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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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Artists Create Collective Vision of Denver

Artists Create Collective Vision of Denver

Community-Driven Mural on Display through Sept. 13

This summer, the Denver Art Museum and the Biennial of the Americas collaborated with Francisco Alvarado-Juárez and five Denver artists on a community-driven art project inspired by Juárez’s work Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua (on view on level two of the Hamilton Building). Each artist worked with their community to create a vision of the urban environment, both natural and cultural. Together, they present a collective view of Denver now.

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  Celebrate Bees, Botanicals & Creativity at Untitled

Celebrate Bees, Botanicals & Creativity at Untitled

Celebrate bees, botanicals, and creative inspiration itself at Untitled: Cross-Pollinate on August 28! We have a slew of exciting talks, tours, workshops, and demonstrations lined up. (Download a PDF of the program.)

Experience Arthur Williams' Grand Finale

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You & Your Camera are Welcome at the DAM

You & Your Camera are Welcome at the DAM

Go ahead. Snap away! Share your favorite object on Facebook, document one of the stunning vistas of the Front Range from the North Building, or use your phone’s camera to zoom in on the detail of a painting.

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Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Susan Rubin

Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Susan Rubin

Susan Rubin will be in the Flower Studio on August 22 and 23 demonstrating botanical illustration.

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  Florists Create Stunning Displays for <em>In Bloom </em>

Florists Create Stunning Displays for In Bloom 

Note: Floral arrangements inspired by In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism will be featured at the Denver Art Museum in the atrium of the Hamilton Building through October 11. This blog post is about the arrangement created by Birdsall & Co., which will be on display August 13-19.

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Standing Ovation! DAM Summer Class Brings Art to the Stage

Standing Ovation! DAM Summer Class Brings Art to the Stage

For kids, an art museum can be a magical place, full of fascinating objects and exciting new discoveries. In August 2015, the 15 students in the DAM’s From Painting to Performance class had a unique chance to make that magic. In just four days, these kids brought art from the gallery to the stage, creating original plays inspired by museum artworks.

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3 Fun Ways to Explore the DAM with Your Child

3 Fun Ways to Explore the DAM with Your Child

Tips to Spark Your & Your Child's Imagination

This summer, parents and children came together for a Denver Art Museum class called Side-by-Side: Kids and Their Grown-ups Co-Creating. It got us thinking about new ideas for parents and children to explore the museum and engage with art together. Here are three activities that grown-ups and children enjoyed in the class that you and your kids can do together at the museum:

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  Make Like a Bee & Buzz through <em>In Bloom</em> with Interactive Gallery Game

Make Like a Bee & Buzz through In Bloom with Interactive Gallery Game

If you're visiting the museum with kids and looking for fun, interactive ways to engage with art, be sure to check out In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism.

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Meet Jodi Jahrling, Winner of the DAM's Latest Instagram Contest

Meet Jodi Jahrling, Winner of the DAM's Latest Instagram Contest

As you may have seen on Instagram, the Denver Art Museum held a Curator’s Choice: #DispatchPortrait contest in conjunction with the opening of the photography exhibition Alec Soth: Colorado Dispatch (on view through November 29).

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Flower Studio Demo Artist Cheryl St. John

Flower Studio Demo Artist Cheryl St. John

Cheryl St. John will be in the Flower Studio on August 15 and 16 demonstrating oil painting.

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  Flowers in Beer? Check Out DAM’s BLOOM BRU!

Flowers in Beer? Check Out DAM’s BLOOM BRU!

Beer Chef Ian Clark explores the history of flowers in beer and invites guests to sample DAM's BLOOM BRU.

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Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from the Critics

Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from the Critics

In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism (on view July 19-October 11) is a celebration of still-life painting, particularly the floral still life. In another blog we listed some quotes on the subject from the artists themselves. Here, we discuss what contemporary critics thought of the still life.

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Flower Studio Demo Artist Chinn Wang

Flower Studio Demo Artist Chinn Wang

Chinn Wang will be in the Flower Studio at the Denver Art Museum noon-3 pm on August 8 and 9 demonstrating screen printing.

