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Spotlight on Our Corporate Sponsor: Your Hometown Toyota Stores & Free First Saturday

Spotlight on Our Corporate Sponsor: Your Hometown Toyota Stores & Free First Saturday

For more than a century, the successes of the Denver Art Museum have been inextricably linked to the generosity of the museum’s supporters. In that spirt, the DAM is pleased to announce a new partnership with the 6 Hometown Toyota Stores that make up the Denver Toyota Dealers Association. Starting this month, the new relationship includes major underwriting support for the DAM’s popular Free First Saturdays. More

Stefania Van Dyke recreating Christina's World painting

Exploring Andrew & Jamie Wyeth's World (Photos)

The notion of place is important to many artists—Monet tirelessly painted his garden. O’Keeffe played out her love of New Mexico in paint. But it has never been made so powerfully concrete to me as when I traveled with Denver Art Museum colleagues to Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and mid-coast Maine in preparation for the upcoming exhibition Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio. More

The DAM & Museo de las Americas Present a Mexican Master

The DAM & Museo de las Americas Present a Mexican Master

The Denver Art Museum is thrilled to be partnering with the Museo de las Americas to present an illuminating exhibition of Gunther Gerzso's work this summer. Gunther Gerzso: A Mexican Master opens at the DAM and the Museo on June 25. The DAM will showcase some of his paintings and the Museo will feature 28 works on paper, four sculptures, and two books celebrating the artist’s career. More

African American Artists Featured in Modern & Contemporary Exhibition

African American Artists Featured in Modern & Contemporary Exhibition

Today is Juneteenth. In honor of this historic holiday, we thought we’d note some of the artworks now on view at the Denver Art Museum in Showing Off: Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions. This exhibition features several works by highly acclaimed African American artists such as Shinique Smith, Nick Cave, Kerry James Marshall, Leonardo Drew, Glen Ligon, and Robert Arneson. More

6 Great Wedding Gift Ideas Available at The Shop at the Denver Art Museum

6 Great Wedding Gift Ideas Available at The Shop at the Denver Art Museum

Spring, a time of new beginnings, is my favorite season. Opening day for the Colorado Rockies, new plant life brought by the rains, and milestone events such as graduations and weddings.

As a recent spring bride, I found myself with the task of determining important items that my husband and I needed for starting our lives together. I gravitated toward kitchen and decorative items with the ultimate goal of transforming our house into an inviting home. More

Curator's Choice: #DispatchPortrait Contest on Instagram

Curator's Choice: #DispatchPortrait Contest on Instagram

The Denver Art Museum recently opened the photography exhibition Alec Soth: Colorado Dispatch. Photographed over the course of a 2013 road trip, Colorado Dispatch presents the core of Soth’s work from the Centennial State, including photographs of ordinary citizens, familiar landscapes and puzzling details of local culture that offer an unromanticized, yet affectionate, view of the land and its people. More

Community, Collaboration & Creativity Combine in Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua Art Installation

Community, Collaboration & Creativity Combine in Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua Art Installation

Francisco Alvarado-Juárez’s installation at the Denver Art Museum, Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua uses recycled paper from thousands of grocery bags to create a magical world. Unlike his other installations, this one involved collaborating with others. The artist hosted workshops with 30 Denver artists and art teachers in March to demonstrate his process and reveal his vision for the project. The artists, teachers, and their students then set out to paint thousands of bags, later returning to help install the work. More

The DAM Introducing Tours for Children Under 5

The DAM Introducing Tours for Children Under 5

After over a year of research and development, the Denver Art Museum is excited to introduce Creative Explorers, an engaging set of field trip activities for our youngest students—children under 5. Throughout the tour, students are actively engaged through a variety of hands-on, minds-on strategies, including tactile, storytelling, artmaking, and movement. More

The Gallery Maintenance Team Shares How the DAM Keeps Artworks Looking Their Best

The Gallery Maintenance Team Shares How the DAM Keeps Artworks Looking Their Best

The Denver Art Museum is in a battle, a constant battle, with a dangerous opponent that could damage artwork in the blink of an eye. What is this perilous foe? Dust. How do we combat it? Through weekly gallery maintenance. More

Ben Jackel’s Sculptures Command Attention in New Modern & Contemporary Exhibition

Ben Jackel’s Sculptures Command Attention in New Modern & Contemporary Exhibition

Colorado native Ben Jackel’s behemoth sculpture Pay Attention (in photo above and on view at the Denver Art Museum in Showing Off: Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions) demands viewers’ attention with its giant silhouette. More

New Exhibitions and Installations at the DAM

New Exhibitions and Installations at the DAM

The Denver Art Museum is buzzing with activity, getting ready to open several new exhibitions in May and June, including the following. Learn more about current and upcoming exhibitions.

