Behind the Scenes at the DAM

Becoming Van Gogh Videos, Preparation Highlights & More

The past few months were incredibly exciting here at the Denver Art Museum. Becoming Van Gogh received overwhelming support from the community, and visitors came from near and far. Due to visitor demand, we were able to add more than 200 additional hours to the exhibition, which is the equivalent of extending an extra month. The final weekend of Becoming Van Gogh, we pulled our first “all-nighter” since the opening of the Hamilton Building and remained open for 40 hours straight.

The visibility and buzz this show has brought to the DAM as a whole is unprecedented. Here is a list of Becoming Van Gogh video, slideshow, and preparation highlights, in no particular order:

You also can read 20 of the Van Gogh quotes and interpretive panels and features used in the Becoming Van Gogh galleries.

Image credit: Vincent van Gogh, Basket with six oranges, 1888. Oil on canvas. Private collection, courtesy of Heather James Fine Art.

Ashley Pritchard is communications and media relations manager at the Denver Art Museum. Ashley has been at the DAM since 2008 and her favorite exhibition that has been on view here is Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective. She gets to peruse the galleries some mornings around 4 am for TV segments and loves having a little quiet time with the art.