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
Join Design Council of the Denver Art Museum for the Denver premier of the new documentary Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli, followed by a live video Q&A with Massimo himself from his New York studio.
Italian-born Lella and Massimo Vignelli are among the world’s most influential designers. The work covers such a broad spectrum that one could say the Vignellis are known by everybody, even those who don’t know their names. More
Herbert Bayer spent an artistically fruitful decade in Berlin following his tenure at the Bauhaus. His graphic designs of the time are characterized by inventive integration of typography, photomontage, and graphics. Born of Bayer’s multidisciplinary method, these designs appear fresh, even today. More
The environment, literacy, peace, and equality are just a few of the subjects that designers tackle in Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives. With a touch of humor or with straightforward solemnity, the 33 posters in this exhibition demonstrate the inventive techniques designers use to provoke action. More
The DAM is hosting an exhibition of industrial designer Terence Conran’s dinnerware from the 1950s in Terence Conran for Midwinter.
During the 1950s, W.R. Midwinter Ltd. became the first British manufacturer to mass-produce ceramic tableware in fashionable shapes and lively patterns that reflected the youthful informality of postwar life. More
Darrin Alfred presents a gallery talk on Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag. Following the prolonged trauma of the Second World War a renewed public appetite for color and pattern flourished. Designers in Britain responded enthusiastically to the freedom of the post-war period, creating dynamic and stimulating patterns inspired by art, architecture, and everyday life. Czech-born Jacqueline Groag was one of the most versatile women designers of this period. More
Network with fellow Design Council members, learn more about upcoming exhibitions and programs, and listen to a special presentation from Associate Curator Darrin Alfred.
Design Council members only. Free admission; reservations required.
Contact Design Council coordinator Marjorie Garner with questions about membership or the event at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-913-0044. More
This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view original works on paper alongside Czech-born Jacqueline Groag's lively, bold designs for furnishing textiles, dress fabrics, laminates and other decorative surfaces. More
Despite its size, this clever little table seems to defy logic with its moving parts and what it can do. Acquired by the museum in 2005, it is now on view for the first time in the David W. and Ellen N. Moore Decorative Arts Gallery on level six of the North Building. The table was made in England of mahogany, brass, and gilded metal trimmings around 1820. It has a silk compartment and elaborately carved legs and feet. More
Roaming through the museum’s North Building you may find yourself asking, “What’s with all the chairs?” I know I have. To answer this question for myself and all of you, I did a little digging into the history of design. As it turns out from reviewing Centuries and styles of the American chair, 1640-1970 by Robert Charles Bishop and 1000 chairs by Charlotte Fiell, a chair can say a lot. More
After months (sometimes years) of planning, deliberating, and visualizing, the fun part of installing an exhibition is when all the pieces start to come together physically in the gallery space. In the Now Boarding exhibition, that included two-dimensional (2-D) objects such as photos and sketches of the airports, three-dimensional (3-D) objects like architectural models and various airline travel-related artifacts, multiple videos, and a spectrum of graphics. More
Your Mission: Take a photo of a design dilemma in your ‘hood.
Specs: Take a hi-res pic (up to 2 MB) of this design issue and upload it on Denver Art Museum's Collective website. More
The exhibition Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight takes visitors on a journey through six airports designed by Curtis Fentress. The designs featured meld art and practicality, embodying the regions they were designed for. More
Open for Design was a design challenge at the museum in 2012. More
At the DAM, we love inviting our visitors to get creative, and we’re kicking it up a notch this summer with Open For Design: A DAM Community Challenge, the museum’s first exhibition comprised entirely of our visitors’ creations. We’re asking you to transform an everyday object or material into something that makes your neighborhood better.
The challenge is an opportunity to step into a designer’s shoes: More
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) invited the community to participate in an inspired design challenge by creating a solution to a design issue in their neighborhood and bringing it to the museum for display.
Following the Open For Design submission drop-off on July 28, the museum has put the designs on view in Open For Design: A DAM Community Challenge in the Anschutz Gallery on level two of the Hamilton Building. More
Experience unique offerings from Colorado’s ever-growing design community this summer in Design Lab: Three Studios featuring DoubleButter, MATTER, and tres birds workshop. Utilizing inventive approaches to architecture and design, the installations in this exhibition challenge the rules of traditional design practices and illuminate the process of constructing an object, a space, or the components of information. More
Join us in the Fashion Studio as we celebrate Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective. On weekends, watch as a fashion designer takes you through the secrets of fashion design.
Saturdays 11 am–4 pm, Sundays noon–3 pm
Free with general admission. No reservations required.
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The Coors Porcelain Company, now known as CoorsTek, creates specialized scientific forms—crucibles, beakers, evaporating dishes—that have remained virtually unchanged since their earliest iteration. Beauty and function exist simultaneously in vessels that serve scientists’ precisely stated needs.
On view through March 24, 2013. More