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  • Leticia Tanguma

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Leticia Tanguma

    Leticia Tanguma will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating portraits in oil and acrylic noon–3 pm June 29-30 & July 6-7, 2019. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

  • painting of Monet's garden and home

    Curator’s Choice: Monet-Inspired Instagram Contest

    Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature opens at the Denver Art Museum on October 21, 2019. This summer, in anticipation of this exhibition (the largest and most comprehensive Monet presentation in the U.S. in more than two decades) we invite you to participate in an Instagram photo contest for the chance to win a grand Monet exhibition-themed prize!

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  • Clock that is made in the shape of an eye

    Time to Check Out the Clocks in Serious Play

    On View through August 25, 2019

    Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year with 14 hours and 59 minutes of daylight. Since we're thinking about time passing today, we invite you to celebrate the solstice by visiting the whimsical clocks currently on view in Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America. The exhibition features 12 clocks (11 of which are shown on the wall above), each a playful design in bright colors and surprising materials.

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    Conserving an Ancient Roman Bust of Apollo

    See it in The Light Show

    Preparing for The Light Show exhibition gave the Denver Art Museum the opportunity to delve deep into its collection to find artwork and artifacts related to the theme of illumination. It was therefore fitting that a marble bust of Apollo, the God of Light, the Sun, Music, and Prophecy, was selected for a prominent place in this show.

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  • Artist Moe Gram painting on a floor

    Paint Studio Demo Artist Moe Gram

    Moe Gram will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating abstract compositions and collage as painting noon–3 pm on June 15-16 & 22-23. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

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    Explore Family-Friendly Interactive Features at the DAM This Summer

    Summer is here and the Denver Art Museum invites the whole family to spend summer break with us to experience the newest interactive artmaking projects and games throughout the museum. From coloring in mandalas in The Light Show exhibition to interacting with different aspects of light in our new First Light Family Space, the whole family will have a chance to spark their creativity at the DAM.

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  • painting of waterlilies by Claude Monet

    Enjoy Free Monet-Inspired Activities June 25

    Tickets for the highly anticipated exhibition Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature will go on sale to the public at 10 am on June 25! To celebrate this occasion, we are inviting visitors to participate in several free activities on the plaza outside the Denver Art Museum from 10 am-noon that day (does not include admission to the museum).

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  • Monet Ticket Tips

    Monet Ticket Tips

    Okay, so you’re totally excited to see Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature at the Denver Art Museum (which opens in October), and you’re eager to buy tickets. Read below for answers to questions about tickets.

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  • colorful illustration of the words Denver Art Museum, Love, Pride, and Art that will appear in the museum's float

    The Denver Art Museum Celebrates Pride

    Happy Pride Month! On June 16, the DAM is celebrating by joining with about 250 other organizations in the Coors Light Denver Pride Parade, one of the largest Pride parades in the country.

    Denver PrideFest is June 15-16. This year’s PrideFest pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which launched the contemporary LGBTQ civil rights movement.

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  • 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 June 8–9, 2019. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

  • Stefania Van Dyke with Catharine McCord and 2 audio people on a bench at the Denver Botanic Gardens

    Behind the Scenes of the Monet Exhibition Audio Tour

    These Monet Moment blogs are designed to give you an inside look at the exhibition. For this blog, we wanted to take you behind the scenes of how we pull together an audio tour for an exhibition.

    For Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature (opens in October) there will be two audio tours: one for families (which is being developed by Lindsay Genshaft, manager of family programs) and one for adults, which I’m working on.

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  • 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 June 1–2, 2019. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under.

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  • a family sitting on the floor making hand portraits in the Jordan Casteel exhibition

    June 2019 Family Fun

    What to See & Do This Month at the DAM

    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.

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  • Gallery view of The Light Show

    Explore Your Inner Light with Yoga in The Light Show

    This month’s Unplugged program features yoga in the galleries. (Bring a yoga mat or borrow one from the museum.) With The Light Show as inspiration, Denver yoga teacher Mona Akbari (who teaches at The River Yoga) will lead us through an all-levels experience of movement, physical postures, and breathing. More

  • Kenzie Sitterud Untitled Final Friday May 31

    Q&A with Kenzie Sitterud

    Kenzie Sitterud is the featured artist for Untitled Final Friday: "Sit. Stand. Play." at the Denver Art Museum on May 31. Read our Q&A to learn more, and then join us at Untitled! Untitled is included with general admission, which is free for members. More

  • 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