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  • Jordan Casteel, Charles, 2016

    Celebrate Black History Month at the DAM

    See Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

    The Denver Art Museum is pleased to host the first major museum exhibition by Denver-born, Harlem-based artist Jordan Casteel. Read on for information about the exhibition opening and other events at the museum exploring Black art, culture, and history this month. More

  • Untitled Final Fridays picture of three members of the Black Actors Guild in performance wearing referee uniforms

    Q&A with Black Actors Guild

    Celebrate Black History Month at Untitled Final Friday at the Denver Art Museum. Our featured artists, the Black Actors Guild has a fun, creative evening planned exploring the exhibition Jordan Casteel:Returning the Gaze and the illustrious history of Five Points. Learn more about their views on creativity and community and get a few hints about the evening's program below: More

  • Jamie Okuma, Ribbon dress

    Symposium Explores Appropriation & Appreciation in the Global Art World

    February 23, 9:30 am-4:15 pm

    On Saturday, February 23, artists, scholars, and curators will meet at the Denver Art Museum for a symposium on Who Owns Culture? Appropriation & Appreciation in the Global Art World. As a global art museum with artworks from many cultures around the world, the DAM is proud to contribute to this complex and ongoing discussion. More

  • 2 girls holding up art projects they made at create playdate

    Fall in Love with Art & Creativity

    February 2019 Family Fun at the DAM

    See the new exhibition Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze. Play, imagine, and make art to take home. Listen to the stories behind a special object at the bilingual program Cuentos del Arte. And much more! More

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

    Amor y amistad en febrero en el Denver Art Museum

    El Denver Art Museum, donde la entrada general siempre es GRATIS para menores de 18 años de edad, es el lugar ideal para crear recuerdos con sus seres queridos y amistades este mes del amor y la amistad. Juntos podrán aprender acerca de otras culturas y tradiciones; de artistas de fama nacional e internacional; ¡y crear sus propias obras de arte! More

  • People lying on floor with arms and legs stretched out.

    Enhance Your Wellbeing at the DAM

    Unplug at New Monthly Program

    Join us on a select Friday each month at 4 pm for Unplugged, a new program that invites visitors to find relaxation, reflection, and calm in our galleries. Led by museum educators and partners whose work connects with mindfulness or contemplative practices, each month’s program will feature a different way to slow down and unwind. More

  • Pictured from left to right: Alexander Penn, Stefania Van Dyke, George T.M. Shackelford, Angelica Daneo, Christoph Heinrich, Marianne Mathieu, Paul H. Tucker, Ortrud Westheider, Daniel Zamani, James Rubin, and Richard Thomson

    Monet Conference Dispels Myths

    Exhibition Team Preps for Upcoming Exhibition

    Hallo aus Potsdam! This month, representatives from the Denver Art Museum traveled to the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, to attend a conference related to Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, which opens in October. More

  • 2 girls in The Incubation Effect exhibition

    ¡Fabuloso 2019 en el DAM! / Fabulous 2019 at the DAM!

    Al despedirnos del 2018, reflexionamos acerca de las experiencias y recuerdos que creamos con nuestros seres queridos al disfrutar de las colecciones y actividades del Denver Art Museum, donde la admisión es siempre GRATUITA para niños y jóvenes de hasta 18 años años de edad.

    Ganesha: el protector juguetón, a la vista hasta el 13 de enero. El corazón de la exposición es una estatua de Ganesha creada entre 600 y 700, en préstamo por el Museo Nacional de Camboya en Phnom Penh. More

  • Untitled Final Fridays Secret Love Collective Jan 25 2019

    Q&A with Secret Love Collective, Our Featured Artist for January's Untitled

    For the 2019 season of Untitled Final Fridays, the Denver Art Museum will be collaborating with different creatives and community members to create an evening of artmaking, performances, and tours. Secret Love Collective is the January creative. Learn more about them in the following Q&A and then come check out what they have in store on January 25 at the first Untitled Final Friday of 2019. More

  • little girl in front of an image of a model on the staircase on the way to the Dior exhibition

    Resolutions for an Artful New Year

    What to See & Do in January 2019

    1. Take a ‘vacation’ at the DAM

    Winter break at the DAM is still on through January 6, 2019, so stop by for family fun. The Print Studio, gallery activities, A Walk in the Woods family space, and two Create-n-Takes are open every day. More

  • 2 houses in snow painted by Monet

    Did You Know Monet Painted More than 100 Snow Scenes?

    Note: Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature opens in October 2019.

    As winter approaches, we thought it would be a good time to mention Monet’s relationship with the season. Despite his celebrated use of color, a number of Monet’s canvases demonstrate an engagement with seemingly monochrome depictions of snow and ice-covered landscapes. More

  • a man and two children in the Stampede exhibition


    Aunque existen muchísimas razones para compartir su tiempo y crear experiencias inolvidables con sus seres queridos en el mes de diciembre en el Denver Art Museum, solamente señalaré 10 de ellas.

    1. El Denver Art Museum es el mejor lugar para disfrutar las Vacaciones de Invierno (del 22 de diciembre, 2018 al 6 de enero, 2019) y de las actividades bilingües gratuitas para TODA la familia (y sus amigos y visitas) y que incluyen: More

  • girl making art project in the print studio

    December 2018 Family Fun at the DAM

    Enjoy Winter Break Activities & More

    December is here and the museum is hopping. Stop by for a visit in between holiday shopping. Bring both family and friends and spend time together. Have fun, be creative, and escape wintry weather! More

  • 3 visitors holding paper horses they made in the Stampede art exhibition

    8 Fun Things for Families to Do at the DAM

    What to See & Do in November

    November is packed with fun things to do at the Denver Art Museum!

    Make a masterpiece (Now-January 6)

    Step into the world of master printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn in the exhibition Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker. Pick up an LCD drawing board and try recreating one of Rembrandt’s famous works, or get creative put a new spin on one of his prints.


  • The Garcia Family and the 2018 DAM Community Day of the Dead altar.

    Altar Commemorates Day of the Dead

    On View through November 4, 2018

    For the second year in a row, the DAM is commemorating Day of the Dead with an altar created by local artist David Ocelotl Garcia and his family. Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and Latin America that celebrates and commemorates the lives of those we’ve lost. More

  • man's hand carving groove in wood

    How We Incorporated Touch & Smell into Rembrandt Exhibition

    Q&A with Designer Matt Gesualdi

    In keeping with the Denver Art Museum's goals of being more intellectually and physically accessible to a wider range of visitors, we worked with local designer Matt Gesualdi to develop a multisensory installed experience in Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker to help explain Rembrandt’s printmaking processes. More

  • gallery view of chest of drawers in the Stampede: Animals in Art exhibition

    See Design Objects from the DAM's Collections in Stampede

    Stampede: Animals in Art brings together works from each curatorial department at the museum to explore how animals have inspired artists throughout history. Animal motifs can be symbolic, allegorical, or simply decorative. Works from the department of architecture, design, and graphics featured in Stampede span three centuries and a variety of media. More