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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • The DAM Presents Preview of Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century (Photos)

    The DAM Presents Preview of Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century (Photos)

    The Denver Art Museum’s latest world-exclusive exhibition is here. Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century brings visitors an immersive exploration of stunning jewelry, timepieces, and precious objects.

    At its media preview November 13, some of the show’s visionaries shared how it came to be. 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

  • DAM Educator Shares Highlights of Brilliant Team's Visit to the Cartier Workshop in Paris

    DAM Educator Shares Highlights of Brilliant Team's Visit to the Cartier Workshop in Paris

    I got to dust off my passport in July 2013 to head to Paris on a research trip for Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century. Despite some anxieties about the humbleness of my own accessories, I was thrilled to be greeted by lovely French colleagues at the Cartier Documentation Center (turns out they are not at all judgmental about one’s wardrobe choices). More

  • Matisse and Friends Exhibition Encourages the Art of Slow Looking

    Matisse and Friends Exhibition Encourages the Art of Slow Looking

    The practice of “slow looking” is a major theme in the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art. Slow looking refers, quite literally, to slowing down the art-viewing process. More

  • CelebrARTE Artists Dominic Domingo & Rudi Monterroso Share What Inspires Their Creativity

    CelebrARTE Artists Dominic Domingo & Rudi Monterroso Share What Inspires Their Creativity

    CelebrARTE: Vistas on November 16 marks the Denver Art Museum's final installment of the 2014 CelebrARTE season. When we return from our hiatus in January, we will return with a completely new format on a new day: Free First Saturday. More

  • 7 Helpful Tips for a Brilliant Visit to the DAM

    7 Helpful Tips for a Brilliant Visit to the DAM

    Here are some tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your visit to the Denver Art Museum exhibition Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century. More

  • Matisse and Friends at the Denver Art Museum

    Get Cozy with Matisse and Friends

    If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live with a masterpiece, your wait is over. Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art is an experimental exhibition that offers a cozy environment for looking at art, somewhat akin to a living room. More

  • Dive Deeper into Matisse Exhibition during Free Night at the Museums

    Dive Deeper into Matisse Exhibition during Free Night at the Museums

    Denver Arts Week, a celebration of the city’s rich and diverse arts and cultural scene, kicks off this weekend. The Denver Art Museum is participating in Free Night at the Museums on Saturday, November 8 by staying open late and offering free general admission from 5–10 pm. More

  • "...All I Thought of Was Making My Colors Sing" & 13 Other Quotes from Henri Matisse

    "...All I Thought of Was Making My Colors Sing" & 13 Other Quotes from Henri Matisse

    The Denver Art Museum exhibition Matisse and Friends showcases 14 extraordinary works of art from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

    Henri Matisse, who is represented by four works in the show, was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century and a central figure in the radical movement known as "fauvism" (fauve is French for wild beast). Here are a few great quotes that get at his experimental and expressive nature. More

  • Introducing American Sign Language Tours of the Denver Art Museum (Video)

    Introducing American Sign Language Tours of the Denver Art Museum (Video)

    This October, the Denver Art Museum launched its first Collection Highlights Tour in both English and American Sign Language (ASL). As part of the museum’s commitment to accessibility, the DAM aims to increase its ongoing program offerings so that more activities are available on a regular basis and without special request. Examples now include the ASL Collection Highlights Tour, Tactile Tables, and Art & About Tours, which are for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s and their care partners. More

  • Abelardo Morell, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999-2000. ©Abelardo Morell

    Abelardo Morell was 1 of the 2014 Anderman Photography Lecture Speakers

    Abelardo Morell creates innovative and surprising photographs that encourage us to question the way we see. Widely known for his pictures that capture the projections from room-scale camera obscuras—the earliest form of camera that uses a basic pinhole to resolve an image in a darkened room—Morell draws upon the origins of the medium to transform the everyday into something special. In the process, he emphasizes that photography always manipulates what we perceive. More

  • DAM Curator to Discuss the Berger Collection of British Art–Now on Tour (Photos)

    DAM Curator to Discuss the Berger Collection of British Art–Now on Tour (Photos)

    Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection just opened at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, and a good time was had by all–including Denver Art Museum director Christoph Heinrich, shown in the photo above admiring the Berger Collection painting by Sir Anthony van Dyck, Dorothy, Lady Dacre. More

