Spotlights :  Spotlights

Hear the stories and perspectives behind the artworks from the artists themselves, museum staff, and other special guests. 
Featured Voices:
• Miriam Bäckström, artist
• Firelei Báez, artist
• Sebastian Behmann, architect, Studio Other Spaces
• Olafur Eliasson, artist, Studio Other Spaces
• Janne Sirén, Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director 
• Cathleen Chafee, Charles Balbach Chief Curator
• Holly E. Hughes, Godin-Spaulding Senior Curator for the Collection
• Andrea Alvarez, Associate Curator
• Chrissy Hart, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Together for Girls

An oil painting portait of a man with light hair and a handlebar mustache and beard inside of a room with pillars behind him

Clyfford Still

American, 1904-1980

1957-D-No. 1, 1957

Oil on canvas
113 x 159 inches (287 x 403.9 cm)
Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1959

© City and County of Denver / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

predominantly black and yellow abstract painting with touches of red and white

Miriam Bäckström

(Swedish, born 1967)

Others Will Know, 2023
Jacquard tapestry, Trevira CS on Trevira CS warp

Rendering of multicolored tapestry lining a curved wall in a gallery space

Studio Other Spaces, Olafur Eliasson, Sebastian Behmann

Studio Other Spaces: German, established 2014 Olafur Eliasson: Icelandic, born Denmark, 1967 Sebastian Behmann: German, born 1969

Common Sky, 2022

Painted structural steel, stainless steel, glass, and mirror foil
275 5/8 x 1094 1/2 x 1126 inches (700.1 x 2780 x 2860 cm)
Acquired with support from the New Carlsberg Foundation and General Purchase Funds, 2021.

Glass tiled ceiling window installation with a glass funnel connected

Paul Gauguin

French, 1848-1903

Manaò tupapaú (Spirit of the Dead Watching), 1892

Oil on jute mounted on canvas
28 3/4 x 36 3/8 inches (73 x 92.4 cm)
A. Conger Goodyear Collection, 1965

Painting of a young nude Tahitian girl with dark hair named Teha’amana who lies on her stomach, glancing sideways at the viewer while an old woman in a black cloak stares at her from the other side and corner of the bed

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida

Spanish, 1863-1923

Portrait of Charles M. Kurtz, Founding Director, Albright Art Gallery (1905-1909), 1909

Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches (102 x 76 cm)
Bequest of Isabel S. Kurtz, 1991

Oil painting portrait of a white man with grey hair and a grey mustache and beard  and glasses, wearing white shirt and a grey/brown overcoat

Albert Bierstadt

American, born Germany, 1830-1902

The Marina Piccola, Capri, 1859

Oil on canvas
42 x 72 inches (106.7 x 182.9 cm)
Gift of Albert Bierstadt, 1863

Painting of a bay with a large rocky hill and sunlight reflecting on the water and through white clouds, boats and people are scattered throughout the sand and one boat sailing in the water

Firelei Baez

(Dominican, born 1981)

Debuting Chorus of the Deep (something ephemeral and beautifully whole, when seen from the edge of one’s vision, too full when taken head on), 2023

Mosaic, tesserae, glass

Vibrant tiled mosaic artwork being worked on by a woman with dark hair