Behind the Scenes
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.
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!
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.
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.
This summer, the Denver Art Museum welcomed Melanie Yazzie, the native arts department's first artist-in-residence.
Untitled #49 (Ideate) is all about design you can do.
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.
Your Mission: Take a photo of a design dilemma in your ‘hood.
The exhibition Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight takes visitors on a journey through six airports designed by Curtis Fentress.
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.
The Denver Art Museum actively is collecting "variable media" artworks.
I had one of those "I work in a really cool place" moments a few weeks ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.