Colorado art redux, 2017, round 2 11.30.2017

This is my second of two posts about art I saw in Denver, Colorado during my visit there last month. For this year’s visit, the only art museum or gallery I went to was the Denver Art Museum. I was lucky to be there for a small contemporary Japanese ceramics exhibit titled “From the Fire.” From the museum’s website: ‘This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. The works include pieces made by master ceramists who were designated as Living National Treasures in Japan, as well as by emerging artists. The diversity of these objects reflects both the continuation of tradition and new creativity in contemporary Japanese ceramic arts.”

All the works were behind glass, which was probably a good thing because I would’ve instinctively picked the pieces up to feel and handle them;) This was an AWEsome exhibit! Here are a few of my favorites.

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by Nishihata Tadashi, b. 1948
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by Tsujimura Shiro, b. 194
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by Ezaki Issei, b. 1918

The museum has a huge and wonderful American Indian Art collection. I spotted this beautiful clay jar, and then when I saw the artist’s name, I just HAD to snap a pic!

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Clay jar by Rachel Nampeyo, Hopi, b. 1903

Wandering through another part of the museum, I found this wonderful painting.

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Masquerade, 2015, by Rick Bartow

And here’s a photo that I took of my Denver daughters Elly and Berit, posing in a museum exhibit. 😉

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My Sister, My Self, by Rachel Imsland, 2017

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