Dairy Arts Center


The Dairy Arts Center has four award-winning galleries that are free and open to the public. These galleries include the Hand-Rudy, MacMillian Family Lobby, Polly Addison, and the McMahon Gallery. Annually our four galleries show works by more than 100 regional, national, and international artists in a variety of exhibitions. The galleries are free and open to the public Monday-Sunday, from 12pm-6pm.


Ghosts in the Light – Benjamin Stanford and Bruce Tetsuya

Ghosts in the Light Benjamin Stanford and Bruce Tetsuya November 17th – December 30th, 2023 Opening Reception: November 17th, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00pm Benjamin Stanford Bruce Tetsuya Something shifts when you lean into the middle spaces; an internal landscape opens up in that liminal boundary that exists between reality and the edge of perception

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In My Body – Courtney Griffin

In My Body Courtney Griffin Locals Only Gallery, Caruso Lounge November 17th, 2023 – January 7th, 2024 Opening Reception November 17th, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00pm “In My Body” combines artworks from my two bodies of work over the last year. All of these paintings were made during seasons of immense physical change, including several

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Portrait Gallery

Portrait Gallery November 17th – December 30th, 2023 What is a portrait and how is it defined?  Portrait Gallery, a large-scale group exhibition that was sourced from a public call for portrait based works, is created around this very question.  Inspired directly by portrait galleries in prominent art institutions around the world, this salon-style hang

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From Me in Her to Her in Me – Irene Delka McCray

From Me in Her to Her in Me Irene Delka McCray November 17th – December 30th, 2023 McMahon Gallery Opening Reception November 17th, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00pm “Can we imagine that at the essence of human being is an insistence upon being witnessed – by others, by gods, by the cosmos itself – and

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The Mercury Oracle

The Mercury Oracle Created by Lewis Neeff Installed along North East exterior wall, adjacent to main entrance The Mercury Oracle is a robust 88 card  divinatory tool.  Full of tried and true cosmologies, contemporary techniques, and oblique strategies, it is meant to help anyone from beginners to seasoned pros navigate an ever changing world through

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Jodi Stuart – Nested Rhomboids

Jodi Stuart Nested Rhomboids Jodi Stuart Nested Rhomboids ABS Plastic, Nylon Filament 120″ x 60″ x 72″ On view in the Dairy’s West Entrance Jodi Stuart explores the aesthetic of the digital technologies which saturate our lives, in relation to tactile and sensory experience. Stuart subverts the materials and tools of high-tech culture through her

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SCAPES January 12 – February 17, 2024 Featuring work by:  Richard Eisen, David Hollander, Molly Kaderka, and Pam Rogers Opening Reception January 12th, 2024 from 5:00-8:00pm Pam Rogers A scape in botanical terms is a long flowerless stem that extends from the bulb or rhizome of plants often buried right below the earth. Common scapes

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‘Cuauhtémoczin’ – inside the process: Diego Florez-Arroyo

‘Cuauhtémoczin’ – inside the process October 28th – November 11th, 2023 Diego Florez-Arroyo with Jesse Lee Pacheco, Charlie Apple, Anthony Maes, and Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite Closing Reception: November 10th from 5-8pm “A fresh take on a typical prison drama, the multimedia production follows the life of Dante as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery

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Denver’s Art Seen: Selections – Raymundo Muñoz

Denver’s Art Seen: Selections Raymundo Muñoz October 28th – November 11th, 2023 Closing Reception November 10th, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00pm This selection of linocut prints from my Art Seen series is part documentation of the Denver art scene as I experienced it over the last ten years or so and part creative interpretations of

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El año del coyote – Grace Gutierrez

El año del coyote Grace Gutierrez October 28th – November 11th Closing Reception: November 10th, 2023 5:00 – 8:00pm The coyote is an animal regularly typecast as a threatening predator with violent intentions. Communities all over the country have attempted to eradicate them, spending millions on coyote mitigation, some states still offering bounties for their

