Art Exhibitions

Denver Performing Arts Complex hosts rotating exhibitions in the Buell Theatre lobby and CU Experience Gallery.

The Buell Theatre lobby exhibitions are funded by Denver Arts & Venues. Artwork can be seen by ticketholders of events at the Buell and open to the public on select days. 

CU Experience Gallery is an immersive gallery created by the University of Colorado Denver and Denver Arts & Venues. Shows are curated by the students every few months and highlight new technology in art and design.


Behind the Curtain: DCPA Costumes Up Close, CU Experience Gallery, Dec. 15-April 2

As an audience member, the show begins when the curtain rises on stage. As a costume designer, however, the show begins months - or even years - in advance! In our exhibition Behind the Curtain: DCPA Costumes Up Close, we highlight the processes of costume production from first drawings to final fittings.  

This exhibition was curated by Jensina Endresen.

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Big Blue Sky, Buell Theatre Lobby, Jan. 5-Feb. 26

Each year, Denver welcomes the National Western Stock Show and spends January celebrating all things Western. In tandem with this city-wide event, Denver Arts & Venues presents “The Big Blue Sky,” an exhibition of artworks from well-known Western contemporary artist Theodore Waddell. 

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Small Talk, Buell Theatre Lobby, March 4-31

The pandemic changed the way that we communicate and connect. Unable to meet in person, we had no one with whom to discuss our lives, our obsessions and our discoveries. So instead, we made “small talk” through the creation of bodies of work, a tangible yet physically distanced way to speak each other. 

This exhibition explores people and places we found interesting, collaborations with loved ones and detours taken from larger projects paused by the pandemic. If our broader practices are the creation of large, sweeping bodies of work, “Small Talk” is a photographic collection of our short stories.

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