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  Virgil Ortiz Blends Ceramics & Graphics in Futuristic Exhibition at the DAM

Virgil Ortiz Blends Ceramics & Graphics in Futuristic Exhibition at the DAM

Are you ready to see something new and exciting? Immerse yourself in a world imagined by Virgil Ortiz.

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  Untitled: Some Assembly Required is the Sum of Many Parts−The Flobots & More at the DAM May 29

Untitled: Some Assembly Required is the Sum of Many Parts−The Flobots & More at the DAM May 29

At Untitled: Some Assembly Required we’re opening up the museum machine to reveal the cogs and gears that make art tick. Get a glimpse into different creative processes, learn the ins and outs of savvy art collecting, and go behind-the-scenes of smart exhibition design at the Denver Art Museum. (Download a PDF of the program.)

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  Ben Jackel’s Sculptures Command Attention in New Modern & Contemporary Exhibition

Ben Jackel’s Sculptures Command Attention in New Modern & Contemporary Exhibition

Colorado native Ben Jackel’s behemoth sculpture Pay Attention (in photo above and on view at the Denver Art Museum in Showing Off: Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions) demands viewers’ attention with its giant silhouette.

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New Exhibitions and Installations at the DAM

New Exhibitions and Installations at the DAM

The Denver Art Museum is buzzing with activity, getting ready to open several new exhibitions in May and June, including the following. Learn more about current and upcoming exhibitions.

Opening This Weekend

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Add Some Art to Your Child's Summer−Spots Still Available in Classes at the DAM

Add Some Art to Your Child's Summer−Spots Still Available in Classes at the DAM

Update May 15: Check here for the latest information on class availability.

Each summer the Denver Art Museum hosts classes that seek to encourage kids’ imaginations to run wild. More than a dozen of the 2015 classes are full. However, there are still spots available for those looking to add a bit of art to their summer itinerary. Listed below are the classes that still had spots available as of May 13. You can follow the links for a better idea of what kids will do in the program.

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5 Reasons the Denver Art Museum Loves Teachers

5 Reasons the Denver Art Museum Loves Teachers

Teachers Get 2-for-1 Admission to the DAM through May 10*

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Denver Art Museum wants to recognize all the amazing things that teachers tirelessly do for their students, families, and schools.

5 Things the DAM Loves Most About Teachers

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  Christian Marclay's <em>Telephones</em> Video Ringing at the Denver Art Museum

Christian Marclay's Telephones Video Ringing at the Denver Art Museum

Ringing telephones beckon museum visitors who reach level 4 of the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building. Though tucked around a wall, Christian Marclay’s video Telephones (1995), one of our recent modern and contemporary acquisitions, is nearly impossible to miss because of the familiar sounds it emits.

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Get Curious with the Flobots at the DAM

Get Curious with the Flobots at the DAM

The Flobots are the latest Creative-in-Residence at the Denver Art Museum. Their residency begins with Call and Response on May 2 and ends with a performance at Untitled Final Friday on May 29.

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  Just in Time for Mother’s Day—Gift Ideas & Members Spring Shopping Sale

Just in Time for Mother’s Day—Gift Ideas & Members Spring Shopping Sale

To help you express your love and gratitude this Mother’s Day, The Shops at the Denver Art Museum are excited to help you find the perfect, thoughtful treasure. With a unique selection of items—from jewelry to knickknacks to do-it-yourself craft projects—The Shops promise an enjoyable and fruitful shopping experience.

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  The 15th Annual Uncorked was a Huge Success! 

The 15th Annual Uncorked was a Huge Success! 

Thank you to everyone who attended Uncorked Wine Tasting on April 10 and Uncorked Reserve on April 11. Uncorked was a huge success raising over $560,000 for the Denver Art Museum. Cheers to that!

At the Friday Uncorked Wine Tasting, 900 people enjoyed more than 300 wines, beers, and spirits while enjoying live music from the Kenneth Walker Jazz Trio and delicious hors d'oeuvres from Kevin Taylor Catering.

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Visit the DAM Through the Eyes of Jesús Fuentes: Introducing Spanish-Language Video Guides

Visit the DAM Through the Eyes of Jesús Fuentes: Introducing Spanish-Language Video Guides

The Denver Art Museum’s Latino Cultural Programs team partnered with longtime friend Jesús Fuentes to produce a series of Spanish-language videos that offer an inside look at the daily happenings at the museum.

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Scholastic Art Awards Showcase at the DAM Honors Colorado Students

Scholastic Art Awards Showcase at the DAM Honors Colorado Students

Since its start in the 1920s, Scholastic Art Awards has encouraged, fostered, and rewarded creativity in our nation’s classrooms. At this year’s juried competition, over 4,000 pieces of art were submitted by Colorado students.

