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    • 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

    • How In Bloom Artists Were Inspired by the Bouquet
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      How In Bloom Artists Were Inspired by the Bouquet

      As an educator on the In Bloom exhibition team at the Denver Art Museum, I often returned to a simple question as we developed the exhibition: Why flowers? The reasons that artists of the 1800s gravitated toward the subject weren’t immediately clear as we looked over the initial checklist of works that were slated to be in the show. More

    • The DAM Debuts Close-Looking Experience at Matisse and Friends Preview (Photos)
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      The DAM Debuts Close-Looking Experience at Matisse and Friends Preview (Photos)

      Get comfy, Denver. The DAM is inviting people to spend time looking closely at 14 French paintings this fall. The new exhibition Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art opens this weekend. Director Christoph Heinrich and master teacher Danielle St. Peter led media through the exhibition on October 9. More

    • Passport to Paris Artist Profile: Alfred Sisley
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      Passport to Paris Artist Profile: Alfred Sisley

      Alfred Sisley was born and lived in France for most of his life, but inherited British nationality from his father and never received French citizenship. Although he was raised in Paris, he lived in the outskirts of the city for most of his life, finally settling near Fontainebleau in 1880.

      Key piece to look for: Seine at Bougival (La Seine à Bougival), 1873 More

    • Passport to Paris Artist Profile: Édouard Manet
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      Passport to Paris Artist Profile: Édouard Manet

      Édouard Manet primarily worked in Paris, where he painted café singers, horse races, outdoor social gatherings, and other scenes of modern urban life. “We are not in Rome and we don’t want to go there,” he said, expressing his concern that artists should paint contemporary life as they knew it, instead of following the tradition of copying Italian Old Master paintings. “We are in Paris, let’s stay here.” He did occasionally travel to Spain and the Netherlands to study other artists’ work, and to the coasts of France, where he painted The Beach at Berck. More