Behind the Scenes

posted 2 years 3 weeks ago by Fairlight Baer-Gutierrez

Need any Victorian wigs, plastic doilies, or perhaps a top hat?

posted 2 years 3 weeks ago by Ashley Pritchard

There is a lot to be excited about at the Denver Art Museum right now.

posted 2 years 4 weeks ago by Ashley Pritchard

Even after a really big year, we’re not resting on our laurels in 2013. We have an exciting mix of exhibitions that crisscross the globe. Read below for a sneak peak at the current 2013 lineup.

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Sarah Cucinella-McDaniel

Did you know that about 90 percent of the Denver Art Museum’s collection is not on display at any given time?

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Jaime Kopke

Untitled #51 (Second Life) on September 28 looks at re-purposing, repair, and a dose of reincarnation.

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Ashley Pritchard

El Anatsui, world-renowned contemporary artist and the man behind the recent retrospective El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Madalena Salazar

The Denver Art Museum is sharing in the cry, "¡viva!"  During the celebration of Fiestas Patrias on Mexican Independence Day on September 16, we officially will launch our newest monthly family program, CelebrARTE.

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Renée B. Miller

You'll be hard-pressed to find a 90-degree angle in the Daniel Libeskind-designed Hamilton Building. That was part of what inspired Colorado artist Laleh Mehran to place a monumental black cube in the level four Fuse Box space.

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Fairlight Baer-Gutierrez

Teachers, on top of your TCAP, ELA, and IEP efforts, don't forget to make some time to enjoy the DAM and the tools we offer. Here are 5 things for teachers to do with the Denver Art Museum this fall:

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Eric Berkemeyer

Have you ever had trouble hanging a photo on a wall at home? How about trying to hang two or three together in an arrangement? A museum exhibition is the display of art on a much larger scale and as you can imagine the challenges are larger too.

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Jessica Frazier

Roaming through the museum’s North Building you may find yourself asking, “What’s with all the chairs?” I know I have. To answer this question for myself and all of you, I did a little digging into the history of design.

posted 2 years 1 month ago by Tara Moberly

Summer is coming to an end and so is our first exhibition sourced entirely from the public, Open For Design: A DAM Community

posted 2 years 2 months ago by Ashley Pritchard

Currently on view in our level seven photography gallery is a show dedicated to the American photographer Garry Winogrand.

posted 2 years 2 months ago by Jaime Kopke

This month Untitled #50 (Jet Set) celebrates architecture and the glamour of travel in the exhibition Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight. Our list of creative collaborators for this program is one impressive roster including: the state historian

posted 2 years 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago by Lindsay Smith Gustave

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