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Add Some Art to Your Child's Summer−Spots Still Available in Classes at the DAM

Add Some Art to Your Child's Summer−Spots Still Available in Classes at the DAM

Update May 15: Check here for the latest information on class availability.

Each summer the Denver Art Museum hosts classes that seek to encourage kids’ imaginations to run wild. More than a dozen of the 2015 classes are full. However, there are still spots available for those looking to add a bit of art to their summer itinerary. Listed below are the classes that still had spots available as of May 13. You can follow the links for a better idea of what kids will do in the program. More

5 Reasons the Denver Art Museum Loves Teachers

5 Reasons the Denver Art Museum Loves Teachers

Teachers Get 2-for-1 Admission to the DAM through May 10*

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Denver Art Museum wants to recognize all the amazing things that teachers tirelessly do for their students, families, and schools.

5 Things the DAM Loves Most About Teachers More

Just in Time for Mother’s Day—Gift Ideas & Members Spring Shopping Sale

Just in Time for Mother’s Day—Gift Ideas & Members Spring Shopping Sale

To help you express your love and gratitude this Mother’s Day, The Shops at the Denver Art Museum are excited to help you find the perfect, thoughtful treasure. With a unique selection of items—from jewelry to knickknacks to do-it-yourself craft projects—The Shops promise an enjoyable and fruitful shopping experience. More

The 15th Annual Uncorked was a Huge Success! 

The 15th Annual Uncorked was a Huge Success! 

Thank you to everyone who attended Uncorked Wine Tasting on April 10 and Uncorked Reserve on April 11. Uncorked was a huge success raising over $560,000 for the Denver Art Museum. Cheers to that!

At the Friday Uncorked Wine Tasting, 900 people enjoyed more than 300 wines, beers, and spirits while enjoying live music from the Kenneth Walker Jazz Trio and delicious hors d'oeuvres from Kevin Taylor Catering. More

Visit the DAM Through the Eyes of Jesús Fuentes: Introducing Spanish-Language Video Guides

Visit the DAM Through the Eyes of Jesús Fuentes: Introducing Spanish-Language Video Guides

The Denver Art Museum’s Latino Cultural Programs team partnered with longtime friend Jesús Fuentes to produce a series of Spanish-language videos that offer an inside look at the daily happenings at the museum. More

Scholastic Art Awards Showcase at the DAM Honors Colorado Students

Scholastic Art Awards Showcase at the DAM Honors Colorado Students

Since its start in the 1920s, Scholastic Art Awards has encouraged, fostered, and rewarded creativity in our nation’s classrooms. At this year’s juried competition, over 4,000 pieces of art were submitted by Colorado students. More

Spotlight on our Corporate Sponsor: Target

Spotlight on our Corporate Sponsor: Target

For more than a century, the Denver Art Museum's success has been inextricably linked to the generosity of our supporters. Target has been a generous supporter of the museum since 1987, and the Presenting Sponsor of Free First Saturdays since 2008. Over the past six years alone, Target has donated nearly $1 million to Free First Saturdays, making them the largest corporate sponsor within this timeframe. More

The Conservation of Linda's Modern Materials 

The Conservation of Linda's Modern Materials 

How Did John DeAndrea Achieve Such Lifelike Qualities?

The highly realistic sculpture Linda by Colorado artist John DeAndrea has been a visitor favorite at the Denver Art Museum since it became a part of the collection in 1984. Linda is also an important work of contemporary art in which DeAndrea made innovative use of a material that was fairly new to art at the time: plastic. This is why Linda is of such interest to us in the museum’s conservation department. More

Tapestry Video 4: Cleaning & Stabilizing

Tapestry Video 4: Cleaning & Stabilizing

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, 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, conservators clean and stabilize the tapestry. More