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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

  • 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

    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

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    Video Tells Fascinating Story of Pawnee Bear Claw Necklace

    Join curator John Lukavic and Smarthistory's Steven Zucker as they share the history behind this object in the DAM's collection. More

  • British painting depicting a mother and her son in ancient Roman dress in an interior with classical architectural details such as a massive stone column and a sculpture in the form of a sphinx.

    Angelica Kauffman: The Only Woman Artist in the Berger Collection

    Angelica Kauffman was ahead of her time—way ahead. Born in 1741, she built a hugely successful career as a painter, a feat undreamed of by almost every woman artist for another century and a half.

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  • mother and child at a light table in the First Light Family Space

    Fun Things for Families to Do in March

    Stories, Games, Art Activities & More

    Look ahead to all the happenings at the Denver Art Museum and plan a March visit. There is always something fun for families to see and do. Remember, youth 18 and under enjoy free general admission. More

  • 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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    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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