On the first Wednesday of each month through August there will be a Textile Talk from 10:30 am-noon. On the other Wednesdays of the month, stop by for PREVIEW Open Window from 10:30 am-noon. More
Uncover the world of conserving textiles with the help of a museum educator. Explore fabrics closely and try out tools that conservators use. More
Join Interpretive Specialist Lauren Thompson in an exploration of two paintings of the American West under moonlit skies: E. Irving Couse’s Moonlight in Taos and William Herbert Dunton’s Evening on the Range.
Mindful Looking invites you to slow down and spend time with a work of art in the DAM galleries. Join us on the third Tuesday of each month to discover overlooked details, explore ideas, and make connections as we linger, look, and discuss.
Meet in the elevator lobby on level 7 of the North Building. More
Meet inside the Women of Abstract Expressionism exhibition on level 4 of the Hamilton Building. More
Originally an imported fashion from China made popular by courtesans (who wore their under clothing as fashion, just like Madonna!), kimono have evolved to become the iconic dress of Japan.
Follow the development of design, uses, style, and decorative techniques in kimono with Dr. Hiroko Johnson, Professor Emeritus and Lecturer in Japanese Art History, San Diego State University.
Doors open at 11:30 am. More
George III is unjustly remembered solely as having been mad and having lost the American colonies. Oliver Everett will be correcting us of this impression. More
As the founding partner of Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig, Jim Olson has explored the interplay of landscape, art, and craft in architecture for over fifty years. In addition to his residences—particularly for art collectors—Olson has also designed museums, religious spaces and commercial buildings. He recently completed his first resort project, the JW Marriott in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. More
This month, we'll take inspiration from Colorado artist Hadley Hooper’s dramatic views in Tableau of oversized creatures that morph into intricate, imaginative designs. Choose from a selection of photographs that feature similar subjects to create your own metamorphosis. More
(Re)kindle your creative passions in these informal sketching sessions on the second Tuesday of every month. Take inspiration from the galleries with the help of a DAM art instructor and tackle a new drawing topic every month.
September 13: We will explore dance as a collaborative art form at the Rhythm & Roots: Dance in American Art exhibition. Each participant will end up with a collaborative drawing that illustrates a unique narrative. More
Join us as we explore writing about place using the tools we know best: color, shape, and texture. More
This month, we’ll break away from reality and embark on journeys into strange and dreamy new lands, spending time with fantastical creatures, all in a quest to free our imaginations and create new fables of our own. More
Learn about the process and decision making of textile conservation from the Mellon Foundation Fellow with examples from current projects, and see completed treatments in the textile art galleries. More
Design Council of the Denver Art Museum is pleased to host the Denver premiere of Frei Otto: Spanning the Future, a documentary about the life and work of 2015 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Frei Otto. More
Join curator Eric Paddock on a tour through On Desert Time: Landscape Photographs by O'Sullivan & Bell, 1871-1874. More
Join Chinese medicine practitioners/artists Daniel Hudson, Dr. Henry Wu, Isshaela Ingham, Albert Stern, and Spencer Ames for an exploration of topics on Asian medicine and the Asian art on display at the DAM. More
Robert Yellin, noted dealer and author on ceramics of Japan, will look at how contemporary Japanese ceramic artists are reinterpreting ancient traditions, and bringing new visions to old forms. More
Dr. Huan Xiong, associate professor at Sun Yat-sen University, will lead us through the four stages of Sino-Japanese porcelain relationships to better recognize the similarities and differences to be found in their beauty. More
Between about 1460 and 1520, painters in Venice generated a remarkable transformation, abandoning gold ground painting for a natural-looking reality by favoring the light and shadow animating the landscaped world and absorbing advances in perspective allowing them to represent believable three-dimensional space on flat surfaces. More
If there is anything that is made clear by looking at a broad picture of the relationship between American art and dance, it is this: that dance has drawn on the nation’s deepest resources of historical awareness and imaginative reflection.
At important moments, it has embodied our culture’s prevailing cultural assumptions or myths, while revealing something of the country’s social and economic history—its democratic, fluid, and inclusive character. More
This event will feature artist Marie Watt in conversation with oral historian James McElhinney. Watt draws from history, biography, protofeminism, and Indigenous principles, and uses materials that are conceptually attached to narrative: in particular, exploring the stories connected with commonplace woolen blankets, cedar, and iron. More