TAG: Behind the Scenes

Brewing a DAM Facebook Contest

Brewing a DAM Facebook Contest

Working at the Denver Art Museum is pretty darn cool. While we have the same stuff on our plates that lots of folks have – work plans, deadlines, e-mail, lots of meetings – we have the added bonus of experiencing art and creativity every day. That creativity can come in the form of a centuries-old painting, a live artist at work, or, you know… beer. More

Screen shot from time lapse video of fabrication and install of plaza installation

In Motion Installation By the Numbers

Watch a time-lapse video of the sculpture being created and installed. More

Painting of two dancers doing the Jitterbug

How Do Artists Capture Dance in 2-D Art?

Learn how artist William H. Johnson used color, form, and pattern to communicate the joy and spontaneity of dancing. More

The entrance to Women of Abstract Expressionism with photos of the artists and some of their work

Curator Gwen Chanzit Takes an In-Depth Look at Women of Abstract Expressionism

Women were full participants in the early years of the abstract expressionist movement—not just followers, as some would tell it. More

2 posters by John Sorbie and Phil Risbeck

See Posters by Acclaimed Colorado Designers

On View Through January 8, 2017

Performance on Paper is included with general admission, free for members. More

Still photo from video of Gerald Montour talking about why he dances

Community Members Tell Why We Dance

Exhibition On View through August 14

With video, artworks, and dance regalia, the local Native community shares their take on dance and dance-related art. More

School group visit to the Denver Art Museum.

SCFD Renewal on Ballots this November

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) will appear on metro Denver voters’ ballots this November, and citizens will have the opportunity to extend SCFD through 2030. More

Plaza installation with colorful ribbons

Plaza Installation Inspired by Dance!

Watch a video with designer Wynn Earl Buzzell, Jr. and learn how dance inspired the DAM's latest plaza installation. More

Gallery view of paintings by Sonia Gechtoff

Building New Walls for a New Art Exhibition

Get the scoop on how the DAM added vertical walls to the galleries for Women of Abstract Expressionism. More

three men and one woman playing instruments

Explore Music at Program for People with Alzheimer's disease 

July 14, 2016

People with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners are invited to explore musically inspired creativity at the DAM this summer. More

Oda Nobunaga

The 3 Unifiers of Japan

The history of Japan’s warring-states period, which lasted from 1467 to 1600, is filled with stories of famous battles and brilliant samurai warriors. Leading armies of tens of thousands, three stood out as the most successful warriors of their time, becoming known as the three unifiers of Japan. More

Storyteller and kids and parents in the pre-Columbian gallery

Join us for storytelling in English & Spanish

On Free First Saturdays Starting June 4

Join storyteller Laura Slack for stories about artworks in English and Spanish. More

Amara Fowler’s My Dragon, The Dragon, Cool Dragon

Enjoy Art by Denver Public School Students

On view through May 15

See the diverse talents of students in the Citywide Elementary Art Showcase on display at the DAM. More

Video preview of the Samurai exhibition, on view through June 5, 2016.

Watch a Samurai Preview (VIDEO) & Learn What Visitors are Saying

Watch this video for a sneak peek of Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection on view through June 5, and see what visitors are saying. More

A samurai and Darth Vader

The Samurai Influence on Star Wars

Learn how samurai armor and weapons influenced Star Wars. More

Teachers at a museum workshop

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers get 2-for-1 General Admission to the DAM May 3-8*

Teachers get 2-for-1 general admission and $2 off Samurai May 3-8. More

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble doing Raindance

Enjoy Dance Performances, Exhibitions & More at the DAM

Get the scoop on all our Summer of Dance offerings and swing, shuffle, and shimmy your way into summer. More

R2D2 and C3PO

The Force is Strong with Our Members

These are the Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume membership benefits you're looking for! More

items on display in the samurai exit shop

Take Home a Souvenir of Your Visit to Samurai

The DAM's Samurai Shop offers books, clothes, knickknacks, and more. More

visitors looking at art

Creating a Welcoming Environment for People with Autism

Learn about the DAM's pilot Low-Sensory Morning program for families with children on the autism spectrum. More