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Lectures & Programs

Worlds within Ruins

Asian Art Association & Curator's Circle Lecture Series
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Artist Melissa Furness will speak about her recent creative work and research in China as an artist in residence with RedGate Gallery and as an instructor of art with the International College of Beijing through the University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University.

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Tours

DAM Highlights Tour (Daily)

Occurs every day the museum is open. Next Occurs on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am11:45am.

Expert docents introduce you to a selection of the museum’s most noteworthy objects. Visit both the North and Hamilton buildings and discover a diversity of artworks from across time and around the world.

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Talk at 12 (Wednesday & Friday)

Occurs every Wednesday and Friday. Next Occurs on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00pm12:30pm.

Join a docent for a 30-minute, in-depth look at an aspect of the museum’s collections or something special happening in the galleries.

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Stampede Public Tours

Occurs every day the museum is open through May 19, 2019. Next Occurs on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

In this daily 45-minute tour, see how animals have captivated artists throughout history in Stampede: Animals in Art.

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Common Ground Public Tours

Occurs every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday through November 12, 2017. Next Occurs on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 2:00pm.

Join a 45-minute public tour of Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, offered Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 2 pm, August 13 through November 12. Included with general admission, reservations not required.

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Artists & Studios

3-D Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Saturday, October 7, 2017Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Get creative with hands-on artmaking activities in the 3-D Studio. On weekends, watch artist demonstrations. Fun for all ages!

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Special Events

DAM Contemporaries Annual Celebration and DAM Key Awards

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:30pm8:00pm.

Come and meet your “new” DAM Contemporaries (DAMC) as we REVEAL new acquisitions, new board members, and a new DAMC brand at our Annual Celebration on October 18.

We’ll toast to our outgoing board members, our DAM Key award recipients, Devon Dikeou and Simon Zalkind, and a new chapter in the history of DAM Contemporaries! You don’t want to miss this celebration!

The event will be held at Larimer Social, 1427 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202

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Exhibitions

Mi Tierra

Contemporary Artists Explore Place
Sunday, February 19, 2017Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place features site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West.

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La Musidora

Friday, June 30, 2017Sunday, October 29, 2017.

Take part in this interactive art installation of paired rocking chairs that move in tandem to create music.

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Common Ground

Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013
Sunday, August 13, 2017Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, is a survey of the nearly 25-year career of the critically acclaimed photographer Fazal Sheikh. Born and raised in New York City, the artist has focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues through his documentary-based photography practice.

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Canaletto Masterwork Restored

Saturday, February 16, 2013Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Following nearly one year of conservation treatment, an Italian masterwork discovered in the Denver Art Museum storage is on view. Since spring 2012, we have been writing updates about behind-the-scenes discoveries and decisions related to the restoration.

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Depth & Detail

Carved Bamboo from China, Japan & Korea
Sunday, August 25, 2013Sunday, November 19, 2017.

The intricate decoration of the items on view includes religious imagery as well as people, animals, birds, insects, plants, and landscapes that tell stories or have symbolic meaning.

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Glitterati

Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America
Sunday, December 7, 2014Sunday, November 19, 2017.

During the Spanish Colonial period in Latin America (1521–1850), precious gold and silver were crafted into elegant jewelry then embellished with emeralds from Colombia, coral from Mexico, and pearls from Venezuela. Wanting to demonstrate their wealth and status, people were painted wearing their finest dress and elaborate jewelry.

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Artistry and Craftsmanship

Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons
Sunday, November 29, 2015Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Throughout its 35-year history, Ruskin Pottery produced decorative vessels, tableware, buttons, and plaques intended to be set in silver as jewelry. The pottery was known for hand-thrown ceramic bodies and innovative glazes.

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Grand Gestures

Dance, Drama, Masquerade
Sunday, December 13, 2015Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Pre-Columbian art is full of human and supernatural figures in dramatic poses. This installation of 29 objects presents a cross-cultural selection of works from the DAM's extensive collection.

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Unseated

Contemporary Chairs Reimagined
Sunday, May 1, 2016Sunday, November 19, 2017.

These eight works reveal the vast range of materials and processes used by contemporary designers as they challenge our notions of what design can be through the enduring form of the chair.

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From the Fire

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
Sunday, September 25, 2016Sunday, November 19, 2017.

This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler.

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Britain's Golden Age

Friday, April 28, 2017Sunday, November 19, 2017.

British art comes into its own in the eighteenth century. For the first time artists born in Britain—Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Richard Wilson, to name a few—set the European standard in portraiture and landscape. Many of their most talented followers are on view in this new installation of paintings from the Berger Collection.

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Revealing a Mexican Masterpiece

The Virgin of Valvanera
Sunday, September 24, 2017Sunday, February 18, 2018.

This exhibition showcases a painting from the DAM's Spanish Colonial art collection attributed to Cristóbal de Villalpando. This large-scale oil painting made in colonial Mexico around 1700 recently underwent conservation funded by a grant from Bank of America’s Art Conservation Project.

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Then, Now, Next

Evolution of an Architectural Icon
Sunday, February 19, 2017Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Punctuating the DAM's upcoming North Building revitalization project, Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon is an exhibition on the renowned modernist building, its history, and its future. The exhibition will feature historical photos, original architectural sketches, building models, and project renderings to tell the story of the North Building’s evolution.

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Ganesha

The Playful Protector
Sunday, October 1, 2017Sunday, October 28, 2018.

Ganesha: The Playful Protector is developed in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, which is loaning a statue of Ganesha created in the 600s to 700s that is the centerpiece of the exhibition.

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Past the Tangled Present

Sunday, October 15, 2017Sunday, October 28, 2018.

This interactive and immersive installation by Denver artist Jaime Molina was born of imagination and the joy of discovery. Step into a different world where the paintings on the wall flow into 3-D objects that Molina created for the space.

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Stampede

Animals in Art
Sunday, September 10, 2017Sunday, May 19, 2019.

See how animals have captivated artists throughout history in the exhibition Stampede: Animals in Art. This cross-departmental exhibition brings together more than 300 objects from the Denver Art Museum’s collection to explore the presence of animals in art throughout centuries and across cultures.

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