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    • photo of Claude Monet sitting on a chair
      Blog: Art Stories

      20 Quotes from Claude Monet

      In honor of Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, we gathered the following quotes by the artist. The Denver Art Museum is the only venue in the United States for this exhibition, which is on view through February 2, 2020.

      1. If I became a painter, it is to Eugène Boudin that I owe that fact.

      2. Zaandam is wonderful. There is enough to paint here for a lifetime.


    • Shelves of Monet books in the exhibition exit shop
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Monet & Impressionism: Suggested Reading

      Want to learn more about Claude Monet's life and work? You can visit the exit shop for Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature at the Denver Art Museum, which features a variety of books about the artist and the Impressionist movement, including a very popular catalog. (Please note: a ticket to the exhibition is required to enter the Monet exit shop.)


    • on the left is a black and white photo of Monet painting and on the right is a black and white photo of Debussy at the piano surrounded by people
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Monet & Debussy: Titans of Impressionism

      Editor's Note: In conjunction with Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, Colorado Public Radio has launched a new series of blogs exploring Monet and music.

      If Claude Monet is the titan of Impressionist art, his counterpart in music is Claude Debussy. Just don’t call Debussy an Impressionist.


    • a man and a woman in the Monet exhibition looking at paintings in gold frames
      Blog: en español


      Aquí encontrarás algunos consejos que te ayudarán a planificar y disfrutar tu visita a Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature (Claude Monet: la verdad de la naturaleza) en el Denver Art Museum. Esperamos verte y darte la bienvenida a esta exposición ¡que solamente podrás visitar en Denver!

      Tu boleto a Monet incluye la entrada general al resto del museo. Lee nuestro blog con consejos sobre boletos para la exposición.

      ¿DÓNDE EMPEZAR? More

    • black and white photo of Claude Monet painting in his studio
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Celebrate Monet's Birthday at the DAM November 14

      The DAM will celebrate famed French Impressionist Claude Monet’s birthday in conjunction with the exhibition Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature. All Monet birthday celebration activities are included in general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and younger. The Monet exhibition requires a separate dated and timed ticket. More

    • A man and a woman in front of the title wall that says Monet The Truth of Nature
      Blog: en español

      Monet en Español e Inglés

      El Denver Art Museum (DAM) se enorgullece de ser el único lugar en los Estados Unidos en presentar estas magníficas obras creadas por tan importante artista. El DAM se enorgullece además de que los visitantes hispanohablantes puedan compartir la experiencia y el conocimiento del arte de Monet, puesto que los textos de la exposición están todos ¡también en español! More

    • gallery view of Claude Monet The Truth of Nature
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      5 Tips for Meandering through the Monumental Monet

      Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature features 124 paintings in three sizable exhibition galleries on two floors—a veritable marathon for the eyes, mind, and imagination. Here are some tips for looking closely and pacing yourself through the large exhibition. More

    • photo from video with Sarah Melching and Angelica Daneo in front of 2 framed Monet pastel artworks on a table in the conservation lab
      Blog: Art Stories

      Video Provides Close Look at Monet Pastels

      In this video Angelica Daneo, Chief Curator and curator of European art before 1900, discusses two Monet chalk pastels made early in the artist's career. And Sarah Melching, Silber Director of Conservation, shows how the museum protects and preserves these artworks with specially engineered glass and microclimate envelopes.

      See these artworks in Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature October 21, 2019-February 2, 2020. The Denver Art Museum is the sole U.S. venue for this exhibition.


    • Pam Skiles and Christoph Heinrich standing in front of a painting of fishing boats placed on an easel
      Blog: Art Stories

      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

    • impressionist painting of a row of fishing boats and fishermen on a beach
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Plan Your Visit to the Monet Exhibition

      Please note: This exhibition is now sold out. If you've already purchased tickets, here are some tips to help you plan and enjoy your visit to Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature at the Denver Art Museum.


    • circular portrait of Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, with the words invidia touquet autorem above his head
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      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
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      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
      Blog: Art Stories

      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
      Blog: Art Stories

      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 Moment: Gardener & Painter
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      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
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      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
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      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
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Did You Know Monet Painted More than 100 Snow Scenes?

      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.

      In fact, by the end of his career, Monet had produced more than 100 paintings related to snow and the accompanying effects on its surroundings—more than any of his impressionist contemporaries. To capture such scenes, Monet would often brave severe conditions, painting outdoors in freezing temperatures. 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
      Blog: Art Stories

      Monet Moments

      A blog series for our recent exhibition Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature. More

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

      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.
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      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