Oct. 24 - Nov. 2 2014

Ofrenda Altars 2014

The DIA presents 28 ofrendas created by local artists from. Ofrendas consist of a collection of objects meaningful to the deceased and placed on altars as a welcome to those being remembered or honored.

Ofrenda Altars 2014

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Oct. 1, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015

Guest of Honor: Monet

The DIA welcomes one of Claude Monet’s most famous paintings—Waterlily Pond, Green Harmony—as a “guest of honor” from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Guest of Honor: Monet

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Through March 29, 2015

Works on Paper by Degas, Renoir, and Friends

Many of the most popular impressionist-era artists are featured in this exhibition at the DIA. 

Ordinary
People by Extraordinary Artists

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Staff Picks

Agnolo Bronzino: Eleonora of Toledo and Her Son

Agnolo Bronzino

Eleonora of Toledo and Her Son, c. 1545/1550

“I have always loved Eleonora of Toledo and Her Son (Bronzino and Workshop) because she epitomizes a strong female image at a time when women were routinely kept backstage. She wears her jewels and that amazing dress effortlessly, quietly projecting her status. She keeps her son close at her side, yet another power statement of her time. And if you look very closely, you can see a bit of grime under her fingernails, which completely humanizes her for me. I remember walking through the National Gallery one afternoon and literally bumping into another portrait of Eleonora. She had aged a few years, but she was still my friend from the DIA!”

Annmarie Erickson, Executive Vice President, Planning and Administration

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