize our views of both the genre and its impact on our visual world[pay].

The Iroquois New York, 49 West 44th Street, Tel. 212-840-3080, 800-332-7220. Looking for a midtown respite? The Iroquois has been a bit under the radar for years and has a devoted clientele (lots of Condé-Nast folks) that doesn’t share the secret. Five minutes from the Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center or Times Square, it’s a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, beautifully appointed and friendly.

The Greenwich Hotel, 377 Greenwich Street, Tel. 212-941-8900. Robert De Niro’s new hotel, conveniently next door to his office in TriBeCa, is a celebration of exquisite details, ranging from custom-crafted furnishings to antique mirrors salvaged from the Flatiron Building. The Shibui Spa features portions of a 250-year-old Kyoto farmhouse and AGO Restaurant (owned by De Niro and Harvey Weinstein) is the New York home of famed chef Agostino Sciandri — all in all, a triumph!

The Mark New York, 25 East 77th Street, Tel. 212-606-4500. The Mark is scheduled to reopen in January, in its restored 1927 building just off Central Park. In the new incarnation, it is part hotel, part residential ownership, and features gorgeous interiors by the renowned French designer Jacques Grange, while the house restaurant will be by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Check back for the date certain.

A.P.C., 131 Mercer Street near Prince Street. This French boutique with outlets in SoHo and Los Angeles is very Euro-hip but filled with smart, informal wearables for men and women, and friends swear by their jeans. I like the chic sweaters.

IN MADRID
Paco Torreblanca
, Juan Bravo, 12, Tel. 34 91 577 16 62. With a fabulous selection of panettoni, pastries, cakes and chocolates, this famous house provides art for the eyes and for the palate.

Alma de Cacao, Calle de Velázquez, 41, Tel. 34 91 435 00 57. Whether you love truffles, creams or chocolate treats filled with imaginative delights, there are 56 varieties of chocolates using cacao beans from destinations as diverse as Java and Venezuela.

CaixaForum, Paseo Prado, 36, Tel. 34 913 307 300. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-8. The restaurant, Arturo, is open Mon.-Sun. 10-8. Don’t miss this extraordinary Herzog & de Meuron building! Current exhibitions include Etruscan Princes: Between East and West (through January 18) and Yi School: Thirty Years of Chinese Abstract Art (through February 16).

Fundación Caja Madrid, Plazas San Martin, 1, Tel. 34 902 246 810. In 2003, the Caja Madrid Foundation joined the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation to jointly organize modern and contemporary art projects. From February 10-May 17, the joint exhibition, at both institutions, will be The Shadow, depicting the role of the shadow in art from the Renaissance to the present day.

La Broche, Calle Miguel Angel, 29-31, Tel. 34 913 993 437. One of a very few landmark Madrid restaurants, La Broche was founded in 2000 by Ferran Adria protege Sergi Arola. An elegant minimalist setting allows some of Spain’s most radical cuisine to shine, and head chef Angel Palacios continues to amaze. Reservations are available on line at labroche.com.

Travel Bookshelf

Guides
Jan Faust. eat.shop denver: The Indispensable Guide to Inspired, Locally Owned Eating and Shopping Establishments, 2008.
Linda Castone. Insiders Guide to Denver, 2009.
Eric Peterson, et al. Frommer’s Denver, Boulder & Colorado Springs, 2007.

Art & Architecture
Denver Art Museum: Highlights from the Collection, 2006.
Denver Art Museum: Art Spaces, 2006.
Pre-Columbian Art in the Denver Art Museum Collection, 2003.
Daniel Libeskind. Breaking Ground, 2004.
Dianne Perry Vanderlip. The View from Denver: Contemporary American Art from the Denver Art Museum.

Peter Allison. David Adjaye: Making Public Buildings, 2006.
Douglas Waitley. William Henry Jackson: Framing the Frontier.
William Henry Jackson, et al. Colorado 1870-2000.
Kiel Moe. Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture (David Adjaye).
Neal Benezra, et al. Clyfford Still, 2001.

