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    • Ara Cruz executive director of Cafe Cultura
      Blog: Meet the Artist

      Experience Spoken-Word Poems with Café Cultura

      Through Feb. 26, 2017

      Café Cultura is now participating in Cuatro[4]: A Series of Artist Interactions at the Denver Art Museum. Poets from this spoken-word collective have audio performances in an installation on level 4 of the North Building available for visitors to enjoy through February 26, 2017. More

    • Las Almas de los muertos installation
      Blog: en español


      Celebra tu creatividad y cultura cada primer sábado del mes con actividades bilingües para toda la familia. Visítanos el 5 de noviembre y participa en las siguientes actividades. More

    • Pre-Columbian ceramic figure
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      DAM Pre-Columbian Curator Assists MSU Denver Student

      What Did Ancient Costa Ricans Look Like? 

      When scientists in Costa Rica wanted to put a "face" to a 2,500-year-old skull, they needed a forensic artist. The forensic artist needed representations of what women of the time looked like. She came to the DAM. More

    • Denver Art Museum Artworks Travel the World
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Denver Art Museum Artworks Travel the World

      In almost every month of the year, staff members at the Denver Art Museum prepare artworks in our collection to be loaned to other museums around the world. It’s part of our mission, and we realize that without loans, exhibitions like Becoming Van Gogh could not happen. More

    • Science at the Museum: Analyzing a Fifteenth Century Inca Corn Stalk, Part 1 of 2
      Blog: Conservation

      Science at the Museum: Analyzing a Fifteenth Century Inca Corn Stalk, Part 1 of 2

      The New World department has a comprehensive display of pre-Columbian artifacts from Central, Meso-, and South America located in the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Study Gallery of Pre-Columbian Art on Level 4 of the North Building. Objects in this space are made of clay (ceramics), metals, wood, and stone and served a utilitarian, decorative and religious/spiritual purpose. Often, all three functions were rolled into one. More