  • Investing in Culture Brings Value to Colorado–Cintra Pollack on Joining the Young Museum Associates

    Investing in Culture Brings Value to Colorado–Cintra Pollack on Joining the Young Museum Associates

    Cintra Pollack has strong memories of the Denver Art Museum, from visiting the Native American collection and Linda by John DeAndrea on school field trips to meeting artists while coming to events with her mother who has been involved with the museum for many years. When she moved back to Denver after living in Boston and Seattle, Cintra was thrilled to get involved with the DAM on a deeper level. “I believe in giving where you live, and that investing in culture brings great value to every community,” she says. More

  • DAM staff decorating pumpkin for Halloween

    7 Tips for Planning an Office Halloween Pumpkin-Carving Contest (Photos)

    The Denver Art Museum recently held a staff pumpkin-carving contest that was a lot of fun and really got people motivated (see the photos in the slide show below to see how creative we got). If your employees or coworkers would like to follow suit, here are a few wickedly simple steps to follow to help ensure your pumpkin-carving event is as successful as ours was: More

  • How Do You Define Creativity? More than 600 People Answer that Question in the DAM's New Report (Video)

    How Do You Define Creativity? More than 600 People Answer that Question in the DAM's New Report (Video)

    Tapping into Creativity and Becoming Part of Something Bigger (PDF) is the result of an 18-month investigation into understanding the impacts the Denver Art Museum’s exhibitions and programs have on visitors’ creative lives. And after one literature review, three focus group sessions, 38 interviews with visitors, and a survey of more than 600 people, we came to see that visitors define creativity as an expansive way of thinking and approaching the world. More

  • How the DAM Prepared Rare-Earth Magnets for Installation of Oceanic Textiles

    How the DAM Prepared Rare-Earth Magnets for Installation of Oceanic Textiles

    Rare-earth magnets are frequently used in the mounting or hanging of textiles, as has been previously highlighted in Denver Art Museum blog posts on the installation of American Indian, Chinese, and resist-dyed objects. More

  • The DAM Debuts Close-Looking Experience at Matisse and Friends Preview (Photos)

    The DAM Debuts Close-Looking Experience at Matisse and Friends Preview (Photos)

    Get comfy, Denver. The DAM is inviting people to spend time looking closely at 14 French paintings this fall. The new exhibition Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art opens this weekend. Director Christoph Heinrich and master teacher Danielle St. Peter led media through the exhibition on October 9. More

  • The DAM Displays a Different Kind of Panini with 18th-Century Italian Painting

    The DAM Displays a Different Kind of Panini with 18th-Century Italian Painting

    Come check out level six of the North Building of the Denver Art Museum where you can now see an imaginary view of Rome by eighteenth-century Italian master Giovanni Paolo Panini. The subject is a capriccio (literally, a caprice), indicating a composition where real and invented architectural structures are brought together in imaginary settings. More

  • Make an Art-Inspired Halloween Costume

    Make an Art-Inspired Halloween Costume

    Looking for unique costume ideas? The folks in the Denver Art Museum's learning and engagement department have you covered. Check out their dDIY with instructions for making art-inspired Halloween costumes. (The costumes above were inspired by Fox Games by Sandy Skoglund, which is no longer on view.)

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  • Living & Learning from Art: A DAM Volunteer Shares Her Experience

    Living & Learning from Art: A DAM Volunteer Shares Her Experience

    For many years, Jeanne Kearns has been an invaluable volunteer at the Denver Art Museum. Serving on both the Guest Services Council and Volunteer Executive Board, Jeanne has contributed more than 2,000 hours to the museum. Before her time at the DAM, Jeanne was a consultant for the federal government and taught nursing at the University of Colorado. In 1996, she retired from her position as Executive Director of the Western Institute of Nursing and decided to dedicate her time to the Denver Art Museum. More

  • Conserving Shattered Silk in an Early 20th Century Souvenir Ribbon Quilt

    Conserving Shattered Silk in an Early 20th Century Souvenir Ribbon Quilt

    Lyrical, structured, bold, colorful, whimsical, meticulous, commemorative, and even “crazy," the quilts currently on display in First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection cover a staggering amount of design territory. Enticing the viewer’s eye to the back of the gallery is a striking grid of red and black interspersed with a rainbow of other colors. More