Dawn Spencer Hurwitz will be in the Flower Studio at the Denver Art Museum demonstrating her creative process October 10 and 11. More
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
There are over 50 artists represented in In Bloom. As you peruse the galleries, you may not immediately notice that four of the artists whose work is on view are women. More
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
Rita Flores de Wallace will be in the Flower Studio August 29 and 30, and September 5 and 6. Check out the video and read below to learn more about Rita and her work. More
Susan Rubin will be in the Flower Studio on August 22 and 23 demonstrating botanical illustration. More
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
If you're visiting the museum with kids and looking for fun, interactive ways to engage with art, be sure to check out In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism. More
Beer Chef Ian Clark explores the history of flowers in beer and invites guests to sample DAM's BLOOM BRU. More
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
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 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
Ever wondered what it was like to walk through Claude Monet's garden? Visitors to In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism can get one step closer to the impressionist master's own backyard through The Impressionist Garden: Scent Experience. More
The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read, on view this summer on level two of the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building, portrays the titular Ms. Read as well as her hundreds of Hippeastrum plants. Turkish filmmaker and artist Kutluğ Ataman filmed Read, a middle-aged, middle-class Englishwoman, in her South Harrow flat over the course of a year. More
This residency was in 2015. More
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
This summer, visitors will have the opportunity to bring their museum experience home with A Field Guide to Flowers at the Denver Art Museum. Consider it a portable journey through many of the flowers in the museum’s collection.
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
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
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