Summer is...

Jun 17, 2014–Sep 7, 2014

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Closed: June 17, 2014–Sep 7, 2014
Martin Plaza
Free admission

Summer is… brings the allure of a Colorado summer staple—campfires—to downtown Denver. Made from beetle-kill pine, recycled camping rope, and other recycled materials, these urban campfires offer the perfect place for rest and relaxation. Visitor-submitted story tags create a canopy of leaves, making Martin Plaza a great spot to enjoy the season.

Story tags and pens are provided on the plaza.

Summer is... is the result of an open call the DAM put out in the Denver area last fall, seeking local artists/architects to conceive of and build a sculptural installation for the busy plaza space. Summer is.. was designed by Boulder-based WORKSHOP8 and Blue Spruce Design & Construction.

To read more about the sustainable materials used in this project, visit WORKSHOP8’s design page http://workshop8.us/summer-is/.

Summer is….is made possible through a generous grant from the PB&K Family Foundation.

News & Stories

  • Tom Wesselmann is Inspired by Chance

    Tom Wesselmann is Inspired by Chance

    In 1985 Tom Wesselmann wrote in his journal that “The prime mission of my art, in the beginning, and continuing still, is to make figurative art as exciting as abstract art. I think I have succeeded, but there is still a lot further to go.” More

  • Tom Wesselmann Finds a New Medium

    Tom Wesselmann Finds a New Medium

    “I’ve just had the best year of my life,” Tom Wesselmann said in a 1985 interview with The New York Times. “I always work in a kind of near ecstasy, anyway, but there’s really been something about the new work that grabbed me.” More

  • Wesselmann Wrote Country Music? This & Other Double Takes at Untitled #69 (Uncharted)

    Wesselmann Wrote Country Music? This & Other Double Takes at Untitled #69 (Uncharted)

    The Untitled summer journey continues on July 25 with Untitled #69 (Uncharted). This month is not so much about venturing into uncharted territory as it is about revisiting what we think we already know. Case in point: pop artist Tom Wesselmann, the subject of the Denver Art Museum’s latest exhibition Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective. Wesselmann is best known as a painter—his claim to fame is his series Great American Nude. More

  • Wesselmann's Model & Muse Shares Memories with the Crowd at DAM Beyond Pop Art Preview

    Wesselmann's Model & Muse Shares Memories with the Crowd at DAM Beyond Pop Art Preview

    The Denver Art Museum is brimming with new exhibitions this summer. On July 10 we invited the media to see a sneak peek of Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective, opening July 13. Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM, Claire Wesselmann, the late artist’s model and muse, and Tom Wesselmann’s studio manager, Jeffrey Sturges, led the tour through the exhibition. More

Related Exhibitions

  • Summer in 3-D
    Exhibition

    Summer in 3-D

    May 30, 2014–Aug 31, 2014

    From pop art and paintings to bronze sculptures and hands-on fun, there’s something for everyone this summer. More