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Meet Steve Osborne: The Man behind the Denver Art Museum Mounts
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Meet Steve Osborne: The Man behind the Denver Art Museum Mounts

Tucked away on level seven of the North Building is a workshop equipped with drills, metal rods, a sander, anvils, and more. This is where Steve Osborne, Denver Art Museum mount maker, spends his days innovating new ways to optimally display art. Steve is a down-to-earth guy with an extraordinary craft. More

How Passport to Paris Got its Look
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How Passport to Paris Got its Look

Passport to Paris is a trio of exhibitions focusing on French art from the 1600s to the 1900s. The Denver Art Museum has taken advantage of this French focus to shed light on not only the diverse painting styles and subject matters of these three centuries, but also the furnishings and costumes that reflect the changes French society and culture underwent during these very distinct eras. More

Unpacking Crates for the Laura Letinsky Exhibition
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Unpacking Crates for the Laura Letinsky Exhibition

If you’ve stopped by the photography gallery since the end of September only to find the doors closed, you’ve probably been awaiting the next exhibition: Laura Letinsky: Still Life Photographs, 1997–2012. While the show opens on October 28th, plenty of work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure the gallery—and the artwork—will be ready for the opening. More

Manufacturing Custom Hanging Hardware for the El Anatsui Exhibition
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Manufacturing Custom Hanging Hardware for the El Anatsui Exhibition

The slanted walls and ceilings of the Hamilton Building at the Denver Art Museum call for some creativity when it comes to hanging certain kinds of artworks. El Anatsui’s wall sculptures, featured in the exhibition El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa, were one such case. More

Preparing the Galleries for Becoming Van Gogh
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Preparing the Galleries for Becoming Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh loved to experiment with his materials, creating works on paper, canvas, and pasteboard with paints, ink, chalk, and watercolor among many other media. While Van Gogh didn’t often draw on brown craft paper, the DAM team is using these templates as stand-ins for the real works. The paintings in the exhibition Becoming Van Gogh haven’t arrived yet, but we are preparing the galleries for their installation. Walls have been constructed and painted and the team gathered today to discuss the paintings’ placement in the gallery. More