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Visite el DAM a través de la mirada de Jesús Fuentes. Presentando: video guías en español

Visite el DAM a través de la mirada de Jesús Fuentes. Presentando: video guías en español

El equipo de los Programas Culturales Latinos del Museo de Arte de Denver se asoció con su amigo de hace mucho tiempo Jesús Fuentes para producir una serie de videos en español que ofrecen una mirada interna a lo que ocurre diariamente en el museo.

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Spotlight on our Corporate Sponsor: Target

Spotlight on our Corporate Sponsor: Target

For more than a century, the Denver Art Museum's success has been inextricably linked to the generosity of our supporters. Target has been a generous supporter of the museum since 1987, and the Presenting Sponsor of Free First Saturdays since 2008. Over the past six years alone, Target has donated nearly $1 million to Free First Saturdays, making them the largest corporate sponsor within this timeframe.

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  The Conservation of <em>Linda</em>'s Modern Materials 

The Conservation of Linda's Modern Materials 

How Did John DeAndrea Achieve Such Lifelike Qualities?

The highly realistic sculpture Linda by Colorado artist John DeAndrea has been a visitor favorite at the Denver Art Museum since it became a part of the collection in 1984. Linda is also an important work of contemporary art in which DeAndrea made innovative use of a material that was fairly new to art at the time: plastic. This is why Linda is of such interest to us in the museum’s conservation department.

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  The DAM Invites Families to Celebrate Día del Niño

The DAM Invites Families to Celebrate Día del Niño

On Sunday, April 26, the Denver Art Museum will celebrate the 14th annual Día del Niño (Day of the Child) festival. Día del Niño is a partnership with the Denver Public Library, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, and the Byers-Evans House Museum.

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Here's the Truth about Untitled: Fake Out

Here's the Truth about Untitled: Fake Out

Untitled: Fake Out (download the program PDF) at the Denver Art Museum on April 24 is no joke. We’re taking all methods of trickery and deception—from sleight of hand to lying—very seriously. Starting with polyvinyl, the true illusionist’s material of choice. Denver’s favorite hyper-realistic sculpture, Linda, is coming back on view after a six-year vacation in the DAM’s collections storage (in a completely dark, climate-controlled locker—not everyone’s idea of a day at the beach).

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Tapestry Video 4: Cleaning & Stabilizing

Tapestry Video 4: Cleaning & Stabilizing

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the Denver Art Museum's staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery).

Curators have examined it and explored its history, and textile art conservators have been testing and repairing the tapestry. In this video, conservators clean and stabilize the tapestry.

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Join Us in Celebrating Our Volunteers During Volunteer Appreciation Week

Join Us in Celebrating Our Volunteers During Volunteer Appreciation Week

The Denver Art Museum is thriving, and it is thanks to the more than 450 dedicated volunteers that we are moving forward every day. Our volunteers are the smiling face of the museum and collectively contribute over 40,000 hours of service every year in a variety of capacities. We think our volunteers are the heart of the DAM. They are an intelligent, enthusiastic, and friendly bunch that enrich the lives of our staff and visitors.

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  Miró's Homage to Picasso

Miró's Homage to Picasso

Joan Miró began painting Woman, Bird, and Star (Homage to Pablo Picasso) in 1966. In 1973, the day Pablo Picasso died, he signed it. In a recent Nooner Tour at the Denver Art Museum, visitors learned that Picasso had been an inspiration and mentor to Miró. How did the two men meet? Through their mothers and cake.

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The Benefits of Creativity for Older Adults

The Benefits of Creativity for Older Adults

Most people agree that artmaking is good for kids, but being creative is good for adults, too. And, contrary to conventional wisdom, creativity is especially good for older adults, says Tim Carpenter, founder and executive director of EngAGE. Carpenter will give the keynote address at the Denver Art Museum symposium Artful Aging: Through the Lens of Miró on May 7.

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5 Tips for Enjoying a Wine Tasting

5 Tips for Enjoying a Wine Tasting

Just in time for the DAM’s 15th annual Uncorked Wine Tasting, we’ve compiled some tips from local wine connoisseurs and DAM partners on how to find a wonderful wine and have a great time at a large wine tasting. Tickets are still available for the April 10 event. Read these suggestions before you come to ensure you get the most out of the event.

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  Miró-Inspired Activities & Programs at the DAM

Miró-Inspired Activities & Programs at the DAM

Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination is on view through June 28 at the Denver Art Museum. Enhance your visit with Miró-inspired artmaking, learning opportunities, and other creative activities!

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  15 Quotes from Joan Miró 

15 Quotes from Joan Miró 

"For me, a painting must give off sparks. It must dazzle like the beauty of a woman or a poem." – Joan Miró

For Joan Miró: Instinct and Imagination we collected many quotes. Some of them appear on the walls in the exhibition. Below is a selection of our favorite quotes by Miró on the creative process, artistic goals, his inspiration, and his beliefs about old age.

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