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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 In Bloom

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 In Bloom 

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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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, 2015. 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 In Bloom 

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 In Bloom 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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