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Creatives-in-Residence Connect Visitors to Art in Innovative Ways

Creatives-in-Residence Connect Visitors to Art in Innovative Ways

Recently, the Denver Art Museum received a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to produce and document a series of six residencies. Over the next two years, the DAM will partner with creatives from a variety of disciplines to produce residencies that explore the many ways in which we connect with art. More

Hey Denver Area Creatives: Answer the DAM's Open Call for Summer Plaza Installation

Hey Denver Area Creatives: Answer the DAM's Open Call for Summer Plaza Installation

To celebrate a summer filled with flower-related programs, the Denver Art Museum is seeking local creatives to participate in this year’s plaza installation. The DAM is looking for creatives who use flowers as either material or subject matter in a community open call.

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Creative-in-Residence Nathan Hall

Creative-in-Residence: Nathan Hall

Thursday, March 5, 2015Monday, March 30, 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, 1-4 pm

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

Make a Statement This Month at Untitled

Make a Statement This Month at Untitled

Note: Download the program (PDF) for February 27.

At Untitled: Statement Piece at the Denver Art Museum on February 27 we’re doing everything with style and definitely a lot of pizazz. This final Friday is all about making a statement in whichever medium you choose: fashion, film, poetry, prose or even cabinetry. More

Make an Art-Inspired Halloween Costume

Make an Art-Inspired Halloween Costume

Looking for unique costume ideas? The folks in the Denver Art Museum's learning and engagement department have you covered. Check out their dDIY with instructions for making art-inspired Halloween costumes. (The costumes above were inspired by Fox Games by Sandy Skoglund, which is no longer on view.)

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Flamingo brooch worn by the Duchess of Windsor. Cartier Paris, special order, 1940. Platinum, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, citrine; 9.65 x 9.59 cm. Cartier Collection. Photo: Vincent Wulveryck, Cartier Collection © Cartier.

Brilliant Conversation Lounges

Occurs every Thursday through February 12, 2015. Next Occurs on

Join us for a series of informal expert-led talks exploring a variety of jewelry-related themes. Conversation Lounge tickets do not include entry to the exhibition Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century. More

Textile Talk: Tapestries from Coptic to Contemporary, Part I (Nov. 5)

Textile Talk: Tapestries from Coptic to Contemporary, Part I (Nov. 5)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:30am11:30am.

Join DAM conservation and curatorial staff as they vet tapestries from a range of time periods and cultures for this spring’s textile art exhibition.

This talk will be repeated on Nov. 19, 1:30-2:30 pm.

$5, Pre-registration required.

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There's No Place Like Home at Untitled #70 (Roost)

There's No Place Like Home at Untitled #70 (Roost)

Update: Download the program (PDF) for Friday, August 29.

The Untitled summer series comes to a close this month with Untitled #70 (Roost). We’ve spent June and July wandering and exploring, and now it’s time to return home, settle in, do some nesting and, of course, some birding too. 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

Summer is...
Exhibition

Summer is...

Closed on Sep 7, 2014

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. More

First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection
Exhibition

First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection

Closed on Apr 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. More

Warrior Fashion, Rebel Artists & Comic Mayhem at Untitled #66 (Rebel Rebel)

Warrior Fashion, Rebel Artists & Comic Mayhem at Untitled #66 (Rebel Rebel)

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Rose B. Simpson has been hard at work the past two months designing and creating warrior fashions (above) and customizing an ’85 El Camino (below). See what happens when the rubber (and leather) meet the road in a trailblazing performance on the Denver Art Museum’s plaza at Untitled #66 (Rebel Rebel). More

Online Pairings: DAM Art Made into Mood Boards

Online Pairings: DAM Art Made into Mood Boards

The museum can be an amazing resource for Denver creatives; people come to the museum to sketch, search for inspiring colors and patterns, learn about specialized techniques, and more. Many of the programs produced by our adult and college team are based on the idea that the museum can be an active resource in our creative lives. More

Textile Talks: Interdisciplinary Textiles: Bark Cloths (June 18)

Textile Talks: Interdisciplinary Textiles: Bark Cloths (June 18)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

See how DAM conservators approach multimedia textiles from the museum’s Oceanic collection. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff 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.

Program also available on June 4, 10:30–11:30 am

$5. Pre-registration required. More

Textile Talks: Interdisciplinary Textiles: Bark Cloths (June 4)

Textile Talks: Interdisciplinary Textiles: Bark Cloths (June 4)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:30am11:30am.

See how DAM conservators approach multimedia textiles from the museum’s Oceanic collection. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff 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.

Program also available on June 18, 1:30–2:30 pm

$5. Pre-registration required. More

Textile Talks: Almost on View—Preparing Quilts for Installation (April 16)

Textile Talks: Almost on View—Preparing Quilts for Installation (April 16)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Join conservation and curatorial staff as they put the final touches on quilts that will be installed in preparation for an exhibition opening in June. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff 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.

Program also available on April 2, 10:30–11:30 am

$5. Pre-registration required. More

Textile Talks: Almost on View—Preparing Quilts for Installation (April 2)

Textile Talks: Almost on View—Preparing Quilts for Installation (April 2)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:30am11:30am.

Join conservation and curatorial staff as they put the final touches on quilts that will be installed in preparation for an exhibition opening in June. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how DAM staff 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.

Program repeats on April 16, 1:30–2:30 pm

$5. Pre-registration required. More

Connect with Denver Creatives on the DAM’s New Tumblr Account

Connect with Denver Creatives on the DAM’s New Tumblr Account

Introducing the DAM's Tumblr page to inspire creative types. More

Sweet Serenades, Secret Sounds, a Sewing Circle & More at Untitled #59 (Undercover)

Sweet Serenades, Secret Sounds, a Sewing Circle & More at Untitled #59 (Undercover)

July 24 update: Here is the program (PDF) for this month's Untitled. More

Drop-In Lace Demonstration

Drop-In Lace Demonstration

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 6:00pm8:00pm.

Watch several local artisans from the Rocky Mountain Lace Guild demonstrate a variety of lace techniques, ask questions as they work, or try your hand at bobbin lace on the “try-it” pillow.

Free with admission.

For more information, contact Sally McCance at smccance@denverartmuseum.org More