The 2015 Untitled season launches on January 30 with Untitled: On the Rocks (Download a PDF of the program). To celebrate our first Untitled of the year, we’re serving up an art-inspired cocktail created exclusively for the event by master bartender Chris Clewell. Chris took cues from a contemporary painting in the DAM’s American Indian collection to craft one-of-a-kind drink using “intrigued” syrups (ooh la la!). Mixing art and cocktails shouldn’t just happen at Untitled, right? That’s why we asked Chris to also create a Pairing for the DAM Collective. Check it out! Chris matched specialty drinks served at bars in the DAM’s ‘hood with artworks on view at the museum. Now your museum visit—be it on a final Friday or not—comes complete with a drink recommendation. Cheers to that!
Of course, you also can count on there being some actual rocks involved at Untitled: On the Rocks. And not just any plain, ol’ rocks—with Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century in the house, we’re talking gems and jewels. Take a look at the scientific side of jewelry on a detour with geologist James Hagadorn, learn how to repurpose your broken bracelets and necklaces in workshops led by jeweler Megan Kaltenbach Burke and see how British royalty bling it up on a tour of the galleries with DAM curator Kathleen Stuart. But we’re not just showing off our pretty rocks, we’ve got smart rocks in the Untitled lineup too. Get the inside scoop on Chinese scholar rocks from DAM Master Teacher Patty Williams.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg: play MASH with Warm Cookies of the Revolution and chat about the economics of marriage and divorce. Then get tips for avoiding the latter from therapist (and official relationship coach of Untitled Final Fridays) Kevin Dougherty. Hunt for treasure and win prizes with Alianza de las Americas, glam it up with DPL’s Fresh City Life with a craft that’s sure to bedazzle, and make sure to catch the season premiere of Buntport Theater’s Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme.
Image credit: Winter in New Mexico, E. Martin Hennings, 1925. Oil on canvas, 25.25 x 30.25 in. Denver Art Museum, The Roath Collection.