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Flat Space

Flat Space: Whitman Lindstrom EXTENDED through November 12thCaruso Lounge Closing Reception: November 10th from 5:00-8:00pm Whitman Lindstrom’s latest exhibition ‘Flat Space’ at the Dairy Arts Center, offers a fresh perspective on the iconic Flatirons through an imaginative exploration of pictorial space. With his recognizable use of color and form, Whitman’s solo show ‘Flat Space’ invites

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Open Studios Preview Exhibition

Open Studios Preview Exhibition September 15th – October 22nd Opening Reception: September 15th from 5:00 – 8:00pm Kathryn Moller BOULDER’S “OPEN STUDIOS TOUR,” a beloved 28-year-old fall tradition, is thriving and expanding in the post- pandemic environment. The 2023 Tour marks the first time since its founding in 1995 that its footprint is growing beyond

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Scrawl – Allyson McDuffie

Scrawl August 17th – September 17th Opening Reception: August 17th from 5:00 – 8:00pm As an artist, I strive to explore the intersections between memory, identity, society, and resilience in my work. I often use humor and satire to subvert the seriousness of these topics. Throughout my life, my images have attempted to speak to

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Neuron Forest

Neuron Forest Katie Caron September 15th – November 11th, 2023 McMahon Gallery Exhibition featured in DARIA, click here to read Opening Reception September 15th, 2023 @ 5:00 – 8:00pm I have always been compelled to create work inspired by nature’s geometries, specifically the self-similar branching fractals in our brains: neurons. These discrete nerve cells are

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Aberrant Behavior

Creative Nations is Native American Arts collective permanently housed at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder Chelsea Kaiah & Cody Norton Aberrant Behavior is an exhibition to showcase the lesser-seen areas within the hunting culture presented in the United States. Artists Chelsea Kaiah and Cody Norton give in-depth perspectives of Indigenous and Queer hunting practices.

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Unlearning the Garment from the Body

Unlearning the Garment from the Body: Sasha de Koninck July 14th – September 9th, 2023 Opening Reception: July 14th @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm Unlearning the Garment from the Body is a process of taking apart existing garments–garments that I have found and collected over the years, and garments that I have made myself–in order to

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Control: Juvana Soliven July 14th – September 9th, 2023 A year ago, Roe v. Wade was overturned by the US Supreme Court. Control. Control over our bodily autonomy, our rights toward self-determination, our gender expression, our narratives — control over what is inherently ours is under attack. This exhibition features works from Soliven’s Body Weaponized

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Making a Mountain

Making a Mountain: Ana Maria Hernando July 14th – September 9th, 2023 For Making a Mountain, the community will be invited to sew together, sharing stories while building a large-scale installation made from pink and orange tulle. At the very beginning, visitors see a space with only chairs and sewing machines on tables arranged in

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Assiduous July 14th – September 9th, 2023 Assiduous (adj) : showing great care or perseverance; constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; unremitting Assiduous unites seven artists, spanning various mediums and conceptual frameworks, under the shared umbrella of the titular word. It exemplifies the sincere act of repetition, the deliberate care embedded

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All My Relations

Opening Reception: May 12th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm With DJ set from Machu Linea All My Relations Kristina Maldonado Bad Hand In Lakota we say “Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ” meaning ”all my relations” “we are all related.” This phrase is often said in prayer and ceremony and is an acknowledgement that everything is related from people

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Luis Eades Centennial Art Exhibit

Luis Eades Centennial Art Exhibit On View July 7th – 9th, 2023 Opening Reception Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 4:00 – 8:00pm 100 years ago, Luis Eades was born in Madrid, Spain. So began his remarkable life and artistic journey that would span nine decades and touch the lives of countless people across several continents.

