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  • Serious Play Design in Midcentury America May 5-August 25

    New Exhibition Explores the Influence of Play on Midcentury Design

    Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America is the first major museum exhibition to present the concept of play, in mid-20th century American design, as a catalyst for creativity. Beginning in the late 1940s—after the trauma of World War II—American designers intentionally intertwined work and play, generating designs characterized by innovation and whimsy. More

  • illustration of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear

    Learn about the Painter & Poet Edward Lear

    We stopped by Drop-In Writing (led by Lighthouse Writers Workshop) last month for National Poetry Month to learn more about Edward Lear, one of the artists featured in Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection. In addition to painting and illustrating, Lear is also famous for the children's poem, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. More

  • families at create playdate artmaking activity

    May 2019 Family Fun

    What to See & Do This Month at the DAM

    Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and things are changing. We have so many new and exciting activities here at the Denver Art Museum. Come and join the fun! The following activities are included with general admission, which is free for youth 18 and younger and for members.

    A new story is ready to bloom at Cuentos del Arte More

  • Untitled Final Friday logo and photo of a woman blacking out a tooth from Tooth or Dare by Esther Fernandez

    Q&A with Esther Hernandez

    Esther Hernandez is the featured artist for Untitled Final Friday: We All Start off as Strangers at the Denver Art Museum on April 26, 2019. Read our Q&A below to learn more about her and her artistic practice, and then join us at Untitled! More

  • entrance of the Jordan Casteel exhibition

    Join us for a Community Conversation Inspired by the Jordan Casteel Exhibition

    April 13, 2019, 3–4:30 pm

    The Denver Art Museum’s Exchange program invites participants to explore artworks at the museum through the lens of contemporary issues and questions. On April 13, 3–4:30 pm, we’ll explore Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze, an exhibition whose engaging themes and imagery provoke conversation from multiple points of view.

    Exchange is included with general admission, which is free for members. More

  • Danza Matachina dancers in colorful costumes

    Celebración del Día del Niño/Día del Niño Celebration

    28 de abril de 2019/April 28, 2019

    Abril, mes de diversión, tradición y cultura en el DAM.

    Todos los días son motivo de celebración en el Denver Art Museum, donde la entrada general siempre es gratuita para los menores de 18 años de edad.

    Los invitamos a que nos acompañen a ¡todo un día de danza, música y actividades que celebran a todos los niños del mundo!, durante las festividades del Día del Niño el domingo 28 de abril a partir de las 10 de la mañana.


  • Monet Moment: Gardener & Painter

    Monet Moment: Gardener & Painter

    For avid gardeners, April means we can begin planning the year’s garden, starting seeds indoors, and preparing the ground for early and late spring plantings. As we begin preparing for the growing season, let’s seek inspiration from Monet’s incredible Giverny gardens. More

  • a volunteer showing a visitor a feathered headdress in Stampede: Animals in Art

    The Denver Art Museum Loves Its Volunteers

    The Denver Art Museum volunteers are exceptional, dynamic, and caring. Nearly 450 volunteers gave more than 39,000 hours of their time, energy, and expertise last year helping visitors maneuver through the museum, engage with art in dynamic ways and organize behind the scenes. We greatly appreciate their committed service and their knowledgeable, interesting, friendly, and fun characters. They brighten the day of staff members and museum visitors alike.


  • paper art project of a boat in water for Create Playdate

    April 2019 Family Fun

    What to See & Do This Month at the DAM

    April showers bring May flowers. While you’re waiting for those flowers to bloom, head over to the Denver Art Museum for fun for the whole family! Reminder: youth 18 and younger receive free general admission to the museum every day. More

  • a black and white photo of Suchitra Mattai and text reading Untitled Final Fridays Unexpected the Expected March 29 6-10 pm featuring Suchitra Mattai

    Q&A with Suchitra Mattai

    Suchitra Mattai is the featured artist for Untitled Final Friday at the Denver Art Museum on March 29. Read our Q&A below to learn more about her and her artistic practice, and then join us at Untitled! More

  • objects from the Denver Art Museum at a school for Art Lives Here program with DAM staff and students

    Apply for Art Lives Here/El arte vive aquí 

    Deadline: April 12, 2019

    Is your school actively engaged in promoting the arts? Do you work for a community center focused on exposing youth and families to new creative experiences and opportunities? Apply here to collaborate with the Denver Art Museum to bring the Art Lives Here/El arte vive aquí program to your site. More

  • black and white photo of a cat made in 1916

    The Cat Photograph by Frank Eugene

    In Stampede: Animals in Art through May 29, 2019

    Several photographs from the Denver Art Museum’s collection can be found throughout Stampede: Animals in Art, on view through May 19, 2019. This exhibition includes works from every curatorial department at the DAM and highlights the significance and prominence of animal imagery in art across cultures and time. More

  • Dior From Paris to the World and model in a colorful Dior dress facing away from the camera

    Get Creative This March / Se creativo este marzo

    ¿Qué tienen en común María Félix, Dolores del Río, Marylyn Monroe, Josephine Baker y Elizabeth Taylor?

    Además de que todas ellas fueron grandes estrellas del cine mundial, ¡todas ellas, en su época, vistieron diseños de la casa de modas de alta costura Dior! More

  • A mother and child at a table making an art project

    Spring into Family Fun at the DAM

    What to See & Do March 2019

    The seasons may start to change in the month of March, but there’s one thing that remains the same: there’s always a variety of fun family activities at the museum. Join us for art projects, stories, theater performances, and more! 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