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  • Yum! Chefs Demonstrate How to Cook with Flowers at the DAM

    Yum! Chefs Demonstrate How to Cook with Flowers at the DAM

    Starting this Sunday (July 12), there won't just be flowers at the Denver Art Museum to please the eye—there also will be flowers to please the taste buds. Aran Essig, executive chef at the University of Northern Colorado, will be demonstrating the culinary uses of hibiscus flowers as part of Blooming Chefs: Cooking with Flowers. More

  • Spotlight on Our Corporate Sponsor: Your Hometown Toyota Stores & Free First Saturday

    Spotlight on Our Corporate Sponsor: Your Hometown Toyota Stores & Free First Saturday

    For more than a century, the successes of the Denver Art Museum have been inextricably linked to the generosity of the museum’s supporters. In that spirt, the DAM is pleased to announce a new partnership with the 6 Hometown Toyota Stores that make up the Denver Toyota Dealers Association. Starting this month, the new relationship includes major underwriting support for the DAM’s popular Free First Saturdays. More

  • Stefania Van Dyke recreating Christina's World painting

    Exploring Andrew & Jamie Wyeth's World (Photos)

    The notion of place is important to many artists—Monet tirelessly painted his garden. O’Keeffe played out her love of New Mexico in paint. But it has never been made so powerfully concrete to me as when I traveled with Denver Art Museum colleagues to Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and mid-coast Maine in preparation for the upcoming exhibition Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio. More

  • 6 Tips for Creative Flower Arrangements

    6 Tips for Creative Flower Arrangements

    In conjunction with In Bloom and flower-themed events at the Denver Art Museum this summer, Lindsey Housel of Moonpenny's is leading (sold out) flower-arranging workshops. Below, she shares tips for how you can create interesting and lasting flower bouquets at home.

    Carleen Brice: How do you get ideas for creative arrangements? More

  • Fun with Flowers

    Fun with Flowers Artist Profiles

    The Denver Art Museum offers hands-on spaces for visitors to get creative. In conjunction with In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism, the museum is offering visitors an opportunity to explore and learn about flowers and bouquets on in the Flower Studio and on our plaza. More

  • Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Paula Kehoe

    Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Paula Kehoe

    This week local artist Paula Kehoe will lead participants Pastel Painting Workshops (SOLD OUT) at the Denver Art Museum designed to spark creativity and a passion for art. Below, Paula gives some insight into what inspires her creative process.

    This summer, the DAM is celebrating work inspired by the beauty of flowers. Do you find inspiration in your surroundings? More

  • The DAM & Museo de las Americas Present a Mexican Master

    The DAM & Museo de las Americas Present a Mexican Master

    The Denver Art Museum is thrilled to be partnering with the Museo de las Americas to present an illuminating exhibition of Gunther Gerzso's work this summer. Gunther Gerzso: A Mexican Master opens at the DAM and the Museo on June 25. The DAM will showcase some of his paintings and the Museo will feature 28 works on paper, four sculptures, and two books celebrating the artist’s career. More

  • African American Artists Featured in Modern & Contemporary Exhibition

    African American Artists Featured in Modern & Contemporary Exhibition

    Today is Juneteenth. In honor of this historic holiday, we thought we’d note some of the artworks now on view at the Denver Art Museum in Showing Off: Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions. This exhibition features several works by highly acclaimed African American artists such as Shinique Smith, Nick Cave, Kerry James Marshall, Leonardo Drew, Glen Ligon, and Robert Arneson. More

  • 7 Fun Facts about Miró—See His Artwork by June 28

    7 Fun Facts about Miró—See His Artwork by June 28

    Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination closes June 28. Don’t miss this chance to see 50 paintings and sculptures that are on loan from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain. Below are a few fun facts we culled in celebration of the exhibition: More

  • 6 Great Wedding Gift Ideas Available at The Shop at the Denver Art Museum

    6 Great Wedding Gift Ideas Available at The Shop at the Denver Art Museum

    Spring, a time of new beginnings, is my favorite season. Opening day for the Colorado Rockies, new plant life brought by the rains, and milestone events such as graduations and weddings.

    As a recent spring bride, I found myself with the task of determining important items that my husband and I needed for starting our lives together. I gravitated toward kitchen and decorative items with the ultimate goal of transforming our house into an inviting home. More

  • Curator's Choice: #DispatchPortrait Contest on Instagram

    Curator's Choice: #DispatchPortrait Contest on Instagram

    The Denver Art Museum recently opened the photography exhibition Alec Soth: Colorado Dispatch. Photographed over the course of a 2013 road trip, Colorado Dispatch presents the core of Soth’s work from the Centennial State, including photographs of ordinary citizens, familiar landscapes and puzzling details of local culture that offer an unromanticized, yet affectionate, view of the land and its people. More

  • Community, Collaboration & Creativity Combine in Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua Art Installation

    Community, Collaboration & Creativity Combine in Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua Art Installation

    Francisco Alvarado-Juárez’s installation at the Denver Art Museum, Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua uses recycled paper from thousands of grocery bags to create a magical world. Unlike his other installations, this one involved collaborating with others. The artist hosted workshops with 30 Denver artists and art teachers in March to demonstrate his process and reveal his vision for the project. The artists, teachers, and their students then set out to paint thousands of bags, later returning to help install the work. More

  • Photographer Alec Soth on Serendipity, Instagram & His Time in Colorado

    Photographer Alec Soth on Serendipity, Instagram & His Time in Colorado

    Minnesota photographer Alec Soth’s pictures bring to light the quirkiness and humanity of people he encounters and the places where they live. From 2012–2014, Soth embarked on a series of state-by-state road trips to make a portrait of present-day America. His journey through each state that he visited was printed in a “dispatch” format that calls to mind a small town newspaper or travel guide. More

  • The DAM Introducing Tours for Children Under 5

    The DAM Introducing Tours for Children Under 5

    After over a year of research and development, the Denver Art Museum is excited to introduce Creative Explorers, an engaging set of field trip activities for our youngest students—children under 5. Throughout the tour, students are actively engaged through a variety of hands-on, minds-on strategies, including tactile, storytelling, artmaking, and movement. More

  • Works from DPL & DAM After-School Art Program on View through May 26

    Works from DPL & DAM After-School Art Program on View through May 26

    The 2015 Denver Public Library Plaza Program is a collaborative after-school art program produced by the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Public Library. The DAM has partnered with DPL for over ten years to bring monthly art and creative projects to children at various library branches throughout the school year. Each artmaking project is inspired by objects in the Denver Art Museum’s collections and supports children exploring artists’ creative processes and their own creativity. More

  • Add Some Art to Your Child's Summer−Spots Still Available in Classes at the DAM

    Add Some Art to Your Child's Summer−Spots Still Available in Classes at the DAM

    Update May 15: Check here for the latest information on class availability.

    Each summer the Denver Art Museum hosts classes that seek to encourage kids’ imaginations to run wild. More than a dozen of the 2015 classes are full. However, there are still spots available for those looking to add a bit of art to their summer itinerary. Listed below are the classes that still had spots available as of May 13. You can follow the links for a better idea of what kids will do in the program. More

  • 5 Reasons the Denver Art Museum Loves Teachers

    5 Reasons the Denver Art Museum Loves Teachers

    Teachers Get 2-for-1 Admission to the DAM through May 10*

    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Denver Art Museum wants to recognize all the amazing things that teachers tirelessly do for their students, families, and schools.

    5 Things the DAM Loves Most About Teachers More