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    • Monet Moment: Gardener & Painter
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      Monet Moment: Gardener & Painter

      For avid gardeners, April means we can begin planning the year’s garden, starting seeds indoors, and preparing the ground for early and late spring plantings. As we begin preparing for the growing season, let’s seek inspiration from Monet’s incredible Giverny gardens. More

    • Impressionist painting of villas in Bordighera by Claude Monet
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      How Did Monet Escape the Winter Blues?

      Take a virtual vacation away from the snow and cold with a look at two paintings that Claude Monet made in the sun-drenched Mediterranean towns of Bordighera and Antibes. More

    • Pictured from left to right: Alexander Penn, Stefania Van Dyke, George T.M. Shackelford, Angelica Daneo, Christoph Heinrich, Marianne Mathieu, Paul H. Tucker, Ortrud Westheider, Daniel Zamani, James Rubin, and Richard Thomson
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      Monet Conference Dispels Myths

      Exhibition Team Preps for Upcoming Exhibition

      Hallo aus Potsdam! This month, representatives from the Denver Art Museum traveled to the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, to attend a conference related to Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, which opens in October. More

    • 2 houses in snow painted by Monet
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      Did You Know Monet Painted More than 100 Snow Scenes?

      Note: Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature opens in October 2019.

      As winter approaches, we thought it would be a good time to mention Monet’s relationship with the season. Despite his celebrated use of color, a number of Monet’s canvases demonstrate an engagement with seemingly monochrome depictions of snow and ice-covered landscapes. More

    • Claude Monet, Path in the Wheat Fields at Pourville (Chemin dans les blés à Pourville),1882. Oil paint on canvas, 23" x 30 1/2", Denver Art Museum Collection: Collection of Frederic C. Hamilton, 2016.365
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      Monet Moments

      With the opening of Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature just one year away, we are thrilled to initiate a series of posts related to the celebrated French impressionist artist.

      Check back monthly as we share exclusive, behind-the-scenes updates, propose social media challenges, and divulge some of the artist’s most-cherished recipes, in order to get to know the artist and his work while we countdown to the exhibition’s opening on October 20, 2019.

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    • Claude Monet, Autumn at Jeufosse (Automne à Jeufosse), 1884. Oil paint on canvas; 60 x 73 cm. Private Collection.
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      Monet Moment: Autumn at Jeufosse

      This month, as temperatures cool and the leaves begin to fall, we want to share with you one of Monet’s autumnal landscapes. More

    • Madonna and Child with Saints painted by Bernardo Zenale about 1510.
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      Symposium Explores the Workshop of Leonardo da Vinci in Milan

      On Friday, 11 May 2018, the Denver Art Museum's department of painting and sculpture is pleased to present a daylong symposium on the workshop of Leonardo in Milan and the impact of the Florentine master on the artists active in Lombardy at the time. More

    • Detail from painting called Bouquet of Flowers in A Vase of a red and white tulip and a sunflower
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      6 Tips for Savoring a Painting

      Slow Down & Look Closely

      Here are a few ideas for extending a quick glance into a lingering look using Maria van Oosterwyck’s Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase as an example. More

    • A painting of red, yellow, and green bell peppers in a bowl on a chair
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      Western American Art on View in the Hamilton Building

      See a selection of paintings by early-twentieth century Taos artists including Victor Higgins, E. Martin Hennings, and Walter Ufer, as well as works by other American modernists including B. J. O. Nordfelt, Beatrice Mandelman, and Denver’s own Vance Kirkland. More

    • Gallery view of Glory of Venice exhibition
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      The Myth of Venice

      Glory of Venice is on view Oct. 2, 2016-Feb. 12, 2017

      This exhibition gives Denver a taste of the art and history of Venice. Learn about the city in this post by curator of painting and sculpture Angelica Daneo. More

    • Jamie Wyeth speaking at media preview of Wyeth exhibition
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      A Sneak Peek into the Wondrous World of the Wyeths

      On November 5 we invited the media to a preview of Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio, opening November 8. Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM, Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture, and Jamie Wyeth led the tour through the exhibition. More

    • Jamie Wyeth, Portrait of Lady
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      Wyeth-Related Events, Programs & Tours

      Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio is on view November 8, 2015 through February 7, 2016. Enhance your visit with Wyeth-inspired learning opportunities and creative activities. More

    • Detail of Bouquet of Lilies and Roses in a Basket on a Chiffonier
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      6 Tips for Delighting in the Details in In Bloom 

      I’ll never forget when I first discovered the nearly microscopic ant perched on a leaf in Gerard van Spaendonck’s Basket of Flowers on an Alabaster Pedestal, one of the magnificent still life paintings on view in In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism. I’d been spending some quality time with the works on view in anticipation of training our docents to give member tours, and as my eye scanned the elaborately detailed painting, it rested on this easily overlooked detail. More

    • Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from In Bloom Artists
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      Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from In Bloom Artists

      In Bloom, Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism (on view at the Denver Art Museum July 19-October 11) celebrates the floral still life. During the 1800s, the still life genre was gaining the approval of contemporary critics and the public. More