Behind the Scenes
Tucked away on level seven of the North Building is a workshop equipped with drills, metal rods, a sander, anvils, and more. This is where Steve Osborne, Denver Art Museum mount maker, spends his days innovating new ways to optimally display art.
Jesse Mathes’ art has been inspired by her time as a traveler and, more recently, her role as a mother.
Portrait paintings are fascinating windows into history. They bring to mind many questions. Who was the person being painted?
The Denver Art Museum is currently offering numerous opportunities to explore the topic of portraiture.
Conservation treatment of King Caspar is almost finished.
My initial examination revealed that the sculpture of King Caspar was in poor condition. Many of the wooden joints were loose; some pieces were broken and missing.
With the holidays fast approaching, things can get pretty hectic.
One of the first steps of any conservation treatment is to closely examine the object, creating written and photographic records of its current state. Conservators do this using a variety of tools and methods.
Follow our four-part series on conserving an eighteenth-century statue of King Caspar, one of the Magi often included in the Nativity.
Meet King Caspar. This small polychrome wood sculpture dates to eighteenth-century Ecuador and is part of the renowned Stapleton Collection of Latin American Colonial Art at the Denver Art Museum.
Looking for last-minute holiday gifts? The Denver Art Museum has you covered. Following are some suggestions for everyone on your list:
Something for the Whole Family
The following is an excerpt from Cartier in the 20th Century.
Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century may be an exhibition focused on a French jewelry design house, but they have an international rea
Ronald Otsuka, the DAM's Dr.
Bottle-cap necklaces, rubber-band bracelets, and macaroni jewelry.
Personalized gifts were (and still are) a specialty of Cartier. The design house’s clientele often purchased cigarette cases, clocks, and other accessories to commemorate special events, notable achievements, or personal relationships.
It started with an advertisement: my husband was approaching his 40th birthday when he saw the back cover of The New Yorker, graced with an ad for a luxury watch brand.