Janelle Iglesias, the first artist-in-residence at CU-Boulder’s art museum, composed an installation in collaboration with students and faculty, using items from campus collections. Titled Even a Simple Call Can Turn Into a Complex Racket, the result calls to mind Renaissance cabinets of curiosity, updated with industrial shelving and works by Sol LeWitt, Joseph Beuys, and Andy Warhol.
The installation remains on display until July 9, 2016. The CU Art Museum, on the campus of CU-Boulder, is open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and stays open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
On view at the Denver Art Museum through June 5, 2016 is the exhibition Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection.
Surrounded by murals and war regalia, You will be immersed in the life, culture, and pageantry of samurai in the 1100s through the 1800s. Exquisitely decorated suits of armor, helmets, weapons, horse trappings, and additional battle gear are on display, demonstrating masterful craftsmanship. Samurai highlights the artistic inspiration for these elaborate suits of armor.
The Dairy Arts Center presents a juried group exhibition called CROSSING BORDERS that explores the immigration experience from a variety of viewpoints and art mediums. Each piece tells a unique story about the artist’s experience of immigrating to a new place, the immigration story of the artist’s family or friends, and/or a discussion about contemporary issues related to immigration. The exhibit is on view Friday, May 6 – Friday, May 27, 2016.