TAG: design and graphics

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

Tom Price, Meltdown Chair: PP Tube #1, 2008.

Mindful Looking

Unseated: Contemporary Chairs Reimagined
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join Interpretive Specialist Ann Lambson for an in-depth exploration of the unexpected materials and techniques used by contemporary furniture designers in Unseated: Contemporary Chairs Reimagined. More

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

Unseated

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

The Radiant Sun: Designer Ruth Adler Schnee

The Radiant Sun: Designer Ruth Adler Schnee

Film Screening and Reception
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 6:00pm7:30pm.

View a screening of the documentary film The Radiant Sun pays tribute to and explores the life and work of mid-century American designer Ruth Adler Schnee, a German Jewish immigrant who settled in Detroit and became an influential textile and interior designer. More

Ruskin Pottery, group of ceramic works
Exhibition

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

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.
Exhibition

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

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

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

Chaircuterie

Chaircuterie

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm10:00pm.

Chaircuterie is brought to you by two of Colorado’s leading creative organizations. More

Logan Lecture: Bud Shark

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm.

A “Colorado treasure,” master printer Bud Shark is legendary beyond the Rockies. Since 1976, he has been collaborating with many of the most renowned artists of our time who hail from around the world. More than 150 artists, including Red Grooms, William Wiley, Luis Jiménez, Roy De Forest, Peter Saul, Stacey Steers, Italo Scanga, Hung Liu, Enrique Chagoya and Betty Woodman have found their way to Shark's Ink, first in Boulder and now in Lyons. Shark uses techniques as diverse as the artists who have sought him out, and he is known for innovation, collaboration and quality. More

Conversations with Curators: Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western

Conversations with Curators: Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Curator Darrin Alfred presents a gallery talk on Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western.

Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of the month.

All Conversations are free with general admission and no reservations are needed.

Meet at 4 pm in the Gates Family Gallery on level two of the Hamilton Building, More

Conversation with Curator: Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives

Conversation with Curator: Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Donna Kerwin, curatorial assistant in the department of architecture, design and graphics, presents a gallery talk on Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives.

Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of the month.

All Conversations are free with general admission and no reservations are needed.

Meet at 4 pm in the Design Gallery on level two of the North Building. 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

Freedom on the Fence Documentary Film Screening

Freedom on the Fence Documentary Film Screening

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Freedom on the Fence is a 40-minute documentary about the history of Polish posters and their significance to the social, political and cultural life of Poland. The film, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western, examines the period from WWII through the fall of Communism, and captures the paradox of how this unique art form flourished within a Communist regime. More

Denver Art Museum to Showcase Movie Posters in Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western

Rebranded
Exhibition

Rebranded

Polish Film Posters for the American Western
Feb 16, 2014–Jun 1, 2014

Shane, The Misfits, Tom Horn, and Oklahoma! The DAM shows how these movies and other iconic westerns were reinterpreted by Polish artists in Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western. More

Brilliant
Exhibition

Brilliant

Cartier in the 20th Century
Nov 16, 2014–Mar 17, 2015

The world-exclusive exhibition Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century featured stunning jewelry, timepieces, and precious objects created between 1900 and 1975. The exhibition highlighted Cartier’s rise to preeminence—and the historical events pushing the Maison’s, or design house's, evolution—as it transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry and luxurious accessories. More

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