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Flower Studio

Flower Studio Demo Artist Carina Aguilar

Carina Aguilar will be in the Flower Studio on August 1 and 2. She will be demonstrating floral structures, mainly focusing on the manipulation of flowers, leaves, and branches. The importance of floral lighting and placement will also be featured in her demonstration. More

Creative-in-Residence, Arthur Williams, Babylon Floral

Flower Studio Demo Artist Arthur Williams

Colorado artist Arthur Williams shares insights about working with flowers. More

Flower Studio Demo Artist Mary Carol Jehn

Flower Studio Demo Artist Mary Carol Jehn

Mary Carol Jehn will be in the Flower Studio at the Denver Art Museum noon-3 pm, July 18 and 19 to demonstrate crocheting and knitting flowers. More

Yum! Chefs Demonstrate How to Cook with Flowers at the DAM

Yum! Chefs Demonstrate How to Cook with Flowers at the DAM

Starting this Sunday (July 12), there won't just be flowers at the Denver Art Museum to please the eye—there also will be flowers to please the taste buds. Aran Essig, executive chef at the University of Northern Colorado, will be demonstrating the culinary uses of hibiscus flowers as part of Blooming Chefs: Cooking with Flowers. More

Fun with Flowers

Fun with Flowers Artist Profiles

The Denver Art Museum offers hands-on spaces for visitors to get creative. In conjunction with In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism, the museum is offering visitors an opportunity to explore and learn about flowers and bouquets on in the Flower Studio and on our plaza. More

Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Paula Kehoe

Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Paula Kehoe

This week local artist Paula Kehoe will lead participants Pastel Painting Workshops (SOLD OUT) at the Denver Art Museum designed to spark creativity and a passion for art. Below, Paula gives some insight into what inspires her creative process.

This summer, the DAM is celebrating work inspired by the beauty of flowers. Do you find inspiration in your surroundings? More

Photographer Alec Soth on Serendipity, Instagram & His Time in Colorado

Photographer Alec Soth on Serendipity, Instagram & His Time in Colorado

Minnesota photographer Alec Soth’s pictures bring to light the quirkiness and humanity of people he encounters and the places where they live. From 2012–2014, Soth embarked on a series of state-by-state road trips to make a portrait of present-day America. His journey through each state that he visited was printed in a “dispatch” format that calls to mind a small town newspaper or travel guide. More

Barbara Bosworth, Black bear, Lochsa River Valley, 1992 © Barbara Bosworth

The Creative Benefits of Taking Your Time—Q&A with Photographer Barbara Bosworth

Photographer Barbara Bosworth chats with the Denver Art Museum before the opening of the exhibition Barbara Bosworth: Quiet Wonder and her Month of Photography Lecture on March 13. More

Denver Monoliths: Did You Know an 80-Something Sculptor Created it?

Denver Monoliths: Did You Know an 80-Something Sculptor Created it?

It’s hard to miss these two looming figures at the Denver Art Museum. What else not to miss: Its sculptor, Beverly Pepper, was in her 80s when she completed. More

CelebrARTE Artists Dominic Domingo & Rudi Monterroso Share What Inspires Their Creativity

CelebrARTE Artists Dominic Domingo & Rudi Monterroso Share What Inspires Their Creativity

CelebrARTE: Vistas on November 16 marks the Denver Art Museum's final installment of the 2014 CelebrARTE season. When we return from our hiatus in January, we will return with a completely new format on a new day: Free First Saturday. More

"...All I Thought of Was Making My Colors Sing" & 13 Other Quotes from Henri Matisse

"...All I Thought of Was Making My Colors Sing" & 13 Other Quotes from Henri Matisse

The Denver Art Museum exhibition Matisse and Friends showcases 14 extraordinary works of art from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Henri Matisse, who is represented by four works in the show, was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century and a central figure in the radical movement known as "fauvism" (fauve is French for wild beast). Here are a few great quotes that get at his experimental and expressive nature. More

Gail Folwell at the Denver Art Museum with a sculpture she created, In the Peloton.

10 Things That Make an Athletic Artist Tick—Q&A with Gail Folwell

She can be seen climbing around her taller-than-most-of-us sculptures barefoot and pedaling up Tour de France mountains in France. Artist Gail Folwell is on the move, like the subjects in her work. More

Jeffrey Gibson speaking about his work.

"A Bead is Never Just a Bead": Native Artist on What Inspires His Work (Video)

Note: Jeffrey Gibson's video one becomes the other will be screened at Untitled: Show Down on April 29, 2016. More

The DAM & the Museo de Arte Populars Artist in Residency Program Builds Bridges Through Art

The DAM & the Museo de Arte Populars Artist in Residency Program Builds Bridges Through Art

This month the Denver Art Museum celebrates a growing partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center (MCC) and the Museo de Arte Popular (MAP), and what better way than with this month’s CelebrARTE: Aventuras where we adventure on a weeklong journey along the Camino Realthe historic route that connected Mexico City to its northern frontiers, including Colorado. More

Thread Studio Artist Profiles

Thread Studio Artist Profiles

This series introduces some of the fiber artists who conduct demonstrations in the Nancy Lake Benson Thread Studio. More

Meet Thread Studio Demo Artist Paula Veschore

Meet Thread Studio Demo Artist Paula Veschore

Spinner and textile artist Paula Veschore can find a project in anything. “Everything to me is an art project whether it’s weaving, gardening, or a bucket of rusty horse shoes,” she said.

Veschore is one of seven demonstrating artists in the Thread Studio located on the sixth floor of the North Building in the Denver Art Museum. When demonstrating her craft in the museum, she uses a spinning wheel to transform raw materials into yarn. She uses this for various textile projects, including a complex knitted shawl. More

Ann Cunningham discusses tactile art at Denver Art Museum with Melissa Fishburn

DAM Collaborator Talks About Her Practice in Creating Tactile Art (Videos)

Imagine viewing a painting without actually seeing it.

Imagine landscapes, portraits, and scenes that you can see through touch and feel.

For some museum patrons, this is the reality. And with help from sculptor and Colorado Center for the Blind art teacher Ann Cunningham, the Denver Art Museum has made huge strides in making art accessible to patrons who are blind and visually impaired.

Cunningham began as a sculptor with a special interest in low-relief. This is when a sculpture is carved out of a slab and emanates from the slab. More

Wesselmann's Model & Muse Shares Memories with the Crowd at DAM Beyond Pop Art Preview

Wesselmann's Model & Muse Shares Memories with the Crowd at DAM Beyond Pop Art Preview

The Denver Art Museum is brimming with new exhibitions this summer. On July 10 we invited the media to see a sneak peek of Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective, opening July 13. Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM, Claire Wesselmann, the late artist’s model and muse, and Tom Wesselmann’s studio manager, Jeffrey Sturges, led the tour through the exhibition. More

5 Defining Moments for Artist Tom Wesselmann

5 Defining Moments for Artist Tom Wesselmann

This summer the Denver Art Museum will showcase the work of artist Tom Wesselmann, who is best known for his role in the development of pop art in the 1960s. Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective follows the evolution of the artist’s work through the course of four decades. This five-part blog series is designed to complement the exhibition by calling out five defining moments that shaped Wesselmann’s approach to artmaking. More

6-Year-Old Art Enthusiast Makes Contribution to the DAM

6-Year-Old Art Enthusiast Makes Contribution to the DAM

Note: Check out summer activities at the Denver Art Museum to inspire you and your family and use the hashtag #FunAtTheDAM to show off your creations.

Not long after the opening of the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition Passport to Paris Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM, received an unusual package. The last thing he expected to find inside of the manila envelope was a priceless piece of art. More