TAG: western American art

William Herbert Dunton, Evening on the Range, before 1925

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.

Mindful Looking invites you to slow down and spend time with a work of art in the DAM galleries. Join us on the third Tuesday of each month to discover overlooked details, explore ideas, and make connections as we linger, look, and discuss.

Meet in the elevator lobby on level 7 of the North Building. More

Gallery view of Revolt 16180/2180 by Virgil Ortiz

Exhibitions Closing in April & May 2016

This is your last chance to see eight Denver Art Museum exhibitions (included with general admission, free for members). 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, Beneath Clouded Skies, about 1922. Oil on canvas

Explore the Blue Skies, Dramatic Cloudscapes & Earthy Colors of A Place in the Sun

Be transported to the American Southwest. More

E. Martin Hennings, Beneath Clouded Skies, about 1922. Oil on canvas

A Place in the Sun—Programs & Events

Enhance your visit with tours, exhibition-related learning opportunities, and creative activities. More

E. Martin Hennings, A Friendly Encounter, about 1922

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

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

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.

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
Closed on 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

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

Petrie Institute of Western American Art's 9th Annual Symposium Explores Portraits

Petrie Institute of Western American Art's 9th Annual Symposium Explores Portraits

The Denver Art Museum is currently offering numerous opportunities to explore the topic of portraiture. 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)

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

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

Closed on 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

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

Tactile Tables: Art of the American West
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: Art of the American West

Occurs every day through February 13, 2016. Next Occurs on

Get hands on with art! Tactile Tables are open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind or have low vision. More

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