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Collage made of colorful images on paper
Art Exploration

COLLAGE WITH GLUE, PAPER AND TISSUE

In this self-guided exploration, young children will make artists' choices about which shapes, colors, and placement to use. 
  • 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.
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Hadley Hooper, Tableau, 2016. Theater flats, paper, wheat paste, Ikea chairs. © Hadley Hooper.
Art Exploration

Seeing Texture

Inspired by the whimsical installation, Tableau, created by Hadley Hooper, this printmaking exploration invites children to discover textures and patterns of different tools and materials as they reveal colorful ink prints! 

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:

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Photograph of artist Carlos Frésquez with his artwork in the background.
Event: Artists & Studios

Meet the Artist: Carlos Frésquez

Occurs every week through August 2, 2016. Next Occurs on

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

Photograph of artist Carlos Frésquez with his artwork in the background.
Event: Artists & Studios

Insider Moment with Carlos Frésquez

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 5:30pm6:00pm.

Join artist Carlos Frésquez for an off-the-cuff chat about his installation for Cuatro [4]: A Series of Artist Interactions. We’ll go wherever the conversation takes us! More

View of the site-specific installation, Tableau, by Hadley Hooper.
Exhibition

Tableau

On View through March 19, 2017

This installation of larger-than-life immersive illustrations by Hadley Hooper was inspired by theater stage sets. More

Horsing Around
Lesson Plan

Horsing Around

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

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.

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Who’s Got Your Back?
Lesson Plan

Who’s Got Your Back?

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

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.

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Where It’s At
Lesson Plan

Where It’s At

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

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.

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Herndon Davis: Painting Colorado History, 1901-1962
Event: Lectures & Programs

Herndon Davis: Painting Colorado History, 1901-1962

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 5:30pm6:30pm.

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

Open Call for DAM Plaza Installation 2015
Event: Special Events

Open Call for DAM Plaza Installation 2015

Occurs every day through March 31, 2015. Next Occurs on

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

Travis Ogden in shop
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Jewelry Studio Demo Artist: Travis Ogden

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 working
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Jewelry Studio Demo Artist: Jesse Mathes

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

Book Signing by artist William Matthews
Event: Special Events

Book Signing by artist William Matthews

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

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

10 Colorado Made Items Denver Art Museum Shop Dariya Bryant
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Buy Local This Holiday: 10 Colorado-Made Items That Make Great Gifts

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 3D printer
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Jewelry Studio Demo Artist: Joe Korth

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

Exhibition Catalog Signing by Artist Daniel Sprick
Event: Special Events

Exhibition Catalog Signing by Artist Daniel Sprick

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:00am11:00am.

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

Thread Studio Artist Profiles
Blog: Meet the Artist

Thread Studio Artist Profiles

This series introduces some of the fiber artists who conduct demonstrations in the Nancy Lake Benson Thread Studio. More

DAM Artist-in-Residence Linda Aguilar Knows Basket making
Blog: Meet the Artist

DAM Artist-in-Residence Linda Aguilar Knows Basket making

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

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