Saturday, July 10, 2010

Trip to the Denver Art Museum

Sucked into exorbitant prices for the somewhat disappointing King Tut exhibit at the DAM (you don't even see the mask used in all the advertisements, but maybe I'm spoiled by NYC's MET), we instead enjoyed our time in the contemporary section. Kiki Smith's Genevieve and the May Wolf stands guard as you go around a corner to discover a portion of the bizarre building is devoted to Sandy Skoglund's Fox Games installation -- stunning!

And I finally got to see a piece from a recent addition to my list of favorite artists: El Anatsui. He is "a native of Ghana, renowned for his rich, colorful textiles woven from found objects including bottle caps and debris from consumer products." more here from the DAM (pdf)

detail of Rain Has No Father?

Thanks C&Q for a great day!


  1. The image used in the King Tut ads is a detail from the canopic coffinette, which is in a case in one of the final rooms of the exhibition.It *is* small, but exquisitely detailed.

  2. Exquisite, but deceptive. :) Now I realize I saw it - I just assumed it would be larger, like a death mask. Thanks for the info!


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