On the final Friday of the month, from 6 to 10 p.m., the Denver Art Museum (DAM) offers a unique museum experience with unconventional art encounters, new insight into the DAM collections, artmaking activities, cash bar and more. At each mixed-media Untitled event, the museum highlights a specific theme with exhibition-related activities and community collaborations.
“Untitled invites visitors to look at the DAM through a different lens,” said Jaime Kopke, manager of adult and college programs. “The galleries are activated with hands on activities, music, special tours and more. Each Untitled is produced with local creatives who share their skills, inspiration and working process with Untitled visitors, creating a fun, collaborative atmosphere.”
That means visitors get special access to their favorite curators, educators and community experts. Visitors can curate their own night by choosing from a full menu of activities ranging from crafty projects and tours with a twist to theater performances. Untitled events are included in general museum admission (free for DAM members). Students presenting valid IDs receive 2-for-1 admission when tickets are purchased onsite.
Untitled is produced with local creatives from all disciplines, including chefs, crafters and musicians. On November 8, the DAM is hosting Meet Here, an evening of discussion and brainstorming for community creatives who want to take part in the 2014 Untitled season. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/UntitledDAM. RSVPs can be sent to Rose Eason, coordinator of adult and college programs at the DAM, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a preview of the 2014 line up. Visit www.denverartmuseum.org for full event details.
Untitled #63 (Au Naturel)
January 31, 6–10 p.m.
The first Untitled of 2014 delves into the natural and seductive side of art from the city of love. Highlighting the Passport to Paris exhibitions, visitors will sample specially-crafted scents made by a local perfumer and celebrate la bonne vie with French music.
Untitled #64 (Framed)
February 28, 6–10 p.m.
At Untitled #64 (Framed), visitors are invited to pause to appreciate what many often look past. Take a behind-the-scenes look at Seen in Passing, an exhibit of Chuck Forsman’s photography, get the scoop on Polish movie posters and put the pieces together on how art is framed.
Untitled #65 (Say Anything)
March 28, 6–10 p.m.
In March, Untitled takes a cue from the provocative posters in Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives. This is your chance to sound off on art through poetry on demand and insightful pillow talk.
Untitled #66 (Rebel Rebel)
April 25, 6–10 p.m.
At Untitled #66 (Rebel Rebel) visitors have permission to break the rules. Stray from the norm and take inspiration from the avant-garde artists in the exhibit Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Gallery.
Untitled #67 (Chain Reaction)
May 30, 6–10 p.m.
This month’s Untitled ventures into the scientific side of sculpture, the chemistry of conservation and dives into the domino effect of history.
Untitled #68 (Nomad)
June 27, 6–10 p.m.
June’s Untitled kicks off a three-part, summer-long series looking at the stories of human migration. Take a tour with a twist looking at the art of nomadic peoples with DAM staff, get tips from a survivalist and see how photographer Alec Soth documents his cross-country adventures.
Untitled #69 (Uncharted)
July 25, 6–10 p.m.
At Untitled # 69 (Uncharted) it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Following in the footsteps of Tom Wesselman and other artists who push the boundaries, visitors are invited to step out of the box and color outside the lines.
Untitled #70 (Roost)
August 29, 6–10 p.m.
As the final Untitled of the summer series, August’s program is a homecoming. At Untitled #70 (Roost) visitors will look at traveling home and the art of interiors
Untitled #71 (Face Time)
September 26, 6–10 p.m.
This month Untitled celebrates the art of portraiture. Spend quality face time with artworks, chat with artists near and far and learn about anatomy in art.
Untitled #72 (Supernatural)
October 31, 6–10 p.m.
It’s Halloween and Untitled takes a turn for the supernatural. Soak up the spirit of the night with a look at the unnatural, otherworldly colors of the Fauvist movement, ghost stories in the galleries and a museum-wide trick-or-treat.
Untitled Vocabulary: A quick look at events that occur at Untitled events.
Detour: Non-art experts lead tours through the DAM’s collections from their point of expertise. Past examples include geologists, comedians, historians and fashion designers.
Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme: At each Untitled event visitors can watch Buntport Theater perform their sitcom Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme based on a painting found in the modern and contemporary art collection.
MakeARTtalk: An ongoing series where local creatives produce a new work inspired by the museum collections, exhibitions or the space itself. During Untitled, the MakeARTtalk participant(s) shares their ideas with the audience while discussing their inspiration, process, successes and failures, as well as the final work(s).
Off the Record: DAM staff and community members share their take on specific topics related to the evening’s theme.
Untitled is sponsored by Macy’s Foundation and made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Catering provided by Kevin Taylor.
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