Art Exhibitions

Denver Performing Arts Complex hosts rotating exhibitions in the Buell Theatre lobby and Next Stage Gallery.

The Buell Theatre lobby exhibitions are funded by Denver Arts & Venues to amplify Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues and arts and entertainment opportunities. 

Next Stage 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.

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Danielle SeeWalker Solo Exhibition: You Can’t Have Our Braids, Oct. 15, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023

A companion exhibition to “The Red Road Project” on display at McNichols Civic Center Building through Dec. 18, Danielle SeeWalker’s solo exhibition showcases her original paintings, with mixed media works that merge expressionistic portraiture with her Lakota traditions.

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HERE again STILL, Buell Theatre Lobby, Nov. 12, 2021 – Sept. 11, 2022

As creative partners as well as life partners, Sharon Feder and Dallas Parkins have developed singular bodies of work. However, through their daily and planned travels, they have found that their works often reference the same subjects. The 24 works in the exhibit portray structures in very stilled environments, presciently reflecting COVID-19 world – a world of shuttered venues, closed restaurants and vacant store-fronts. Going through the pandemic, we find ourselves "HERE again STILL" - essentially, the same people as we were in early 2020, but also quite changed because of the journey from then to now.

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At the Still Point of the Turning World: Black in America, May 15 - Aug. 28, 2022

This exhibition combines the work of several artists responding to the tension between living with the status quo and imagining new futures. Through a wide range of media, At the Still Point of the Turning World: Black in America is a dynamic look at how we reconcile the past with the present and how visual art and music can be the catalyst for change.

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Malintzin: Unraveled and Rewoven, March 31 - May 1, 2022

A journey through a jungle of textiles to re-discover the story of one of Mexico’s most prolific figures: Malinche/Malintzin. In this exhibition, we tease out the different threads that make up what is known about this iconic woman, re-weaving her legacy to reflect our changing views on what it means to be powerful, vulnerable, and cunning. View textile works by Lilian Lara and Norberto Mojardin and digitally interact with the Tillet Tapestry, a 100-foot long depiction of Cotez’s 36-month campaign in Mexico. Discover Malintzin in all her splendor, woven within the fibers of this historic moment, a story of survival, resilience, and reverence.

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Through the Looking Glass, Next Stage Gallery, Oct. 5, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022

Visitors to “Through the Looking Glass” at the Next Stage Gallery will encounter a collection of curious pieces inviting them to look at the world a little differently. Like Alice exploring the quizzical reality she encounters after stepping through the looking glass and into wonderland, the goal, according to artist Chris Bagley, is for visitors to have a transformative experience that leaves them with more questions than answers.

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