American Art from the Phillips Collection at the Denver Art Museum


American Art from the Phillips Collection at the Denver Art Museum

From November 12, 2023, through March 3, 2024, the Denver Art Museum presents the exhibition “All Stars: American Artists from The Phillips Collection

Source: Denver Art Museum · Image: Marsden Hartley, “Mountain Lake – Autumn”, about 1910. Oil on canvas; 12 x 12 in. The Phillips Collection: Gift of Rockwell Kent, 1926.

This exhibition features key works from Washington, D.C.-based The Phillips Collection, one of the most celebrated collections of American art in the U.S. All Stars encompasses more than 140 years of unexpected visual conversations between American artists about what connects us as humans by artists including Benny Andrews, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and many more. All Stars: American Artists from The Phillips Collection will be on view in the Hamilton Building’s level 2 Anschutz and Martin & McCormick galleries.

This landmark show features 75 masterworks by 56 artists and traces American art from the birth of the modernist spirit at the end of the 19th century through post-war American painting in the mid-20th century and into the 21st century, with artists exploring important issues today. All Stars: American Artists from The Phillips Collection is the second large-scale, traveling presentation of the Phillips’s celebrated collection to be shown at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), chronicling the broad scope of its holdings.

Since opening in 1921, the Phillips has been an active champion of American art, lifting up artists who followed their own vision, regardless of fashionable styles and schools. This thoughtful selection of American art celebrates some of the best of American art in the last 150 years,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the Denver Art Museum.

The artworks in the exhibition range from the 19th century to 2020 American art,” said Rory Padeken, Vicki and Kent Logan Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art for the DAM. “The Phillips Collection comprises one of the most significant collections of modern art in the world. Duncan Phillips was a collector ahead of his time in his time and still has much to teach us about how to appreciate, enjoy and collect art.”

Visitors to All Stars will be encouraged to dialogue with each other and reflect upon diverse aspects of the American experience and how the artists in this exhibition and their works convey these rich and complex points of view.