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  • impressionist painting of a row of fishing boats and fishermen on a beach

    Plan Your Visit to the Monet Exhibition

    October 21, 2019-February 2, 2020

    Questions about parking, directions, accessibility? Read these tips and know before you go. We can't wait to welcome you for this only-in-Denver exhibition! More

  • Pam Skiles and Christoph Heinrich standing in front of a painting of fishing boats placed on an easel

    Assessing the Varnish on Monet's Fishing Boats

    Watch this video with senior paintings conservator Pam Skiles and DAM director Christoph Heinrich to learn why Monet disliked varnish on his paintings and to hear about some of the considerations that go into conserving paintings at the DAM. More

  • A boy holds up art he made while a man looks on at Create Playdate

    6 Reasons Create Playdate is Great for Little Ones

    Join us every second Wednesday of the month (except for September) to experience Create Playdate for yourself! More

  • circular portrait of Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, with the words invidia touquet autorem above his head

    5 Things You’ll Learn at the Tudor Symposium

    September 12, 2019, 9:30 am-6 pm

    The DAM’s department of European and American art before 1900 is hosting an international symposium on portrait painting in Tudor England. Learn more about the groundbreaking research that will be presented and reserve your tickets today. More

  • a girl and a woman painting at easels in the Paint Studio

    6 Ideas for Family Fun at the DAM in September

    Although summer officially wraps up in September, the museum shows no signs of slowing down. Plan a September visit to enjoy The Light Show, make something new at two Create-n-Takes, and try out techniques in the Paint Studio. Remember, general admission is free for youth 18 and under every day.

    Here are six things to be sure to do at the museum in September:

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  • Abstract painting in ash, sepia, gray, golden yellow, matte white, black, and tan called Realness by Mark Bradford

    Mark Bradford's Realness

    On View in The Light Show through May 3, 2020

    Mark Bradford creates wall-sized collages and installations that inspire wonder with intricately detailed canvases in response to impromptu networks—underground economies, marginalized communities, and abandoned urban buildings. More

  • Caleb Hahne standing in his art studio

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Caleb Hahne

    Caleb Hahne will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating painting emotion noon–3 pm August 24–25 and August 31–September 1, 2019. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

  • Illustration of Kate Speer and the words Unexpect the Expected Untitled Final Friday Featuring Kate Speer August 30 6 to 10 pm

    Q&A with Kate Speer

    Kate Speer, dancer, choreographer, and community organizer, is the featured artist for Untitled Final Friday at the Denver Art Museum on August 30. Read our Q&A below to learn more about her and her artistic practice, and then join us at Untitled! (You can see the program of events here.) More

  • Statue of Saint Ferdinand in The Light Show exhibition

    ¡Este verano, sorpréndete con el arte (tal vez el tuyo) en el Denver Art Museum!

    Este verano encontrarás muchas oportunidades de crear tu propio arte y aprender acerca de diferentes técnicas de pintura en el Denver Art Museum. Todos los programas para las familias son bilingües y están incluidos con la admisión general al museo, la cual siempre es gratis para sus miembros, y menores de 18 años de edad. La entrada es gratis para todo público el primer sábado de cada mes.

    Conéctate con el arte More

  • Monet's painting The Rock Needle Seen Through the Porte d'Aval

    A Geologist's Take on Monet

    In a recent Monet Moment blog, we heard from senior interpretive specialist Stefania Van Dyke about developing the adult audio tour for Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature (October 21, 2019-February 2, 2020). Stefania mentioned how she interviewed people from outside of the Denver Art Museum as a way to gather unique perspectives on Monet’s paintings. More

  • a hand-in-hand create-n-take art project made of cut out paper showing two hands around the sun

    Join us for End-of-Summer Family Fun

    What to See & Do August 2019 at the DAM

    Summer is almost over, but there’s still plenty of things to do at the DAM. How many items can you check off this list before fall? Remember, general admission is free for youth 18 and under every day (which includes all of the following)!

