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March 2015

Exhibitions

Sunday, November 16, 2014Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The DAM will host the world-exclusive exhibition of Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, featuring stunning jewelry, timepieces, and precious objects created between 1900 and 1975. This exhibition highlights Cartier’s rise to preeminence—and the historical events pushing the Maison’s, or design house's, evolution—as it transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry and luxurious accessories. Organized by the DAM, the exhibition will be on view in the Anschutz and Martin and McCormick galleries on level two of the Hamilton Building.

Sunday, May 25, 2014Sunday, April 12, 2015

This summer, Jason Rogenes will transform the Precourt Discovery Hall into an immersive sculptural environment where families can play with custom cast “asteroids” to create otherworldly soundscapes. Part of a rich summer program focusing on sculpture, the installation—made out of cardboard and reclaimed Styrofoam—will encourage visitors to reconsider familiar and typically discarded materials for their artmaking possibilities.

Sunday, June 1, 2014Sunday, April 19, 2015

A completely new exhibition in the textile art galleries features more than 20 quilts arranged in nine thematic groupings. Each section invites viewers to look closely at the different themes and variations. Visitors can discover common roots for motifs and patterns and creative differences in materials and techniques. More than half of the objects are recent acquisitions on view for the first time, while others, including The Matterhorn quilt (pictured below), are well-known treasures of the collection.

Sunday, November 23, 2014Sunday, May 17, 2015

William Matthews: Trespassing presents selected works from his early career to his most recent paintings. Matthews began working as a graphic designer, but dedicated himself to watercolor painting in 1990. The 27 artworks on view exemplify his expertise and sophisticated understanding of watercolor technique. His main focus has been subjects found in the American West: working cowboys, ranches, rural architecture, and the landscape.

Sunday, March 22, 2015Sunday, June 28, 2015

Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination focuses on artworks the Spanish artist created during the last two decades of his career (1963-1981). Joan Miró's (pronounced Jwan mr-OH) imagination and creativity extended well into his old age. Later in life, he continued the inventive forms for which he is known and began exploring new materials, including bronze. This exhibition features bronze sculptures–including Woman and Bird (Femme et oiseau) (in slide show below)–which have rarely been seen outside of Europe.

Sunday, November 10, 2013Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rupprecht Matthies’ ¿Being Home? is a community-inspired, interactive artwork that grows with each installation. In 2009 and 2011, Matthies collaborated with immigrants at Denver-area community organizations, including the African Community Center, the Emily Griffith Opportunity School, and Centro San Juan Diego, to gather words evocative of notions of home. The resulting words—transformed into mobiles, pillows, and wall pieces—are in 13 languages including English, Spanish, Arabic, and Kareni.

Sunday, September 15, 2013Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sovereign: Independent Voices highlights the work of three leading American Indian contemporary artists, Kent Monkman, Rose Simpson, and Virgil Ortiz, who have received international acclaim. These artists challenge people to think more broadly about the place of native artists in the contemporary art world through a fusion of historic techniques with contemporary styles and ideas. The included works reflect meditations on the self and native histories in a variety of media, including painting, sculptural ceramics, and multimedia works.

Friday, March 13, 2015Sunday, September 20, 2015

Barbara Bosworth’s photography explores nature and memory through calm reflection upon places that hold deep personal and social meaning. Using a large format 8x10 camera, Bosworth makes exquisite prints that immerse the viewer in the scene and imbue details—fleeting effects of light and subtle traces of human or natural activity—with arresting presence.

Sunday, November 18, 2012Sunday, September 27, 2015

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. A wide range of techniques are represented to demonstrate how lacquer was used during the last century to create objects of enduring beauty. The selected artworks reflect the changing styles and tastes of successive generations of lacquer artists who produced designs based on plants, animals, and other elements of nature.

Sunday, August 25, 2013Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Depth and Detail: Carved Bamboo from China, Japan, and Korea showcases a variety of carved, cut, incised, and etched bamboo objects. The exhibition demonstrates how artists used bamboo, carving deeply through it to achieve different colors and textures. 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.

