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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. 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

  • Flower Studio

    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. More

  • Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from In Bloom 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. More

  • Fox Games 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. More

  • Castiglione-Inspired Programs & Activities

    Castiglione-Inspired Programs & Activities

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

  • 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. More

  • Stroll through an Impressionist Garden at In Bloom'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. More

  • Flower Studio

    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. More

  • The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read

    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. More

  • 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. More

  • 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. More

  • Creative-in-Residence, Arthur Williams, Babylon Floral

    Flower Studio Demo Artist Arthur Williams

    Colorado artist Arthur Williams shares insights about working with flowers. More

  • Denver Instagrammers Get Sneak Peek of In Bloom

    Denver Instagrammers Get Sneak Peek of In Bloom

    Some of the top Instagrammers in Denver attended a preview of the DAM exhibition In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism. More

  • Free For Kids, sponsored by Scott Reiman & Kaiser Permanente

    More Children Enjoy the DAM Thanks to the Free for Kids Program

    Since the announcement in March of the Free for Kids Program, we have seen so many kids enjoying the Denver Art Museum’s exhibitions and programming...for free! Parents and teachers are thrilled. Check out one response we received:

    Learning that the museum is free to kids helps encourage our families to visit-what a marvelous opportunity. This was a very enjoyable experience and I look forward to bringing groups back. More

  • The Denver Art Museum is a Proud Member of the Smithsonian Affiliations Network

    The Denver Art Museum is a Proud Member of the Smithsonian Affiliations Network

    Denver is a fast-growing, increasingly diverse city noted for its commitment to cultivating a creative economy and citizenry. As the premier fine art museum for the region, the Denver Art Museum has an important role to play in keeping this commitment. As part of this role, we are pleased to be part of the Smithsonian Affiliations network.

    Bringing the Smithsonian to You More

  • Flower Studio Demo Artist Mary Carol Jehn

    Flower Studio Demo Artist Mary Carol Jehn

    Mary Carol Jehn will be in the Flower Studio at the Denver Art Museum noon-3 pm, July 18 and 19 to demonstrate crocheting and knitting flowers. More

  • River of Fundament: A Film by Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler

    Matthew Barney Film Comes to Denver

    NOTE: Use promo code RIVER3 for $3 off the general admission price. More

  • Simon Saint-Jean, The Gardener (La Jardinière)

    Explore the Language of Flowers at the DAM

    This summer, the Denver Art Museum is showcasing flower-inspired art in "arrangements" around the museum and in In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism. Flowers have served as symbols for centuries, but during the 1800s (the time of the impressionists) “floriography,” or the language of flowers, really became popular. More