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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. More

  • 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. More

  • 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. More

  • Tom Haukaas Native Arts Artist-in-Residence

    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. More

  • Americas Latino Eco Festival Poster

    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. More

  • Velocity jar by 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. More

  • 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. More

  • 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 More

  • Detail of Bouquet of Lilies and Roses in a Basket on a Chiffonier

    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. More

  • 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. More

  • 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

    Scottish Angus Cow and Calf—the larger-than-life bronze sculptures by artist Dan Ostermiller—need cleaning and other treatments, including re-patination and waxing, due to the constant physical interaction they receive from the public. More

  • 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. More

  • 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. More

  • 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 More

  • 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. More

  • Flower Studio

    Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Susan Rubin

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

  • 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. More

  • 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. More

  • 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: More

  • In Bloom 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. More

  • 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). More

  • 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. More

  • 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. More

  • 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. More