Sunday, January 30, 2011Sunday, December 27, 2015

Experience one of the world's premier collections of Native American art. Reopened on January 30, 2011, our remodeled galleries of American Indian and Northwest Coast art focus on artists and their creations, revealing the hand and eye of each individual artist.

Sunday, January 30, 2011Sunday, December 27, 2015

Nampeyo: Excellence by Name is on view in the American Indian art galleries. Nampeyo is recognized as one of the greatest ceramicists of the 20th century. This exhibition traces the full spectrum of the famed Hopi artist’s career, highlighting key elements of her innovative forms and designs and the work of successive generations of her family.

Sunday, January 26, 2014Sunday, January 10, 2016

Cubism was the most revolutionary and influential movement of the twentieth century. After Renaissance artists perfected the device of perspective, a painting was thought of as a window into the world. But cubist painters understood that canvases themselves were painted objects. They also rejected the idea that an object rendered with traditional perspective was any more “real” than an abstraction of that object on the flat surface.

Saturday, February 16, 2013Sunday, February 28, 2016

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.

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.

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. Techniques and styles for decorating varied from island group to island group. Painted, printed, and beaten patterns decorate supple and sometimes expansive bark cloths. Elaborate masks made with tapa stretch over rigid stick or cane frames.

Tours

Occurs every day the museum is open through May 1, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:15am11:00am

Think outside the box and experience the unique architecture of the museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building, designed by Daniel Libeskind. Take a trip through Boettcher Canyon Walk, scout out the Bartlit Sculpture Deck, sight-see from Duncan Pavilion, and more.

Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.

Occurs every day the museum is open
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 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.

Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.

Occurs every Wednesday and Friday
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 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. Enjoy a different topic each week. Included in general admission.

Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.

Upcoming Topics

March 4 & 6: Japanese Pottery: Jomon to 20th Century

A look at the earliest Japanese pottery traditions, continuing through the centuries to the innovative work of contemporary potters.

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 4:00pm5:00pm

Tour the new exhibition, Glitterati: Portraits and Jewelry in Colonial Latin America, with Dr. Donna Pierce, Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art.

Occurs every month on the first Saturday
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00pm3:00pm

¡Cada Primer sábado gratis el Denver Art Museum te invita a aprender sobre nuestras colecciones en un tour gratis en español sobre nuestras obras favoritas en el museo!

Encuentro en el Hamilton Atrium.

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Every First Free Saturday the Denver Art Museum invites you to learn about our collections in a free Spanish language tour of our favorite works in the museum!

Meet in the Hamilton Building Atrium.

Occurs every month on the second Thursday
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:30am11:45am

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.

Occurs every month on the third Saturday
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:00am11:45am

On the third Saturday of the month, 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. The 45-minute tour is interpreted in ASL.

For details, e-mail lmiller@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0051.

Lectures

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:00pm7:30pm

Denverites love Colorado artist Jim Green for his audial interventions that are installed around town. His Soundwalk, on the 1500 block of Curtis Street; Laughing Escalator, at Denver’s Convention Center; and the Singing Sinks, in the DAM’s North Building, are among his most popular local works, and some of the most beloved public installations in Denver. Green has earned national recognition, including two NEA grants and airtime on NPR, for his innovative use of sound to enliven public space.

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

Barbara Bosworth’s photography explores nature and memory in its reflections upon places that hold deep personal and social meaning.

with Christopher Beekman
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 2:30pm4:30pm

Anthropomorphic ceramic figures have been looted from shaft and chamber tombs in western Mexico for well over a century, and literally thousands of them exist today in museum collections, not to mention those in the hands of private collectors. The very small number of examples excavated by archeologists remains a problem for any serious understanding of their significance.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:00pm7:00pm

Since the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) in 1990, exciting new possibilities have arisen for Native artists to collaborate with museums. This talk by Dr. Emily Moore looks at a series of collaborations between five U.S. museums and the Tlingit artists Nathan and Stephen Jackson, who created new totem poles for museums that replace 19th-century poles repatriated under NAGPRA.

