TAG: Colorado artists

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

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

Call for Proposals: Summer Installation at the DAM
Blog: Making & Doing

Call for Proposals: Summer Installation at the DAM

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

Seen in Passing
Exhibition

Seen in Passing

Photographs by Chuck Forsman
Nov 17, 2013–May 25, 2014

“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

A Moment in Time: Here
Exhibition

A Moment in Time: Here

Feb 10, 2013–Sep 22, 2013

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 Tackles Large Installation at the DAM
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Local Artist Tackles Large Installation at the DAM

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

Mehran's Inspirations for Men of God, Men of Nature
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Mehran's Inspirations for Men of God, Men of Nature

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

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