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a photo of Monet's Japanese bridge next to Monet's painting of the Japanese Bride
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GIVEAWAY! EUROPEAN VACATION FOR TWO

To celebrate the exhibition Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature at the Denver Art Museum (now sold out), we’re offering our Instagram followers the trip of a lifetime: an all-inclusive trip for two to the 2020 Normandy Impressionist Festival, taking place April 3, 2020–September 6, 2020, courtesy of Normandy Tourism 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

photo of Claude Monet sitting on a chair
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20 Quotes from Claude Monet

In honor of Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, we gathered the following quotes by the artist. The Denver Art Museum is the only venue in the United States for this exhibition, which is on view through February 2, 2020.

1. If I became a painter, it is to Eugène Boudin that I owe that fact.

2. Zaandam is wonderful. There is enough to paint here for a lifetime.

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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.)

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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.

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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

photo from video with Sarah Melching and Angelica Daneo in front of 2 framed Monet pastel artworks on a table in the conservation lab
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Video Provides Close Look at Monet Pastels

In this video Angelica Daneo, Chief Curator and curator of European art before 1900, discusses two Monet chalk pastels made early in the artist's career. And Sarah Melching, Silber Director of Conservation, shows how the museum protects and preserves these artworks with specially engineered glass and microclimate envelopes.

See these artworks in Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature October 21, 2019-February 2, 2020. The Denver Art Museum is the sole U.S. venue for this exhibition.

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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.

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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.)

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Pam Skiles and Christoph Heinrich standing in front of a painting of fishing boats placed on an easel
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Assessing the Varnish on Monet's Fishing Boats

Watch this video with senior paintings conservator Pam Skiles and DAM director Christoph Heinrich to learn why Monet disliked varnish on his paintings and to hear about some of the considerations that go into conserving paintings at the DAM. More

impressionist painting of a row of fishing boats and fishermen on a beach
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Plan Your Visit to the Monet Exhibition

Please note: This exhibtion is now sold out. If you've already purchased tickets, here are some tips to help you plan and enjoy your visit to Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature at the Denver Art Museum.

WHERE TO GO FIRST?

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circular portrait of Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, with the words invidia touquet autorem above his head
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5 Things You’ll Learn at the Tudor Symposium

September 12, 2019, 9:30 am-6 pm

The DAM’s department of European and American art before 1900 is hosting an international symposium on portrait painting in Tudor England. Learn more about the groundbreaking research that will be presented and reserve your tickets today. More

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