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 5:30pm7:30pm

Little more than two months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, fear and racist propaganda culminated in Executive Order 9066, which enabled the forced removal of 110,000 people of Japanese descent from the West Coast. Little more than two months later they were gone.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 2:00pm3:30pm

Ben Griswold of Spatial Poetics, in collaboration with the staff of the Denver Art Museum, has designed many beautiful exhibitions at the Denver Art Museum such as Becoming Van Gogh and Passport to Paris. Ben will speak about all aspects of designing a successful exhibition. His design work is seen at many local institutions.

Free with general admission. Doors open at 1:30 pm; seating is on a first-come basis.

Sponsored by Friends of Painting and Sculpture, a DAM support group.

Special Events

Occurs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday through March 13, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015

Begin your Brilliant experience with a special introduction to Cartier presented by an expert docent. Gain insight about Cartier’s storied history, glamorous clientele, and meticulous craftsmanship. Then, view the exhibition at your own pace and enjoy a deeper understanding of Cartier’s artistry.

Each attendee will receive a souvenir booklet, illustrated with a selection of the stunning jewelry, precious objects, and historic photographs on view.

Tickets are $18. Space is limited to only 25 tickets per day; advance purchase is recommended.

Occurs every day the museum is open through March 15, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015

See artist Kevin Pourier at work creating carved buffalo-horn jewelry in the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Studio from January 20 through February 1.

Drop in from 1-3 pm on the weekends below to meet the artist and explore his artmaking process first hand:

  • January 23-25
  • January 30-February 1

Pourier’s finished works will remain installed in the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Studio for visitors to browse between February 1 and March 15.

Free with museum admission; no reservations required.

Occurs every month on the first Saturday
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Every Free First Saturday, listen to cuentistas tell the tales of artworks through music, movement and art during our new storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte.

Stories para todos – for everyone - happen at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:30am12:30pm

Join CultureHaus Collects for a crash course in art collecting with some of Denver’s top buyers and dealers all while enjoying a fabulous prix fixe brunch complete with mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar! Afterwards, test out your newly-found art savvy skills on local galleries and studios and then join us for beer at a top-secret location.

$55 CultureHaus members, $65 others.

What’s in Store:

10:30 am – Mix and mingle while enjoying mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar

Occurs every month on the first Saturday
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00am5:00pm

On the first Saturday of every month, you can enjoy our art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime!

A Collection Highlights tours in Spanish is offered at 2 pm on Free First Saturdays.

Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10 am. Some special exhibitions may require additional ticket.

Sponsored by Target. Made possible by the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 11:00am11:30am

Join artist Barbara Bosworth for an off-the-cuff chat about her DAM exhibition Barbara Bosworth: Quiet Wonder. Learn more about what drives Bosworth’s work and her contemplative photos of the natural environment. We’ll go wherever the conversation takes us!

Included in museum admission; no reservations required.

Image credit: Barbara Bosworth, Common yellowthroat, 2003. Inkjet print. © Barbara Bosworth

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:00pmSaturday, March 14, 2015 - 12:00am

On Friday, March 13, DAM Contemporaries will make a final, 21st-century nod to the DAM's glittering exhibition, Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century. Join DAMC to celebrate Colorado jewelry designers Amour Absolu, Andrea Li, Bloom Bijoux, Louisa B Designs, and Samantha Louise Jewelry with drinks, dessert, and dancing.

The party will be held at Town, 601 So. Broadway, Suite A, in Denver, from 8 pm to midnight.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:00am5:00pm

Members see the exhibition first! Admission to Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination is free for members. Get tickets online in advance and skip the line. Plus, save 20% on purchases at The Shops at the Denver Art Museum on March 21 only.

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

Member Preview sponsored by Mountain States Toyota.

Thursday, March 5, 2015Friday, March 27, 2015

The DAM launches its new "Creative-in-Residence" program with Denver composer Nathan Hall. During his monthlong residency, March 5-27, visitors will have the chance to watch Hall create musical works inspired by the DAM’s collections and architecture and hear the compositions performed in some of the museum’s galleries.

