The Denver Art Museum recently held a staff pumpkin-carving contest that was a lot of fun and really got people motivated (see the photos in the slide show below to see how creative we got). If your employees or coworkers would like to follow suit, here are a few wickedly simple steps to follow to help ensure your pumpkin-carving event is as successful as ours was:READ MORE
Wagner and Annalee Schorr have been involved with the Denver Art Museum since the mid-1970s and have been First 100 Museum Associate members for nearly 20 years. Wag, a retired physician, and Annalee, an artist herself, are passionate about the modern and contemporary department of the DAM and recently discovered a new way to highlight this special area of interest by planning a gift from their IRA.More
Read our list of 7 interesting facts that shed a little light on the artist and his life and times and then see the rare Castiglione works on view at the DAM before the exhibition closes in November.More
Ana Maria Hernando will be in the DAM’s Flower Studio October 3 and 4, collaborating with museum goers using fabric flowers to craft a textile work of art.
I spoke with Ana Maria about her upcoming coming art ventures, how her art work has a connectedness to her home country of Argentina, and how she keeps fresh ideas flowing after nearly 20 years as an artist.More
Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio is on view November 8, 2015 through February 7, 2016. Enhance your visit with Wyeth-inspired learning opportunities and creative activities.More
If you’ve stopped by Level 6 of the Denver Art Museum’s North Building this summer, you might have noticed some chairs sitting unusually high. Using special mounts made by our conservators, we raised six chairs spanning two centuries to showcase their legs.More
Join us as we crisscross the globe for a new season of Create-n-Takes and make art in the galleries—no passport required.More
This summer, in conjunction with the exhibition In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism, the museum’s programming spreads beyond the galleries and even outside of our walls. A generous multi-year grant from P B and K Family Foundation is allowing Martin Plaza to be transformed and activated as never before.More
The DAM’s Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures.More
When Tom Haukaas was young, he spent hours watching the traditional dancers of his Rosebud Sioux Tribe with awe. He was impressed not only by their dancing, but also with the beauty of their elaborate costumes.More
We invite you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Denver Art Museum with special events and exhibitions.More
Learn about the artist's inspirations (Star Wars, for one) and approaches to artmaking for his exciting exhibition now on view.More
A DAM graphic designer discusses how she worked with artist Tom Haukaas to create the souvenir t-shirt.More
The Denver Art Museum recently announced that three curators joined the museum. Below is a brief introduction. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to get to know them and their growing art collections.
Tianlong Jiao, Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian ArtMore
I’ll never forget when I first discovered the nearly microscopic ant perched on a leaf in Gerard van Spaendonck’s Basket of Flowers on an Alabaster Pedestal, one of the magnificent still life paintings on view in In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism. I’d been spending some quality time with the works on view in anticipation of training our docents to give member tours, and as my eye scanned the elaborately detailed painting, it rested on this easily overlooked detail.More
Rover is a website we developed to allow visitors like you to create a tailor-made museum experience to make the most of your trip or help you discover something new.
For example, if you’re visiting with kids, you can focus on activities for family fun.
The more selections you make, the better the recommendations. Think of Rover as your friend inside the museum who knows your tastes as well as it knows the DAM. Each time you come back, Rover will be ready with new recommendations based on your previous interests.More
You may have recently seen Scottish Angus Cow and Calf—the larger-than-life bronze sculptures by artist Dan Ostermiller—getting their annual summer bath. Above and beyond their cleaning with a specialized mild detergent, the Cow and Calf sculptures needed other treatments, including re-patination and waxing, due to the constant physical interaction they receive from the public.More
This summer, the Denver Art Museum and the Biennial of the Americas collaborated with Francisco Alvarado-Juárez and five Denver artists on a community-driven art project inspired by Juárez’s work Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua (on view on level two of the Hamilton Building). Each artist worked with their community to create a vision of the urban environment, both natural and cultural. Together, they present a collective view of Denver now.More
Go ahead. Snap away! Share your favorite object on Facebook, document one of the stunning vistas of the Front Range from the North Building, or use your phone’s camera to zoom in on the detail of a painting.More
Note: Floral arrangements inspired by In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism will be featured at the Denver Art Museum in the atrium of the Hamilton Building through October 11. This blog post is about the arrangement created by Birdsall & Co., which will be on display August 13-19.More
For kids, an art museum can be a magical place, full of fascinating objects and exciting new discoveries. In August 2015, the 15 students in the DAM’s From Painting to Performance class had a unique chance to make that magic. In just four days, these kids brought art from the gallery to the stage, creating original plays inspired by museum artworks.More
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