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Galleries continue to go gangbusters in May, with new shows sprouting up like a tulip garden full of color. This week brings a flush of great shows to spaces both commercial and alternative. Bring on the sunshine!

Detail of large oil painting by Floyd Tunson, “Adrift.”EXPAND

Detail of large oil painting by Floyd Tunson, “Adrift.”

Floyd Tunson, Michael Warren Contemporary

Margaret Lawless: New Works
Steven Durow, Burden of Memory
Floyd Tunson in the Project Space
Michael Warren Contemporary, 760 Santa Fe Drive
Through May 29

Three vastly different shows opened recently at Michael Warren, beginning with Margaret Lawless’s huge four-foot rondo paintings reimagining — and blowing up in size — Renaissance engraver Hendrick Goltzius’s mythical etching series “The Four Disgracers.” Steven Durow represents as well, with a series of wall-hung glass blobs that glow from within, like

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DENVER, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will reopen its expanded and reimagined campus to the public with a free general admission day on October 24, 2021, unveiling all eight levels of its iconic Gio Ponti– designed Lanny and Sharon Martin Building (formerly referred to as the North or Ponti Building), which originally opened to the public 50 years ago, and the new Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center. Part of an overall campus reunification and building renovation project designed by Machado Silvetti and Fentress Architects, the campus reopening coincides with the Martin Building’s 50th anniversary.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our community into new, dynamic spaces this fall, to explore art, world cultures and their own creativity,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “For more than three years, the north side of our campus

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This is a weekend to remember when it comes to the convergence of big ideas, Month of Photography 2021 and exhibitions you’ll be talking about for a while. Here’s where the action is: It really doesn’t get any better than this.

Theresa Anderson, “Women’s Mouths From Magazines,” 2021, hand-cut collage, at Alto Gallery.

Theresa Anderson, “Women’s Mouths From Magazines,” 2021, hand-cut collage, at Alto Gallery.

Theresa Anderson, Denver Collage Club

Denver Collage Club and the Unperson Project, Thought Objects: Being, Essence and Notion
Alto Gallery, 4345 West 41st Street
Through March 27

Members of the local Denver Collage Club and the Unperson Project of Mexico City continue on the themes of their partner shows at RedLine examining modern disconnect and cancel culture at Alto with a second feast for the eyes.

Melissa Furness and Rian Kerrane, “Port of Gilded Proclivities,” 2020, oil painting on canvas, cast and fabricated metal, video.

Melissa Furness and Rian Kerrane, “Port of Gilded Proclivities,” 2020,

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First Friday is here, and so is Month of Photography 2021. There are member exhibitions at co-ops, pop-ups and gallery experiments. And In case you’ve missed it, the long-running show Robert Rauschenberg: Reflections and Ruminations is set to close on March 20.

Here’s what’s happening in and around Denver this weekend:

Kevin O’Connell: New Photographs From the Fog Journal
Through March 27
Bi-Weekly Video Series: Robischon Gallery Artists in Review
Through March 31
Robischon Gallery, 1740 Wazee Street

At Robischon Gallery, they’re trying something different for MOP 2021: Although photographer Kevin McConnell’s spooky and timeless Fog Journal series has been up in the gallery for more than a month, Robischon is also greeting MOP in its official month of March with a bi-weekly series of virtual programming

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