Hall’s residency days will be Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

“Office Hours”: Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1-4 pm

Rehearsals: Fridays, March 6, 13 & 20, 5:30-7:45 pm

Occurs every day the museum is open through June 28, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spark your imagination in our hands-on Studio space inspired by the art of Joan Miró. Visitors can build free-form sculptures, get creative with words, experiment with painting and drawing techniques, and explore a variety of activities designed to jumpstart creativity.

Fun for all ages with no experience necessary, the Studio will be open March 29-June 28.

Sunday, March 1, 2015Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Throughout March, Denver Art Museum members will receive 15 percent off the entire stock of books. Art and design books, including exhibition catalogs and Denver Art Museum Companion Guides, can be found in The Shop in the Hamilton Building, level 1.

Books for children are located in The Shop in the North Building, level 1.

Additional discounts do not apply to monthly specials.

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015Thursday, April 30, 2015

Throughout April, Denver Art Museum members will receive 20 percent off of wine accessories. Find decorative bottle stoppers, wine bottle gift bags, pour spouts and more in The Shop in the Hamilton Building, level 1.

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

Contact The Shop at 720-865-4488 or shop@denverartmuseum.org.

Kids & Families

Occurs every month on the first Saturday
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Celebrate your creativity and cultura on the Free First Saturday each month with bilingual activities for toda la familia. General admission is free.

Occurs every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December on the second Sunday
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 10:00am12:00pm

Bring your under 5-year-olds with the whole family, and join us every second Sunday of the month for in-gallery performances by Buntport Theater starring Foxy and Shmoxy (inspired by the DAM’s artwork Fox Games) at 10:30 or 11:30 am.

Check in at the Family Activity Cart to get your special letter from the Fox Box and follow the clues to find the foxes! Afterwards, check out all of the other activities available to families in the museum.

Free with museum admission. No reservations required.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, as we travel through the jungle and Rawr with the animals. Create art, read stories, and play art games in the galleries.

Create Playdates are included with general admission, and children 5 and under are always free.

No reservations are required.

For more information, e-mail familyprograms@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0130.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00am10:00am

DAM members get exclusive access to Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination during a special hour with emphasis on children’s programming.

Explore Miró’s artistic journey through an engaging, family-friendly play titled Miró, Magic & the Night.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00am11:00am

Explore Miró’s artistic journey through an engaging, family-friendly play titled Miró, Magic & the Night.

With performances by Buntport Theater Co., this brand-new play tells the story of Miró’s journey as an artist - where he started, where he ended up, and where he went in between. How did Miro get to his iconic art, full of fun, whimsical shapes? How does an artist develop his craft over time? Travel with us, as we follow Miro’s early realistic works to his later fantastical forms.

Saturday, March 21, 2015Saturday, April 4, 2015

Explore painting dreams with artmaking, special performances by Buntport Theater, and bilingual storytelling in the galleries. Create-n-Takes and the Family Activity Cart will be available every day.

During Spring Break, kids 18 and younger receive free museum admission.

March 21–April 4, 10 am–5 pm

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This class will occur June 9–12, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

From swirling masquerade regalia to pounded nails that keep a promise, African Art has work to do. While exploring the museum’s African Collection, discover the job of many mysterious objects and find inspiration for your own creations.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This class will occur June 9–12, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

Line, shading and gesture are just fancy words for squiggle, smudge, and splat! Travel all over the museum, read stories, play looking games, mash and mold clay, clip and paste collage, drip and stamp paint while creating wearable art and more.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This full day class will occur June 9–12, 9:30 am–4:30 pm

Get in the minds of three superstar architects! Construct with angles like Daniel Libeskind, create tile mosaics like Gio Ponti, and build with blocks like Michael Graves. Visit great downtown buildings and get inspired to design your own using trace paper, computers, and more.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, June 16, 2015

This class will occur June 16–19, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Create art using everyday objects you would normally throw away. Make beautiful art projects using clothespins or old cans. Got an old shoe box? Turn it into a desk organizer. Create ornaments and decorations using junk. Keep the trash can empty and fill it with amazing treasures.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, June 16, 2015