History
Joshua Dinar. Denver Then and Now, 2002.
Myron Vallier Historic Photos of Denver, 2007.
Elizabeth Young and Cade Nethercott. On Colfax Avenue: A Victorian Childhood, 2004.
James Bretz. The Mansions of Denver: The Vintage Years 1870-1938, 2004.
James Griffin. Rio Grande Railroad, 2003.

and… strictly for fun…

Mysteries
Sarah Andrews. A Fall in Denver.
Nicole Johnson Tinisha. Searchable Whereabouts.
Nancy C. Johnson. Her Last Letter.

Calendar

Through Jan. 18 Denver Art Museum Clyfford Still Unveiled
Through Jan. 25 Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power
Through Jan. 25 Fondation Beyeler, Basel Venice: From Canaletto and Turner to Monet
Through Jan. 25 Phillips Collection, Washington, DC Christo: Over the River
Through Jan. 26 Centre Pompidou, Paris La Futurism À Paris
Through Feb. 1 Museum Ludwig, Cologne Gerhard Richter
Through Feb. 1 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Philippe de Montebello Years
Through Feb. 1 MCA, Chicago Jenny Holzer: Protect Protect
Through Feb. 1 Tate Modern, London Rothko: The Late Series
Through Feb. 1 LACMA, Los Angeles The Story of Photography: The Vernon Collection
Through Feb. 2 Louvre, Paris Picasso-Delacroix
Through Feb. 2 Grand Palais, Paris Picasso and the Old Masters
Through Feb. 2 MOMA, New York Pipilotti Rist: Put Your Body Out[pay]
Through Feb. 8 J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles Belles Heures of the Duke of Berry
Through Feb. 8 Denver Art Museum Ernest Blumenschein: In Contemporary Rhythm
Through Feb. 8 MCA, Denver Jane Hammond
Through Feb. 9 Getty Villa, Los Angeles Jim Dine
Through Feb. 15 Menil Foundation, Houston Max Ernst
Through Feb. 15 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Fra Angelico Altarpiece Paintings
Through Feb. 15 Whitney Museum, New York Alexander Calder: The Paris Years
Through Feb. 16 MOMA, New York Focus: Jasper Johns
Through Feb. 22 Musée de Luxembourg, Paris Miró to Warhol: The Berardo Collection
Through Feb. 22 SFMOMA, San Francisco Paul Klee’s Pedagogical Sketchbook
Through Feb. 28 Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO), Rome Ernesto Neto
Through Mar. 1 MCA, Denver Jonas Burgert
Through Mar. 1 Seattle Art Museum Edward Hopper’s Women
Through Mar. 15 Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art
Through Mar. 15 Dallas Museum of Art Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson
Through Mar. 15 OCMA, Newport Beach California Biennial
Through Mar. 22 Palazzo Grassi, Venice Italics: Italian Art Between Tradition and Revolution
Through Mar. 29 Victoria and Albert Museum, London Magnificence of the Tsars
Through Apr. 5 Philadelphia Musuem of Art Frank O. Gehry
Through Aug. 30 MCA, Denver Damien Hirst
Through Sept. 6 High Museum, Atlanta Louvre Atlanta
Jan. 14 - Jan. 18 London Art Fair

Jan. 21 - Jan. 25 Los Angeles Art Show
Jan. 23 - Jan. 25 Art LA
Jan. 25 - Apr. 19 LACMA, Los Angeles Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures
Feb. 11 - 16 ARCO 09, Madrid
Feb. 15 - May 25 MOCA, Los Angeles Dan Graham: Beyond
Feb. 19 - Feb. 23 The Art Show, ADA, New York
Mar. 1 - May 11 MOMA, New York Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective
Mar. 5 - Mar. 8 The Armory Show, New York
Mar. 5 - Mar. 8 Bridge Art Fair, New York

Mar. 15 - June 7 LACMA, Los Angeles Franz West, To Build a House Start with the Roof