Creative-in-Residence program at the Denver Art Museum

Creative-In-Residence 2017 Program

Detour, a visual interactive artist who’s interested in the intersections of art, music, and technology, is the DAM’s creative-in-residence from October 1–November 30, 2017. Detour's (a.k.a. Thomas Evans) residency will include interactive experiences, and lots of fun activities for kids and adults alike.

You can catch Detour at the museum on Tuesdays from 10–noon and Thursdays & Fridays from 1–3 pm, or stop by any day to play around in the studio and experiment with materials.

Plus, don't miss slam poetry performances with Detour and Bianca Mikahn on Saturday, November 18, in the exhibition Stampede: Animals in Art and in the Creative-in-Residence studio space.

Past Events: On October 27 at Untitled Final Friday, Detour had a packed house full of friends and performers that brought the studio space to life, with spoken word performances by slam poet Panama Soweto and some fresh-picked beats from DJ Cavem.

Three images of work by Detour, showing the artist in the process of creating a painting and a mural, and a completed sculpture.
Two photos side by side: the artist Thomas Evans in a gallery and one of his murals of a black woman


Read our Q&A with Detour and learn how you can participate in his interactive project at the DAM.

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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.


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.