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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fun with Flowers

    Fun with Flowers Artist Profiles

    The Denver Art Museum offers hands-on spaces for visitors to get creative. In conjunction with In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism, the museum is offering visitors an opportunity to explore and learn about flowers and bouquets on in the Flower Studio and on our plaza. More

  • Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Paula Kehoe

    Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Paula Kehoe

    This week local artist Paula Kehoe will lead participants Pastel Painting Workshops (SOLD OUT) at the Denver Art Museum designed to spark creativity and a passion for art. Below, Paula gives some insight into what inspires her creative process.

    This summer, the DAM is celebrating work inspired by the beauty of flowers. Do you find inspiration in your surroundings? More

  • The DAM & Museo de las Americas Present a Mexican Master

    The DAM & Museo de las Americas Present a Mexican Master

    The Denver Art Museum is thrilled to be partnering with the Museo de las Americas to present an illuminating exhibition of Gunther Gerzso's work this summer. Gunther Gerzso: A Mexican Master opens at the DAM and the Museo on June 25. The DAM will showcase some of his paintings and the Museo will feature 28 works on paper, four sculptures, and two books celebrating the artist’s career. More

  • African American Artists Featured in Modern & Contemporary Exhibition

    African American Artists Featured in Modern & Contemporary Exhibition

    Today is Juneteenth. In honor of this historic holiday, we thought we’d note some of the artworks now on view at the Denver Art Museum in Showing Off: Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions. This exhibition features several works by highly acclaimed African American artists such as Shinique Smith, Nick Cave, Kerry James Marshall, Leonardo Drew, Glen Ligon, and Robert Arneson. More

  • 7 Fun Facts about Miró—See His Artwork by June 28

    7 Fun Facts about Miró—See His Artwork by June 28

    Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination closes June 28. Don’t miss this chance to see 50 paintings and sculptures that are on loan from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain. Below are a few fun facts we culled in celebration of the exhibition: More

  • 6 Great Wedding Gift Ideas Available at The Shop at the Denver Art Museum

    6 Great Wedding Gift Ideas Available at The Shop at the Denver Art Museum

    Spring, a time of new beginnings, is my favorite season. Opening day for the Colorado Rockies, new plant life brought by the rains, and milestone events such as graduations and weddings.

    As a recent spring bride, I found myself with the task of determining important items that my husband and I needed for starting our lives together. I gravitated toward kitchen and decorative items with the ultimate goal of transforming our house into an inviting home. More

  • Curator's Choice: #DispatchPortrait Contest on Instagram

    Curator's Choice: #DispatchPortrait Contest on Instagram

    The Denver Art Museum recently opened the photography exhibition Alec Soth: Colorado Dispatch. Photographed over the course of a 2013 road trip, Colorado Dispatch presents the core of Soth’s work from the Centennial State, including photographs of ordinary citizens, familiar landscapes and puzzling details of local culture that offer an unromanticized, yet affectionate, view of the land and its people. More