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  • 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

  • Community, Collaboration & Creativity Combine in Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua Art Installation

    Community, Collaboration & Creativity Combine in Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua Art Installation

    Francisco Alvarado-Juárez’s installation at the Denver Art Museum, Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua uses recycled paper from thousands of grocery bags to create a magical world. Unlike his other installations, this one involved collaborating with others. The artist hosted workshops with 30 Denver artists and art teachers in March to demonstrate his process and reveal his vision for the project. The artists, teachers, and their students then set out to paint thousands of bags, later returning to help install the work. More

  • Photographer Alec Soth on Serendipity, Instagram & His Time in Colorado

    Photographer Alec Soth on Serendipity, Instagram & His Time in Colorado

    Minnesota photographer Alec Soth’s pictures bring to light the quirkiness and humanity of people he encounters and the places where they live. From 2012–2014, Soth embarked on a series of state-by-state road trips to make a portrait of present-day America. His journey through each state that he visited was printed in a “dispatch” format that calls to mind a small town newspaper or travel guide. More

  • The DAM Introducing Tours for Children Under 5

    The DAM Introducing Tours for Children Under 5

    After over a year of research and development, the Denver Art Museum is excited to introduce Creative Explorers, an engaging set of field trip activities for our youngest students—children under 5. Throughout the tour, students are actively engaged through a variety of hands-on, minds-on strategies, including tactile, storytelling, artmaking, and movement. More

  • Works from DPL & DAM After-School Art Program on View through May 26

    Works from DPL & DAM After-School Art Program on View through May 26

    The 2015 Denver Public Library Plaza Program is a collaborative after-school art program produced by the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Public Library. The DAM has partnered with DPL for over ten years to bring monthly art and creative projects to children at various library branches throughout the school year. Each artmaking project is inspired by objects in the Denver Art Museum’s collections and supports children exploring artists’ creative processes and their own creativity. More

  • Add Some Art to Your Child's Summer−Spots Still Available in Classes at the DAM

    Add Some Art to Your Child's Summer−Spots Still Available in Classes at the DAM

    Update May 15: Check here for the latest information on class availability.

    Each summer the Denver Art Museum hosts classes that seek to encourage kids’ imaginations to run wild. More than a dozen of the 2015 classes are full. However, there are still spots available for those looking to add a bit of art to their summer itinerary. Listed below are the classes that still had spots available as of May 13. You can follow the links for a better idea of what kids will do in the program. More

  • 5 Reasons the Denver Art Museum Loves Teachers

    5 Reasons the Denver Art Museum Loves Teachers

    Teachers Get 2-for-1 Admission to the DAM through May 10*

    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Denver Art Museum wants to recognize all the amazing things that teachers tirelessly do for their students, families, and schools.

    5 Things the DAM Loves Most About Teachers More

  • The 15th Annual Uncorked was a Huge Success! 

    The 15th Annual Uncorked was a Huge Success! 

    Thank you to everyone who attended Uncorked Wine Tasting on April 10 and Uncorked Reserve on April 11. Uncorked was a huge success raising over $560,000 for the Denver Art Museum. Cheers to that!

    At the Friday Uncorked Wine Tasting, 900 people enjoyed more than 300 wines, beers, and spirits while enjoying live music from the Kenneth Walker Jazz Trio and delicious hors d'oeuvres from Kevin Taylor Catering. More

  • Spotlight on our Corporate Sponsor: Target

    Spotlight on our Corporate Sponsor: Target

    For more than a century, the Denver Art Museum's success has been inextricably linked to the generosity of our supporters. Target has been a generous supporter of the museum since 1987, and the Presenting Sponsor of Free First Saturdays since 2008. Over the past six years alone, Target has donated nearly $1 million to Free First Saturdays, making them the largest corporate sponsor within this timeframe. More

  • The Conservation of Linda's Modern Materials 

    The Conservation of Linda's Modern Materials 

    How Did John DeAndrea Achieve Such Lifelike Qualities?

    The highly realistic sculpture Linda by Colorado artist John DeAndrea has been a visitor favorite at the Denver Art Museum since it became a part of the collection in 1984. Linda is also an important work of contemporary art in which DeAndrea made innovative use of a material that was fairly new to art at the time: plastic. This is why Linda is of such interest to us in the museum’s conservation department. More

  • The DAM Invites Families to Celebrate Día del Niño

    The DAM Invites Families to Celebrate Día del Niño

    On Sunday, April 26, the Denver Art Museum will celebrate the 14th annual Día del Niño (Day of the Child) festival. Día del Niño is a partnership with the Denver Public Library, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, and the Byers-Evans House Museum. More

  • Here's the Truth about Untitled: Fake Out

    Here's the Truth about Untitled: Fake Out

    Untitled: Fake Out (download the program PDF) at the Denver Art Museum on April 24 is no joke. We’re taking all methods of trickery and deception—from sleight of hand to lying—very seriously. Starting with polyvinyl, the true illusionist’s material of choice. Denver’s favorite hyper-realistic sculpture, Linda, is coming back on view after a six-year vacation in the DAM’s collections storage (in a completely dark, climate-controlled locker—not everyone’s idea of a day at the beach). More

  • Tapestry Video 4: Cleaning & Stabilizing

    Tapestry Video 4: Cleaning & Stabilizing

    In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the Denver Art Museum's staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery).

    Curators have examined it and explored its history, and textile art conservators have been testing and repairing the tapestry. In this video, conservators clean and stabilize the tapestry. More