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Tom Wesselmann Breaks from Abstraction

Tom Wesselmann Breaks from Abstraction

“The challenge for an artist is always to find your own way of doing something.” – Tom Wesselmann, Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum

We’ve all experienced it at one time or another. That feeling of envy you get when you see or hear something so wonderful, so inspiring that you wish YOU had been the creator. This is the moment that defined artist Tom Wesselmann is where his retrospective begins. More

A teen girl and her mentor holding their posters about marriage equality.

Call for Posters: Giving Voice Exhibition & Fundraiser

Giving Voice, an annual poster exhibition at Access Gallery in Denver, opens on Friday, July 18, and could feature your social justice poster. Artists, graphic designers, illustrators, and other creatives are invited to donate a design to be featured in and sold during the exhibition. All proceeds fund the Giving Voice program and Access Gallery. More

10 Cosas Divertidas que Pueden Hacer las Familias en el DAM

10 Cosas Divertidas que Pueden Hacer las Familias en el DAM

¿Estás planeando visitar el Denver Art Museum pronto? Hemos preparado algunas sugerencias de lugares y cosas divertidas que tú y tu familia pueden ver y hacer cuando nos visiten. More

Tom Wesselmann's Still Life #35 from 1963.

13 Quotes from Artist Tom Wesselmann

American artist Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) was one of the leading artists of the pop art movement in the 1960s. Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective, on view at the Denver Art Museum beginning July 13, will explore the creative journey of the artist from his earliest collages of the pop period to later steel-cut drawings that literally "pop" off the wall. More

Start Your Summer Journey with OhHeckYeah at Untitled #68 (Nomad)

Start Your Summer Journey with OhHeckYeah at Untitled #68 (Nomad)

June 26 Update: Here is the program (PDF) for this month's Untitled. More

Summer is Outdoor Sculpture Maintenance Time at the DAM

Summer is Outdoor Sculpture Maintenance Time at the DAM

If you visit the Denver Art Museum this summer, you might see our conservators and interns busy with maintenance of the outdoor sculptures on the museum’s campus. Many of the sculptures need annual maintenanceincluding washing, waxing, and repaintingto withstand Colorado’s climate extremes and keep looking their best. Feel free to stop by and talk with us about what we’re up to. More

Father's Day neck ties at The Shop at the Denver Art Museum

Father's Day Gifts at The Shop at the Denver Art Museum

Check out our slideshow of top gifts for dads! Whether your father is an art lover, foodie, world traveler, design aficionado, bookworm, businessman or cyclist, you're sure to find a great present at The Shop at the Denver Art Museum. More

Singing, Dancing, Flips & Fox Games with Capoeira Denver at CelebrARTE

Singing, Dancing, Flips & Fox Games with Capoeira Denver at CelebrARTE

With the FIFA World Cup about to begin, many of us Latinos are thinking of Brazil. If we can’t be in Brazil to see fútbol live, at least we can imagine we are there with some Brazilian capoeira (pronounced cop-away-ra) at CelebrARTE: Tropical with Vampiro and Capoeira Denver. Before then, I thought we’d get to know them a little better. More

Artist on Artist Series

Artist on Artist Series

The DAM is publishing a series of interviews with local artists about how they were inspired or influenced by artists whose work is on view at the museum. The first blog posts focused on Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Image credit: Lea Wells, Sail. Courtesy of the artist. More

Artist on Artist: Lea Wells on Paul Gauguin

Artist on Artist: Lea Wells on Paul Gauguin

Lea Wells grew up on a barrier island, surfing, swimming with sea turtles, and running around in flip flops. Now, she skis, hikes mountains, and wears snow boots. She has a background in graphic design and advertising, but mainly likes to create art that inspires and helps others. According to Lea, "Someone once said I create small characters that are big on emotion, and I like that."

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Artist on Artist: Chuck Ceraso on Vincent Van Gogh

Chuck Ceraso's lineage traces back to the French and American impressionists through his teacher, Henry Hensche. Hensche was the student and protégé of Charles Hawthorne. Hawthorne, after painting with William Merritt Chase and Claude Monet, started the first art school, in 1900, devoted to the color discoveries of the impressionists. When Hawthorne died in 1930, he left the school and teaching to Hensche, who continued and further developed the teaching until his death in 1992. More

7 Free Things to Do with Your DAM Membership This Summer

7 Free Things to Do with Your DAM Membership This Summer

The Denver Art Museum's 2014 summer calendar is jam-packed with fun for all ages. Read below for examples of ways you can enjoy yourself this summer at the DAM. And, if you're a member, all seven ideas are free.

1. Celebrate Sculpture with Summer in 3-D

Members get unlimited free general admission, so visit often this summer and help us celebrate sculpture. More

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13 Feet of Pollock—How We Installed the Large Artwork (Video)

As part of Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, we had the pleasure of installing a very large and impressive Jackson Pollock painting. Considered to be one of Pollock’s finest drip paintings, Convergence is eight feet tall and thirteen feet long. It also has a very minimal frame, a “strip frame,” as so many paintings from this time period do. The painting’s large size and lack of a substantial frame presented a unique set of challenges and required us to take special care in its handling and installation. More

DAM Members Group Visits The Met, Central Park, Dana Schutz's Gallery & More

DAM Members Group Visits The Met, Central Park, Dana Schutz's Gallery & More

A group of The Museum Associate members of the DAM recently returned from a whirlwind trip to New York. They saw The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925, just before it closed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and made its way to Denver. More

Celebrate Summer with Urban Campfires & More on May 31 at the DAM

Celebrate Summer with Urban Campfires & More on May 31 at the DAM

On May 31, a series of home-grown and handcrafted gathering places will be popping up on Martin Plaza offering a spot for visitors to relax and enjoy the summer sun. This project is the result of an open call the DAM put out in the Denver area last fall, seeking local artists/architects to conceive of and build a sculptural installation for the busy plaza space. More

See a Bronze Pour & Save a Butterfly at Untitled #67 (Chain Reaction)

See a Bronze Pour & Save a Butterfly at Untitled #67 (Chain Reaction)

May 29 Update: Here is the program (PDF) for this month's Untitled. More

5 Things You Can Learn from Artist Brad Kahlhamer

5 Things You Can Learn from Artist Brad Kahlhamer

How to turn found objects into katsina figures and more. More

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The Not-So-Simple Art of Frank Stella, Agnes Martin, Robert Irwin & Other Minimalists

Near the end of Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery at the Denver Art Museum there’s a small section (only three paintings and two sculptures), titled “Monochrome, Minimalism, and Meditation.” It immediately follows the galleries devoted to the grand, gestural works of Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, and the other abstract expressionists. More

Q&A with Colorado's Barrio E': What's Behind the Drums

Q&A with Colorado's Barrio E': What's Behind the Drums

De Colores, the theme for this month’s CelebrARTE at the Denver Art Museum, is a traditional Latino song that celebrates the vibrancy of nature and the diversity that makes up our world. On May 18 Barrio E’ will show how Puerto Rican bomba and plena can help us come together as a community. More