Artists at Work

See art take shape right before your eyes and get the chance to witness an artist’s creative process first hand. Artists from all over the world visit the DAM and create their work on-site.

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence

Tom Haukaas, a Lakota bead artist, is the summer Native Arts Artist-in-Residence at the Denver Art Museum. Learn more about his residency.


For the month of August, Arthur Williams of Babylon Floral Design, Inc., will be the Creative-in-Residence at the DAM. A Certified Professional Florist and Certified Floral Designer, Arthur is known for his floral headdresses and the use of natural tension in his work.

About the Creative-in-Residence Program: The Denver Art Museum received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to produce a series of creative-in-residence programs, featuring local creatives from a variety of disciplines. We are eager to learn how the museum can be a platform for creativity. Let's push the notions of what a museum can be—for visitors, for the creative community and for the institution itself. Things will get wildly creative and maybe a little messy too!

Get the latest updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—use the hashtags #creativeinresidence.


Stay tuned for upcoming residencies.

Please note: The workshops and demonstrations by Graciela Ramírez López scheduled for summer 2015 have been canceled due to travel complications.

Special Thanks

The Native Arts Artist-in-Residence program is generously supported by The Virginia W. Hill Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Creative-in-Residence programs are funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.