5 Ways to Experience Art in January

New year, new things to explore. We may still be in COVID, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t amazing events to attend — both in person and online. As a reminder, there is no need to scour Denver’s event calendars, as we have researched the best art and culture events for you in January – all of which can be done from the comfort of your own home, or socially distanced and with a mask! From new exhibitions at local galleries to online lectures, there is something for every kind of art-lover in our 5 Ways to Experience Art this month roundup:


Mexican Modernism 

When: now – January 24th

Where: Denver Art Museum

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Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection explores the Mexican modernism movement through more than 150 artworks.  Featuring paintings and photographs by internationally celebrated artists Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Gunther Gerzso, María Izquierdo, Carlos Mérida, and others, the exhibition takes a closer look at the role that art, artists, and their supporters played in the emergence of national identity and creative spirit after the Mexican Revolution ended in 1920.

Image credit: Frida Kahlo, “Self Portrait with Monkeys,” 1943. Oil on canvas. The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). © 2020 Banco de Mèxico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Gerardo Suter.



Senga Nengudi Exhibition

When: Now – April 11th 

Where: Denver Art Museum

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Senga Nengudi: Topologies is composed of more than 70 abstract and conceptual artworks by the internationally recognized artist, a prominent figure of the 1970s Black American avant-garde and Black Arts Movement.  You can expect to see a 40-year span of Nengudi’s work that she produced on both U.S. coasts, in Colorado, and abroad.



Visionary Art Collective: Call for Art

When: January 12th

Where: Online

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This one is for the artists and art makers.  Visionary art Collective will be accepting submissions on January 12th for their upcoming online exhibit.  Details of the submission process is posted to their website and they encourage artists and art enthusiasts to follow updates on their instagram @visionaryartcollective. 



Trey Egan: Immersion

When: January 16th – February 27th

Where: K Contemporary 

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“Becoming immersed within the complexity of Egan’s abstract language has the effect of an optical venture which reveals new elements over time.”  Book a personalized tour to view this one of a kind exhibition at the K Contemporary Gallery.  Make sure to calendar extra time for your visit as you will end up spending more time than expected looking at the complexity and layers of each piece.  


Apron Chronicles

When: January 23rd – May 9th

Where: History Colorado

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Launched in 2005, this exhibition focuses on the connectivity of people.  “Apron Chronicles features photography, personal narratives, and one-of-a-kind aprons”.  A highlight to the exhibit is the fact that you have the ability to add your own stories to the experience.  History Colorado is the final stop in this 16-year long showcase, which means this is the last opportunity to view this truly intimate exhibit before it is gone for good.