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Tête et Oiseau (Head and Bird), Joan Miró, 1967
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Building with Natural Found Objects

This self-directed exploration supports children’s experimentation with forms, structures, and materials, as they build and balance found objects from nature.

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Here's the Truth about Untitled: Fake Out
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Here's the Truth about Untitled: Fake Out

Untitled: Fake Out (download the program PDF) at the Denver Art Museum on April 24 is no joke. We’re taking all methods of trickery and deception—from sleight of hand to lying—very seriously. Starting with polyvinyl, the true illusionist’s material of choice. Denver’s favorite hyper-realistic sculpture, Linda, is coming back on view after a six-year vacation in the DAM’s collections storage (in a completely dark, climate-controlled locker—not everyone’s idea of a day at the beach). More

Miró's Homage to Picasso
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Miró's Homage to Picasso

Joan Miró began painting Woman, Bird, and Star (Homage to Pablo Picasso) in 1966. In 1973, the day Pablo Picasso died, he signed it. In a recent Nooner Tour at the Denver Art Museum, visitors learned that Picasso had been an inspiration and mentor to Miró. How did the two men meet? Through their mothers and cake. More

The Benefits of Creativity for Older Adults
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The Benefits of Creativity for Older Adults

Most people agree that artmaking is good for kids, but being creative is good for adults, too. And, contrary to conventional wisdom, creativity is especially good for older adults, says Tim Carpenter, founder and executive director of EngAGE. Carpenter will give the keynote address at the Denver Art Museum symposium Artful Aging: Through the Lens of Miró on May 7. (Watch his TEDxSoCal Talk or click the image at the bottom of the page.) More

Miró-Inspired Activities & Programs at the DAM
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Miró-Inspired Activities & Programs at the DAM

Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination is on view through June 28 at the Denver Art Museum. Enhance your visit with Miró-inspired artmaking, learning opportunities, and other creative activities! More

15 Quotes from Joan Miró 
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15 Quotes from Joan Miró 

"For me, a painting must give off sparks. It must dazzle like the beauty of a woman or a poem." – Joan Miró

For Joan Miró: Instinct and Imagination we collected many quotes. Some of them appear on the walls in the exhibition. Below is a selection of our favorite quotes by Miró on the creative process, artistic goals, his inspiration, and his beliefs about old age. More

The DAM & Buntport Theater Explore Miró & Magic
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The DAM & Buntport Theater Explore Miró & Magic

Miró, Magic & the Night, a new play at the Denver Art Museum, tells the (imaginary) story of a day in the life of Spanish artist Joan Miró. Written by Jessica Roblee, Mitch Slevc (Buntport Theater Company’s education team) and Lindsay Genshaft, manager of family and community programs at the DAM, the play introduces guests to Miró and explores his creative journey. More

Denver Art Museum Preps for Joan Miró Exhibition
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Denver Art Museum Preps for Joan Miró Exhibition

Joan Miró once said "I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means." The Denver Art Museum exhibition team wanted to achieve something similar with Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination—to create a gallery space that allows the Spanish artist's paintings and sculptures to have maximum impact. More

Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination
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Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination

March 22, 2015–June 28, 2015

Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination focuses on artworks the Spanish artist created during the last two decades of his career (1963-1981). Joan Miró's (pronounced Jwan mr-OH) imagination and creativity extended well into his old age. Later in life, he continued the inventive forms for which he is known and began exploring new materials, including bronze. This exhibition features bronze sculptures–including Woman and Bird (Femme et oiseau)–which have rarely been seen outside of Europe. More

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Modern Masters Artist Profile: Joan Miró

Born in Barcelona in 1893, Joan Miró began sketching as a child, filling notebooks with his landscapes drawings. Sadly, in 1910 he was forced by his father to give up art altogether and thus stopped attending classes at the art academy La Llotja and became a clerk at a pharmacy instead. However, by 1911 he decided to go against family wishes and paint full-time. As a struggling artist, Miró was under such severe financial hardship that he would often go without eating for a day. However, in Miró’s eyes this was not a bad thing. More

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Artist on Artist: Grace Hollenbeck on Joan Miró

Denver artist Grace Hollenbeck is a yearly participant in the Denver Chalk Art Festival and has also done street painting at the annual "Festival Italiano" in Lakewood since 2009. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Art Education at Concordia University in Nebraska.

DAM: Who is your favorite artist featured in Modern Masters and why? More