TAG: European and American art

Marie Bracquemond, Three Women with Parasols (Trois femmes aux ombrelles [Les trois graces]),

Her Paris

Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
On View through January 14, 2018

See remarkable works created by women in Paris from 1850 to 1900, a time of great social, cultural, and artistic change. More

Berthe Morisot, The Lesson in the Garden, 1886
Event: Lectures & Programs

Move Closer: Looking at Impressionism

with Molly Medakovich
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

Between Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism and Degas: A Passion for Perfection, this is an excellent time to learn more about ways of looking at impressionist art. More

Edgar Degas, Fourth Position Front, on the Left Leg, probably cast c. 1921 (original wax modelled c. 1885-90), copper alloy © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Conversation with Curator: Degas’ Escape: Affirming while obliterating as an artist

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Edgar Degas’s works defy categorization. Neither a Realist nor an Impressionist, but a hybrid of sorts, he worked in a vast array of media. Gates Family Foundation Curator Timothy J. Standring’s narrative of this artist is based on his current research and spiced with telling anecdotes. More

The Sisters by Berthe Morisot
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Plan Your Visit to Her Paris

Through January 14, 2018

Here are some tips, FAQs, and guidelines to help you prepare for your visit to the Denver Art Museum exhibition Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism. More

Detail from painting called Bouquet of Flowers in A Vase of a red and white tulip and a sunflower
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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

Edgar Degas, Dance Examination (Examen de Danse), 1880


A Passion for Perfection
Opens February 11, 2018

This exhibition will showcase prolific French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906. More than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze will be on view. The DAM is the sole American venue for the exhibition. More

Britain's Golden Age

Britain's Golden Age

Apr 28, 2017–Nov 19, 2017

British art comes into its own in the eighteenth century. For the first time artists born in Britain—Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Richard Wilson, to name a few—set the European standard in portraiture and landscape. Many of their most talented followers are on view in this new installation of paintings from the Berger Collection. More

Gustave Doré, The Family of Street Acrobats: the injured child, about 1873
Event: Lectures & Programs

Mindful Looking

Gustave Doré’s The Family of Street Acrobats: the Injured Child
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join Teaching Specialist Molly Medakovich as she leads an in-depth exploration of Gustave Doré’s dramatic 1873 painting, The Family of Street Acrobats: the Injured Child (La Famille du Saltimbanque: L'Enfant Blessé). More

Gallery view of Glory of Venice exhibition
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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

Getting it Right
Lesson Plan

Getting it Right

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 55 minute lesson

Students will learn about the x-rays taken of Zenale’s painting Madonna and Child with Saints, and how they show several changes he made during the creative process.