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
Join artist Carlos Frésquez for an off-the-cuff chat about his installation for Cuatro : A Series of Artist Interactions. We’ll go wherever the conversation takes us! More
This installation of larger-than-life immersive illustrations by Hadley Hooper was inspired by theater stage sets. 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
Colorado artist Daniel Sprick will be in The Shop at the Denver Art Museum to sign the catalog that accompanies his solo exhibition, Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Works. More
This series introduces some of the fiber artists who conduct demonstrations in the Nancy Lake Benson Thread Studio. More
Linda Aguilar is not a typical basket maker. Her horsehair baskets combine traditional Chumash Indian basketry techniques with non-traditional materials. Think bingo chips, beads and sequins, and even bits and pieces of credit cards. Actually, nothing about Linda is typical. Not the way she learned to weave, her teaching style, or her apple pie—all of which are extraordinary. More
Exciting news for anyone who loves designing, tinkering, hammering things together, museums, and people: The DAM is looking for Front Range area architects or artists to design a sculptural installation for Martin Plaza next summer. During the summer of 2014, the DAM will be showcasing several exhibitions and programs related to the idea of sculpture. This outdoor project is meant to complement the museum’s offerings, while also adding a knock-your-socks-off, interactive feature to the larger Civic Center complex. More
“Some people think they have to go to exotic places or the far ends of the earth to find excitement. I’ve always liked the idea of finding interest at home; just walking around the block can be an experience.” – Chuck Forsman More
Denver-based painter Rick Dula, who photographed the Hamilton Building throughout its construction, created hyper-realist painting A Moment in Time: Here in 2009. It appears to peel back the interior walls of the building to expose its steel girders and underpinnings, and reveals the angular skeleton of the structure, which opened in 2006.
Popular with museum members and volunteers, the artwork originally was on view in 2009 and 2010 in the exhibition Embrace!
See Dula and his team create the artwork on-site in the 10-minute timelapse video below. More
Local artist and University of Denver professor Laleh Mehran said she first started thinking about her installation at the Denver Art Museum in 2009. The modern and contemporary art curator at the time, now DAM director, Christoph Heinrich had seen some of Mehran’s work and asked her to create something for the Fuse Box gallery. The unique space on level four of the Hamilton Building is dedicated to exploring emerging artists in the new media field. More
You'll be hard-pressed to find a 90-degree angle in the Daniel Libeskind-designed Hamilton Building. That was part of what inspired Colorado artist Laleh Mehran to place a monumental black cube in the level four Fuse Box space. Playfully calling her installation—Men of God, Men of Nature—a collaboration between herself and Libeskind, Mehran shines a light on the physical and metaphorical multi-dimensionality of the deceptively simple shape. More