Joan Miró at Denver Art Museum
A new exhibition features 50 drawings, paintings and sculptures from the late years of Miró's life
Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination
March 22–June 28, 2015
Denver Art Museum
As one of the most celebrated Spanish artists to date, Joan Miró created imaginative, innovative art until his late 80s. Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination features more than 50 surrealist drawings, paintings and sculptures from the last two decades of his life (1963-1981), drawn entirely from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS) collection.
Incorporating vibrant colors, whimsical shapes and found objects, the exhibit focuses on Miró’s ability to transcend the easel. His sculptures—which rarely travel outside Europe—and paintings speak a similar language, creating unity between the two art forms.
In addition to the exhibit, Miro’s artistic journey comes to life in a family-friendly play performed by Buntport Theater Co. Miró, Magic & the Night explores the artist’s life and legacy during three mid-morning performances. Visitors can further experience Miró’s work by building free-form sculptures and experimenting with painting and drawing techniques in a hands-on studio space starting March 29.
For more information, visit denverartmuseum.org.
Photos from top: Joan Miró, Woman, Bird, and Star (Homage to Pablo Picasso (Femme, oiseau, étoile [Homenatge a Pablo Picasso]), Feb. 15, 1966/April 3-8, 1973. Oil paint on canvas; overall: 96-7/16 × 66-15/16 in., Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, © Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, 2015.
Joan Miró, Head in the Night (Téte dans la nuit), 1968. Lost-wax casting, patinated bronze; overall: 28-1/8 × 14-3/16 × 12-3/16 in. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, © Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, 2015.