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    • Pirate products created by Office for 826 Valencia
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      Here Be Treasure: Pirate Products in the DAM Design Collection

      Ahoy, me hearties! In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19) the Denver Art Museum is taking a look at some of our favorite pirate-inspired work. The AIGA Design Archives—which is part of the DAM’s architecture, design, and graphics collection—features approximately 20 ‘pirate’ supplies created by San Francisco-based Office and 826 Valencia, a nonprofit tutoring center. More

    • Terence Conran for Midwinter Showcases Progressive British Tableware
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      Terence Conran for Midwinter Showcases Progressive British Tableware

      The DAM is hosting an exhibition of industrial designer Terence Conran’s dinnerware from the 1950s in Terence Conran for Midwinter.

      During the 1950s, W.R. Midwinter Ltd. became the first British manufacturer to mass-produce ceramic tableware in fashionable shapes and lively patterns that reflected the youthful informality of postwar life. More

    • Architectural Gems at the DAM
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      Architectural Gems at the DAM

      In a celebration of the annual Doors Open Denver, we want to share a few architectural gems that you may miss on an average Denver Art Museum visit. While the buildings alone—designed by star architects Gio Ponti and Daniel Libeskind—could keep the average architecture enthusiast satisfied for hours, we’ve revealed a few secret spots not to miss. More

    • Neo-Classical Work Table Now on View
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      Neo-Classical Work Table Now on View

      Despite its size, this clever little table seems to defy logic with its moving parts and what it can do. Acquired by the museum in 2005, it is now on view for the first time in the David W. and Ellen N. Moore Decorative Arts Gallery on level six of the North Building. The table was made in England of mahogany, brass, and gilded metal trimmings around 1820. It has a silk compartment and elaborately carved legs and feet. More

    • A Brief History of the Chair in Design
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      A Brief History of the Chair in Design

      Roaming through the museum’s North Building you may find yourself asking, “What’s with all the chairs?” I know I have. To answer this question for myself and all of you, I did a little digging into the history of design. As it turns out from reviewing Centuries and styles of the American chair, 1640-1970 by Robert Charles Bishop and 1000 chairs by Charlotte Fiell, a chair can say a lot. More

    • Open For Design Submission Pick-Up Day September 4
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      Open For Design Submission Pick-Up Day September 4

      Summer is coming to an end and so is our first exhibition sourced entirely from the public, Open For Design: A DAM Community Challenge. Submission pick-up day is September 4. You still have a few more days to see the inspiring works made by Colorado residents before it closes September 2. More

    • Installing the Now Boarding 2-D & 3-D Timeline (Video)
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      Installing the Now Boarding 2-D & 3-D Timeline (Video)

      After months (sometimes years) of planning, deliberating, and visualizing, the fun part of installing an exhibition is when all the pieces start to come together physically in the gallery space. In the Now Boarding exhibition, that included two-dimensional (2-D) objects such as photos and sketches of the airports, three-dimensional (3-D) objects like architectural models and various airline travel-related artifacts, multiple videos, and a spectrum of graphics. More

    • Section of Now Boarding Features Airport Nostalgia from LAX
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      Section of Now Boarding Features Airport Nostalgia from LAX

      The exhibition Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight takes visitors on a journey through six airports designed by Curtis Fentress. The designs featured meld art and practicality, embodying the regions they were designed for. More

    • What Madeleine Albright Bought at the Museum Shop
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      What Madeleine Albright Bought at the Museum Shop

      We were fortunate to host former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the museum recently during the opening of her exhibition, Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection. More