Art Exhibitions

Denver Performing Arts Complex hosts rotating exhibitions in the Buell Theatre lobby, Prelude + Post 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. Prelude + Post exhibitions are funded by Denver Arts & Venues. Artwork can be seen during restaurant hours.

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.

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Narkita: I Found Myself in the Mountains, CU Experience Gallery, Sept. 21, 2023-Jan. 13, 2024

Made in Colorado is back! Highlighting the diverse and groundbreaking art being made in Colorado, this biennial exhibition celebrates the many creative and insightful artists of the Centennial State.

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Rarity: The Unseen Works of Theodore Waddell, Buell Theatre Lobby, Aug. 16-Oct. 15

Born in 1941 in Billings, Montana, painter, sculptor and rancher Theodore Waddell stands as one of the West’s most celebrated contemporary artists. His paintings and prints of “landscapes with animals” couple abstract expressionist technique with representations of the Black Angus cattle, horses and bison that populate the high plains and mountain valleys of today’s ranching West. 

Named as Artist of the Year by Yellowstone Art Museum, Theodore Waddell was also presented the Montana Governor’s Award for the Visual Arts in 2015. His works are shown in museums and galleries throughout the United States and can be found in private and public collections all over the world.

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Photographs by Wendi Schneider, Prelude + Post, Sept. 8-Dec. 31, 2023

Wendi Schneider is a Denver-based artist internationally known for her ongoing series of hand gilded photographs. Her interest in photography germinated in the early 1980s when using a camera to reference models for her oil paintings. Mesmerized by the possibilities of the photographic art form and the alchemy of the darkroom, yet missing the sensuousness of oils, Schneider began to layer oil paint onto her photographs to manipulate the boundaries between the real and the imagined. This process laid the groundwork for the unique layering and gilding that later became the foundation of her work.

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Woven Together, Buell Theatre Lobby, Oct. 18-Dec. 24, 2023

Denver Arts & Venues seeks textile artists of all types to submit works for "Woven Together," a dual exhibition at Buell Theatre and McNichols Civic Center Building from October to December celebrating knitting, lacework, quilting, embroidery, crochet, cross-stitch and more!

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