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  Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from <em>In Bloom </em>Artists

Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from In Bloom Artists

In Bloom, Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism (on view at the Denver Art Museum July 19-October 11) celebrates the floral still life. During the 1800s, the still life genre was gaining the approval of contemporary critics and the public.

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  <em>Fox Games </em>by the Numbers—On View through August 16

Fox Games by the Numbers—On View through August 16

The Denver Art Museum is saying “farewell” to Fox Games, an installation by Sandy Skoglund that has been on view since 2008. The de-installation will be no easy feat—Fox Games has over 700 pieces, each of which must be carefully catalogued and stored. In addition to the 28 foxes, dozens of tables and chairs, and custom vinyl flooring, the installation includes items that must be monitored for preservation: a mink stole, a taxidermy squirrel, and real bread painted by Skoglund to match the ruby red color palette of Fox Games.

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  <em>Castiglione</em>-Inspired Programs & Activities

Castiglione-Inspired Programs & Activities

Enhance your visit with Castiglione-inspired artmaking, learning opportunities, and other creative activities!

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Fun With Flowers Demo Artist Rebecca Tischler

Fun With Flowers Demo Artist Rebecca Tischler

Fun with Flowers continues at the Denver Art Museum this week with Blooming Clothing, a daylong workshop with local fashion designers Jomar White and Rebecca Tischler. From 2-5 pm and 6:15-9:15 pm on July 31, visitors can learn how to sew floral appliqués and embroideries in the Martin Plaza.

Below, designer Rebecca Tischler shares with us her upcoming projects and sources of inspiration.

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  Stroll through an Impressionist Garden at <em>In Bloom</em>'s Scent Experience

Stroll through an Impressionist Garden at In Bloom's Scent Experience

Ever wondered what it was like to walk through Claude Monet's garden? Visitors to In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism can get one step closer to the impressionist master's own backyard through The Impressionist Garden: Scent Experience.

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Flower Studio Demo Artist Carina Aguilar

Flower Studio Demo Artist Carina Aguilar

Carina Aguilar will be in the Flower Studio on August 1 and 2. She will be demonstrating floral structures, mainly focusing on the manipulation of flowers, leaves, and branches. The importance of floral lighting and placement will also be featured in her demonstration.

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  Turkish Artist Explores Remarkable Passion for Flowers in <em>The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read</em>

Turkish Artist Explores Remarkable Passion for Flowers in The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read

The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read, on view this summer on level two of the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building, portrays the titular Ms. Read as well as her hundreds of Hippeastrum plants. Turkish filmmaker and artist Kutluğ Ataman filmed Read, a middle-aged, middle-class Englishwoman, in her South Harrow flat over the course of a year.

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DAM Creative-in-Residence Arthur Williams Pushes the Boundaries of Floral Art

DAM Creative-in-Residence Arthur Williams Pushes the Boundaries of Floral Art

This August, local floral artist Arthur Williams will be bringing Denver Art Museum spaces to life with his unique floral designs as creative-in-residence. Williams' work, which has been celebrated throughout Colorado, is especially notable for its transient, ephemeral quality. Inspired by Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy, Williams emphasizes the beauty of imperfection and impermanence in his creations.

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  Untitled: Fresh-Cut—Fun with Floral Artists, a Fashion Show & Gypsy Jazz

Untitled: Fresh-Cut—Fun with Floral Artists, a Fashion Show & Gypsy Jazz

As part of our Untitled Final Friday summer series, we are cooking up a slew of flower programming with the Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG). At each Untitled from July through September, the DBG will be on the scene doing both demos and workshops about botanical illustration. The DBG has a robust illustration program and we wanted to tap into their creative power to link botanical illustration with the DAM collections.

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Flower Studio Demo Artist Arthur Williams

Flower Studio Demo Artist Arthur Williams

Colorado artist Arthur Williams shares insights about working with flowers.

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