It’s a Jungle out There: Art Museum & Zoo Curators Swap Jobs (Video)

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This summer, the Denver Art Museum is teaming up with the Denver Zoo to share some animal-themed fun in correlation with the DAM exhibition Stampede: Animals in Art.

Our first animal-themed excursion? A curator job swap! John Lukavic, curator of Native arts and co-curator of Stampede: Animals in Art, traded places for the day with Brian Aucone, Vice President for Animal Sciences at the Denver Zoo.

Watch the video to observe animals at the Denver Zoo through an art curator’s eyes, and see how an animal conservationist from the Denver Zoo looks at art with a scientific lens.

Stay tuned

Stay tuned for more animal-themed fun with the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Zoo coming this summer!

Bonus activity

How many animals can you find depicted in Stampede: Animals in Art that also live at the Denver Zoo? Tag #DenverAnimalsandArt to share your own animal-filled adventures visiting the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Zoo this summer.

Stampede: Animals in Art is included in general admission, which is FREE for youth 18 and under every day. The exhibition is on Levels 3 & 4 of the Hamilton Building, and will be on view at the DAM through May 19, 2019.

Denver Art Museum and Denver Zoo programs are funded in part by the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Jena Pruett is the communications and media relations coordinator at the Denver Art Museum. Jena has been at the DAM since January 2018. She loves the fashion illustrations by Jim Howard currently on view at the DAM in the Drawn to Glamour exhibition on Level 2 of the Hamilton Building, and she is excited for Dior: From Paris to the World to open at the DAM this November.