TAG: European and American art

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. 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

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

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