Behind the Scenes at the DAM

Passport to Paris Curators Debut of the DAM's Immersive Exhibition

The sounds of live classical piano music started the Passport to Paris media preview today. Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director, took to the lectern to discuss the special fall exhibition trio and share an overview of some of the complementary events happening at the museum this fall and holiday season, including Saturday afternoon Colorado Symphony performances at the museum (it was Colorado Symphony resident conductor Scott O'Neill who played the piano at the event), the hands-on Drawing Studio and Winter Break.

During this morning’s preview, Angelica Daneo, associate curator of painting and sculpture at the DAM and the curator of Passport to Paris’ Court to Café and Drawing Room exhibitions, also led tours of both, and Melora McDermott Lewis, director of education, hinted at powdered wigs and a family ball planned for December. Wrapping up the event, Heinrich also spoke as the curator for the tour of Nature as Muse.

DAM staff shared photos from the preview. Starting October 27, come explore three important centuries in French art history and be home for dinner. If you use Twitter, use #ParisInDenver to let us know what you think of the exhibition.

Lesya Klymenko Liu is the digital communications intern in the communications department at the Denver Art Museum. Lesya has been at the DAM since 2013 and her favorite exhibition that has been on view here is El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to you about Africa.