Carlos Frésquez, exploring identity and place through his work, remembers his first experiences with art. His kindergarten teacher made art magical and let him discover color mixing.More
Café Cultura's month-long installation will be inspired by the cultures and people celebrated throughout our pre-Columbian collections and themed around the idea that these so-called past cultures and people are very much alive and still ought to be celebrated today. More
- Collect scraps of colorful paper (tissue paper, patterned paper, cardstock, computer paper) and place them in a basket in an art area. Encourage children to tear or cut pieces in various sizes.
Prepare an art center with Styrofoam trays, printing ink or paint, rollers, paper, and a mixture of tools and materials that create imprints, such as:More
“In my home studio space, I collect a lot of sort of knick-knacks from different places, and I’m really inspired by antiques, different really special objects and the collecting of those objects and special things.
Meet up and chat with artist Carlos Frésquez about his installation, on view through August 7.
Tuesdays, July 12, 29, 26 and August 2. More
This installation of larger-than-life immersive illustrations by Hadley Hooper was inspired by theater stage sets. More
In this lesson children will investigate elements of Rodeo-Pickup Man and participate in activities related to the painting. They will explore sound, color, and their imaginations; and will make their own paintings to share with the class.More
Students will examine Rodeo-Pickup Man and find information that allows them to compare and contrast the roles of people who provide safety across cultures and throughout different time periods.More
Students will examine Rodeo-Pickup Man and use clues to determine the elements of story structure apparent in the painting, paying particular attention to setting. Students will then create a setting for a story of their own.More
Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel and grad student Craig Leavitt will entertain and enlighten you with the story of Herndon Davis, generally known only as “that drunk who painted the face on the barroom floor” in the Teller House in Central City. More
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.
For complete details, download the call for proposals (PDF) or this list of frequently asked questions (PDF). More
The Naja Tool & Supply, Inc. was opened in 1976 and has become the largest resource of tools and supplies in Colorado.
In the early nineties, Travis Ogden was teaching metalsmithing at the Front Range Community College, where on his way to class he would buy supplies from the Naja. Eventually, he started working at the store, and in 1998 he took ownership. More
Jesse Mathes’ art has been inspired by her time as a traveler and, more recently, her role as a mother.
A Colorado native with degrees in metalsmithing and jewelry, Jesse Mathes creates large-scale pieces using various metals that act as body adornments, ranging from corsets to collars, inspired by her travels in France. More
William Matthews will be signing his book "Working the West" from 1-3 pm in The Shop in the Hamilton Building.
The book features Matthews' artwork inspired by subjects found in the American West. Free admission to the signing and The Shop.
Be sure to see the exhibition, William Matthews: Trespassing, on view through May 17, 2015 in the Hamilton Building, level 2. Museum admission required.
Photo by Chad Herschberger. More
In search of great holiday gift ideas? The Shops at the Denver Art Museum feature a variety of items that are made locally—what better way to support the arts and the local economy at the same time. Here is our staff's list of ten Colorado-made items we think you'll like:
1. Hammond's Chocolates: Handcrafted old-fashioned quality candy made locally for more than 90 years. Try the Cinnamon Coal Candy to get in the holiday spirit ($5), Toffee Brittle bar for something familiar, or Sweet N’ Spicy for an adventurous chipotle twist ($3). More
Joe Korth's unique work is inspired by looking around at everyday objects and finding hidden imagery in his surroundings.
A self-taught jeweler, Korth works almost exclusively with silver and gold, with much of his work featuring a Korean technique called Keumboo. This ancient technique uses heat and pressure to bond pure gold sheets to pure silver. More
CelebrARTE: Vistas on November 16 marks the Denver Art Museum's final installment of the 2014 CelebrARTE season. When we return from our hiatus in January, we will return with a completely new format on a new day: Free First Saturday. More
She can be seen climbing around her taller-than-most-of-us sculptures barefoot and pedaling up Tour de France mountains in France. Artist Gail Folwell is on the move, like the subjects in her work. More