The Light Show

El Anatsui (Ewe), Rain Has No Father?, 2008. Found bottle tops and copper wire; 153 x 239 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Native Arts acquisition fund, U.S. Bank, Richard and Theresa Davis, Douglas Society, Denver Art Museum Volunteer Endowment, Alex Cranberg and Susan Morris, Geta and Janice Asfaw, Saron and Daniel Yohannes, Lee McIntire, Milroy and Sheryl Alexander, Dorothy and Richard Campbell, Wayne Carey and Olivia Thompson, Morris Clark, Rebecca H. Cordes, Kenneth and Rebecca Gart, Tim and Bobbi Hamill, Kalleen and Robert Malone, Meyer and Geri Saltzman, Ann and Gerry Saul, Mary Ellen and Thomas Williams, Nancy and James Williams, Forrest Cason, First Western Trust Bank, Howard and Sandy Gelt, Gene Osborne, Boettcher Foundation, John and Eve Glesne, The Schlegel White Foundation, Jeffrey and Nancy Balter, and Tamara Banks, 2008.891. © El Anatsui

Ettore Sottsass, Ashoka Lamp, 1981. Painted metal; 34 × 30 × 3 1/4 in. Manufactured by Memphis Srl, Milan, Italy. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Frederick and Jan Mayer.

Childe Hassam, A Walk in the Park or Springtime in the Park (Una caminata en el parque o Primavera en el parque), circa 1900. Óleo sobre lienzo sobre panel, 14-3/4 x 21-1/2 pulgadas. Colección de Frederic C. Hamilton, legado al Denver Art Museum.

Ansel Adams, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1944. Gelatin silver print; 15-1/2 x 19 in. Denver Art Museum: General Services Foundation Purchase Fund. © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Fred Wilson, The Way the Moon’s in Love with the Dark, 2017. Murano glass, clear brown glass, steel, light bulbs. Purchased with funds from Vicki and Kent Logan; Suzanne Farver and Clint Van Zee; Sharon and Lanny Martin; Craig Ponzio; Ellen and Morris Susman; Devon Dikeou and Fernando Troya; Baryn, Daniel and Jonathan Futa; Andrea and William Hankinson; Amy Harmon; Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld; Lu and Chris Law; Amanda J. Precourt; Judy and Ken Robins; Annalee and Wagner Schorr; Judith Zee Steinberg and Paul Hoenmans; Tina Walls; and Margaret and Glen Wood, 2017.207. © Fred Wilson.

Shunsho Hattori, Display Box (Kazaribako) “Morning Glow,” 1999. Lacquer, gold and abalone shell inlay on wood; 5-3/4 x 5-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. Denver Art Museum: Asian Art Association Acquisition Fund in honor of Ronald Otsuka’s thirty years at the Denver Art Museum.

José Inez Herrera, Death Cart, New Mexico, 1890-1910. Wood, leather, hair, feather, metal, silk; 48 x 21 1/5 in. Denver Art Museum: General acquisition funds.

Marie Watt (Seneca), Butterfly, 2015. Reclaimed wool blankets, satin binding, thread, cotton twill tape and tin jingles; 94 x 126 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Loren G. Lipson, M.D., Vicki & Kent Logan, with additional funds from Brian Tschumper, Nancy Benson, Jan & Mike Tansey, and JoAnn & Bob Balzer, 2016.1A-B. © Marie Watt.

Installation view of The Light Show.

Regency Glided Girandole Mirror, about 1820, England. Glass, wood, gilt, gesso, brass, and iron. H: 37.5in; W: 33in; D: 7.5in
Gift of Irene Littledale Downs.

Gustave Doré, La Famille du Saltimbanque: L'Enfant Blessé (The Family of Street Acrobats: the injured child), 1873. Oil on canvas; 76-3/4 x 51-1/2 in. Denver Art Museum, Painting and Sculpture Deaccession Funds, 2012.4

Marc Quinn, Centripetal Morphology. Rise,1996. Glass and silver
H: 92 1/2in; W: 58 1/4in; D: 15in.

Johanna Grawunder, Big Chandelier, 2002. Stainless steel, steel mesh, colored acrylic, and colored fluorescent tube lights. Denver Art Museum: Gift of the designer and DZINE San Francisco, 2016.272. © Johanna Grawunder

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