TAG: modern and contemporary art

Mark Bradford
Event: Lectures & Programs

Canceled—Logan Lecture: Mark Bradford

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Update: The Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum regret to share that due to unexpected circumstances, Mark Bradford has postponed his trip to Denver. The museums are canceling the Logan Lecture with Bradford scheduled for Tuesday, May 30. More

Justin Favela, Popocatepetl e Iztaccihuatl vistos desde Atlixco after Jose Maria Velasco, 2016. Paper and glue.
Event: Tours

Mi Tierra Public Tours

Occurs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday through October 21, 2017. Next Occurs on Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 2:00pm.

Join a 45-minute public tour of Mi Tierra, offered Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 2 pm, February 21 through October 21. Included with general admission, reservations not required. More

Exploring the Denver Art Scene: Critics, Dealers, Artists
Event: Lectures & Programs

Exploring the Denver Art Scene: Critics, Dealers, Artists

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:00am12:00pm.

Join us for three panel discussions involving local critics, dealers, and artists that provide the perfect primer to the vibrant, diverse, and creative energy that constitutes Denver’s art scene.

This is a unique opportunity to learn how to enrich your passion for collecting works by world-class artists of the Mile High City.

The program is free; however, general admission is required for gallery access.

Join us at Mad Beans (across Martin Plaza from the DAM) for coffee and pastries at 8 am. The first panel discussion will begin at 9 am in Sharp Auditorium. More

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Mi Tierra Artist Profiles

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place features 13 artist installations. This series introduces the artists through videos and interviews. More

Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasure 4 (performance documentation), 2015. Oil on canvas.
Exhibition

Mi Tierra

Contemporary Artists Explore Place
On View through October 22, 2017

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place features site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. More

Joan Mitchell, Dune, 1970. Oil paint on canvas.
Exhibition

Abstract Expressionism

from the Denver Art Museum
Apr 3, 2016–Aug 6, 2017

Soon after World War II, the center of the avant-garde shifted from Europe to the United States when the first American-grown modern art movement—abstract expressionism—was born. More

Before and After a Moment in Time
Lesson Plan

Before and After a Moment in Time

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 55 minute lesson

Students will learn about Marshall’s creative process when painting Better Homes, Better Gardens and discuss how it influences their perception of his work. They will also discuss the thematic content of the artwork and write a creative piece inspired by the painting.

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I Hear What You’re Saying
Lesson Plan

I Hear What You’re Saying

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 45 minute lesson

Students will practice sharing a personal thought or idea by listening and speaking to each other.

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Proposal for a School Sculpture
Lesson Plan

Proposal for a School Sculpture

Elementary (grades K-5)
Two 40 minute lessons

Using Mark di Suvero’s sculpture Lao Tzu as an example, students will learn about the important considerations that must be kept in mind when designing site-specific sculptures. Students will then choose a space and design a sculpture for that space.

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Shrinking into Blue Water
Lesson Plan

Shrinking into Blue Water

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 40 minute lesson

Students will use their imaginations to shrink themselves small enough to fit into Philip Guston’s painting Blue Water.

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Adventures in Toyland
Lesson Plan

Adventures in Toyland

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 55 minute lesson

Students will watch a short clip from the Disney-Pixar movie Toy Story and compare it to the toy in Richard Patterson’s painting If.

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