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Light in the Garden
Lesson Plan

Light in the Garden

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 20—30 minute lesson

Inspired by The Lesson in the Garden by Berthe Morisot, this activity will involve a scientific exploration of the effects of dark and light and its impact on color and shadows.

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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

What’s On Your Mind?
Lesson Plan

What’s On Your Mind?

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of Trade Canoe for Don Quixote and describe large-scale and smaller-scale issues that are of concern to them.

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A Cup of Creativity
Lesson Plan

A Cup of Creativity

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will pull different activities written on pieces of paper out of a cup to help them explore the images in Kevin Red Star’s painting Knows Her Medicine Crow Indian. The activities include making sounds, simple braiding, painting, and more.

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Celebration Scene
Lesson Plan

Celebration Scene

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Art can be an important way to record traditions and celebrations in one’s culture.

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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.

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In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism
Exhibition

In Bloom

Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism
Jul 19, 2015–Oct 11, 2015

In Bloom explores the development of nineteenth-century French floral still-life painting, and features about 60 paintings by Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, and others. More

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, A presumed self-portrait, 1640s. Etching, platemark.
Exhibition

Castiglione: Lost Genius

Masterworks on Paper from the Royal Collection
Aug 9, 2015–Nov 8, 2015

See 90 of the finest drawings, etchings and monotypes by the master draftsman, painter, and printmaker Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. The exhibition explores Castiglione’s mastery of art and how he produced brilliant works despite his turbulent private life that prevented him from becoming more widely known. More

Jamie Wyeth, Kleberg
Exhibition

Wyeth

Andrew and Jamie in the Studio
Nov 8, 2015–Feb 7, 2016

The Denver Art Museum presents a groundbreaking exhibition exploring the art of Andrew Wyeth and his son Jamie. Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio is organized by the Denver Art Museum and will feature more than 100 works created in a variety of media, including pen and ink, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, dry brush, tempera, oil, and mixed media. More

The DAM Displays a Different Kind of Panini with 18th-Century Italian Painting
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The DAM Displays a Different Kind of Panini with 18th-Century Italian Painting

Come check out level six of the North Building of the Denver Art Museum where you can now see an imaginary view of Rome by eighteenth-century Italian master Giovanni Paolo Panini. The subject is a capriccio (literally, a caprice), indicating a composition where real and invented architectural structures are brought together in imaginary settings. More

Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Works
Exhibition

Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Works

Jun 22, 2014–Nov 2, 2014

“Upon first glance, viewers might think Daniel’s works are photographs because of their stunningly realistic elements. However, the longer we look at one of his paintings, the more we become aware that they are anything but a part of our world. We encounter Sprick’s paintings not so much as statements, but more as experiences, whereby we engage deeply with his creativity.”

- Timothy J. Standring, exhibition curator and Gates Foundation Curator at the DAM More

Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective
Exhibition

Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective

Jul 13, 2014–Sep 14, 2014

“[One of] 15 international summer art exhibitions you should definitely see.” The Huffington Post

"This show promises to be one of the greatest art events of the summer." Michael Paglia, art ltd. magazine

Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective features the work of painter Tom Wesselmann, who is widely regarded as one of the leading figures of American pop art. More

Fracture
Exhibition

Fracture

Cubism & After
Jan 26, 2014–Mar 20, 2016

Cubist paintings were based on things in the visible world. Yet they often showed objects fractured, or broken, as if seen from more than one point of view at once. This rotation includes 14 paintings, ranging from Nature Morte (1914) by Pablo Picasso, to Roy Lichtenstein’s The Violin (1976). More

Canaletto - Frame Conservation
Blog: Conservation

Canaletto - Frame Conservation

Part 12 of Conserving a Canaletto

Also part of the TEFAF was the conservation of the painting’s frame. The frame is "period," meaning stylistically it is of similar age as that of the painting, but not original to our Canaletto. This is not surprising since frames, historically, were not really perceived as works of art themselves and, indeed, the idea of placing a higher value on the “package” of both the painting and its original frame is a relatively new concept. Our frame is constructed of wood with hand-carved elements originally gilded using water and oil gilding techniques. More

Sovereign: Independent Voices
Exhibition

Sovereign: Independent Voices

Sep 15, 2013–Aug 16, 2015

Sovereign: Independent Voices highlights the work of three leading American Indian contemporary artists, Kent Monkman, Rose Simpson, and Virgil Ortiz, who have received international acclaim. These artists challenge people to think more broadly about the place of native artists in the contemporary art world through a fusion of historic techniques with contemporary styles and ideas. The included works reflect meditations on the self and native histories in a variety of media, including painting, sculptural ceramics, and multimedia works. More

Drawing Room
Exhibition

Drawing Room

An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection
Oct 27, 2013–Feb 9, 2014

Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.

Inspired by the drawings cabinets of gentlemen and connoisseurs, this exhibition will offer a space where visitors can get close to artworks, the intimate nature of which invites contemplation and close-up viewing. Curator Angelica Daneo notes the special immediacy of a work-on-paper where little separates the viewer from the direct hand of the artist. More

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