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    • How the DAM Uses Rare-Earth Magnets with Art Installations
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      How the DAM Uses Rare-Earth Magnets with Art Installations

      Many of us have seen small, super-strong magnets in toys like Buckyballs sets and NeoCubes. These are called rare-earth magnets as they are made using elements such as neodymium and samarium that are classified as rare earth metals. These magnets appear in all kinds of everyday items including jewelry, guitars, speakers, cordless tools and even hybrid vehicles.

      But how many of us have ever considered hanging art with magnets? More

    • Xu Beihong’s Denver Connections
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Xu Beihong’s Denver Connections

      The Denver Art Museum is the only world-wide destination for Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting, on view through January 29. One of the first Chinese artists to study in Europe, Xu advocated for the integration of Western techniques with traditional styles in order to modernize Chinese painting. More