James Russell Sherman: A Retrospective

O'Fallon Genealogy Room - Level 5

James Russell Sherman studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and spent his early adult life in New York City before moving to Lamar, Colorado. One of his first paid commission was painting a Works Progress Administration mural for the Loveland Post Office. Sherman's subjects included cattle in landscape, cowboys, and human activity. Sherman also did paintings campaigning against drunk driving. He spent the last years of his life living in Denver's Capitol Hill where he did several paintings of his neighborhood.

Mapping the 20th Century: Original Maps from the Denver Public Library

Gates Reading Room - Level 5

Exhibit showcases over twenty-four maps from the Library's Western History collection. The maps represent a wide range of cartographic styles that developed during the last century.

Expeditions. Photographs by Thomas Carr

Western Art Gallery - Level 5

Black and white images of the Colorado landscape by Thomas Carr, Staff Archaeologist for History Colorado in Denver. The images represent his second decade of photographic work in Colorado, where Thomas has lived for the past twenty years.

Reflections of a Graphic Designer

Vida Ellison Gallery, Level 7

60 years of changes in technology and advertising. The exhibit traces the career of Glenn Cuerden, who owned a graphic design firm in Denver during the latter half of the twentieth century.

Breaking the Barriers 2.0 - The Asian Connection / Quebrando las Barreras 2.0 - Serie fotográfica de la conexión asiática

Second Floor

Breaking the Barriers 2.0 – The Asian Connection Portrait Series

The United Tennis Association-Colorado District and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barry Gutierrez are collaborating to bringing stories of diversity, health, creativity, wellness and inclusion through art. Barry Gutierrez specializes in corporate clients with experience as a photojournalist and as a photographer. For more information on his work visit www.barrygutierrez.com

To Serve and Protect: The History of African American Police Officers in Denver Exhibit


The Denver Police Museum presents a look at the past, highlighting male and female African American police officers who have served the community. The exhibit will feature oral histories from retired officers, as well as uniforms, badges and other artifacts.

A Quilter's Journey by Valerie C. White Exhibit and Reception

Cousins Gallery - Level 3

Award-winning multi-media artist and educator Valerie C. White has been creating quilts for almost 25 years. Come and peruse pieces of White's art, from traditional work to contemporary expression.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, June 10, 5-7 p.m.
Blair-Caldwell Library

Valerie C. White - Quilt Artist & Educator
An award winning Fiber Artist Valerie C. White has been creating quilts for almost twenty years. A retired Art educator from the District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington DC, she continues to share her passion for textiles, teaching and presenting lectures nationally.

On Being Blue: Community Art Show and Reception

Cousins Gallery - Level 3

“On Being Blue” will feature over 15 artists from the local community showcasing work that explores both the color and sentiment of BLUE. We use the word to describe our emotional state being ‘out of sorts’ or even moving into the realm of actual depression. Artists will express their choice, ranging from any shade of blue, or expressing the emotion.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Exhibit


The Denver Public Library is pleased to announce a visiting exhibit from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. From fundamental science and energy analysis to validating new products for the commercial market, NREL researchers are dedicated to transforming the way the world uses energy. Visit the library and explore an exhibit that features examples of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and applications.

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