5 Ways to Experience Art in April

Spring is here and with the warmer weather, there is so much for you to enjoy this month! You won’t want to miss out on these great opportunities to connect with art and culture in Denver – 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 monthly roundup:

Apron Chronicles

Now – May 31st

Where: History Colorado

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Focusing 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. Visitors can also enjoy a gallery talk about the exhibition every Saturday at 9 am, which is hosted by Apron Chronicles Curator, EllyAnne Geisel. During this talk, you will learn about the exhibition’s inception and the relevance of Apron Chronicles today. Reservations are required. 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.

Image Credit: Image taken from Kristina Loggia, “Ada Florence ashford – An Apron of Endurance” from “The Apron Chronicles” 

Keith Haring: Grace House Mural Exhibition

Now – August 22nd

Where: MCA Denver

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This is one unique exhibit by a renowned artist that you don’t want to miss. “Grace House Mural was designed specifically to inspire and elevate the spirits of some of New York’s at-risk teens and includes some of his most iconic motifs: the ‘Radiant Baby’, ‘Barking Dog’, and dancing figures. This work is part of a select group of Haring murals–of the forty-five created during his lifetime, less than half remain today.”

Image Credit: Image taken from https://mcadenver.org/exhibitions/keith-haring

Denver Art Museum Presents: Luncheon By Design

Wednesday, April 21st, 12 pm – 1 pm

Where: Online

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This year’s event is truly for the glamour, art, and design lovers. Not only will you be transported to Dawnridge, the Beverly Hills estate of legendary designer Tony Duquette, but you will also partake in an exploration of “glamour at home” with local designers.  The first-ever virtual program, held during the run of the exhibition Paris to Hollywood: The Fashion  and Influence of Véronique and Gregory Peck and just days before the 93rd Academy Awards, will bring cinematic style to the comfort of home, all while raising important funds for the Denver Art Museum.

Image Credit: Image taken from https://www.denverartmuseum.org/en/calendar/luncheon-by-design-2021. Photography by Tim Street-Porter.

Sundays on Santa Fe

Sunday, April 25th 11 am – 3 pm

Where: Santa Fe Art District

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Similar to First Fridays, Sundays on Santa Fe will be filled with art, food, shopping, music and more. Over 20 galleries and businesses are participating in this event, so there is something for everyone to explore and enjoy! Sundays on Santa Fe is a monthly event during Spring only, so don’t miss out!

The ABCs of NFTs

Friday, April 30th 12 pm – 1 pm

Where: Online

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This online discussion is the perfect opportunity to discover where art and cryptocurrency intersect. The event “will cover a basic understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency, as well as copyright law for creative works. More importantly, we’ll discuss the potential implications of this confluence on future artist ownership rights, licensing, and the creative industries, such as music and fine art.” 

Image Credit: Image taken from https://cbca.org/event/the-abcs-of-nfts/.  “computer-generated design 37” by lisafree54, marked with CC0 1.0.