5 Ways to Experience Art in February

We made it to February!  Whether you are planning a romantic date for Valentine’s Day or a fun experience with friends, we have some great options for you.  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 February – 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:

 

 

Citizenship: A Practice of Society 

Now – February 14th 

Where: MCA Denver – 1485 Delgany St. 

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Take advantage of this warmer weather and make your way to the MCA to view their most recent exhibit, Citizenship: A Practice of Society.  This exhibit is “a survey of politically engaged art made since 2016” and challenges how we interact and engage in civic life.  The museum has moved to timed ticketing admissions to adhere to social distancing standards, which means you have the opportunity to admire this exhibit with no crowds!  Also, don’t miss out on their penny admission on February 6th.

 

CONNECTIONS: New Works by FRANK 

February 5th – 27th 

Where: Alto Gallery: 4345 West 41st Ave

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Come check out CONNECTIONS, a new collection of abstract work by artist FRANK.  This exhibit is inspired by social isolation due to the pandemic this past year.  “These works take an abstract thought of solitary confinement and our desires and memories of a beautiful world on the outside. All artwork starts with a mark made and the images are formed from that action.”  This is one exhibit you will not want to miss. 

Image credit: taken from goplaydenver.com

 

Reflecting on Our Virtual Voices

February 6th, 6 – 7 pm

Where: Redline: Instagram Live 

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Log into your Instagram to join a live viewing of Reflecting on Our Virtual Voices: Annual Reach Studio Exhibition, curated by Lares Feliciano and Max Maddox.  This free virtual exhibition is designed to provide “a space for socially engaged artists to collaborate, create, and share ideas in an inclusive community.”  This is a great opportunity to connect with the local art community without leaving the comfort of your home. 

 

Fundraiser at Wild Wild

February 11th, 5 – 10 pm

Where: TrueWest Contemporary: 1558 Platte St. 

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Here is a great opportunity to attend an exhibit event and give back to the art community.  Wild Wild – the Continuation of TrueWest Contemporary invites you to join an evening in support of artist “Chip” (Clement) Janus. Chip suffered a life changing stroke on November 11th, 2020. His family of five has been greatly impacted by this event as he works to regain speech and motor skills.  During the event you will have the option to donate to help support Chip’s recovery and get to explore Chip’s and other artists’ artwork. 

 

Insight Lecture: Conserving Contemporary Art 

February 24th, 6 – 7 pm

Where: Denver Art Museum – Online

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Ever wonder how contemporary art is conserved?  Join Denver Art Museum’s online lecture about conserving contemporary art with DAM conservator Kate Moomaw-Taylor.  During this talk, you will learn the challenges when it comes to preserving the work of artists currently on display at the museum.  What a unique opportunity to learn from an insider’s perspective when it comes to art conservation!   

Image: Conservator Kate Moonmaw-Taylor and Kevin Hester, Manager of Exhibition Installations, work on Senga Nengudi’s “Water Composition I.” currently on view at the DAM in “Senga Nengudi: Topologies.”