Behind the Scenes at the DAM

Nick Cave's Installation of the Button Arch

The thousands of white buttons that make up the Button Arch in the first gallery you enter were attached to a flexible wire screen (like the material found on patio screen doors) using merchandising tag guns. A mjority of the buttons were "tagged" in Cave's Chicago studio, but some lucky Museum staff, as well as interns from the Modern & Contemporary Art Department also helped tag additional buttons during installation.

Nick Cave: Sojourn is a special ticketed exhibition on view June 9-September 22, 2013.

Nick Cave: Sojourn is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible through the significant support of Vicki and Kent Logan, U.S. Bank, and PB&K Family Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, and The Denver Post.