TAG: architecture

Kyle Johnson / Olson Kundig

Jim Olson Architecture: Connecting With Landscape, Art & Craft

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

As the founding partner of Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig, Jim Olson has explored the interplay of landscape, art, and craft in architecture for over fifty years. In addition to his residences—particularly for art collectors—Olson has also designed museums, religious spaces and commercial buildings. He recently completed his first resort project, the JW Marriott in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. More

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future

Film Screening
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Design Council of the Denver Art Museum is pleased to host the Denver premiere of Frei Otto: Spanning the Future, a documentary about the life and work of 2015 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Frei Otto. More

2 posters by John Sorbie and Phil Risbeck

See Posters by Acclaimed Colorado Designers

On View Through January 8, 2017

Performance on Paper is included with general admission, free for members. More

Joris Laarman, Microstructures Adaptation Chair (Long Cell) Prototype, 2014. 3D printed nylon and copper.


Contemporary Chairs Reimagined
On View through May 7, 2017

These eight works reveal the vast range of materials and processes used by contemporary designers as they challenge our notions of what design can be through the enduring form of the chair. More

Ruskin Pottery, group of ceramic works

Artistry and Craftsmanship

Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons
On View through May 7, 2017

Throughout its 35-year history, Ruskin Pottery produced decorative vessels, tableware, buttons, and plaques intended to be set in silver as jewelry. The pottery was known for hand-thrown ceramic bodies and innovative glazes. More

Gallery view of Case Work exhibition

An Exhibition for Architecture Fans

In Collaboration with the Clyfford Still Museum

On view at the DAM, this is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore artworks created during the firm's investigative process. More

Scott Bennett

Former Indy 500 Auto Engineer Discusses Design After Dark

Read curator Darrin Alfred's Q&A with Scott Bennett. More

John Sorbie, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 1974. Offset lithograph.

Performance on Paper

The Posters of Phil Risbeck and John Sorbie
On View through January 8, 2017

Posters by internationally acclaimed Colorado designers Phil Risbeck and the late John Sorbie announce performances at Colorado State University, and showcase expressive techniques, energetic imagery, and restrained typography. More

Allied Works Architecture, Dutchess County Estate – Main House site and massing concept model.

Lecture—Brad Cloepfil 

Case Work: Studies in Form, Space & Construction
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 7:00pm8:30pm.

Allied Works Architecture is a 40-person practice led by Brad Cloepfil from offices in Portland, Oregon, and New York City. Founded in 1994, Allied Works is widely recognized for its cultural projects, among them the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado, which has been acclaimed for its nuanced approach to light and space in showcasing the creative vision of a single artist. More

Drop-In Drawing

Drop-In Drawing: Drawing Inspired by Architecture

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Use the bold, tactile architectural designs seen in the exhibition Case Work to create geometric drawings. More

Centripetal Spring Side Chair

3 Things Chair Legs Reveal about Design & History

If you’ve stopped by Level 6 of the Denver Art Museum’s North Building this summer, you might have noticed some chairs sitting unusually high. Using special mounts made by our conservators, we raised six chairs spanning two centuries to showcase their legs. More

General Motors

Where Today Meets Tomorrow: The General Motors Technical Center

with Susan Skarsgard
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 6:00pm8:00pm.

Susan Skarsgard, Global Industrial Design Manager, General Motors Design, will present an insider’s view of the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, one of the most significant works by architect Eero Saarinen. More

The Nature of Modernism, E. Stewart Williams, Architect

The Nature of Modernism, E. Stewart Williams, Architect

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 6:00pm8:00pm.

Join Design Council and Design Onscreen for the Denver premiere of The Nature of Modernism, E. Stewart Williams, Architect (2014, USA, 79 min.). More

Allied Works Architecture, National Music Centre concept model, 2009.

Case Work

Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil / Allied Works Architecture
Jan 24, 2016–Apr 17, 2016

Case Work: Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore artworks created during the firm's investigative process, which is at the heart of its practice. More

Michael Kimmelman in Berlin. ©Matej Stransky

Reshaping Our Cities: Taking Back the Streets

with Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic of The New York Times
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

In this special presentation, Michael Kimmelman asks the questions: how will we make new cities and remake old ones to be more resilient, equitable, healthy, and enduring places to live? More

Doors Open Denver 2015—Denver Classics: Old & New

Doors Open Denver 2015—Denver Classics: Old & New

Saturday, April 25, 2015Sunday, April 26, 2015.

On Saturday, free access to the first level of the North Building and the Hamilton Building atrium will be available. A special architecture tour will be offered at 2 pm on the plaza and first level of the Hamilton Building. A ticket is required to visit the rest of the museum.

On Sunday, enjoy free admission to the entire museum complex and family-friendly, bilingual programming as part of the museum’s Día del Niño celebration. More

Local Creatives Shine at Design After Dark | CUT

Local Creatives Shine at Design After Dark | CUT

Design After Dark takes place once again on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Bindery on Blake, with the theme of “CUT.” In anticipation of Design After Dark | CUT we caught up with event co-chair and designer Craig Rouse, owner of R Design. More

4 Surprising Things About Creativity I Learned from Poster Designers*

4 Surprising Things About Creativity I Learned from Poster Designers*

One recent morning, I woke up and started scrolling down my Twitter feed (don't judge) and ran across four posts in a row that were titled something like "top 10 things to...", "5 ways to...", and "the 20 most popular," and I felt annoyed. Why? Because I clicked on them all. There's just something so alluring about the promise of knowing everything you could possibly want to know in just a few little bits of info, right? More

Don't Buy Ivory Poster Focuses on Illegal Ivory Trade

Don't Buy Ivory Poster Focuses on Illegal Ivory Trade

In 1989, designer Kiyoshi Kanai depicted a charging elephant in his poster Don’t Buy Ivory, a work created for the World Wildlife Fund’s effort to raise awareness of the illegal ivory trade in Asian countries. “I designed the poster at the time feeling the fierce urgency to protect the African elephant from unnecessary slaughter,” said Kanai by e-mail. Unfortunately, 25 years later the slaughter continues driven by a demand for items made from rare materials including ivory. More

Architectural Gems at the DAM

Architectural Gems at the DAM

In a celebration of the annual Doors Open Denver, we want to share a few architectural gems that you may miss on an average Denver Art Museum visit. While the buildings alone—designed by star architects Gio Ponti and Daniel Libeskind—could keep the average architecture enthusiast satisfied for hours, we’ve revealed a few secret spots not to miss. More