Arts & Culture

Talking with DU’s artistic ambassador

Talking with DU’s artistic ambassador

Kendra Whitlock Ingram became executive director of DU’s Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts in November 2016, after serving as vice president of programming and education for Omaha Performing Arts. A big part of Ingram’s job is overseeing Newman Center Presents, the venue’s annual slate of touring […]

Kirkland  Museum  Art  Deco  Vignette

featuring  the  

Dubly  Games  Table

  (c.  1927)  

and  

Drouant  Chairs

  with  original  upholstery  (1924)  designed  by  Émile-Jacques  Ruhlma

nn;  

6-Panel  Lacquered  Wood  Screen  by  Jean  Dunand  (1925  or  before)  fea

turing  his  

signature  

“

Dunand  Deco  fish  and  water;

”

  Daum  Lamp  (c.  1928)

.  

Photo  by  Wes  Magyar.

Denver’s Kirkland Museum makes a major move

In spring of 1981, the 76-year-old Vance Kirkland lay dying in a Denver hospital. Knowing his days were dwindling, the city’s most famous modern artist wanted nothing more than to paint. Enter his longtime friend Hugh Grant. “I set up his hospital room as a studio,” Grant recalls, noting that […]

Alumni help DU professor coordinate groundbreaking exhibition on female artists

Alumni help DU professor coordinate groundbreaking exhibition on female artists

Gwen Chanzit, director of the museum-studies program in DU’s School of Art and Art History and curator of modern and contemporary art at the Denver Art Museum, made history in June with “Women of Abstract Expressionism,” the first museum exhibit to focus on the female artists of the postwar art movement.

DU Archives home to a rare set of 19th-century Native American prints

DU Archives home to a rare set of 19th-century Native American prints

The archives are home to a rare set of photographs by Edward Curtis, the 19th-century artist and ethnographer known as the “Shadow Catcher,” a moniker he was given by the Native Americans whose visages and culture he captured in his internationally celebrated works.