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  • four paintings on easels in the Paint Studio at the Denver Art Museum

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Emeka Dragonfly

    Emeka Dragonfly will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating energistic light and color painting noon–3 pm on February 22-23 & February 29-March 1, 2020. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under.

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    Don't Miss the Next Untitled: Creative Fusion

    April 24, 2020

    The Denver Art Museum hosts Untitled: Creative Fusions four times a year. In January, we collaborated with Eileen Roscina and Joshua Ware and many other local creatives for a night of performances, fun activities, and tours that explored the space between the manmade and the natural.

    If you missed the January Untitled: Creative Fusion, check out this video to see a recap of the night, and make sure to mark your calendar for the next Untitled: Creative Fusion on April 24.

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  • Still image from video of Brady Smith speaking in the Paint Studio

    How to Be More Creative

    We asked three Denver-based artists their advice for how people can be more creative. Check out their tips and then visit the Paint Studio (open seven days a week) to experiment with paint or see a weekend artist demonstration. More

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    Paint Studio Demo Artist Lisa Garrison

    Lisa Garrison will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating painting light with watercolor noon–3 pm on February 15-16, 2020. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under.

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    Paint Studio Demo Artist Beatriz Gomez

    Beatriz Gomez will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating Colorado forest oil painting noon–3 pm on February 1-2, 2020. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under.

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  • A woman with a baby on her back in the Shantell Martin exhibition

    Celebrate Love & Creativity With Your Family

    We invite you and your family to fall in love with art and creativity this February at the Denver Art Museum. Make shadow puppets, write love letters, explore the galleries, and more. General admission (which includes all of the following) is free for youth 18 and younger every day.

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    Paint Studio Demo Artist Andrew Huffman

    Andrew Huffman will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating modulated: hard-line abstraction noon–3 pm on January 18-19, 2020. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

  • colorful letters that say 2020 is gonna be big

    20 Things We’re Excited About in 2020

    1. Final Weeks for Monet (Through February 2)

    The new year begins with visitors’ last chance to see Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature. After that, it travels to the only other venue for this exhibition: Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany. Advance purchase online is highly recommended as time slots are selling out quickly. More

  • Sierra Montoya Barela in front of one of her artworks

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Sierra Montoya Barela

    Sierra Montoya Barela will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating still lifes and self-portraits noon–3 pm on December 28-29, 2019, and January 4-5, 2020. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

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    20 Quotes from Claude Monet

    In honor of Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, we gathered the following quotes by the artist. The Denver Art Museum is the only venue in the United States for this exhibition, which is on view through February 2, 2020.

    1. If I became a painter, it is to Eugène Boudin that I owe that fact.

    2. Zaandam is wonderful. There is enough to paint here for a lifetime.

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  • construction workers with one of the Haida poles with members of the Wallace family looking on from the stairs above

    Monumental Poles Among First Art Placed in the Martin Building (Video)

    The Denver Art Museum team has completed the installation of its monumental Haida poles, marking the beginning of art installations for a redesigned and reinstalled Northwest Coast and Alaska Native gallery. The reimagined space will be among the first art galleries to reopen to the public in the initial phase of the renovated Martin Building on June 6, 2020. More

  • Quana Madison sitting in front of a wall with the words Paint Studio

    Contemporary Artists Discuss Claude Monet (Video)

    In honor of the exhibition Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, we asked Denver-based artists Quána Madison, Brady Smith, and Cami Galofre how Claude Monet inspires them and to share their advice about exploring the exhibition. Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature is on view at the Denver Art Museum through February 2, 2020. Buy tickets. More

  • A still life by Brady Smith

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Brady Smith

    Brady Smith will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating acrylic still life painting noon–3 pm on December 21-22, 2019. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

  • Camila Galofre painting in her studio

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Cami Galofre

    Cami Galofre will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating abstract landscape painting and color fields noon–3 pm on December 14-15, 2019. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

  • people lying flat on their backs on yoga mats

    Relax with Yoga Nidra in The Light Show

    December 20, 2019, 4 pm

    Note: This event is included with general admission, which is free for members. Wear clothing that is comfortable for lying on a yoga mat, and bring an additional layer in case you get chilly. Bring your yoga mat, or borrow one from the museum (limited number). More

  • Shelves of Monet books in the exhibition exit shop

    Monet & Impressionism: Suggested Reading

    Want to learn more about Claude Monet's life and work? You can visit the exit shop for Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature at the Denver Art Museum, which features a variety of books about the artist and the Impressionist movement, including a very popular catalog. (Please note: a ticket to the exhibition is required to enter the Monet exit shop.)

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    Monet & Debussy: Titans of Impressionism

    Editor's Note: In conjunction with Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, Colorado Public Radio has launched a new series of blogs exploring Monet and music.

    If Claude Monet is the titan of Impressionist art, his counterpart in music is Claude Debussy. Just don’t call Debussy an Impressionist.

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    Martin Building Reopening Begins June 6, 2020

    We’re happy to announce that on June 6, 2020, we will open three floors of art galleries, learning and gathering spaces, and a restaurant and cafe in the renovated Lanny and Sharon Martin Building and new Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center .

    The June 2020 reopening date will be the first of several phased openings of the Martin Building, with the entire building to be reopened to the public by its 50th anniversary at the end of 2021. More

  • a man and a woman in the Monet exhibition looking at paintings in gold frames

    PLANIFICA TU VISITA A LA EXPOSICIÓN DE MONET

    Aquí encontrarás algunos consejos que te ayudarán a planificar y disfrutar tu visita a Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature (Claude Monet: la verdad de la naturaleza) en el Denver Art Museum. Esperamos verte y darte la bienvenida a esta exposición ¡que solamente podrás visitar en Denver!

    Tu boleto a Monet incluye la entrada general al resto del museo. Lee nuestro blog con consejos sobre boletos para la exposición.

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  • black and white photo of Claude Monet painting in his studio

    Celebrate Monet's Birthday at the DAM November 14

    The DAM will celebrate famed French Impressionist Claude Monet’s birthday in conjunction with the exhibition Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature. All Monet birthday celebration activities are included in general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and younger. The Monet exhibition requires a separate dated and timed ticket. More