- Collect or invite students to collect natural materials (twigs, rocks, pinecones, leaves, etc.) and place them in a basket that you will add to an art area. Provide additional nature pieces to offer a variety of items for children’s exploration.
Filmed in Italy and Colorado, this documentary, produced by CPT12PBS, reveals the fascinating life story of neo-classical sculptor Jefferson Rubin. Jefferson named the male and female torsos that he created Frammenti. His work was at once classical and contemporary. More
The highly realistic sculpture Linda by Colorado artist John DeAndrea has been a visitor favorite at the Denver Art Museum since it became a part of the collection in 1984. Linda is also an important work of contemporary art in which DeAndrea made innovative use of a material that was fairly new to art at the time: plastic. This is why Linda is of such interest to us in the museum’s conservation department. More
A visitor favorite since her first appearance in 1984, Linda, is returning to the DAM after a long hiatus. Last on display at the DAM in 2009, Linda has since been kept in darkened, climate-controlled storage to ensure her preservation.
This exhibition also features two other sculptures by John DeAndrea, Clothed Artist and Model, and Nude with Black Drape. The latter is a newly completed work. More
She can be seen climbing around her taller-than-most-of-us sculptures barefoot and pedaling up Tour de France mountains in France. Artist Gail Folwell is on the move, like the subjects in her work. More
Imagine viewing a painting without actually seeing it.
Imagine landscapes, portraits, and scenes that you can see through touch and feel.
For some museum patrons, this is the reality. And with help from sculptor and Colorado Center for the Blind art teacher Ann Cunningham, the Denver Art Museum has made huge strides in making art accessible to patrons who are blind and visually impaired.
Cunningham began as a sculptor with a special interest in low-relief. This is when a sculpture is carved out of a slab and emanates from the slab. More
CultureHaus, in collaboration with Cross-Cultured, invites members of both groups to a free public art scavenger hunt. Team up with a friend, meet at the Denver Art Museum, and join the fun-filled race.
Featured artwork will include sculptures in the museum’s permanent collection as well as iconic pieces around the city managed by Denver Arts and Venues.
Join us after the hunt for a wrap party and prizes!
Admission is free, but limited to CultureHaus and Cross-Cultured members. More
Summer is… brings the allure of a Colorado summer staple—campfires—to downtown Denver. Made from beetle-kill pine, recycled camping rope, and other recycled materials, these urban campfires offer the perfect place for rest and relaxation. Visitor-submitted story tags create a canopy of leaves, making Martin Plaza a great spot to enjoy the season.
Story tags and pens are provided on the plaza. More
From pop art and paintings to bronze sculptures and hands-on fun, there’s something for everyone this summer. More
This summer, Jason Rogenes will transform the Precourt Discovery Hall into an immersive sculptural environment where families can play with custom cast “asteroids” to create otherworldly soundscapes. Part of a rich summer program focusing on sculpture, the installation—made out of cardboard and reclaimed Styrofoam—will encourage visitors to reconsider familiar and typically discarded materials for their artmaking possibilities. More
A 45-minute public tour highlighting The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925.
Tour is offered daily at 1 pm, May 11–August 31, except July 4 when the museum is closed.
Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.
Free with admission. Reservations are not required. More
Thayer Tolles is Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and co-curator of The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925. Before the special exhibition closes August 31, come hear Dr. Tolles discuss how New York City’s vibrant art scene at the turn of the 20th century inspired and supported sculptors of western American subjects.
Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for DAM members, $15 for others.
Funding generously provided by the DAM Westerners.
Every day the museum is open, visitors can explore the creative process behind assorted techniques and mediums in the Sculpture Studio.
Every weekend, visitors will have a chance to pull back the curtain and immerse themselves in the artistic process as local artists demonstrate a variety of sculpting techniques.
Weekend demonstrations will take place Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 pm.
Weekend Demonstration Schedule (artists subject to change) More
The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, showcases sculptures by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Paul Manship, and more than 20 other artists. More
Sovereign: Independent Voices highlights the work of three leading American Indian contemporary artists, Kent Monkman, Rose Simpson, and Virgil Ortiz, who have received international acclaim. These artists challenge people to think more broadly about the place of native artists in the contemporary art world through a fusion of historic techniques with contemporary styles and ideas. The included works reflect meditations on the self and native histories in a variety of media, including painting, sculptural ceramics, and multimedia works. More
From recycled plastics and bound clothing to woven silks and charred tree limbs, Material World illustrates the wide range of materials and techniques used by contemporary artists. More
The 32-foot tall, bright blue sculpture between the Hamilton Building and the Clyfford Still Museum is For Jennifer by Joel Shapiro. On a chilly weekend in November 2011, the DAM’s newest outdoor sculpture was installed. More