Denver Instagrammers Get Sneak Peek of In Bloom

Denver Instagrammers Get Sneak Peek of In Bloom

Some of the top Instagrammers in Denver attended a preview of the DAM exhibition In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism.

“Today’s digitally driven society gets much of their information through nontraditional media methods like social media,” said Shadia Lemus, communications manager at the DAM. “As a result, our team made it a point to invite the Denver metro area’s top Instagrammers to cover our In Bloom media preview alongside traditional media. The imagery they captured is stunning, helping us tell the stories of art through a digital language that connects with today’s youthful art lovers.”

Lauren Whitney from CBS4 interviews curator Angelica Daneo during In Bloom media preview.

Reporters and Instagrammers gathered information and took photos of the artworks in In Bloom and the mini-exhibitions we’re calling “arrangements."

“I love the impressionists. Degas is one of my favorite painters and it's always exciting to see one of his paintings in real life’,” said Cat Stolzenbach (@This.Kitty), whose Instagram gallery Urbanromantix has 13,500 followers. “I spend most of my time shooting 'street’ photography. Denver is bigger than it once was, but it's not New York City or Chicago. I have been quite uninspired lately. A change of scenery, so to speak, was welcome.”

“I wanted to participate in the media preview because I wanted the opportunity to experience an exhibit that encompasses such rich history through paintings,” said Angela Vega-Fields (@angfields83). “I thought the In Bloom exhibit was amazing. My favorite artist, of course, was Van Gogh.”

See the slide show below for photos from the media preview, and follow the hashtag #DAMinbloom to see remarkable photos from the exhibition.

Visitors can take photos (without flash) of the paintings in the exhibition, except for 10 that are marked on the label.

Darian Simon (@DSimonSayz) snaps a shot. Gérard van Spaendonck, Basket and Vase of Flowers, 1785. Oil on canvas, Framed: 45 21/32 x 35 13/16 in. (116 x 91 cm), Musée national du château de Fontainebleau.

Cat Stolzenbach (@This.Kitty) takes a picture with her phone in In Bloom. Her tip for snapping pictures for Instagram: Be creative and remember that your best shot is often behind you!

Instagrammers at the media preview checking their cameras and phones in the gallery.

Blake Jackson (@jake_blackson) taking a photo. Frédéric Bazille, African Woman with Peonies, 1870. Oil on canvas. 23 5/8 x 29 17/32 in. (60 x 75 cm), Musée Fabre, Montpellier Agglomération.

Antoine Berjon (French, 1754–1843), Bouquet of Lilies and Roses in a Basket on a Chiffonier, 1814. Oil on canvas; 26-3/16 × 19-1/2 in. Musée du Louvre, Département des Peintures, Paris, RF 1974‑10. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

Carleen Brice is content manager in the marketing department at the Denver Art Museum. Carleen has been at the DAM since 2013. Every day at the museum she is reminded of this quote by Maya Angelou: "You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."

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