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Stampede Public Tours

Occurs every day through May 19, 2019, except November 22, 2018 and December 25, 2018. Next Occurs on Monday, April 16, 2018 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

In this daily 45-minute tour, see how animals have captivated artists throughout history in Stampede: Animals in Art.

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Degas: A Passion for Perfection Member Tours

Occurs every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday through May 18, 2018. Next Occurs on Monday, April 16, 2018 - 1:00pm2:00pm.

Members can take a guided tour of Degas: A Passion for Perfection at 1 pm, Mondays-Fridays. Advance ticket reservations recommended.

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Public Programs

Mindful Looking

Daniel Richter's D.P. II
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Slow down and spend time with one work of art each month. In April, explore Daniel Richter's D.P. II with a museum educator.

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Anderman Photography Lecture: Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 7:00pm8:30pm.

Alex Webb, acclaimed street photographer and longtime member of Magnum Photos, travels the world capturing the spirit of people and places he visits. Rebecca Norris Webb, poet and photographer, interweaves text and image to explore the potential of poetic metaphor in visual form.

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Albert Frey: The Architectural Envoy (Part I)  

Film Screening
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Design Council of the Denver Art Museum is pleased to present Design Onscreen’s new film, Albert Frey: The Architectural Envoy (Part I).

Albert Frey, the unpretentious Swiss-born mid-twentieth century architect, developed an extraordinary design style, blending industrial techniques and a love of nature.

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Art and Politics in Late Eighteenth Century New Spain

The Curious Equestrian Portrait of Viceroy Bernardo de Galves
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:30pm7:45pm.

Dr. Ray Hernández-Durán, Associate Professor at University of New Mexico, will discuss the Galves portrait's dissonant attributes in relation to its context of production, and the political environment of late colonial New Spain.

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Meditation in the Museum

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Unwind from your week with a mindfulness meditation session in the galleries, led by our partners from the Kadampa Meditation Center.

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Degas and the Nude

with George Shackelford
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

From his earliest years as a student artist in the 1850s until his last working days in the early 1900s, Degas was captivated by the nude body as a subject.

In drawings, paintings, pastels, prints, sculpture—even photographs—he explored the representation of the human body with both passion and detachment.

George Shackelford’s first exhibition on Degas’s dancers was held in 1984. The author and deputy director of the Kimbell Art Museum will share more than 30 years of his own obsession with the artist.

First-come seating.

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Degas: An Artistic Journey 

Spring Course 2018
Occurs every Saturday through May 19, 2018, except April 28, 2018 and May 5, 2018. Next Occurs on Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

Delve into the world of Edgar Degas in this four-part course that will explore the influences, evolution, and independence of the iconic artist.

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A Passion for Perfection
Sunday, February 11, 2018Sunday, May 20, 2018.

This exhibition showcases prolific French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906. More than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze are on view. The DAM is the sole American venue for the exhibition.

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Eyes On

Xiaoze Xie
Sunday, December 3, 2017Sunday, July 8, 2018.

The first in a multi-year contemporary art exhibition series, Eyes On: Xiaoze Xie features still-life paintings of books, videos, and installations that the artist based on banned and forbidden books in China.

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Drawn to Glamour

Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard
Sunday, March 25, 2018Sunday, August 5, 2018.

This exhibition presents the award-winning editorial work by artist Jim Howard. More than 100 works on paper showcase Howard’s four-decade fashion illustration career, starting with his early advertising campaigns for Neiman Marcus in the late 1950s, and through the ‘70s and ‘80s.

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Past the Tangled Present

Sunday, October 15, 2017Sunday, September 9, 2018.

This interactive and immersive installation by Denver artist Jaime Molina was born of imagination and the joy of discovery. Step into a different world where the paintings on the wall flow into 3-D objects that Molina created for the space.

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The Playful Protector
Sunday, October 1, 2017Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Ganesha: The Playful Protector is developed in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, which is loaning a statue of Ganesha created in the 600s to 700s that is the centerpiece of the exhibition.

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Animals in Art
Sunday, September 10, 2017Sunday, May 19, 2019.

See how animals have captivated artists throughout history in the exhibition Stampede: Animals in Art. This cross-departmental exhibition brings together more than 300 objects from the Denver Art Museum’s collection to explore the presence of animals in art throughout centuries and across cultures.

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Artists & Studios

3-D Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Saturday, October 7, 2017Monday, September 3, 2018.

Get creative with hands-on artmaking activities in the 3-D Studio. On weekends, watch artist demonstrations. Fun for all ages!

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