    1. Make Some Music on the Plaza More

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

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Quána Madison 

    Quána Madison will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating expressionist painting as a path to well-being, noon–3 pm August 10-11 and August 17-18, 2019. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

  • photo of the artist holding up one of her works so you can't see her face; the painting is filled with squares painted different colors

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Lucía Rodríguez

    Lucía Rodríguez will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating painting related to color as light, noon–3 pm July 27-28 and August 3-4, 2019. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

  • One of Monet's paintings of water lilies

    Denver Botanic Gardens' Curator of Aquatic Collections Discusses Monet's Waterlilies 

    Claude Monet’s paintings of his waterlily pond at Giverny are some of his most renowned works. The Denver Art Museum will have a dozen of these paintings on view in Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature (October 21, 2019-February 2, 2020). To prepare for the exhibition, I talked on site with Tamara Kilbane, curator of aquatic collections at the Denver Botanic Gardens, about their Monet Pool. More

  • Jordan Casteel speaking next to her two paintings at the media preview for her exhibition

    Learn More about the Jordan Casteel Paintings in Our Collection

    On View Through August 18, 2019

    Like many artists before her, Jordan Casteel is drawn to Harlem's vibrant street life and arts scene. Casteel's early paintings depicted black men and their relationships with one another. Later, the people and streets of Harlem became the subject of her work. As the artist shifted her gaze to her community at large, a focus on locally owned businesses emerged—the Ethiopian restaurant that she frequents, a shop owned by an acquaintance—which led to more frequent representations of women. More

  • Untitled Final Friday logo. Untitled Final Friday is July 26 6-10 pm and photo of Michael Sperandeo the featured artist at July's Untitled

    Q&A with Michael Sperandeo

    Michael Sperandeo is the featured artist for Untitled Final Friday: "Cyber Future" at the Denver Art Museum on July 26, 2019. Read our Q&A below to learn more, and then join us at Untitled! (You can see the program of events here.) Untitled is included with general admission, which is free for members.

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  • Angela Craven in her studio

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Angela Craven

    Angela Craven will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating painting related to empathy, noon–3 pm July 13-14 and July 20-21, 2019. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under.

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  • a woman and two children in the paint studio

    ¡Juega… en serio este verano en el DAM! / Play…seriously this summer at the DAM!

    Este verano, los visitantes del museo podrán tener la experiencia de mecerse suavemente acompañados de los sonidos musicales de La Musidora, una obra de arte de 27 metros de longitud. La obra, diseñada por Héctor Esrawe e Ignacio Cadena de la firma de diseño con base en la Ciudad de México, Esrawe + Cadena se encuentra ya instalada en la Plaza Martin cercana a la entrada del museo. El nombre de La Musidora proviene de la combinación de las palabras la música y la mecedora. More

  • Learn More about the Eames Storage Unit

    Learn More about the Eames Storage Unit

    On View in Serious Play through August 25, 2019

    Following the trauma of World War II, American architects and designers began to explore new ways of living and reimagined ordinary objects throughout the home in innovative ways. The Eames Storage Unit (ESU), a lightweight system of freestanding cabinets, was promoted as an inexpensive solution to the changing storage and display needs of postwar families. With the end of wartime rationing and a booming economy, Americans were acquiring more goods, and the storage and creative display of their possessions became a significant interest. More

  • Woman and girl painting at a table in the Paint Studio

    Escape the Heat & Enjoy Family Fun at the DAM

    Things to See & Do in July

    All of the following exhibitions and activities are included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and younger. Visitors with a SNAP card receive discounted general admission.

    Pop on over to Cuentos del Arte More

  • Video still of DJ playing music at Untitled Final Friday

    Ever Wonder What Happens at Untitled Final Fridays?

    Watch this video to get a taste of some of the fun you can expect at monthly Untitled Final Friday events at the Denver Art Museum. Untitled Final Fridays are developed with dynamic featured artists who invite other local creatives to collaborate on musical and spoken-word performances, tours with a twist, artmaking, and other surprises—all inspired by artwork on view. More