TAG: European and American art

Art & About Tour
Event: Access

Art & About Tours

Occurs on the second Thursday of every month. Next Occurs on Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 1:15pm2:30pm.

Art & About tours are designed for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. More

Her Paris
Exhibition

Her Paris

Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
Opens October 22, 2017

See remarkable works created by women in Paris from 1850 to 1900, a time of great social, cultural, and artistic change. Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism will feature more than 80 paintings by 37 women artists from across Europe and America, who had migrated to this epicenter of art to further their careers. They range from well-known artists such as Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and Rosa Bonheur, to painters who are lesser-known in the United States, including Anna Ancher and Paula Modersohn-Becker. More

Tactile Tables: European & American Art Collection
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: European & American Art Collection

Occurs every day through April 15, 2017. Next Occurs on Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:00amSaturday, April 15, 2017 - 1:00pm.

Get hands on with art! This month, visitors are invited to explore tactile objects from our European & American art collection. More

Degas and New Orleans Revisited
Event: Lectures & Programs

Degas and New Orleans Revisited

with Marilyn R. Brown
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

When French artist Edgar Degas visited New Orleans during the winter and spring of 1872-73, he found himself positioned in between French and American cultures; between the sequestered spaces of Creole domesticity on Esplanade Avenue on the one hand, and the privatized public space of his uncle’s cotton business on Carondelet Street in the American sector on the other; and, more than in his previous experience, between white and black races. More

Gustave Doré, The Family of Street Acrobats: the injured child, about 1873
Event: Lectures & Programs

Mindful Looking

Gustave Doré’s The Family of Street Acrobats: the Injured Child
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join Teaching Specialist Molly Medakovich as she leads an in-depth exploration of Gustave Doré’s dramatic 1873 painting, The Family of Street Acrobats: the Injured Child (La Famille du Saltimbanque: L'Enfant Blessé). More

Gallery view of Glory of Venice exhibition
Blog: Behind the Scenes

The Myth of Venice

Glory of Venice is on view Oct. 2, 2016-Feb. 12, 2017

This exhibition gives Denver a taste of the art and history of Venice. Learn about the city in this post by curator of painting and sculpture Angelica Daneo. More

Getting it Right
Lesson Plan

Getting it Right

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 55 minute lesson

Students will learn about the x-rays taken of Zenale’s painting Madonna and Child with Saints, and how they show several changes he made during the creative process.

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Giovanni Bellini, Annunciation, early 1500. Oil on canvas.
Exhibition

Glory of Venice

Masterworks of the Renaissance
Oct 2, 2016–Feb 12, 2017

Experience the extraordinary creativity of Venice from the mid-1400s to early 1500s, when artists forged a Renaissance style that was distinctly Venetian. Through this artistic evolution, the city became an internationally recognized model of pictorial excellence. More

Jamie Wyeth speaking at media preview of Wyeth exhibition
Blog: Behind the Scenes

A Sneak Peek into the Wondrous World of the Wyeths

On November 5 we invited the media to a preview of Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio, opening November 8. Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM, Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture, and Jamie Wyeth led the tour through the exhibition. More

Jamie Wyeth, Portrait of Lady
Blog: Don't Miss

Wyeth-Related Events, Programs & Tours

Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio is on view November 8, 2015 through February 7, 2016. Enhance your visit with Wyeth-inspired learning opportunities and creative activities. More

Detail of Bouquet of Lilies and Roses in a Basket on a Chiffonier
Blog: Behind the Scenes

6 Tips for Delighting in the Details in In Bloom 

I’ll never forget when I first discovered the nearly microscopic ant perched on a leaf in Gerard van Spaendonck’s Basket of Flowers on an Alabaster Pedestal, one of the magnificent still life paintings on view in In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism. I’d been spending some quality time with the works on view in anticipation of training our docents to give member tours, and as my eye scanned the elaborately detailed painting, it rested on this easily overlooked detail. More

Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from In Bloom Artists
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from In Bloom Artists

In Bloom, Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism (on view at the Denver Art Museum July 19-October 11) celebrates the floral still life. During the 1800s, the still life genre was gaining the approval of contemporary critics and the public. More

How In Bloom Artists Were Inspired by the Bouquet
Blog: Behind the Scenes

How In Bloom Artists Were Inspired by the Bouquet

As an educator on the In Bloom exhibition team at the Denver Art Museum, I often returned to a simple question as we developed the exhibition: Why flowers? The reasons that artists of the 1800s gravitated toward the subject weren’t immediately clear as we looked over the initial checklist of works that were slated to be in the show. More

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