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    • Artist Encounter with Rose Simpson
      Blog: Making & Doing

      DAM Artist-in-Residence Rose Simpson Inspires Colorado Scholastics Winners

      As a museum educator, I find most of my days at work to be wonderful, but, every once in a while, my job provides me with some truly extraordinary experiences. Like when eight Colorado Scholastics winners were chosen by the Denver Art Museum for an “artist encounter” with our current Native Arts Artist in Residence, Rose B. Simpson. The artist encounter on March 24 was a rare opportunity for these young sculptors to speak with Rose, tour her works on view, and spend a little time in her studio creating. More

    • 10 Things Not to Miss at the DAM in 2014—Our Staff Weighs In
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      10 Things Not to Miss at the DAM in 2014—Our Staff Weighs In

      Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one." —Brad Paisley

      Country music words to live by. To help you “write a good one” I surveyed some of the Denver Art Museum staff to find out what they are most excited about in the coming year. Even though 2013 is a mere day behind us, the DAM team is already running full-speed ahead and working on amazing exhibitions and projects. Mark your calendar for these not-to-be-missed moments. More

    • A Hand-Crafted Frame: The Other Artwork on the Wall
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      A Hand-Crafted Frame: The Other Artwork on the Wall

      While we generally shine the spotlight on one of our stunning works of art, in this blog post I want to illuminate the oft overlooked frame. Recently, museum supporter Kent Logan loaned a new artwork by Canadian Cree artist Kent Monkman for the exhibition Sovereign: Independent Voices. The painting, titled History is Painted by the Victors, is steeped in historical art references and recreates a painting by nineteenth-century artist Albert Bierstadt. More

    • Casting Call for Monkman Performance
      Blog: Meet the Artist

      Casting Call for Monkman Performance

      Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with an internationally acclaimed artist? Are you an actor, model, make-up artist, or otherwise highly motivated performer? Artist Kent Monkman is looking for skilled individuals to participate in his upcoming performance Casualties of Modernity premiering at the Denver Art Museum October 18, 2013. See the position descriptions below.

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