This class will occur June 16–19, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

What if feelings had colors and colors had feelings? Take a wild ride through color and expression in this class full of fun. We will paint, collage, and create while listening to music and moving to the happy beat.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, June 16, 2015

This class will occur June 16–19, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Art supplies can be much more than pens, paints, and pastels. Discover how you can use ordinary objects to create extraordinary works of art.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, June 16, 2015

This class will occur June 16–19, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

Get to know the animals in the DAM’s collection. The animals here have very special meanings for the people that made them. Some say there is even an animal that will protect and guide you your whole life. Find your power animal and make art that shows off your new friend!

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Monday, June 22, 2015

This class will occur June 22-25, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Kids and their grown-ups will take on creative challenges, tell stories, and meet new friends - all while discovering the wonders of the Denver Art Museum TOGETHER. Reignite your imagination and explore creating alongside your child in this engaging and playful class. We are excited to embark on this journey with you both!

*Please note that one adult family member must attend with each child.*

Monday, February 9, 2015Monday, June 22, 2015

This class will occur June 22-25, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

Sniff, listen, and feel your way through the museum in a week-long adventure to engage all your/the senses! Prepare to see, taste, and make works of art in a whole new way!

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, July 7, 2015

This class will occur July 7–10, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Explore the four seasons through artworks at the DAM! Get inspired by summer, spring, winter, and fall to tap into your imagination, get messy, and create art.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, July 7, 2015

This class will occur July 7–10, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

Build alien creatures based on the museum’s sculpture collection and then create comfy homes for them inspired by the museum's abstract works of art.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, July 7, 2015

This full day class will occur June 22–25 and July 7–10, 9:30 am–4:30 pm

Journey with three white mice as they take you behind the scenes of the Forbidden City in China, 1800. You’ll fit right in with the royal family wearing an imperial robe you make yourself.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers; one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, July 14, 2015

This full day class will occur July 14–17, 9:30 am–4:30 pm

In this stop-motion animation class we will be exploring... environment! From nature, the city or even the museum, learn to construct basic stop-motion animations and Claymation drawing inspiration from around you. We will post your creations to YouTube and host a cinema premiere. Please bring a digital camera, Blank SD card and a thumbdrive to take your films home on.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, July 21, 2015

This class will occur July 21–24, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Finding inspiration from the array of horse iconography, imagery and sculptures in the DAM galleries, we will create a fully operational marionette horse, from wood, paint, rope and much more. These horses will be given a name and a story. We will prance through the museum on a horse parade at the end of the week. To accompany our horses, we will produce unique saddle blankets, watercolor horse portraits and a pasture scene.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, July 21, 2015

This class will occur July 21–24, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

From American Indian, to Western, to Contemporary galleries and beyond, explore the influence of the West in art. Uncover ideas behind art from the West, what it means to you to live in the current day Western US and define your own sense of Western. To create several unique works you will select from wood, acrylic paint, watercolor, papier mache, and more.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, July 21, 2015

This full-day class will occur July 14–17 (SOLD OUT) and July 21–24 (SOLD OUT), 9:30 am–4:30 pm

What would it be like to grow up in an 18th-century Japanese castle? Follow the adventures of four young lords and ladies, design settings for seashells, embellish a samurai sword, and play the games kids played back then.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers; one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This full day class will occur July 28–31, 9:30 am–4:30 pm

Pull back the curtain and discover the exciting mysteries held within the museum walls! Explore the museum through the untold stories of the art works and solve the “HOWdunits” of artists’ creations.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers; one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This full day class will occur July 28–31, 9:30 am–4:30 pm

Prowl the museum galleries to create an entire production inspired by the artwork. Together we will write, design, and act in a play to be performed in the art museum during the monthly Adult and College program, Untitled!

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers; one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, August 4, 2015

This class will occur Aug. 4–7, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

What IS modern art? Where and how do modern artists develop their inspiration? Dive into the DAM's Modern Art Collection and discover the magic behind modern art through painting, drawing, sculpting, and other unexpected mediums!

