Behind the Scenes

posted 2 years 4 days ago by Brad Evenson

I am a native Denverite and have a few scattered memories of the Denver Art Museum from my childhood.  One of the earliest was from a visit with my mother when I was in the first grade in 1987.

posted 2 years 1 week ago by Jordan McNamara

Last weekend Open For Design: A DAM Community Challenge opened with “oohs” and “awes” as the halls of the Anschutz gallery were filled. Some 165 inspired solutions—from a clothes pin dispenser for the yard to a fully functional lamp made from recycled school auditorium seating – reveal that not only were you up to our challenge, Colorado, you rocked it!

DAM Blog Post Series Documents Masterwork's Restoration
posted 2 years 2 weeks ago by Lindsey Housel

February 16, 2013, update: The Canaletto artwork is now fully restored and on view on Level Six of the North Building.

Part 4 of Conserving a Canaletto
posted 2 years 3 weeks ago by James Squires

In this post I will review (with pictures!) my findings. The techniques discussed were: normal, raking and specular illumination, ultraviolet-A radiation, and x-radiation. I was able to gather useful information from all of the techniques for my assessment.

posted 2 years 3 weeks ago by Kristy Bassuener

Denver Art Museum said “see you later” and not goodbye to Cathey McClain Finlon this month at a celebratory breakfast at Palettes honoring her accomplishments as president.

posted 2 years 4 weeks ago by Lindsay Smith Gustave

This summer, the Denver Art Museum welcomed Melanie Yazzie, the native arts department's first artist-in-residence.

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Jaime Kopke

Untitled #49 (Ideate) is all about design you can do.

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Libbie Gottschalk

After months (sometimes years) of planning, deliberating, and visualizing, the fun part of installing an exhibition is when all the pieces start to come together physically in the gallery space.

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Jaime Kopke

Your Mission: Take a photo of a design dilemma in your ‘hood.

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Sarah Cucinella-McDaniel

The exhibition Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight takes visitors on a journey through six airports designed by Curtis Fentress.

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Douglas Wagner

This year the Asian Art Department marks a milestone for one its dearest and most significant contributors, Bj Averitt.  Bj (pronounced bee'-jay) became a museum member and volunteer in 1963.

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Kate Moomaw

The Denver Art Museum actively is collecting "variable media" artworks. 

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Jaime Kopke

Untitled is one of those programs at the Denver Art Museum where you really have to be there to experience the magic.

posted 2 years 2 months ago by Ashley Pritchard

I had one of those "I work in a really cool place" moments a few weeks ago.

posted 2 years 2 months ago by Jaime Kopke

This month’s late night program, Untitled #48 (Anonymous), is taking it to the streets with crowd-sourced activities, anonymous art, and connections between strangers.   

posted 2 years 2 months ago by Jaime Kopke

During Untitled #47 (LOL), the Denver Art Museum was lucky enough to partner with the hilarious duo behind the Humor Code, Peter McGraw and Joel Warner. This self-proclaimed scholar and skeptic travel the globe researching what makes things funny.

Part 3 of Conserving a Canaletto
posted 2 years 2 months ago by James Squires

I’ve finally been able to more closely examine the Canaletto to gain a better understanding of its present overall condition and treatment history. Generally, the picture is in better shape than I anticipated. To come to that conclusion I used a variety of evaluative and analytical techniques to assess the painting’s structural and aesthetic state.

posted 2 years 2 months ago by Fairlight Baer-Gutierrez

Yves Saint Laurent. When you see it, how do you say or read it? If you are still perfecting your French pronunciation of the late iconic fashion designer’s name, you are not alone. We asked our director, Christoph Heinrich, for a tutorial.

posted 2 years 2 months ago by Jaime Kopke

This summer, the Denver Art Museum is opening the doors to its largest temporary exhibition space, the Anschutz gallery, to share your design solutions with the world.

posted 2 years 2 months ago by Jaime Kopke

Now that you’re ready to get creative to submit something for Open For Design, here are a few important things to keep in mind as you begin to brainstorm, design, and transform.

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