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  • Staff Favorite Items from the DAM Gift Shops

    Staff Favorite Items from the DAM Gift Shops

    With the holidays fast approaching, things can get pretty hectic. If you need a little inspiration, check out our shopping list blog post, with a little bit of everything to make your shopping experience fun and easy!

    Meanwhile, here at the DAM, even the people behind the museum love the gift shops! We asked a few of our own to give us a sneak peak into their holiday shopping and here's what they said.

    Carleen Brice, Communications Associate More

  • Conservation of a King: Developing a Treatment Plan (Part 2)

    Conservation of a King: Developing a Treatment Plan (Part 2)

    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. I started to examine King Caspar by looking closely under normal light. Then, I began to change the angle and intensity of light, eventually adding magnification (via a stereomicroscope). More

  • Opening Gala Celebrates Brilliant

    Opening Gala Celebrates Brilliant

    On November 14, The Museum Associates, patrons, and sponsors gathered to celebrate the opening of Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, the Denver Art Museum’s world-exclusive exhibition featuring stunning jewelry, accessories, and precious objects. More

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    Unique Holiday Gifts for Women, Men & Kids

    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

    These unique works make great home accents. With different styles and sizes, they fit anywhere in the house, and make great gifts! Bring a pop of color with the Diamond Star Glass pieces, stay organized with the Weekly Whitey Board or enjoy some flowing art with the Horizon Sandpictures. More

  • Etched in Gold: Brilliant Inscriptions

    Etched in Gold: Brilliant Inscriptions

    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. These unique objects served as official tributes and tokens of affection. You can see striking illustrations of these gifts in Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century. More

  • A Passion for Watches: Brilliant Exhibition Explores "Machines with Souls"

    A Passion for Watches: Brilliant Exhibition Explores "Machines with Souls"

    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. The ad copy suggested that you never actually own the watch, but rather merely look after it for the next generation. Geoff had already been turning over the idea of what it meant to turn 40 in his mind, but that ad cemented it for him: He decided that he wanted a watch for his birthday. It would be something that was finely crafted and could last long enough to pass on to our sons. More

  • Be a DAM Good Friend on Colorado Gives Day, December 9

    Be a DAM Good Friend on Colorado Gives Day, December 9

    What better way to make a gift with local impact than to contribute to the Denver Art Museum on Colorado Gives Day? Colorado Gives Day was established to unite Coloradans in the spirit of philanthropy through the support of their favorite local nonprofits. Last year, Coloradans donated an unprecedented $20.9 million dollars through their record-breaking 88,571 online donations. All within 24 hours! This year, Colorado Gives Day will take place on Tuesday, December 9. More

  • 10 Colorado Made Items Denver Art Museum Shop Dariya Bryant

    Buy Local This Holiday: 10 Colorado-Made Items That Make Great Gifts

    In search of great holiday gift ideas? The Shops at the Denver Art Museum feature a variety of items that are made locally—what better way to support the arts and the local economy at the same time. Here is our staff's list of ten Colorado-made items we think you'll like:

    1. Hammond's Chocolates: Handcrafted old-fashioned quality candy made locally for more than 90 years. Try the Cinnamon Coal Candy to get in the holiday spirit ($5), Toffee Brittle bar for something familiar, or Sweet N’ Spicy for an adventurous chipotle twist ($3). More

  • Palettes’ New Brilliant-Inspired Menu Shines Bright

    Palettes’ New Brilliant-Inspired Menu Shines Bright

    In tandem with the dazzling Denver Art Museum exhibition, Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, Palettes has launched a Brilliant-inspired menu.

    Executive chef Austin Cueto has crafted a $32, three-course prix fixe menu sprinkled with stunning touches. The menu items also are available à la carte.

    Appetizers:

    Gold Beet Salad, Brillat Savarin, Poached Pear, Pumpernickel, Cranberry Gastrique—$9 More

  • Jewelry Designer & Style Icon Jeanne Toussaint's Creations Featured in Brilliant

    Jewelry Designer & Style Icon Jeanne Toussaint's Creations Featured in Brilliant

    Throughout her almost 50-year tenure at Cartier, Director of Fine Jewelry Jeanne Toussaint (1887–1978) played an important role in molding the famous maison into the luxurious establishment it is today. A fashion icon and an intrepid woman of taste and vision, her creations (some of which are on display in Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century at the Denver Art Museum) greatly influenced twentieth-century jewelry design. More

  • Creative Gifts & Holiday Deals at The Shops at the Denver Art Museum

    Creative Gifts & Holiday Deals at The Shops at the Denver Art Museum

    Find one-of-a-kind gifts including jewelry, art books and prints, holiday cards, calendars, glass art, women’s purses, scarves, and apparel, men's accessories, and more at The Shop in the Hamilton Building. The Shop in the North Building offers toys, games, and other art-inspired presents for kids and the young at heart.

    Black Friday Discounts on November 28 More

  • Jewelry Studio Artist Profiles

    Jewelry Studio Artist Profiles

    The Denver Art Museum offers a hands-on studio space for visitors to get creative. For Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century the studio offers an up-close look at jewelry. This series introduces the artists who will be conducting demonstrations in the Jewelry Studio on the weekends through March 15, 2015. Get to know them here and drop in the Jewelry Studio to see their work. More

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    Jewelry Studio Demo Artist: Joe Korth

    Joe Korth's unique work is inspired by looking around at everyday objects and finding hidden imagery in his surroundings.

    A self-taught jeweler, Korth works almost exclusively with silver and gold, with much of his work featuring a Korean technique called Keumboo. This ancient technique uses heat and pressure to bond pure gold sheets to pure silver. More

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    Check out Some of the DAM's Mustaches in Honor of Movember (Photos)

    Movember, a combination of the words “mustache” and “November,” is an annual event during which men grow mustaches in November to raise awareness for various men’s health issues. In honor of it, we put together a selection of 'staches at the Denver Art Museum.

    The campaign is run by The Movember Foundation. Their vision is to “get men to grow mustaches and the community to support them by creating an innovative, fun, and engaging annual Movember campaign.” More