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Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Writing

Monthly program on the fourth Tuesday of the month
Occurs on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Next Occurs on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Pick up a pencil and spark your creative interests in these informal writing sessions. With the help of a DAM instructor, try your hand at a new writing topic every month, while visiting various museum galleries.

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Members

The Western Member Tour

Occurs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday through September 8, 2017. Next Occurs on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 1:00pm.

Members can enjoy exclusive guided tours of the exhibition and learn about the historical figures, artists, actors, and filmmakers who created the enduring mythology of the West.

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Tours

DAM Highlights Tour (Daily)

Occurs every day the museum is open. Next Occurs on Tuesday, August 22, 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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Mi Tierra Public Tours

Occurs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday through October 21, 2017. Next Occurs on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 2:00pm.

Join a 45-minute public tour of Mi Tierra, offered Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 2 pm, February 21 through October 21. Included with general admission, reservations not required.

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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 Tuesday, August 22, 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

The Western

An Epic in Art and Film
Saturday, May 27, 2017Sunday, September 10, 2017.

The Western: An Epic in Art and Film is the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present through fine art, film, and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores gender roles, race relations, and gun violence—offering a visual journey that is about more than cowboys, bandits, and barroom brawls.

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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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Strong Statements

Wednesday, June 10, 2015Sunday, October 15, 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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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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La Musidora

Friday, June 30, 2017Sunday, October 29, 2017.

Take part in this interactive art installation of paired rocking chairs that move in tandem to create music.

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Common Ground

Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013
Sunday, August 13, 2017Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, is a survey of the nearly 25-year career of the critically acclaimed photographer Fazal Sheikh. Born and raised in New York City, the artist has focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues through his documentary-based photography practice.

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Depth & Detail

Carved Bamboo from China, Japan & Korea
Sunday, August 25, 2013Sunday, November 19, 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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Glitterati

Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America
Sunday, December 7, 2014Sunday, November 19, 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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Artistry and Craftsmanship

Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons
Sunday, November 29, 2015Sunday, November 19, 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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Grand Gestures

Dance, Drama, Masquerade
Sunday, December 13, 2015Sunday, November 19, 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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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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Britain's Golden Age

Friday, April 28, 2017Sunday, November 19, 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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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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