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Lectures & Programs

PreVIEW Open Window

Occurs every Wednesday through May 24, 2017. Next Occurs on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:30am12:00pm.

Stop by for PREVIEW Open Window on Wednesday from 10:30 am-noon.

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Logan Lecture: Intersection of Art/Design/Fashion

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Join three DAM curators for a dialogue highlighting the convergence of art, design, and fashion.

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Kids & Families

Registration for Kids Summer Camps and Classes

Summer 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Kids ages 4-11 can explore the museum and engage in hands-on learning and artmaking at our summer camps and classes.

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Tours

DAM Highlights Tour (Daily)

Occurs every day the museum is open. Next Occurs on Wednesday, May 24, 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, May 24, 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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Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford Public Tours

Occurs every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday through July 16, 2017. Next Occurs on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 2:00pm.

Join the DAM and Clyfford Still Museum for tours of this two-venue exhibition.

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Artists & Studios

The Costume Studio & Weekend Demonstrations

Occurs every day the museum is open through September 10, 2017. Next Occurs on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Hands-on activities and weekend artist demonstrations. Explore the vital role that costumes play in developing characters and telling stories on stage and film.

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Native Arts Artists-In-Residence: Action X Community X Togetherness

Gregg Deal, Walt Pourier, Melanie Yazzie
Saturday, May 6, 2017Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Former Native Arts Artists-in-Residence Melanie Yazzie, Gregg Deal, and Walt Pourier are returning to the museum for a one-of-a-kind collaborative project called Action X Community X Togetherness.

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Exhibitions

Shock Wave

Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s
Sunday, September 11, 2016Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s, shows work by Japanese designers who started a fashion revolution in Paris. The exhibition features 70 looks by powerhouse designers Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, Kansai Yamamoto, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, and Junya Watanabe, whose impact on fashion still resonates today.

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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 works challenge 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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Depth & Detail

Carved Bamboo from China, Japan & Korea
Sunday, August 25, 2013Sunday, July 2, 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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Shade

Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford
Sunday, April 9, 2017Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Contemporary works and abstract expressionist masterpieces converge in Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford, a collaborative two-venue presentation by the Denver Art Museum (DAM) and Clyfford Still Museum (CSM). Paintings by renowned contemporary American artist Mark Bradford—who is representing the U.S.

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Printed and Painted

The Art of Bark Cloth
Sunday, August 31, 2014Sunday, July 23, 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.

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Herbert Bayer: 1938–1974

New York and Aspen Paintings
Sunday, April 26, 2015Sunday, August 6, 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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Audacious

Contemporary Artists Speak Out
Sunday, February 21, 2016Sunday, August 6, 2017.

British artist Damien Hirst famously said, “Art survives through its effect on others.” As a leader in the contemporary art world, he, like his peers, considers making art a way to convey ideas about culture, human relationships, the environment, and politics.

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Abstract Expressionism

from the Denver Art Museum
Sunday, April 3, 2016Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Soon after World War II, the center of the avant-garde shifted from Europe to the United States when the first American-grown modern art movement—abstract expressionism—was born.

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Word Dance

Selections from the Collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey
Sunday, March 19, 2017Sunday, August 6, 2017.

The artists in Word Dance have all developed a distinctly individual language for drawing that invites viewers into their private world. The works-on-paper from JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey’s collection that have been chosen for this exhibition are all concerned with words, letters or a connection with language.

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Glitterati

Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America
Sunday, December 7, 2014Sunday, August 13, 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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Tableau

Sunday, May 8, 2016Sunday, August 20, 2017.

This installation of larger-than-life immersive illustrations by Hadley Hooper was inspired by theater stage sets.

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Canaletto Masterwork Restored

Saturday, February 16, 2013Sunday, October 1, 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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Grand Gestures

Dance, Drama, Masquerade
Sunday, December 13, 2015Sunday, October 1, 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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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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Artistry and Craftsmanship

Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons
Sunday, November 29, 2015Sunday, November 12, 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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Britain's Golden Age

Friday, April 28, 2017Wednesday, November 15, 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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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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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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