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Lectures & Programs

PreVIEW Open Window

Occurs every Wednesday. Next Occurs on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:30am12:00pm.

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

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Degas and New Orleans Revisited

with Marilyn R. Brown
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

When French artist Edgar Degas visited New Orleans during the winter and spring of 1872-73, he found himself positioned in between French and American cultures; between the sequestered spaces of Creole domesticity on Esplanade Avenue on the one hand, and the privatized public space of his uncle’s cotton business on Carondelet Street in the American sector on the other; and, more than in his previous experience, between white and black races.

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Registration for Move Closer: Ways of Looking at Art

Tuesday, January 3, 2017Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Have you ever wondered why you like some works of art, while others don’t grab you in quite the same way? In this two-part lecture course, we’ll explore ways of looking at art and how to talk about what it is that moves us, intrigues us and draws us in.

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Kids & Families

Creativity and Choice: Middle School Student Art Showcase

Occurs every day the museum is open through April 5, 2017. Next Occurs on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

The Denver Art Museum believes that art can make a difference in people’s lives by celebrating and stimulating creativity and inspiring a greater understanding and connection with our world. By showcasing the artwork of students, the DAM places value not only on these creative young artists but also the hard work and impact of their dedicated teachers.

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Art Emergency 2: Code Redder

Family Play—Spring Break 2017
Occurs every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday through March 31, 2017, except March 27, 2017. Next Occurs on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am11:30am.

Your attendance is required at an emergency meeting of art lovers! Museum staff members Chuck and Joanne can’t agree on their upcoming exhibition yet again, and they desperately need your help.

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Spring Break

Saturday, March 18, 2017Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Spring Break at the Denver Art Museum means fun for the whole family! The Costume Studio, Create-n-Takes, and Family Activity Cart are open every day.

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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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DAM Highlights Tour (Daily)

Occurs every day the museum is open. Next Occurs on Wednesday, March 29, 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, March 29, 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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Artists & Studios

The Costume Studio & Weekend Demonstrations

Occurs every day the museum is open through September 10, 2017. Next Occurs on Wednesday, March 29, 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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Special Events

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence: Wendy Red Star

Friday, December 2, 2016Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, artist Wendy Red Star’s work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression. Red Star will be working with her 9-year-old daughter Beatrice Red Star Fletcher on Beatrice’s photo series, Everyday Indian, which will be on view in the studio through April 2.

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Star Wars™

and the Power of Costume
Sunday, November 13, 2016Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 70 original costumes. Star Warsand the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in all seven films of the Star Wars series.

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Treasures of British Art

Sunday, March 27, 2016Sunday, April 23, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Then, Now, Next

Evolution of an Architectural Icon
Sunday, February 19, 2017Thursday, August 31, 2017.

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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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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From the Fire

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
Sunday, September 25, 2016Sunday, October 1, 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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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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Contemporary Chairs Reimagined
Sunday, May 1, 2016Sunday, November 12, 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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