Between about 1460 and 1520, painters in Venice generated a remarkable transformation, abandoning gold ground painting for a natural-looking reality by favoring the light and shadow animating the landscaped world and absorbing advances in perspective allowing them to represent believable three-dimensional space on flat surfaces. More
Get hands on with art! This August will feature objects from the European & American Art galleries. More
Join Teaching Specialist Molly Medakovich for an in-depth exploration of Scott Fraser’s Three Fishermen. More
See a work by one of Bosch's followers on view at the DAM. More
Filmed in Italy and Colorado, this documentary, produced by CPT12PBS, reveals the fascinating life story of neo-classical sculptor Jefferson Rubin. Jefferson named the male and female torsos that he created Frammenti. His work was at once classical and contemporary. More
See works by Claude Monet, Eugène Boudin, and others. More
Rembrandt scholar Dr. Jaco Rutgers will discuss his recent work on the production of the newly published catalogue raisonné of Rembrandt’s etchings (2013). This new edition, compiled in collaboration with Dr. Erik Hinterding, comprises of seven volumes with more than 2200 pages and is expected to be the standard reference work on the subject for the years to come. More
Join interpretive specialist Molly Medakovich as she leads an in-depth exploration of Albert Bierstadt's 1877 painting of Estes Park, Long’s Peak. More
Join interpretive specialist Molly Medakovich as she leads an in-depth exploration of Raymond Jonson's 1927 painting, Pueblo Series, Acoma. More
Join interpretive specialist Molly Medakovich as she leads an in-depth exploration of Gustave Doré’s dramatic painting, The Family of Street Acrobats: the Injured Child (La Famille du Saltimbanque: L'Enfant Blessé) (1873). More
As the exhibition Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio demonstrates, various forms of innovative representational art thrived during this same period and, since the 1960s, have risen to make “realism” a dominant force in recent art. This slide-illustrated discussion presented by Dean Sobel, director of the Clyfford Still Museum, will consider European movements like “New Objectivity” and Surrealism and their responses to abstraction, as well as single figures who stand at the forefront of this parallel development in 20th century art and beyond. More
In town for the opening of the Wyeth exhibition, Jamie Wyeth spoke with us about how the Denver Art Museum interpreted his and his late father's work. More
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
Explore unique facial features through a tutorial on portrait drawing. More
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
Learn how to draw a still-life object hyperrealistically by exploring the concept of trompe l’oeil in the European and American art galleries. More
The Berger Collection’s intriguing Portrait of a Man as Saint Sebastian is the focus of a talk by collection curator Kathleen Stuart. Explore what it might mean to have yourself portrayed as an allegorical figure – a saint, or a sinner, or a mythical hero. More
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
Defying categorization, Castiglione’s innovative pen and brush technique blurs the lines between drawing and painting. Laura Giles, Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Princeton University Art Museum, will explore Castiglione’s extraordinary graphic genius in the context of other master Baroque draftsmen, including Bernini, Pietro da Cortona, and Guercino. Her lecture also will consider his sources of inspiration and his impact on subsequent artists.
Doors open at 5 pm.
Free with general admission; first-come seating.
If you're visiting the museum with kids and looking for fun, interactive ways to engage with art, be sure to check out In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism.