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Registration for Winter Open Studio: Maintaining Skills

Tuesday, September 8, 2015Friday, November 20, 2015.

Keep your creative skills fresh in between fall and spring classes! Whether you draw or paint, bring your own supplies and enjoy unstructured studio work time with guidance from artist and instructor Chuck Ceraso. This class will not involve formal lessons, it is an open studio format for students with previous drawing or painting experience.

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October 2015 Museum Shop Offer for Members

Thursday, October 1, 2015Saturday, October 31, 2015.

Throughout October, DAM members will receive 20 percent off Eye-bobs glasses. Other weekly special offers available onsite. Additional member 10 percent discount does not apply to weekly specials.

Not yet a member of the Denver Art Museum? Join today.

Free admission; shopping discounts for members only.

For sale or museum shop questions, call 720-865-4488.

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Collection Highlights Tour (Daily)

Occurs every day the museum is open. Next occurs on Friday, October 9, 2015 - 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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Nooner Tour (Wednesday & Friday)

Occurs every Wednesday and Friday. Next occurs on Friday, October 9, 2015 - 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. Enjoy a different topic each week. Included in general admission.

Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.

Upcoming Topics

October 7 & 9: Castiglione: A Curator’s Journey

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Castiglione: Lost Genius Tours

Occurs every day the museum is open through November 8, 2015. Next occurs on Friday, October 9, 2015 - 2:00pm.

A 45-minute public tour of Castiglione: Lost Genius examining the work of the master Genoese draftsman, painter, and printmaker.

Tours offered daily at 2 pm, August 9–November 8.

Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.

Free with admission. Reservations are not required.

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Tactile Tables: Asian Art

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Experience Asian art in a hands-on way, facilitated by specially trained docents. Open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind or have low vision.

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Flower Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Occurs every day through October 11, 2015. Next occurs on Friday, October 9, 2015.

Every day, visitors can find creative inspiration surrounded by abundant blooms in our hands-on artmaking space. Try out art materials, explore design styles, and experiment with techniques.

Meet local creatives and watch demonstrations of flower-inspired artmaking every weekend during In Bloom.

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Creatives-in-Residence: Warm Cookies of the Revolution

Friday, September 25, 2015Sunday, January 3, 2016.

See what happens when local creatives take over a space in the DAM and design participatory activities for visitors.

For their residency, Warm Cookies of the Revolution, a civic health club, have designed an interactive place that encourages people to vote everyday with the decisions they make.

Flex your civic muscles in artist-designed voting booths…and yes, there will be cookies!

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Monday, June 1, 2015Sunday, October 11, 2015.

Arrangements of flower-themed artwork will be on view throughout the Denver Art Museum this summer as part of the campus-wide celebration of flowers and in conjunction with In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism.

These installations highlight the DAM's vast and varied collections by spotlighting groupings of artworks from all over the world and across time that embrace the flower as subject matter.

North Building

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In Bloom

Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism

Sunday, July 19, 2015Sunday, October 11, 2015.

In Bloom explores the development of nineteenth-century French floral still-life painting, and features about 60 paintings by Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, and others.

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The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read

A Video Installation by Kutluğ Ataman

Sunday, July 19, 2015Sunday, October 11, 2015.

The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read (2002) is a four-screen video installation filmed over the course of a year, which centers around the remarkable life of Veronica Read, an Englishwoman with a special passion for Hippeastrum, commonly known as amaryllis.

With over 900 Hippeastrum bulbs in her two-bedroom house, Veronica Read's obsession with these flowers is all consuming. Masquerading as a documentary about the Hippeastrum flower bulb, the work is actually a portrait of a woman wholly devoted to the care of these bulbs, which contain the hope of flowering only once a year.

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Castiglione: Lost Genius

Masterworks on Paper from the Royal Collection

Sunday, August 9, 2015Sunday, November 8, 2015.

See 90 of the finest drawings, etchings and monotypes by the master draftsman, painter, and printmaker Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. A forgotten master from the Italian baroque, Castiglione was a self-proclaimed genius, whose artworks entered the Royal Collection in 1762. The exhibition explores Castiglione’s mastery of art and how he produced brilliant works despite his turbulent private life that prevented him from becoming more widely known.

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Alec Soth

Colorado Dispatch

Sunday, June 7, 2015Sunday, November 29, 2015.

Photographer Alec Soth studies the habits and rituals of ordinary Americans, finding moments of self-absorption and vulnerability that are specific to the people he photographs, yet somehow common to human experience. Taking cues from the Depression-era documentary projects of the 1930s, Soth set out to create a state-by-state record of American life in the early twenty-first century. Photographed over the course of a 2013 road trip, Colorado Dispatch presents the core of Soth’s work from the Centennial State.

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All That Glistens

A Century of Japanese Lacquer

Sunday, November 18, 2012Sunday, January 3, 2016.

