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  • The Benefits of Creativity for Older Adults

    The Benefits of Creativity for Older Adults

    Most people agree that artmaking is good for kids, but being creative is good for adults, too. And, contrary to conventional wisdom, creativity is especially good for older adults, says Tim Carpenter, founder and executive director of EngAGE. Carpenter will give the keynote address at the Denver Art Museum symposium Artful Aging: Through the Lens of Miró on May 7. More

  • 15 Quotes from Joan Miró 

    15 Quotes from Joan Miró 

    "For me, a painting must give off sparks. It must dazzle like the beauty of a woman or a poem." – Joan Miró

    For Joan Miró: Instinct and Imagination we collected many quotes. Some of them appear on the walls in the exhibition. Below is a selection of our favorite quotes by Miró on the creative process, artistic goals, his inspiration, and his beliefs about old age. More

  • Big News! Free General Admission for Kids

    Big News! Free General Admission for Kids

    At a media conference attended by student journalists from around the Denver area, the Denver Art Museum announced today that general admission is free for kids 18 and under. This program is made possible by a five-year gift from Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation, and a one-year grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado. More

  • Tapestry Video 3: A Plan for Repair

    Tapestry Video 3: A Plan for Repair

    In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the Denver Art Museum’s staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery). More

  • The DAM & Buntport Theater Explore Miró & Magic

    The DAM & Buntport Theater Explore Miró & Magic

    Miró, Magic & the Night, a new play at the Denver Art Museum, tells the (imaginary) story of a day in the life of Spanish artist Joan Miró. Written by Jessica Roblee, Mitch Slevc (Buntport Theater Company’s education team) and Lindsay Genshaft, manager of family and community programs at the DAM, the play introduces guests to Miró and explores his creative journey. More

  • Conserving a Spanish Colonial Table Cover (Videos)

    Conserving a Spanish Colonial Table Cover (Videos)

    In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the museum’s staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery).

    Curators have examined it and explored its history, and textile art conservators have been testing and repairing the tapestry. Follow this series of blogs to track their progress. More

  • Choose Your Own Adventure at Untitled: Dream On

    Choose Your Own Adventure at Untitled: Dream On

    For the purposes of Untitled: Dream On, there are two kinds of people in this world: dreamers and doers. We’re trying something new this month—we’re dividing the night into two pathways: one “sleepy” and one “awake." It’s a choose-your-own-adventure kind of deal (See program PDF). Are you down for some R & R or are you pumped for a night out? More

  • Enter the Curator’s Choice: #DAMGreatShot Instagram Contest!

    Enter the Curator’s Choice: #DAMGreatShot Instagram Contest!

    In celebration of Month of Photography Denver and the opening of our new photography exhibition, Barbara Bosworth: Quiet Wonder, our photography department staff wants to see what YOU can capture! We invite you to channel your inner Barbara Bosworth to capture photos of nature, landscape, or something that is not noticeable at first glance and post it on Instagram. More

  • Denver Art Museum Preps for Joan Miró Exhibition

    Denver Art Museum Preps for Joan Miró Exhibition

    Joan Miró once said "I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means." The Denver Art Museum exhibition team wanted to achieve something similar with Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination—to create a gallery space that allows the Spanish artist's paintings and sculptures to have maximum impact. More

  • Flamingo brooch worn by the Duchess of Windsor. Cartier Paris, special order, 1940. Platinum, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, citrine; 9.65 x 9.59 cm. Cartier Collection. Photo: Vincent Wulveryck, Cartier Collection © Cartier.

    Dates & Evening Hours Added for Brilliant Exhibition's Final Weeks

    Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century will be closing soon—this is your last chance to see it anywhere in the world! Due to popular demand, the Denver Art Museum has extended Brilliant through Tuesday, March 17. Evening hours also have been added for the final weekend, March 13-15 (open until 10 pm, with last entry between 8:30 and 9 pm). More

  • Brilliant Explores the Art of Smoking

    Brilliant Explores the Art of Smoking

    The Denver Art Museum exhibition Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century is divided into six sections, including one on the Art of Smoking. At the turn of the century smoking in polite society largely was limited to men and Russian women. As social norms loosened, cigarette smoking was widely adopted, and elegant smoking accessories became a necessity for fashionable men and women. The exhibition features cigar cutters, cigarette cases, and lighters from 1907 through the 1940s. More

  • Get to Know Mexican Film Legend María Félix & See Her Jewels in Brilliant

    Get to Know Mexican Film Legend María Félix & See Her Jewels in Brilliant

    The Denver Art Museum’s exhibition, Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, features signature jewels created by the world-famous design house of Cartier. The significance of the show resides not only in the beauty of the magnificent jewels selected for the exhibition, but also in the exceptional degree of craftsmanship required to make each piece. It is not every day that one has the opportunity to experience the singular beauty and artistry of Cartier jewels in person. More

  • Just in Time for the Oscars! Discover Brilliant's Hollywood Connections

    Just in Time for the Oscars! Discover Brilliant's Hollywood Connections

    In honor of the Oscars (Feb. 22) and Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, we’ve compiled the following list of movies that feature some of the finest jewels from Cartier on several of Hollywood’s most iconic leading ladies. During the golden age of Hollywood (1920-1960s), many leading actresses created longstanding relationships with Cartier and accumulated collections of the exquisite jewelry, worn on and off screen. More