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  The DAM's New Exhibition Highlights Native Artist Fritz Scholder<em></em>

The DAM's New Exhibition Highlights Native Artist Fritz Scholder

The Denver Art Museum has been collecting and exhibiting American Indian artists’ work since 1925, and the exhibition Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980, is part of our ongoing commitment to highlight the work of leading artists in this field.

Scholder’s Contribution

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Wondrous Strange: The Wyeths & Halloween

Wondrous Strange: The Wyeths & Halloween

Halloween played a significant role in the life and work of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth.

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10 Quotes from Artist Fritz Scholder

10 Quotes from Artist Fritz Scholder

For the Fritz Scholder exhibition we compiled many quotes by the artist. Below is a selection of them that provide insight into his inspirations and creative process. We hope you also check out the exhibition on view through January 17, 2016. Included with general admission, free for members.

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  See <em>Wyeth</em> First at the Opening Gala

See Wyeth First at the Opening Gala

The Denver Art Museum's annual black-tie opening gala celebrates the opening of the most highly anticipated exhibitions of the year, Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio. It is an opportunity to celebrate in style with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and, of course, an exclusive exhibition preview. Art luminaries are always in attendance which, this year, includes the artist Jamie Wyeth himself.

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Join Us for Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day at the DAM

Join Us for Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day at the DAM

Explore environmental issues through art at the Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day at the DAM. Free general admission.

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Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Dawn Spencer Hurwitz

Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Dawn Spencer Hurwitz

Dawn Spencer Hurwitz will be in the Flower Studio at the Denver Art Museum demonstrating her creative process October 10 and 11.

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Creating a Legacy

Creating a Legacy

Wagner and Annalee Schorr have been involved with the Denver Art Museum since the mid-1970s and have been First 100 Museum Associate members for nearly 20 years. Wag, a retired physician, and Annalee, an artist herself, are passionate about the modern and contemporary department of the DAM and recently discovered a new way to highlight this special area of interest by planning a gift from their IRA.

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7 Facts about 17th-Century Italian Artist Castiglione

7 Facts about 17th-Century Italian Artist Castiglione

Read our list of 7 interesting facts that shed a little light on the artist and his life and times and then see the rare Castiglione works on view at the DAM before the exhibition closes in November.

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Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Ana Maria Hernando

Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Ana Maria Hernando

Ana Maria Hernando will be in the DAM’s Flower Studio October 3 and 4, collaborating with museum goers using fabric flowers to craft a textile work of art.

I spoke with Ana Maria about her upcoming coming art ventures, how her art work has a connectedness to her home country of Argentina, and how she keeps fresh ideas flowing after nearly 20 years as an artist.

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  <em>Wyeth</em>-Related Events, Programs & Tours

Wyeth-Related Events, Programs & Tours

Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio is on view November 8, 2015 through February 7, 2016. Enhance your visit with Wyeth-inspired learning opportunities and creative activities.

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3 Things Chair Legs Reveal about Design & History

3 Things Chair Legs Reveal about Design & History

If you’ve stopped by Level 6 of the Denver Art Museum’s North Building this summer, you might have noticed some chairs sitting unusually high. Using special mounts made by our conservators, we raised six chairs spanning two centuries to showcase their legs.

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  Admired by Degas & Supported by Marie Antoinette: Meet 5 Women Artists in <em>In Bloom</em>

Admired by Degas & Supported by Marie Antoinette: Meet 5 Women Artists in In Bloom

There are over 50 artists represented in In Bloom. As you peruse the galleries, you may not immediately notice that four of the artists whose work is on view are women.

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Travel the World with New Create-n-Takes

Travel the World with New Create-n-Takes

Join us as we crisscross the globe for a new season of Create-n-Takes and make art in the galleries—no passport required.

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Family Helps the Museum Blossom

Family Helps the Museum Blossom

This summer, in conjunction with the exhibition In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism, the museum’s programming spreads beyond the galleries and even outside of our walls. A generous multi-year grant from P B and K Family Foundation is allowing Martin Plaza to be transformed and activated as never before.

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Join Us for Fry Bread, Dancers, Drum Groups & More

Join Us for Fry Bread, Dancers, Drum Groups & More

The DAM’s Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures.

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Native Artist Tom Haukaas at the DAM in September

Native Artist Tom Haukaas at the DAM in September

When Tom Haukaas was young, he spent hours watching the traditional dancers of his Rosebud Sioux Tribe with awe. He was impressed not only by their dancing, but also with the beauty of their elaborate costumes.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the DAM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the DAM

We invite you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Denver Art Museum with special events and exhibitions.

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  Blending Cochiti Tradition & Sci-Fi—Q&A with Artist Virgil Ortiz

Blending Cochiti Tradition & Sci-Fi—Q&A with Artist Virgil Ortiz

Learn about the artist's inspirations (Star Wars, for one) and approaches to artmaking for his exciting exhibition now on view.

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  Check Out the Design for the 2015 Powwow T-Shirt

Check Out the Design for the 2015 Powwow T-Shirt

A DAM graphic designer discusses how she worked with artist Tom Haukaas to create the souvenir t-shirt.

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Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM

Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM

The Denver Art Museum recently announced that three curators joined the museum. Below is a brief introduction. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to get to know them and their growing art collections.

Tianlong Jiao, Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art

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  6 Tips for Delighting in the Details in <em>In Bloom </em>

6 Tips for Delighting in the Details in In Bloom 

I’ll never forget when I first discovered the nearly microscopic ant perched on a leaf in Gerard van Spaendonck’s Basket of Flowers on an Alabaster Pedestal, one of the magnificent still life paintings on view in In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism. I’d been spending some quality time with the works on view in anticipation of training our docents to give member tours, and as my eye scanned the elaborately detailed painting, it rested on this easily overlooked detail.

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Rover is a DAM Visitor's Best Friend

Rover is a DAM Visitor's Best Friend

Rover is a website we developed to allow visitors like you to create a tailor-made museum experience to make the most of your trip or help you discover something new.

For example, if you’re visiting with kids, you can focus on activities for family fun.

The more selections you make, the better the recommendations. Think of Rover as your friend inside the museum who knows your tastes as well as it knows the DAM. Each time you come back, Rover will be ready with new recommendations based on your previous interests.

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Conserving the Denver Art Museum's Cow and Calf Re-Patination and Waxing

Conserving the Denver Art Museum's Cow and Calf Re-Patination and Waxing

You may have recently seen Scottish Angus Cow and Calf—the larger-than-life bronze sculptures by artist Dan Ostermiller—getting their annual summer bath. Above and beyond their cleaning with a specialized mild detergent, the Cow and Calf sculptures needed other treatments, including re-patination and waxing, due to the constant physical interaction they receive from the public.

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Fun With Flowers Demo Artist Rita Flores de Wallace

Fun With Flowers Demo Artist Rita Flores de Wallace

Rita Flores de Wallace will be in the Flower Studio August 29 and 30, and September 5 and 6. Check out the video and read below to learn more about Rita and her work.

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