Art conservation is a field that encompasses a breadth of expertise. As we roll up our sleeves in anticipation of improvements and potential discoveries, a plan that will provide optimum preservation is essential. More
Thanks to a grant from the Bank of America Art Conservation Project, the museum is conserving a painting from the 1700s. More
Art & About tours are designed for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. More
Carlos Frésquez, exploring identity and place through his work, remembers his first experiences with art. His kindergarten teacher made art magical and let him discover color mixing.More
Join Teaching Specialist Molly Medakovich as she provides a glimpse into the daily life of 18th century Mexico as shown through casta paintings. More
Jorge Rivas Pérez, the Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art, will share his curatorial insights on paintings depicting the Virgin Mary from the Viceroyalty of Peru. More
Celebra tu creatividad y cultura cada primer sábado del mes con actividades bilingües para toda la familia. Visítanos el 5 de noviembre y participa en las siguientes actividades. More
Nuestra segunda artista de la serie, Danette Montoya, empezará la instalación de Las almas de los muertos el 18 de octubre, la cual se transformará a lo largo de cuatro semanas. More
Meet our next Cuatro artist Danette Montoya and see her installation Las Almas de los Muertos. More
In the middle of the eighteenth century, Franciscan martyr portraits became popular in monastic spaces of the Spanish viceroyalties of central Mexico. To visually construct the meritorious life of these martyrs, artists drew inspiration from hagiographic chronicles that featured the graphic depiction of the gruesome deaths of friars. More
In the decades following the Spanish conquest of Mexico (1519-1521), many pre-Columbian stone sculptures in the immediate vicinity of Mexico-Tenochtitlan were unmoored from their specific contexts, subjected to physical manipulations, and endowed with new functions. With the surviving evidence for reuse plentiful and diverse, this lecture by Sara Ryu will examine the afterlives of specific Mexica sculptures in the viceregal capital, and develop a sense of their distinct rhetorical strategies. More
Spain’s American colonies formed the center of a trade network that spanned the globe. Fleets of wooden sailing ships were responsible for carrying rich cargoes of New World bullion and fine European and Asian goods, and guarding them from the ever-present threat of pirates. More
Students experience the art and culture of Mexico through powerful objects from Pre-Columbian times to the present on this discovery-oriented, multi-sensory tour.More
Gracias a una beca del Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), el Denver Art Museum trabajará con cuatro artistas locales para presentar el programa Cuatro : A Series of Artist Interactions durante el próximo año. More
Four local creatives and artists will present Cuatro : A Series of Artist Interactions. More
Includes a variety of performances and free general admission to non-ticketed exhibitions at the DAM, History Colorado, Byers-Evans House Museum, and the Clyfford Still Museum. More
Learn how the DAM conserved these three kings from the 1700s and see them at the museum. More
We invite you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Denver Art Museum with special events and exhibitions. More
Arrangements of flower-themed artwork will be on view throughout the Denver Art Museum this summer as part of the campus-wide celebration of flowers and in conjunction with In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism.
These installations highlight the DAM's vast and varied collections by spotlighting groupings of artworks from all over the world and across time that embrace the flower as subject matter.
North Building More
In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry (now closed) the Denver Art Museum’s staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery).
Curators have examined it and explored its history, and textile art conservators have been testing and repairing the tapestry. In this video, textile conservator Allison McCloskey assesses the table cover for damage and comes up with a plan for repair. More