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Exhibits and Events

Gildar Gallery currently features a pop-up exhibition called "DE-CO SL-UT." Artworks of 25 artists from both Denver and Salt Lake City (thus the exhibit's name) are featured. The show runs through February 20. "This exhibition seeks to serve as a catalyst for collaborative exchange between these two creative communities...and features work from both emerging and established artists from both cities with the aim of opening artistic dialogue between locations, generations and media in the contemporary West."

Month of Photography Denver is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region. Many galleries, museums and schools in the Denver area participate in this event. A complete list is here.RedLine serves as the main hub for the event and features exhibitions, lectures and workshops.

The Guggenheim presents "Silence," the first full representation of On Kawara's work. The artist is frequently associated with the rise of Conceptual art. During the exhibition, the museum will have a continuous live reading of the artist's work "One Million Years." The exhibition lasts through May 3.

By Robert and Martha Weidmann

The Aspen Art Museum, which pre-opened in August 2014, sits just three blocks from the base of Aspen Mountain and provides access to world-class contemporary art, free of charge to all those who care to gaze upon its treasures. The museum occupies a new comfortably-sized building ---- not too big and not too small---- for its high-end location. The boxy building, designed by Shigeru Ban, is made up of bands of woven wood veneer that beg the comparison of an oversized upside-down wicker basket.  It is about the same three story height as neighboring buildings, similar in earth-tone color, but this building is clearly special.

Like the contemporary art it contains, the textural and rhythmic architecture entice visitors in (or up*) to witness its feats of human achievement. Upon entry, the square voids created in the building's weave give way to round voids created by stacks of shipping tubes. Just beyond the reception desk a cardboard wall of sliced cylinders adds a layer of honeycombed light. Gallery spaces scattered across multiple floors house continuously changing, provocative exhibits by internationally renowned artists. The rooftop deck, with a view of Aspen Mountain and a full service restaurant, is a perfect way to end your visit.