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entrance of the Jordan Casteel exhibition
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Join us for a Community Conversation Inspired by the Jordan Casteel Exhibition

April 13, 2019, 3–4:30 pm

The Denver Art Museum’s Exchange program invites participants to explore artworks at the museum through the lens of contemporary issues and questions. On April 13, 3–4:30 pm, we’ll explore Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze, an exhibition whose engaging themes and imagery provoke conversation from multiple points of view.

Exchange is included with general admission, which is free for members. More

Monet Moment: Gardener & Painter
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Monet Moment: Gardener & Painter

For avid gardeners, April means we can begin planning the year’s garden, starting seeds indoors, and preparing the ground for early and late spring plantings. As we begin preparing for the growing season, let’s seek inspiration from Monet’s incredible Giverny gardens. More

a volunteer showing a visitor a feathered headdress in Stampede: Animals in Art
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The Denver Art Museum Loves Its Volunteers

The Denver Art Museum volunteers are exceptional, dynamic, and caring. Nearly 450 volunteers gave more than 39,000 hours of their time, energy, and expertise last year helping visitors maneuver through the museum, engage with art in dynamic ways and organize behind the scenes. We greatly appreciate their committed service and their knowledgeable, interesting, friendly, and fun characters. They brighten the day of staff members and museum visitors alike.


a photo of Joan Pacos Jordan assisting a woman lying on her back
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Learn Gentle Movement to Release Tension & Explore Self-Image

March 15, 2019

On March 15, Joan Pacos Jordan, a Feldenkrais© practitioner, will lead us through a series of mindful movement routines in Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze. You’ll never look at art, or yourself, the same way again. Read our Q&A with Joan to learn more. More

Impressionist painting of villas in Bordighera by Claude Monet
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How Did Monet Escape the Winter Blues?

Take a virtual vacation away from the snow and cold with a look at two paintings that Claude Monet made in the sun-drenched Mediterranean towns of Bordighera and Antibes. More

Image of Jordan Casteel
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'Rising Star' Jordan Casteel in the News

Jordan Casteel is one of the most acclaimed emerging artists working today. Below are recent articles about Casteel, her work, and the exhibition at the Denver Art Museum. More

Jamie Okuma, Ribbon dress
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Symposium Explores Appropriation & Appreciation in the Global Art World

February 23, 9:30 am-4:15 pm

On Saturday, February 23, artists, scholars, and curators will meet at the Denver Art Museum for a symposium on Who Owns Culture? Appropriation & Appreciation in the Global Art World. As a global art museum with artworks from many cultures around the world, the DAM is proud to contribute to this complex and ongoing discussion. More

Jordan Casteel, Charles, 2016
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Celebrate Black History Month at the DAM

See Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

The Denver Art Museum is pleased to host the first major museum exhibition by Denver-born, Harlem-based artist Jordan Casteel. Read on for information about the exhibition opening and other events at the museum exploring Black art, culture, and history this month. More

People lying on floor with arms and legs stretched out.
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Enhance Your Wellbeing at the DAM

Unplug at New Monthly Program

Join us on a select Friday each month at 4 pm for Unplugged, a new program that invites visitors to find relaxation, reflection, and calm in our galleries. Led by museum educators and partners whose work connects with mindfulness or contemplative practices, each month’s program will feature a different way to slow down and unwind. More

Pictured from left to right: Alexander Penn, Stefania Van Dyke, George T.M. Shackelford, Angelica Daneo, Christoph Heinrich, Marianne Mathieu, Paul H. Tucker, Ortrud Westheider, Daniel Zamani, James Rubin, and Richard Thomson
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Monet Conference Dispels Myths

Exhibition Team Preps for Upcoming Exhibition

Hallo aus Potsdam! This month, representatives from the Denver Art Museum traveled to the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, to attend a conference related to Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, which opens in October. More

three photos: from left Ganesha statue, Rembrandt self-portrait, and clothes pin sculpture
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Exhibitions Closing in January 2019

Time is running out to see the following exhibitions. All are included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under.

Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker-Through January 6 More

2 houses in snow painted by Monet
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Did You Know Monet Painted More than 100 Snow Scenes?

Note: Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature opens in October 2019.

As winter approaches, we thought it would be a good time to mention Monet’s relationship with the season. Despite his celebrated use of color, a number of Monet’s canvases demonstrate an engagement with seemingly monochrome depictions of snow and ice-covered landscapes. More

Adam and Eve print by Rembrandt
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Videos Give Closer Look at Rembrandt Prints

Watch interviews with curator Timothy Standring and printmaker Virginia Diaz inside the exhibition Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker.

This exhibition is on view through January 6 and is included with general admission. More

The Garcia Family and the 2018 DAM Community Day of the Dead altar.
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Altar Commemorates Day of the Dead

On View through November 4, 2018

For the second 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

man's hand carving groove in wood
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How We Incorporated Touch & Smell into Rembrandt Exhibition

Q&A with Designer Matt Gesualdi

In keeping with the Denver Art Museum's goals of being more intellectually and physically accessible to a wider range of visitors, we worked with local designer Matt Gesualdi to develop a multisensory installed experience in Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker to help explain Rembrandt’s printmaking processes. More

gallery view of chest of drawers in the Stampede: Animals in Art exhibition
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See Design Objects from the DAM's Collections in Stampede

Stampede: Animals in Art brings together works from each curatorial department at the museum to explore how animals have inspired artists throughout history. Animal motifs can be symbolic, allegorical, or simply decorative. Works from the department of architecture, design, and graphics featured in Stampede span three centuries and a variety of media. More

Denver Arts Week and Rembrandt Self-Portrait
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5 Great Reasons to Visit the DAM During Denver Arts Week

The 12th annual Denver Arts Week celebration of the Mile High City's vibrant arts and culture scene is Nov. 2-10, 2018. This nine-day extravaganza brings together visual arts, theater, music, film, museums, dance, opera, comedy, literature, history, and heritage. More