Artist Justin Favela and two of his assistants in front of a wall with an image of a mountain being projected on it

Go Behind the Scenes of Mi Tierra

See Installations in Process & Meet Artists through January 22, 2017

For Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place the Denver Art Museum is offering several opportunities for visitors to learn more about the artists and artworks. Join us for Insider Moments with artists, and learn more about the creative process of creating large art installations in a preview space on level 4 of the Hamilton Building through January 22.

Mi Tierra Lounge

Preview Lounge

The Denver Art Museum is pulling back the curtain on what it takes to install a site-specific installation and offering a chance for our visitors to learn about the artists and their projects in advance of the exhibition’s official opening on February 19. It may feel a little bit like a construction zone at times, which will hopefully make for a refreshing new way to experience the museum!

Each artist has shared a description of their project, along with a glimpse of the work in production. In some cases, visitors will also have the opportunity to see and touch some of the materials that the artists are using such as concrete, thread, piñata paper, and more. They also can ask the artists questions. Also included in the space is the most up-to-date installation schedule and the Insider Moment schedule so visitors can be sure to catch artists at work or in conversation.

Throughout the installation period visitors also may have the chance to view some of the artists at work in their designated gallery.

Question from visitor for Justin Favela and his written answer

Visitor Participation

One of the highlights of this space is that visitors can engage with the artists by asking them a question. All they need to do is jot down their question on one of the “Ask the Artist” cards and leave it in the lounge for the artist to view. The artists will go through the questions during their time at the museum and leave a response. Visitors can read through answers in the lounge itself, or by following @denverartmuseum on Twitter and Facebook. A roundup of answers from the artists will also be found on our News & Stories page.

Also, you're invited to follow along on the hashtag #mitierraDAM on Instagram to see what artists post as they prep for and begin their installations.

Danielle St. Peter is the interpretive specialist for modern and contemporary art at the Denver Art Museum, as well as the manager of tour programs. She has been with the DAM since June 2013.