Behind the Scenes
It’s now time to move onto the structural phase of the conservation treatment for the Canaletto work. Structural work entails further securing of any loose media, such as paint or ground, and any repairs if necessary to the canvas and stretcher.
Think you might have what it takes to bring a Soundsuit to life? Friday, February 22, might be your lucky day! Nick Cave is holding an open call at Untitled #54 (Turf), inviting locals to audition for a slot to perform in a Soundsuit at the June 28 performance.
The visibility and buzz this show has brought to the DAM as a whole is unprecedented. Here is a list of Becoming Van Gogh video, slideshow, and preparation highlights, in no particular order:
Here are 20 of the quotes incorporated on the exhibition's gallery labels, audio guide, and elsewhere as part of the only-in-Denver portrayal of Vincent van Gogh's progression to becoming one of the world's most recognizable artists.
In preparing for our exhibition Becoming Van Gogh, we came across the book Van Gogh’s Table, which shares the history and the recipes of the Auberge Ravoux.
For many of us, it may seem like the time of year to settle in and relax after all of the winter celebrations. However, in many Latin American countries, the fiestas continue for another month.
If you didn’t get enough chocolate over the holidays (if that’s a yes, then I have some bags of toffee to share), Untitled has a late season gift for you. Untitled final Friday is back for a shiny, brand new season on January 25, 6–10 pm.
All that Glistens: A Century of Japanese Lacquer features exquisite Japanese lacquers. The objects on view illustrate some of the specialized materials and techniques used in East Asian lacquer, the type historically made in China, Korea, and Japan.
"The thing that is so great about fiction is... you can reorganize the hierarchies of the world within it."
After many hours and consultations with Timothy, cleaning is complete.
January 17, 2013, update: The catalog is now sold out. Thank you for your tremendous interest! —DAM
I’ve been cleaning the Canaletto, taking my Q-tips to the surface and gently removing all of the restorer-applied discolored varnish and overpaint.
It's likely you have a photograph, painting, illustrated card, or drawing that just doesn't look the same as it did when you first brought it home.
The secret is out. Art patrons are quickly learning that the Museum Shop at the Denver Art Museum is worthy of a specific trip to shop for gifts with the rewarding bonus of viewing art afterwards
Despite its size, this clever little table seems to defy logic with its moving parts and what it can do. Acquired by the museum in 2005, it is now on view for the first time in the David W. and Ellen N.
If weekend traffic to the Colorado mountains feels like an inconvenience to the modern traveler, put yourself in the shoes of American landscape painter Charles Partridge Adams.
Being prepared for an emergency requires forethought, communication, and resources. The Denver Art Museum and other institutions that serve as caretakers for collections have a responsibility to develop an emergency response plan.
Now that the painting has gotten a thorough check-up and health assessment by the curatorial and conservation teams, it is time to decide how best to treat it.
How does a painter begin to paint the impossible?