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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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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