TAG: modern and contemporary art

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 Thursday, May 25, 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

Untitled Final Fridays
Event: Untitled Final Fridays

Untitled: Roots

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00pm10:00pm.

Make yourself at home and celebrate the love of the land with the makers of Mi Tierra. 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
On View through August 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

An Image Portrait
Lesson Plan

An Image Portrait

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 55 minute lessons

Students will use Phillip Guston’s painting Blue Water as inspiration for creating an “image portrait” of a historical figure, arranging images that reflect qualities, actions, and characteristics of the figure into a composition.

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Newsflash!
Lesson Plan

Newsflash!

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 45 minute lesson

This lesson allows students to use their imaginations to identify, explore, and express their understanding of Sandy Skoglund’s Fox Games. Students will create a story in response to the prompt, “This photo was captured at 3 a.m.

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A Misty, Moonlit Night
Lesson Plan

A Misty, Moonlit Night

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 45 minute lesson

Students will imagine they are visiting the scene presented in Marshall’s painting Better Homes, Better Gardens and write a letter home about their experience.

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Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary
Lesson Plan

Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary

Elementary (grades K-5)
Two 50 minute lessons

Students will use available technology to alter an image of something ordinary and mundane and turn it into a dreamlike fantasy image.

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Building a Sculpture
Lesson Plan

Building a Sculpture

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Students will learn what a sculpture is by looking at images of Mark di Suvero’s sculpture Lao Tzu.

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Putting It All Together
Lesson Plan

Putting It All Together

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Students will observe Blue Water and identify the various shapes and forms in the painting by putting together a puzzle of the object.

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