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, August 4, 2015

This class will occur Aug 4–7, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

Explore the museum collections with your artist's eye, and develop your own signature style of seeing and creating art. Students will use sketchbooks, learn the method behind various drawing and sketching techniques, and see where their doodles take them.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, August 4, 2015

This class will occur Aug. 4–7, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Go adventuring in the museum with a pint-sized companion, explore the world in miniature, and use your creativity to make mini-masterpieces.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers; one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, August 4, 2015

This class will occur Aug. 4–7, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

Your mission should you choose to accept it, will be to re-design an everyday object and make it better. Got a chair at home that just doesn’t feel right? A teapot that spills instead of pours? Pick up design skills like observation, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing and be on your way to designing a better world!

Monday, February 9, 2015Sunday, August 9, 2015

In summer camps and classes at the DAM, kids ages 4-11 can explore the galleries and engage in hands-on learning and artmaking.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Registration begins February 9 at 10 am for DAM members; February 16 for nonmembers. These popular programs fill quickly; be sure to register early!

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This class will occur Aug. 11–14, 9:30 am—12:30 pm

Become a creative explorer on a quest for hidden treasure. Each day will be a different adventure as we sing, create, and move our way around the museum, unlocking mysteries with our favorite DAM family programs monkey, Seymour.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This class will occur Aug. 11–14, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

Grab your magnifying glass and become an art detective at the museum! Discover line, shape, space and texture in artworks as you journey through the collections. Campers will create treasure maps and solve an art mystery while learning the elements of art.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This class will occur Aug. 11–14, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Explore movement as it relates to art and culture. Get inspired by a variety of artwork to help you create, dance, and even do yoga!

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Monday, February 9, 2015Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This class will occur Aug. 11–14, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

We are going to camp at the museum! Imagine sleeping under skies of many different paintings. We will make s’mores, fire flies, and campfires (not real ones, of course!) while learning about and creating abstract art.

One-week half-day classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers, one-week full day classes $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s half- and full-day classes.

Adult Programs

Occurs every day the museum is open through March 15, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015

Visitors can explore their creativity in the hands-on studio space. Connecting to Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, the studio will offer an up-close look at jewelry.

Every weekend from noon-3 pm, local artists will demonstrate their skills.

Demonstration Schedule / Programación de Demostraciones

Andrea Li: Original Gemstone Creations / Creaciones Originales de Piedras Preciosas

Occurs every month on the second Tuesday
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 1:00pm3:00pm

(Re)kindle your creative passions in these informal sketching sessions on the second Tuesday of every month. Take inspiration from the galleries with the help of a DAM art instructor and tackle a new drawing topic every month.

Occurs every Thursday through April 16, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 1:30pm3:30pm

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff prepares works of art for display. For two hours on a weekly basis, visitors can observe and interact with conservation and other staff as they assess, handle, and treat objects from the textile art collection. Learn about tools, processes, and equipment; special conditions necessary for fragile objects; and the general “hows and whys” of conservation.

No reservations needed. For details, e-mail svandyke@denverartmuseum.org.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 1:30pm2:30pm

Join textile conservators as they prepare tapestries for the upcoming exhibition featuring objects from the Denver Art Museum collection. New objects and aspects of treatment will be discussed at every talk!

$5; preregistration required.

Occurs every month on the fourth Tuesday
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:00pm3:00pm

Monthly program on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

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.

Meet in the El Pomar Grand Atrium of the Hamilton Building, level 1. All experience levels welcome, bring your own supplies or use one of our notebooks.

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 6:00pm10:00pm

Choose your own late-night adventure: Gear up for a museum-style all-nighter or kick back with some R&R in the galleries at Untitled: Dream On.

At our Untitled Final Fridays, you can get an offbeat art fix, pick up a creative skill, and convene with local movers and makers. Top it off with a cash bar, munchies, and a dose of the unexpected and you’ve got a great night out.

College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission to Untitled Final Fridays.