TAG: western American art

Art & About Tour
Event: Access

Art & About Tours

Occurs on the second Thursday of every month. Next Occurs on Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 1:15pm2:30pm.

Art & About tours are designed for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. More

William Herbert Dunton, Evening on the Range, before 1925
Event: Lectures & Programs

Mindful Looking

The American West
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join Interpretive Specialist Lauren Thompson in an exploration of two paintings of the American West under moonlit skies: E. Irving Couse’s Moonlight in Taos and William Herbert Dunton’s Evening on the Range. More

Danny Singer's photograph Saco, MT
Event: Access

Art & About Tour

Western Landscapes
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Art & About tours are designed for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. In May, explore the western landscape through traditional painting and contemporary photography. More

E. Martin Hennings, A Friendly Encounter, about 1922
Event: Lectures & Programs

SYMPOSIUM: Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings—An In-Depth Look

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 10:00am5:30pm.

The Petrie Institute of Western American Art presents their tenth annual symposium that will examine the art and lives of Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings. This full day symposium will uncover new thinking about the artists’ work by leading scholars. More

E. Martin Hennings, A Friendly Encounter, about 1922
Event: Lectures & Programs

Conversation with Curator: A Place in the Sun

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 4:00pm4:45pm.

Come explore the colorful paintings of Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings in A Place in the Sun with curator Thomas Brent Smith. More

E. Martin Hennings, A Friendly Encounter, about 1922
Event: Members

A Place in the Sun Member Preview

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 10:00am5:00pm.

Members see the exhibition first! Reserve free timed-entry tickets now for the Member Preview of A Place in the Sun

Plus, members save 20% on purchases at The Shops on December 12 only. More

Drop-In Writing: Memoir and Memory—and Light
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Writing: Memoir and Memory—and Light

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

This month we’re going to focus exclusively on memoir writing—telling stories from your own life experience. Using the paintings from A Place in the Sun we’ll tap into the bright recollections of our lives and combine memory and wisdom into sentences and stories. More

E. Martin Hennings, Rabbit Hunt, about 1935. Oil paint on canvas.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Examining Art of the Southwest

Occurs every Sunday through January 31, 2016. Next Occurs on

In this four-session course, DAM staff will survey the many artistic takes on the southwest as a place of work and inspiration, using the DAM’s art collections and a series of exhibitions as jumping off points. More

E. Martin Hennings, A Friendly Encounter, about 1922
Event: Tours

A Place in the Sun Tours

Occurs every day the museum is open through April 24, 2016. Next Occurs on

Enjoy a 45-minute tour with a trained docent on the art of lifelong friends and fellow artists Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings. More

E. Martin Hennings, A Friendly Encounter
Exhibition

A Place in the Sun

The Southwest Paintings of Walter Ufer & E. Martin Hennings
Dec 13, 2015–Apr 24, 2016

Explore the journey of two lifelong friends and fellow artists who were instrumental in defining American art in the twentieth century. A Place in the Sun presents bold, large-scale paintings by Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings, who found their niche in the Southwestern village of Taos, New Mexico. More

Artist William Matthews Leads Tour of Exhibition
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Artist William Matthews Leads Tour of Exhibition

William Matthews: Trespassing, on view at the Denver Art Museum, presents portraits of the West through the eyes of an "interloper," someone who's not a cowboy himself, but became intrigued by them. More

Conversation with Curator: William Matthews: Trespassing
Event: Tours

Conversation with Curator: William Matthews: Trespassing

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Join curator Thomas Smith for a look at William Matthews: Trespassing.

Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of the month. All Conversations are free with general admission and no reservations are needed.

Meet at 4 pm in the elevator lobby on level 2 of the Hamilton Building.

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Western Character: Expressions of Identity and Place in Portraiture (symposium)
Event: Special Events

Western Character: Expressions of Identity and Place in Portraiture (symposium)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 9:00am5:00pm.

The Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art is pleased to present its ninth annual symposium that will examine portraits from the American West.

What can be learned from a portrait?

Far more than a likeness of a particular person, a portrait can tell us about a sitter’s values, principles or aspirations. Conversely, a portrait can reveal the outlook of its creator, the artist. A portrait can also convey much about the political and social climate of the time in which the subject and artist lived. More

De Lancey Gill, Portrait of Richard Lewis Sampson cropped
Blog: Don't Miss

Check out Some of the DAM's Mustaches in Honor of Movember (Photos)

Movember, a combination of the words “mustache” and “November,” is an annual event during which men grow mustaches in November to raise awareness for various men’s health issues. In honor of it, we put together a selection of 'staches at the Denver Art Museum.

The campaign is run by The Movember Foundation. Their vision is to “get men to grow mustaches and the community to support them by creating an innovative, fun, and engaging annual Movember campaign.” More

William Matthews: Trespassing
Exhibition

William Matthews: Trespassing

Nov 23, 2014–May 17, 2015

William Matthews: Trespassing presents selected works from his early career to his most recent paintings. Matthews began working as a graphic designer, but dedicated himself to watercolor painting in 1990. The 27 artworks on view exemplify his expertise and sophisticated understanding of watercolor technique. His main focus has been subjects found in the American West: working cowboys, ranches, rural architecture, and the landscape. More

Event: Special Events

A Collector and a Curator Interview Each Other

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:30pm6:30pm.

Tom Petrie, collector, will interview Thomas Smith, Curator of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art collection, and Thomas Smith will interview collector, Tom Petrie. Questions from the audience are welcomed.

Doors open at 5 pm.

Free; open to museum members only.

Sponsored by Friends of Painting and Sculpture, a DAM support group. More

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