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Creative Classes

The next semester of Creative Classes begins in early 2023, with a new slate of 6-week classes, 4-week classes, and 1-day workshops. Browse through the full Winter/Spring course catalog and register today.

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Dine at The Ponti

The Martin Building is now home to a brand new dining experience, The Ponti. Open daily for lunch and for dinner on Tuesday evenings, The Ponti combines art with dining, presenting a locally-sourced and seasonally-inspired menu with high standards of sustainability.

Follow The Ponti's Instagram account (@thepontidenver) for information about giveaways, a sneak peek at the menu, and more.

Celebrate Black Artists for Black History Month

Dondolo, the Witch Doctor's Assistant

Dondolo, the Witch Doctor's Assistant

Since the beginning of his young career, Simphiwe Ndzube has been exploring the interplay between the real and the magical, stitching together personal accounts and historical memories to give life to his creations. Born in 1990 in Eastern Cape, South Africa, and living and working in Los Angeles, Ndzube constructs imaginary pocket universes as a way to frame larger conflicts about racial identity and histories, political power and struggles, and globalization and freedom.

Dondolo is a flamboyant character, part human and part animal. He carries a precious stone in a wheelbarrow, a reference to diamond mining and land exploitation in South Africa. Water and fire clash between Dondolo and the idyllic landscape of the background. Standing on hooves, Dondolo is caught between paradise and hell, the rural and the industrial, oscillating between joy and desolation.

Simphiwe Ndzube, Dondolo, the Witch Doctor's Assistant, 2020. Mixed media on canvas; 86 x 120 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds, by exchange, from Mr. and Mrs. Fitzhugh Scott and Mrs. Hattie Louise Browning, 2021.101A-B. © Simphiwe Ndzube.

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