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For Your Frame of Reference: The Scoop on Untitled #64 (Framed)

February 26 update: Here is the program (PDF) for this month's Untitled.

Although Valentine's Day may have come and gone, Untitled #64 (Framed) will still be spreading the love on February 28. Dry Creek Gold Leaf, Inc. framers are the DAM's most beloved matchmakers, pairing artworks with their perfect decorative borders for the last 20 years. 

Looks aren't the only thing that count with Dry Creek Gold Leaftheir frames keep paintings safe and sound from potential damage too. You can see their handiwork throughout the museum; they've worked on six collections and too many paintings to count. In the last three years alone, they’ve provided the museum with more than 80 standard frames and 19 custom frames. (Pictured at top is a Dry Creek Gold Leaf frame-maker expertly finishing off one of their largest ever custom-made frames for the DAM). At Untitled, they'll give an in-depth look at their favorite frames and divulge how they made them. Framers have favorites too.

At this month’s Untitled, you also can catch an artist chat with photographer Chuck Forsman, whose works are on display as part of Seen in Passing.  Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life will create a mega-size version of the 1970s board game Masterpiece, complete with fabulous prizes. Speaking of prizes, solve the clues to complete Alianza’s scavenger hunt and earn a tasty treat. And hear from this month’s MakeARTtalk artist, Sigri Strand, as she takes inspiration from Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western.

See you on February 28 for Untitled #64 (Framed)!

Rose Eason is the coordinator of adult and college programs in the education department at the Denver Art Museum. Rose has been at the DAM since 2012 and her favorite artwork that has been on view here is Mud Woman Rolls On.