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Registration for Freedom, Passion and Painting

Tuesday, January 5, 2016Thursday, March 3, 2016.

This class is SOLD OUT.

Remove fear and judgment from your painting, using exercises developed by artist Chuck Ceraso. Using both abstract and representational themes, you will discover spontaneous and fearless creativity, as you deepen access to the artist within.

Classes are held Thursdays March 3 through April 12 from 2-4:30 pm.

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Registration for Drawing for People Who Now Know They Can

Tuesday, January 5, 2016Thursday, March 3, 2016.

This class is for people who have already taken artist Chuck Ceraso's class, 'Drawing for People Who Think They Can't.' It will go deeper into aspects of shading and include sketching from the museum collections. You will create more developed drawings, learning how to work with composition to bring a piece to completion.

Classes are held Thursdays March 3 through April 14 from 10 am-12:30 pm.

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Registration for Tapestry Weaving

Tuesday, January 5, 2016Saturday, March 12, 2016.

This class is SOLD OUT.

In this beginning level class with artist David Johnson, students will weave tapestries of their own design using historic and cultural sources for inspiration. Classes are held on Saturdays March 12, March 26 and April 9, from 1-4 pm.

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2016 Kids Summer Camps and Classes

Tuesday, February 9, 2016Friday, August 12, 2016.

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

Member registration is now open. Nonmember registration begins Tuesday, February 16, at 10 am.

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February 2016 Museum Shop Offer for Members

Monday, February 1, 2016Sunday, February 28, 2016.

Throughout February, DAM members will receive 20% off of puzzles in The Shops in the Hamilton Building and North Building.

Other weekly special offers available onsite. Additional member 10% discount does not apply to weekly specials.

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

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

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DAM Highlights Tour (Daily)

Occurs every day the museum is open. Next Occurs on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 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 (Tuesday—Friday)

Occurs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Next Occurs on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 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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Art & About Tours

Occurs on the second Thursday of every month. Next Occurs on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 1:30pm2:45pm.

Art & About tours are designed for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. Experience and discuss art together on a tour led by a specially trained guide on the second Thursday of the month.

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A Place in the Sun Tours

Occurs every day the museum is open through April 24, 2016. Next Occurs on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 2:00pm2:45pm.

Enjoy a 45-minute tour with a trained docent on the art of lifelong friends and fellow artists Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings.

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The Paint Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Occurs every day, except November 26, 2015 and December 25, 2015. Next Occurs on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

Find creative inspiration in our hands-on artmaking space. Try out art materials and experiment with techniques. On weekends, watch demonstrations by local artists from noon to 3 pm.

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Hearts for Art 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016Sunday, February 14, 2016.

Once again the Denver Art Museum is ready for Valentine’s Day. Join us and other museums across the country to spread the love with Hearts for Art. From February 9–February 14, you’re invited to show your love for a favorite work of art by placing a paper heart on the floor in front of your artwork crush.

Step 1: Pick up a single heart and hold it close until you’re ready...

Step 2: Fall in love with a piece of art and make it official by placing your heart ON THE FLOOR in front of a work of art you love.

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Cubism & After

Sunday, January 26, 2014Sunday, March 20, 2016.

Cubist paintings were based on things in the visible world. Yet they often showed objects fractured, or broken, as if seen from more than one point of view at once. This rotation includes 14 paintings, ranging from Nature Morte (1914) by Pablo Picasso, to Roy Lichtenstein’s The Violin (1976).

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Showing Off

Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions

Sunday, May 17, 2015Sunday, April 3, 2016.

Gifts, promised gifts, and works that the museum purchased over the last seven years are the focus of this rotation in the modern and contemporary galleries. Showing Off highlights, among others, works by Nick Cave, James Drake, Leonardo Drew, Eric Fischl, Al Held, Ben Jackel, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Agnes Martin, John McEnroe, Amy Metier, Julian Opie, Nam June Paik, Shinique Smith, Stacey Steers, Mark Wallinger.

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Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua

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

New York-based artist Francisco Alvarado-Juárez, in collaboration with local community groups, has transformed the Precourt Discovery Hall into a whimsical environment with paintings, video projections, and ambient sounds from nature. Visitors can create images to contribute to the piece.

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Case Work

Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil / Allied Works Architecture

Sunday, January 24, 2016Sunday, April 17, 2016.

Case Work: Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore artworks created during the firm's investigative process, which is at the heart of its practice.

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A Place in the Sun

The Southwest Paintings of Walter Ufer & E. Martin Hennings

Sunday, December 13, 2015Sunday, April 24, 2016.

Explore the journey of two lifelong friends and fellow artists who were instrumental in defining American art in the twentieth century. A Place in the Sun presents bold, large-scale paintings by Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings, who found their niche in the Southwestern village of Taos, New Mexico.

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Revolt 1680/2180

Virgil Ortiz

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

Virgil Ortiz, a renowned artist from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, 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.

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Kenneth Josephson

Encounters with the Universe

Sunday, October 11, 2015Sunday, May 8, 2016.

An early and influential conceptual photographer, Kenneth Josephson makes photographs of found and constructed visual puzzles that demonstrate his alert and often humorous way of encountering the world at large.

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Standing Still

Photographs by Danny Singer

Sunday, December 13, 2015Sunday, May 22, 2016.

This exhibition offers eleven views of small towns on the North American prairie. Singer photographed the kinds of places most travelers overlook in their rush to get from one city to the next. The result is a series of what Singer calls “paper movies” that evoke the feeling of driving slowly down Main Street, taking things in a little at a time.

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Creative Crossroads

The Art of Tapestry

Sunday, May 31, 2015Sunday, August 7, 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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All That Glistens

A Century of Japanese Lacquer

Sunday, November 18, 2012Wednesday, September 7, 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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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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Grand Gestures

Dance, Drama, Masquerade

Sunday, December 13, 2015Sunday, December 11, 2016.

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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Canaletto Masterwork Restored

Saturday, February 16, 2013Sunday, January 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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Depth & Detail

Carved Bamboo from China, Japan & Korea

Sunday, August 25, 2013Sunday, January 15, 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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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 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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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.

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