Artist Sarah Rockett

Creative-in-Residence

Sarah Rockett

Through this series, local creatives from a variety of disciplines push the notions of what a museum can be—for visitors, for the creative community and for the institution itself. Things will get wildly creative and maybe a little messy too!

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Sarah and group
Group of visitors working with Sarah
Sarah at work

Meet Sarah Rockett

Sarah Rockett is a socially engaged, interdisciplinary artist, and educator living in Denver. Her work focuses on social commentary by investigating value and equality in American society. Through her work, Rockett, highlights the value of art in society through various sociopolitical lenses. Her spirit for community building is inspired by her time in New Orleans and the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. As such, Rockett’s desire to illuminate social intersections is prevalent in her own work and in her dedication to collaborative projects.

As the museum’s Creative-in-Residence, Rockett will be using art as a method for engaging social interaction, creating meaningful human connection, and prompting dialogue around the urban housing crisis in Denver. Through exploring ideas of “home” and “place,” museum visitors are invited to join Rockett in the making process and participate in dialogue about the subject.

“Art can be used as a mechanism to initiate dialogue around important issues and propagate change.” – Sarah Rockett

What to expect:

While in residence at the DAM, Rockett will be inviting museum visitors to participate in a collaborative project. Sit down with Rockett - immersed in the DAM’s current exhibitions on view - and learn how to embroider or practice your tried skill, while connecting with Rockett and others in dialogue surrounding Denver’s urban housing crisis. Throughout the summer, Rockett will be inviting in community service leaders involved in Denver’s urban housing crisis to participate alongside visitors in creation and dialogue.

How to participate:

In July, August, and September find Rockett working in the galleries on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1–3:30 pm, and the Free First Saturdays of August and September. Participate in Rockett’s project and hear from others about issues surrounding the urban housing crisis.

Stay involved:

Learn more by follow Sarah Rockett on Instagram @sarahmrockett and her website: http://www.sarahrockett.com/

About the Program

Applications for 2018 have closed. We will be announcing our new Creative-in-Residence soon.

Through this series, local creatives from a variety of disciplines push the notions of what a museum can be—for visitors, for the creative community and for the institution itself. Things will get wildly creative and maybe a little messy too!

Get the latest updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—use the hashtag #creativeinresidence.

Previous Creatives-in-Residence

The Denver Art Museum received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to produce a series of creative-in-residence programs from March 2015–May 2016. These creatives have included a composer, a conceptual artist, a floral artist, and a hip hop group with each residency providing unexpected, surprising, and playful experiences. Download our recently released report (PDF) to discover more about this two-year project exploring how the art museum can work in collaboration with the local creative community to transform visitor experiences.

  • Artist Sarah Rockett
    Event: Artists & Studios

    Creative-in-Residence: Sarah Rockett

    Monday, July 9, 2018Thursday, September 27, 2018.

    Sarah Rockett is a socially engaged, interdisciplinary artist and educator living in Denver. Her work focuses on social commentary by investigating value and equality in American society.

    As the museum’s Creative-in-Residence, Rockett will be using art as a method for engaging social interaction, creating meaningful human connection, and prompting dialogue around the urban housing crisis in Denver.

    Through exploring ideas of “home” and “place,” museum visitors are invited to join Rockett in the making process and participate in dialogue about the subject. More