Open For Design: A DAM Community Challenge

Aug 4, 2012–Sep 2, 2012

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Closed: August 4, 2012–Sep 2, 2012
Hamilton Building - Level 2
Included in general admission

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) invited the community to participate in an inspired design challenge by creating a solution to a design issue in their neighborhood and bringing it to the museum for display.

Following the Open For Design submission drop-off on July 28, the museum has put the designs on view in Open For Design: A DAM Community Challenge in the Anschutz Gallery on level two of the Hamilton Building.

The DAM challenged everyone—no matter their age or skill level—to get creative and transform an object or material into something that makes their neighborhood a better place. Submissions could be an object, a model, a sketch or even a photograph. Whatever the form of the submission, flat or 3-D, it had to fit into a 2-by-2-by-2-foot space and adhere to a set of guidelines.

A binder (PDF) listing all of the participants and their submissions' locations is available in the gallery.

Open For Design: A DAM Community Challenge will be on view through September 2, 2012.

News & Stories

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    Aug 4, 2012–Sep 2, 2012

    The Denver Art Museum (DAM) invited the community to participate in an inspired design challenge by creating a solution to a design issue in their neighborhood and bringing it to the museum for display.

    Following the Open For Design submission drop-off on July 28, the museum has put the designs on view in Open For Design: A DAM Community Challenge in the Anschutz Gallery on level two of the Hamilton Building. More