Behind the Scenes
Renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave previewed his dynamic new exhibition Nick Cave: Sojourn at the Denver Art Museum this morning.
Not so fast! In this blog post, my colleague Karen Brooks stated that denim work pants were developed by Levi Strauss in the 1800s. However, the question is: Where does the iconic fabric come from?
As an iconic example of western wear, jeans inevitably have made their way into western American art.
The idea of reversibility is a very important concept in modern conservation practice. I chose materials with good and known aging characteristics, understanding that my work may need to be removed and/or redone, in the future.
Traditional paintings from Japan consist of ink, color, ground pigments, and/or gold applied in thin layers on a paper or silk support. They are most commonly presented in the form of scrolls and screens.
May 30 update: Here is the program for this month's Untitled.
Here at the Denver Art Museum, we do things in a big way. In the summer of 2011 we presented a wide-ranging celebration of clay during Marvelous Mud.
What do samurai, horses, guitars, fruits and vegetables, monster puppets, and blocks all have in common? For starters, these are items that all currently adorn my (somewhat messy) desk.
April 25 update: Here is the program for this month's Untitled.
We've been enjoying Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and Land at the
When you walk into the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition, it looks beautiful and completely put together. This was not the case during installation.
Diné (Navajo) photographer Will Wilson—the DAM’s latest artist-in-residence—has installed his work in the photography gallery as part of a one-w
One year has passed since the Denver Art Museum re-launched its website.
Tintypes are 8x10-inch black-and-white photographs made on thin aluminum (not tin!) sheets. Originally developed in the mid-1800s, tintypes were the medium of choice for many photographers documenting the West.
On February 22, at Untitled #54 (Turf), 120 hopefuls brought their best moves to Ponti Hall in the North Building for the opportunity to dance in one of Nick Cave's Soundsuits.
Now that I’ve reduced the distracting bumps caused by the previous lining adhesive, I must now re-line the picture to another auxiliary canvas support.
Despite intermittent snow showers, day by day, the sun is getting warmer, and light is lasting for longer. In my bones I can always feel springtime approaching. It makes me feel energetic, nostalgic, and creative.