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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. 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

  • The DAM's New Book Filled with Flower-Inspired Art from Our Collection, Recipes & Activities

    The DAM's New Book Filled with Flower-Inspired Art from Our Collection, Recipes & Activities

    This summer, visitors will have the opportunity to bring their museum experience home with A Field Guide to Flowers at the Denver Art Museum. Consider it a portable journey through many of the flowers in the museum’s collection.

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  • How In Bloom Artists Were Inspired by the Bouquet

    How In Bloom Artists Were Inspired by the Bouquet

    As an educator on the In Bloom exhibition team at the Denver Art Museum, I often returned to a simple question as we developed the exhibition: Why flowers? The reasons that artists of the 1800s gravitated toward the subject weren’t immediately clear as we looked over the initial checklist of works that were slated to be in the show. More

  • Yum! Chefs Demonstrate How to Cook with Flowers at the DAM

    Yum! Chefs Demonstrate How to Cook with Flowers at the DAM

    Starting this Sunday (July 12), there won't just be flowers at the Denver Art Museum to please the eye—there also will be flowers to please the taste buds. Aran Essig, executive chef at the University of Northern Colorado, will be demonstrating the culinary uses of hibiscus flowers as part of Blooming Chefs: Cooking with Flowers. More

  • Spotlight on Our Corporate Sponsor: Your Hometown Toyota Stores & Free First Saturday

    Spotlight on Our Corporate Sponsor: Your Hometown Toyota Stores & Free First Saturday

    For more than a century, the successes of the Denver Art Museum have been inextricably linked to the generosity of the museum’s supporters. In that spirt, the DAM is pleased to announce a new partnership with the 6 Hometown Toyota Stores that make up the Denver Toyota Dealers Association. Starting this month, the new relationship includes major underwriting support for the DAM’s popular Free First Saturdays. More

  • Stefania Van Dyke recreating Christina's World painting

    Exploring Andrew & Jamie Wyeth's World (Photos)

    The notion of place is important to many artists—Monet tirelessly painted his garden. O’Keeffe played out her love of New Mexico in paint. But it has never been made so powerfully concrete to me as when I traveled with Denver Art Museum colleagues to Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and mid-coast Maine in preparation for the upcoming exhibition Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio. More

  • 6 Tips for Creative Flower Arrangements

    6 Tips for Creative Flower Arrangements

    In conjunction with In Bloom and flower-themed events at the Denver Art Museum this summer, Lindsey Housel of Moonpenny's is leading (sold out) flower-arranging workshops. Below, she shares tips for how you can create interesting and lasting flower bouquets at home.

    Carleen Brice: How do you get ideas for creative arrangements? More