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Textile Talk and PreVIEW Open Window

Occurs every Wednesday. Next Occurs on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:30am12:00pm.

On the first Wednesday of each month there will be a Textile Talk from 10:30 am-noon. On the other Wednesdays of the month, stop by for PREVIEW Open Window from 10:30 am-noon.

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Geisha and Courtesans

with Dr. Hiroko Johnson

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Dr. Hiroko Johnson will explore the early origins of geisha, the difference between geisha and courtesans, and the profession’s rise and decline reflecting the growth and fall of the samurai warrior class.

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Denver Public Library Student Art Showcase at the DAM

Wednesday, May 18, 2016Thursday, June 2, 2016.

The Plaza Programs at the Denver Public Library partner with the Denver Art Museum to bring art projects related to the museum’s collections to the immigrant communities at five local library branches—Gonzalez, Hadley, Hampden, Montbello, and Ross Barnum—to lift the voice of Denver's diverse communities.

Art plays an important role in the lives of children, their families, and their communities and their creations of self-expression and imagination echo the immigrant experience across generations.

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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.

Registration is now open.

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Samurai Member Tours

Occurs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday through June 3, 2016. Next Occurs on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Docent-led member tours of Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection will be available at 1 pm on Tuesdays–Fridays throughout the course of the exhibition.

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May 2016 Museum Shop Offer for Members

Sunday, May 1, 2016Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Throughout May, DAM members will receive 20% off scarves and ties in The Shop in the Hamilton Building, level 1.

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 shop@denverartmuseum.org.

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DAM Highlights Tour (Daily)

Occurs every day the museum is open. Next Occurs on Wednesday, May 25, 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 Wednesday, May 25, 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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Samurai

Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Sunday, March 6, 2016Sunday, June 5, 2016.

This exhibition tells the iconic story of Japanese samurai through 140 objects from one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of samurai armor and accoutrements in the world.

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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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Robert Therrien

The Power of the Image

Sunday, February 21, 2016Sunday, August 7, 2016.

Robert Therrien takes familiar or mundane symbols and disconnects them from their expected contexts. These images become abstract forms floating in space, forcing viewers to re-orient their preconceived notions of symbols and their meanings.

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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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Glitterati

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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Audacious

Contemporary Artists Speak Out

Sunday, February 21, 2016Sunday, February 26, 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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Tableau

Sunday, May 8, 2016Sunday, March 19, 2017.

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

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Treasures of British Art

Sunday, March 27, 2016Sunday, April 9, 2017.

This exhibition presents a selection of paintings from the acclaimed traveling exhibition, providing a panoramic view of British cultural history seen through its art.

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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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Artistry and Craftsmanship

Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons

Sunday, November 29, 2015Sunday, May 7, 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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Unseated

Contemporary Chairs Reimagined

Sunday, May 1, 2016Sunday, May 7, 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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Abstract Expressionism

from the Denver Art Museum

Sunday, April 3, 2016Sunday, June 4, 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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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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