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Flower Studio
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Fun with Flowers Demo Artist Ana Maria Hernando

Ana Maria Hernando will be in the DAM’s Flower Studio October 3 and 4, collaborating with museum goers using fabric flowers to craft a textile work of art.

I spoke with Ana Maria about her upcoming coming art ventures, how her art work has a connectedness to her home country of Argentina, and how she keeps fresh ideas flowing after nearly 20 years as an artist. 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

Florists Create Stunning Displays for In Bloom 
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Florists Create Stunning Displays for In Bloom 

Note: Floral arrangements inspired by In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism will be featured at the Denver Art Museum in the atrium of the Hamilton Building through October 11. This blog post is about the arrangement created by Birdsall & Co., which will be on display August 13-19. More

Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from the Critics
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Appreciating the Still Life: Quotes from the Critics

In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism (on view July 19-October 11) is a celebration of still-life painting, particularly the floral still life. In another blog we listed some quotes on the subject from the artists themselves. Here, we discuss what contemporary critics thought of the still life. 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

Fun With Flowers Demo Artist Rebecca Tischler
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Fun With Flowers Demo Artist Rebecca Tischler

Fun with Flowers continues at the Denver Art Museum this week with Blooming Clothing, a daylong workshop with local fashion designers Jomar White and Rebecca Tischler. From 2-5 pm and 6:15-9:15 pm on July 31, visitors can learn how to sew floral appliqués and embroideries in the Martin Plaza.

Below, designer Rebecca Tischler shares with us her upcoming projects and sources of inspiration. More

Simon Saint-Jean, The Gardener (La Jardinière)
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Explore the Language of Flowers at the DAM

This summer, the Denver Art Museum is showcasing flower-inspired art in "arrangements" around the museum and in In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism. Flowers have served as symbols for centuries, but during the 1800s (the time of the impressionists) “floriography,” or the language of flowers, really became popular. 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

Yum! Chefs Demonstrate How to Cook with Flowers at the DAM
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Yum! Chefs Demonstrate How to Cook with Flowers at the DAM

Starting this Sunday (July 12), there won't just be flowers at the Denver Art Museum to please the eye—there also will be flowers to please the taste buds. Aran Essig, executive chef at the University of Northern Colorado, will be demonstrating the culinary uses of hibiscus flowers as part of Blooming Chefs: Cooking with Flowers. More

6 Tips for Creative Flower Arrangements
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6 Tips for Creative Flower Arrangements

In conjunction with In Bloom and flower-themed events at the Denver Art Museum this summer, Lindsey Housel of Moonpenny's is leading (sold out) flower-arranging workshops. Below, she shares tips for how you can create interesting and lasting flower bouquets at home.

Carleen Brice: How do you get ideas for creative arrangements? More

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