Articles By Joanne Ostrow

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Can government investment in the arts help lift Colorado, the U.S. out of the economy’s coronavirus slump?

In light of the pandemic and resulting unemployment for creative workers, more than a few influential arts advocates have floated the idea of a New Deal for the arts.

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Coronavirus killed 59,179 arts jobs in Colorado and crippled key economic and cultural engines. Can they be revived?

Local philanthropists are working on grants to support artists, venues and groups. But one study suggests reviving a massive, national New Deal-like program.

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Colorado theater companies are clinging to life and worry coronavirus will mean shows cannot go on

Some 60% of the arts groups supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District are only moderately or not at all confident that they will survive

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Rauschenberg show at Museum of Outdoor Arts invites viewers to reflect, literally

“Reflections and Ruminations,” the first solo exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg’s work in Colorado since 1981, focuses on the “combines” that integrated painting, sculpture and found objects.

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The people’s projector: Denver’s D&F Tower converted to artists’ canvas by “Night Lights” installation

Animations will roll over the 16th Street Mall landmark in “permanent” installation designed to spark thought provoking moments for as long as a decade.

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David Byrne is building a neuroscience-powered hall of mirrors somewhere in Denver

The world premiere of the project from the Talking Heads frontman and the Denver Center's Off-Center will blend immersive virtual reality in a warehouse show

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“A Doll’s House” times two: DCPA Theatre Company experiments with epic-length production

Ibsen’s classic and a sequel written 140 years later staged together allows viewers to toggle between time periods and consider the social progress of women

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Oliver Herring: From MOMA, the Guggenheim and the Hirshhorn to … Auraria?

The world renowned collaborative artist is bringing a 31-day experiment to a tiny gallery at the University of Colorado Denver because he says “art should be accessible”

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Colorado theater companies use drama and satire to confront racism without flinching

“Pass Over,” “Flame Broiled” aren’t easy plays, and you’ll hear the n-word, as Curious and Local Theatre take race head on