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    • Pam Skiles and Christoph Heinrich standing in front of a painting of fishing boats placed on an easel
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      Assessing the Varnish on Monet's Fishing Boats

      Watch this video with senior paintings conservator Pam Skiles and DAM director Christoph Heinrich to learn why Monet disliked varnish on his paintings and to hear about some of the considerations that go into conserving paintings at the DAM. More

    • circular portrait of Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, with the words invidia touquet autorem above his head
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      5 Things You’ll Learn at the Tudor Symposium

      September 12, 2019, 9:30 am-6 pm

      The DAM’s department of European and American art before 1900 is hosting an international symposium on portrait painting in Tudor England. Learn more about the groundbreaking research that will be presented and reserve your tickets today. More

    • Monet's painting The Rock Needle Seen Through the Porte d'Aval
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      A Geologist's Take on Monet

      In a recent Monet Moment blog, we heard from senior interpretive specialist Stefania Van Dyke about developing the adult audio tour for Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature (October 21, 2019-February 2, 2020). Stefania mentioned how she interviewed people from outside of the Denver Art Museum as a way to gather unique perspectives on Monet’s paintings. More

    • One of Monet's paintings of water lilies
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      Denver Botanic Gardens' Curator of Aquatic Collections Discusses Monet's Waterlilies 

      Claude Monet’s paintings of his waterlily pond at Giverny are some of his most renowned works. The Denver Art Museum will have a dozen of these paintings on view in Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature (October 21, 2019-February 2, 2020). To prepare for the exhibition, I talked on site with Tamara Kilbane, curator of aquatic collections at the Denver Botanic Gardens, about their Monet Pool. More

    • The words Inside Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature superimposed on a detail of Monet's painting called Waterlilies and Japanese Bridge
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      DAM Curators Discuss Monet's Life & Work 

      In this video, Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director, and Angelica Daneo, Chief Curator, discuss Monet's travels and motifs. Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature opens October 21, 2019. Tickets are now on sale. More

    • Monet Ticket Tips
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      Monet Ticket Tips

      Okay, so you’re totally excited to see Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature at the Denver Art Museum (which opens in October), and you’re eager to buy tickets. Read below for answers to questions about tickets.


    • 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.


    • 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