TAG: European and American art

Detail from painting called Bouquet of Flowers in A Vase of a red and white tulip and a sunflower
Blog: Behind the Scenes

6 Tips for Savoring a Painting

Slow Down & Look Closely

Here are a few ideas for extending a quick glance into a lingering look using Maria van Oosterwyck’s Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase as an example. More

Gugger Petter, Dog Barking at Two Women, 2008. Woven hemp and newspaper with paint
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: Stampede: Animals in Art

Occurs every day through October 14, 2017. Next Occurs on Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:00am1:00pm.

Get hands on with art! This October will feature some of the creatures from Stampede: Animals in Art. More

Edgar Degas, Dance Examination (Examen de Danse), 1880


A Passion for Perfection
Opens February 11, 2018

This exhibition will showcase prolific French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906. More than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze will be on view. The DAM is the sole American venue for the exhibition. More

Britain's Golden Age

Britain's Golden Age

On View through November 19, 2017

British art comes into its own in the eighteenth century. For the first time artists born in Britain—Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Richard Wilson, to name a few—set the European standard in portraiture and landscape. Many of their most talented followers are on view in this new installation of paintings from the Berger Collection. More

Her Paris

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. 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.

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

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