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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

Join Us in Celebrating Our Volunteers During Volunteer Appreciation Week

Join Us in Celebrating Our Volunteers During Volunteer Appreciation Week

The Denver Art Museum is thriving, and it is thanks to the more than 450 dedicated volunteers that we are moving forward every day. Our volunteers are the smiling face of the museum and collectively contribute over 40,000 hours of service every year in a variety of capacities. We think our volunteers are the heart of the DAM. They are an intelligent, enthusiastic, and friendly bunch that enrich the lives of our staff and visitors. More

The Benefits of Creativity for Older Adults

The Benefits of Creativity for Older Adults

Most people agree that artmaking is good for kids, but being creative is good for adults, too. And, contrary to conventional wisdom, creativity is especially good for older adults, says Tim Carpenter, founder and executive director of EngAGE. Carpenter will give the keynote address at the Denver Art Museum symposium Artful Aging: Through the Lens of Miró on May 7. More

15 Quotes from Joan Miró 

15 Quotes from Joan Miró 

"For me, a painting must give off sparks. It must dazzle like the beauty of a woman or a poem." – Joan Miró

For Joan Miró: Instinct and Imagination we collected many quotes. Some of them appear on the walls in the exhibition. Below is a selection of our favorite quotes by Miró on the creative process, artistic goals, his inspiration, and his beliefs about old age. More

Big News! Free General Admission for Kids

Big News! Free General Admission for Kids

At a media conference attended by student journalists from around the Denver area, the Denver Art Museum announced today that general admission is free for kids 18 and under. This program is made possible by a five-year gift from Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation, and a one-year grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado. More

Benefits of a Family Membership at the DAM

Benefits of a Family Membership at the DAM

The Denver Art Museum recently announced the Free for Kids program, made possible by generous grants from Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente Colorado. This will allow more youth to have access to the museum's arts and education programs. More

Tapestry Video 3: A Plan for Repair

Tapestry Video 3: A Plan for Repair

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). More

Curators from the DAM & Reina Sofía Introduce Miró's Paintings & Sculptures at Preview

Curators from the DAM & Reina Sofía Introduce Miró's Paintings & Sculptures at Preview

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to remain vital and creative well into old age, look no further than Spanish artist Joan Miró. The new exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination (opening March 22), celebrates the works he created during the last 20 years of his life. More

Tapestry Video 2:  Discovering Symbols & Motifs

Tapestry Video 2: Discovering Symbols & Motifs

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). More

Tapestry Video 1: Clues about the Creation & Use

Tapestry Video 1: Clues about the Creation & Use

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). More

Conserving a Spanish Colonial Table Cover (Videos)

Conserving a Spanish Colonial Table Cover (Videos)

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the 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. Follow this series of blogs to track their progress. More

Choose Your Own Adventure at Untitled: Dream On

Choose Your Own Adventure at Untitled: Dream On

For the purposes of Untitled: Dream On, there are two kinds of people in this world: dreamers and doers. We’re trying something new this month—we’re dividing the night into two pathways: one “sleepy” and one “awake." It’s a choose-your-own-adventure kind of deal (See program PDF). Are you down for some R & R or are you pumped for a night out? More

Creatives-in-Residence Connect Visitors to Art in Innovative Ways

Creatives-in-Residence Connect Visitors to Art in Innovative Ways

Recently, the Denver Art Museum received a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to produce and document a series of six residencies. Over the next two years, the DAM will partner with creatives from a variety of disciplines to produce residencies that explore the many ways in which we connect with art. More

Hey Denver Area Creatives: Answer the DAM's Open Call for Summer Plaza Installation

Hey Denver Area Creatives: Answer the DAM's Open Call for Summer Plaza Installation

To celebrate a summer filled with flower-related programs, the Denver Art Museum is seeking local creatives to participate in this year’s plaza installation. The DAM is looking for creatives who use flowers as either material or subject matter in a community open call. More

Denver Art Museum Preps for Joan Miró Exhibition

Denver Art Museum Preps for Joan Miró Exhibition

Joan Miró once said "I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means." The Denver Art Museum exhibition team wanted to achieve something similar with Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination—to create a gallery space that allows the Spanish artist's paintings and sculptures to have maximum impact. More

Brilliant Explores the Art of Smoking

Brilliant Explores the Art of Smoking

The Denver Art Museum exhibition Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century is divided into six sections, including one on the Art of Smoking. At the turn of the century smoking in polite society largely was limited to men and Russian women. As social norms loosened, cigarette smoking was widely adopted, and elegant smoking accessories became a necessity for fashionable men and women. The exhibition features cigar cutters, cigarette cases, and lighters from 1907 through the 1940s. More

The DAM Celebrates the Month of Photography

The DAM Celebrates the Month of Photography

Photography-centric gallery openings, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, parties, and more will be the talk of town (and region) starting this Sunday, March 1 with the kickoff of the Month of Photography Denver (MoP). More

Enjoy Asian Influences in Brilliant & in the Denver Art Museum Collection (Photos)

Enjoy Asian Influences in Brilliant & in the Denver Art Museum Collection (Photos)

A discussion of Asian artworks in our collection similar to Cartier's inspirations and designs. More

Get to Know Mexican Film Legend María Félix & See Her Jewels in Brilliant

Get to Know Mexican Film Legend María Félix & See Her Jewels in Brilliant

The Denver Art Museum’s exhibition, Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, features signature jewels created by the world-famous design house of Cartier. The significance of the show resides not only in the beauty of the magnificent jewels selected for the exhibition, but also in the exceptional degree of craftsmanship required to make each piece. It is not every day that one has the opportunity to experience the singular beauty and artistry of Cartier jewels in person. More

Just in Time for the Oscars! Discover Brilliant's Hollywood Connections

Just in Time for the Oscars! Discover Brilliant's Hollywood Connections

In honor of the Oscars (Feb. 22) and Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, we’ve compiled the following list of movies that feature some of the finest jewels from Cartier on several of Hollywood’s most iconic leading ladies. During the golden age of Hollywood (1920-1960s), many leading actresses created longstanding relationships with Cartier and accumulated collections of the exquisite jewelry, worn on and off screen. More