The 30 artworks in this exhibition reveal the versatility of lacquer as a medium used by Japanese artists to create containers, trays, plaques, braziers, and screens of enduring beauty.

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Depth & Detail

Carved Bamboo from China, Japan & Korea

Sunday, August 25, 2013Sunday, January 3, 2016.

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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Mark Wallinger


Sunday, February 15, 2015Sunday, January 3, 2016.

Angel is a video that explores the theme of religion and features Wallinger playing Blind Faith, his sightless alter ego. The artist is seen repeatedly reciting—backwards—the first five verses of St. John's Gospel from the King James version of the Bible. The spectator is asked to consider religious belief in a realm beyond the visible.

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Gunther Gerzso

A Mexican Master

Thursday, June 25, 2015Sunday, January 3, 2016.

In partnership with Museo de las Americas, we celebrate the Mexican modernist master Gunther Gerzso (1915−2000). The Denver Art Museum highlights some of the artist's extraordinary paintings from 1960−1981 while the Museo offers a rich selection of his works on paper in Gunther Gerzso: A Mexican Master.

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Super Indian

Fritz Scholder, 1967–1980

Sunday, October 4, 2015Sunday, January 17, 2016.

A groundbreaking exhibition of more than 40 rarely seen, monumental paintings and lithographs by the renowned twentieth-century artist. Though he was influenced by abstract expressionists including Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline, as well as painters Francis Bacon, Francisco de Goya, and Paul Gauguin, Fritz Scholder’s work was purely his own. His art reveals the raw reality of being an American Indian.

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Canaletto Masterwork Restored

Saturday, February 16, 2013Sunday, February 28, 2016.

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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Creative Crossroads

The Art of Tapestry

Sunday, May 31, 2015Sunday, March 6, 2016.

See more than 20 tapestry-woven wall hangings, rugs, furniture covers, and garments from Europe, Turkey, China, Peru, Mexico, and the American Southwest.

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Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua

Sunday, May 17, 2015Sunday, April 10, 2016.

New York-based artist Francisco Alvarado-Juárez has transformed the Precourt Discovery Hall into a whimsical environment for family audiences using recycled paper from thousands of grocery paper bags, painted and cut by hand. Created in collaboration with local community groups, the seaweed-like bags camouflage paintings of insects—partially hidden by the protruding bags—creating another opportunity for discovery as visitors move through the space.

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Showing Off

Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions

Sunday, May 17, 2015Sunday, April 17, 2016.

Gifts, promised gifts, and works that the museum purchased over the last seven years are the focus of our next rotation in the modern and contemporary galleries.

The collection is the principal artery of a museum. It’s here where the idea for the next big show might be sparked, where artists and amateurs alike find their inspiration and a museum shapes its identity. Especially in modern and contemporary art, a continuous and strategically growing collection becomes the showcase of our time. It reflects who and where we are now and tells future generations about us.

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Revolt 1680/2180

Virgil Ortiz

Sunday, May 17, 2015Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Virgil Ortiz is an internationally renowned ceramicist, fashion designer, and graphic artist from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. He uses contemporary art to blend historic events with futuristic elements. Set against Ortiz’s graphic murals, this exhibition features 31 clay figures and invites visitors to immerse themselves in a storyline that Ortiz created that begins with the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. This is the first exhibition of his work to visually tell the whole story.

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Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America

Sunday, December 7, 2014Sunday, November 27, 2016.

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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Cubism & After

Sunday, January 26, 2014Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Cubism was the most revolutionary and influential movement of the twentieth century. After Renaissance artists perfected the device of perspective, a painting was thought of as a window into the world. But cubist painters understood that canvases themselves were painted objects. They also rejected the idea that an object rendered with traditional perspective was any more “real” than an abstraction of that object on the flat surface.

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Herbert Bayer: 1938–1974

New York and Aspen Paintings

Sunday, April 26, 2015Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Celebrated for his multidisciplinary approach to art and design, Herbert Bayer called painting "the continuous link connecting all the facets of my work." The paintings presented in the exhibition give us a window into the personal side of this versatile artist.

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Strong Statements

Wednesday, June 10, 2015Friday, June 30, 2017.

Strong Statements features six thought-provoking works, each by a contemporary native artist. The work of Melanie Yazzie, David P. Bradley, Harry Fonseca, James Luna, Jesse Cooday, and Judith Lowry challenges stereotypes and explores issues that affect American Indians including corruption and violence in the casino industry, racism, addiction, and questions of identity.

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Printed and Painted

The Art of Bark Cloth

Sunday, August 31, 2014Sunday, August 27, 2017.

This reinstallation of the Joan & George Anderman Gallery of Oceanic Art offers a glimpse at the variety of creative design and ingenious construction possible through the unique medium of bark cloth (or tapa) used across the Pacific. Techniques and styles for decorating vary from island group to island group. Painted, printed, and beaten patterns decorate supple and sometimes expansive bark cloths. Elaborate masks made with tapa stretch over rigid stick or cane frames.

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