Jordan Casteel returns to Denver for exhibit at DAM

Denver-born artist Jordan Casteel makes her way back home for her first major museum showing at the Denver Art Museum.   

On view through August 18, 2019 is Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze. The exhibit showcases nearly 30 paintings from the East High School graduate’s body of work from 2014-2018. 

With that body of work, the exhibit features Casteel’s portraits that include subject matter ranging from cityscapes and subway scenes to women and local business owners. Take a peek inside the gallery here.

Returning the Gaze is included in general admission. Thanks to Scott Reiman and made possible by the Free for Kids program, general admission is free for all youth ages 18 and under. 

Watch below the teen-led conversation with Casteel as part of the opening of the exhibit. Currently based in Harlem, New York, the discussion includes Casteel’s upbringing in Denver and her memories in and around the Mile High City.


Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum: Denver native and emerging artist, Jordan Casteel discusses art, Denver and more to coincide with her first major museum opening at the museum.