Behind the Scenes
Conservation treatment of King Caspar is almost finished.
My initial examination revealed that the sculpture of King Caspar was in poor condition. Many of the wooden joints were loose; some pieces were broken and missing.
With the holidays fast approaching, things can get pretty hectic.
One of the first steps of any conservation treatment is to closely examine the object, creating written and photographic records of its current state. Conservators do this using a variety of tools and methods.
Follow our four-part series on conserving an eighteenth-century statue of King Caspar, one of the Magi often included in the Nativity.
Meet King Caspar. This small polychrome wood sculpture dates to eighteenth-century Ecuador and is part of the renowned Stapleton Collection of Latin American Colonial Art at the Denver Art Museum.
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Something for the Whole Family
The following is an excerpt from Cartier in the 20th Century.
Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century may be an exhibition focused on a French jewelry design house, but they have an international rea
Ronald Otsuka, the DAM's Dr.
Bottle-cap necklaces, rubber-band bracelets, and macaroni jewelry.
Personalized gifts were (and still are) a specialty of Cartier. The design house’s clientele often purchased cigarette cases, clocks, and other accessories to commemorate special events, notable achievements, or personal relationships.
It started with an advertisement: my husband was approaching his 40th birthday when he saw the back cover of The New Yorker, graced with an ad for a luxury watch brand.
What better way to make a gift with local impact than to contribute to the Denver Art Museum on Colorado Gives Day?
In search of great holiday gift ideas? The Shops at the Denver Art Museum feature a variety of items that are made locally—what better way to support the arts and the local economy at the same time.
In tandem with the dazzling Denver Art Museum exhibition, Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, Palettes has launched a Brilliant-inspired menu
Throughout her almost 50-year tenure at Cartier, Director of Fine Jewelry Jeanne Toussaint (1887–1978) played an important role in molding the famous maison into the luxurious establishment it is today.
Find one-of-a-kind gifts including jewelry, art books and prints, holiday cards, calendars, glass art, women’s purses, scarves, and apparel, men's accessories, and more at The Shop in the Hamilton Building.
The Denver Art Museum offers a hands-on studio space for visitors to get creative.