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, June 24, 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
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

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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Beyond First Impressions
Lesson Plan

Beyond First Impressions

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will learn about Lao Tzu and the artist’s inspiration for creating it. They will then capture words to describe the piece in an exercise that teaches them how to move beyond first impressions.

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Respecting Different Opinions
Lesson Plan

Respecting Different Opinions

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will practice the important historical inquiry skill of understanding and respecting differences of opinion.

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Let’s Make a Story
Lesson Plan

Let’s Make a Story

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

This lesson allows students to use their imaginations to identify, explore, and express their understanding of Sandy Skoglund’s Fox Games. They will discuss the imagery as a class and create a group story with each student contributing one sentence about the foxes in the installation.

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