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Dancers in regalia performing at the 2019 powwow outside on grass in front of the Denver Art Museum with a crowd watching
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Dance in the Virtual Friendship Powwow

Submit Video August 7-16, 2020

The 31st annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow is going virtual (on Facebook and Youtube on September 12). This is a call for dancers to register online and submit video to be considered for a $200 winner-takes-all prize for each of the following categories: More

3 dancers at the 2019 Denver Art Museum Friendship powwow. Each dancer is outside in grass in front of the museum.
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Don't Miss the DAM's Virtual Friendship Powwow September 12

The Denver Art Museum 31st Annual Friendship Powwow is going virtual! The powwow is one of the Denver Art Museum’s and SCFD’s longest running events. Here’s a few things you can expect to see on the livestream on Facebook and YouTube September 12: More

a Black mother and father tuck their children into bed while the father is holding a newspaper with the headline I Can't Breathe
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Artist Pops Peterson on Freedom

As part of Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom we're asking people to share their thoughts about freedom and change using #FourFreedomsToday. In the following Q&A, artist Pops Peterson weighs in on the subject. See Rockwell's work and Peterson's Freedom From What? (I Can't Breathe) in the exhibition through September 7.

How do you imagine freedom? More

painting with a cluster of people of different races, genders, ages looking at the viewer
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Lecture Recap: Curators & Artist Discuss Rockwell Exhibition

On July 7, 2020, Gates Family Foundation Curator Timothy J. Standring, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum Stephanie Plunkett, and artist Pops Peterson (whose work Freedom from What? (I Can’t Breathe) is on view in the exhibition), convened over Zoom to discuss the life, art, and mysteries of iconic American illustrator Norman Rockwell, and how the themes discussed in the exhibition Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom still resonate today. More

artist Anna Kaye in front of a painting of a sunset by Winslow Homer
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Drop-in Drawing Program Goes Virtual

The Denver Art Museum's monthly Drop-in Drawing sessions are going virtual until it's safe for the museum to host these type of classes again. Anna Kaye, artist and instructor, will continue to lead the program.


This month's session is a video focused on drawing inspiration from a Winslow Homer painting that will be on view in Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington when the museum is able to reopen.


a photo of Monet's Japanese bridge next to Monet's painting of the Japanese Bride
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Thank you to those who participated in this trip giveaway. The entry period is now closed. The winner was announced on our social media channels on Friday, January 31, 2020. More

colorful letters that say 2020 is gonna be big
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20 Things We’re Excited About in 2020

1. Final Weeks for Monet (Through February 2)

The new year begins with visitors’ last chance to see Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature. After that, it travels to the only other venue for this exhibition: Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany. Advance purchase online is highly recommended as time slots are selling out quickly. More

Still image from video of Brady Smith speaking in the Paint Studio
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How to Be More Creative

We asked three Denver-based artists their advice for how people can be more creative. Check out their tips and then visit the Paint Studio (open seven days a week) to experiment with paint or see a weekend artist demonstration. More

people lying flat on their backs on yoga mats
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Relax with Yoga Nidra in The Light Show

December 20, 2019, 4 pm

Note: This event is included with general admission, which is free for members. Wear clothing that is comfortable for lying on a yoga mat, and bring an additional layer in case you get chilly. Bring your yoga mat, or borrow one from the museum (limited number). More

Shelves of Monet books in the exhibition exit shop
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Monet & Impressionism: Suggested Reading

Want to learn more about Claude Monet's life and work? You can visit the exit shop for Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature at the Denver Art Museum, which features a variety of books about the artist and the Impressionist movement, including a very popular catalog. (Please note: a ticket to the exhibition is required to enter the Monet exit shop.)


on the left is a black and white photo of Monet painting and on the right is a black and white photo of Debussy at the piano surrounded by people
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Monet & Debussy: Titans of Impressionism

Editor's Note: In conjunction with Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, Colorado Public Radio has launched a new series of blogs exploring Monet and music.

If Claude Monet is the titan of Impressionist art, his counterpart in music is Claude Debussy. Just don’t call Debussy an Impressionist.


black and white photo of Claude Monet painting in his studio
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Celebrate Monet's Birthday at the DAM November 14

The DAM will celebrate famed French Impressionist Claude Monet’s birthday in conjunction with the exhibition Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature. All Monet birthday celebration activities are included in general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and younger. The Monet exhibition requires a separate dated and timed ticket. More

gallery view of Claude Monet The Truth of Nature
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5 Tips for Meandering through the Monumental Monet

Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature features 124 paintings in three sizable exhibition galleries on two floors—a veritable marathon for the eyes, mind, and imagination. Here are some tips for looking closely and pacing yourself through the large exhibition. More

William Bob Cat Cousins in safety vest and construction helmet in the Martin Building
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'Bobcat' Cousins Exemplifies Martin Building Workers' Dedication

As the Martin Building renovation project gears up for completion, we wanted to acknowledge the hard work and attention to detail by the hundreds of workers on the project. One of them, William “Bobcat” Cousins, also worked on the Hamilton Building 13 years ago. More

Untitled Final Friday logo. Untitled Final Friday is October 25 6-10 pm and illustration of Lauri Lynxxe Murphy the featured artist at October's Untitled
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Q&A with Lauri Lynnxe Murphy

Lauri Lynnxe Murphy is the featured artist for Untitled Final Friday: In/Visible at the Denver Art Museum on October 25. Read our Q&A below to learn more about her and her practice, and then join us at Untitled! (Check out the program of events.) More

The Garcia Family and the 2018 DAM Community Day of the Dead altar.
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Contribute to the DAM's Day of the Dead Altar

At Untitled Final Friday, October 25, 2019

For the third year in a row, the DAM is commemorating Day of the Dead with an altar created by local artist David Ocelotl Garcia and his family. Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and Latin America that celebrates and commemorates the lives of those we’ve lost. More

black and white photo of Claude Monet in a white suit and hat in his garden at Giverny
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10 Fun Facts about Monet

Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature is at the Denver Art Museum October 21, 2019-February 2, 2020. Buy your ticket today, and enjoy these fun facts about the artist and the exhibition.

1. Monet features more than 120 artworks from 65 different cities across 5 continents.


Illustration of MO SPKX and the words Unexpect the Expected Untitled Final Friday Featuring Kate Speer August 30 6 to 10 pm
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Q&A with MO SPKX

MO SPKX is the featured artist for Untitled Final Friday: Harvest of the Dreamer at the Denver Art Museum on September 27. Read our Q&A to learn more, and then join us at Untitled! (Check out the program of events.)