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Opening Reception: May 12th from 5:00 – 8:00pm Light and shadow work in tandem to illuminate and define the world around us, and yet, when we look closer we can observe that light contains infinitely more than meets the eye. Much like our personhood, something that is so easily split into categories actually bursts forth

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Black Futures in Art: We’re Not Just History

Black Futures in Art We’re Not Just History EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 7th Exhibition Documentation Creative Nations Sacred Space Guest Exhibition: NAACP Boulder County Exhibition Curated by Adderly Grant-Lord Read move about the exhibition at CU Independent  Featured on Scripps News PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Adderly Grant-Lord; Painter, Curator and Producer of: Black Futures in Art: We’re Not

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BVSD 2023

Boulder Valley School District High School and Faculty Exhibition April 6th – May 6th, 2023 Student Examples Emily Steele Hayden Guiler Boulder Valley School District and The Dairy Arts Center are proud to present the annual art exhibition featuring works by high school students and art education faculty. Works on display include paintings, drawings, mixed

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JOYSOME In Collaboration with East Window Exhibition part of Month of Photography 2023 , on view through April 9th JOYSOME will remain on view at Children’s Hospital Colorado through April and May Pictured: Whittier Elementary Joy is frequently understood as the fulfillment of desires which are considered essential to one’s own flourishing. Joy involves an existential

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Water is Life

Water is Life Co-Curated by JayCee Beyale September 23rd – November 26th, 2022 Participating Artists: JayCee Beyale, Theresa Clowes, Kendall Rose Kippley, Zeke Peña, Nicole Salimbene, and Anna Tsouhlarakis “Water doesn’t discriminate, but people do. How do we make this a human need rather than a demographic need?” -JayCee Beyale Our bodies are living organisms

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HOMELANDS September 16th – November 26th Guest Curated by: Robert Martinez (Northern Arapaho) and Bruce Cook (Haida/Arapaho) Participating Artists: Karen Box, Bruce Cook, Ron Howard, Brent Learned, George Curtis Levi, Robert Martinez, Eugene Ridgley Jr., Jackie Sevier  Featuring Contemporary Indigenous Artists with historical ties to the Colorado Area, HOMELANDS will exhibit their diverse creations bringing

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Traveling Exhibition

Traveling Exhibition July 22nd – September 17th, 2022 Closing Reception September 17th, 6:00-8:00pm Participating Artists: Amy Guion Clay and Caroline Douglas, Louise Grauer, Kristen Snedeker, and Adventure Painting*.  *Adventure Painting exhibition co-curated by Johnny Defeo and Aaron Zulpo, including artists: Johnny Defeo, Daniel M. Granitto, Chris Kannen, Grace Kennison, Aitor Lajarain-Encina, Marius Lehene, Robert Martin,

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inVISIBLE | hyperVISIBLE May 20th – July 16th, 2022 Curated by Boram Jeong, Boyung Lee, Sammy Lee, and Chad Shomura Opening Reception May 20th, 5:00-8:00pm The theme inVISIBLE | hyperVISIBLE captures the struggles of Asians and Asian Americans to survive and thrive in the face of strong anti-Asian sentiment. Asians and Asian Americans are alternately

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BVSD 2022

Boulder Valley School District Student and Faculty Exhibition A presentation of works from students and educators part of Boulder Valley School District April 14th – May 11th, 2022 Opening Reception: April 14th, 5:00-8:00pm Boulder Valley School District and The Dairy Arts Center’s annual art exhibition features works by high school students and art education faculty.

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Presentiment: Virtual Exhibition

Presentiment March 4-April, 9, 2022 Featuring works by Emily McIlroy, Paula Gasparini-Santos, Sarah Darlene Palmeri, and Alli Lemon The galleries are free and open to the public Monday-Sunday, from 2pm-6pm. Docent tours are available Thursday beginning at 5pm in the lobby, or by special arrangement. Presentiment showcases the work of four artists all separately and collectively

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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

If you have a question about an event please contact the presenting arts organization. For films, Dairy Presents and all other questions contact the Box Office at 303.440.7826