Behind the Scenes at the DAM

El Anatsui Content Roundup From the DAM & Beyond

Take a close look at the El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa exhibition at the Denver Art Museum before it closes January 6. From the details of planning its layout using Hershey's Kisses to unpacking and hanging the artworks to noting some quotes from the artist when he visited the DAM, we have published blog posts about these notable moments.

Some Mac users also can view a QTVR, or virtual reality, tour of the exhibition at the bottom of its web listing. The retrospective of 40 years of the living Ghana native's work is on view on level four of the Hamilton Building.

You can learn more about the artist on these links, some of which we have shared on Twitter or Facebook:

  • Profile in The New York Times
  • Timelapse video of North Carolina Museum of Art installing the exhibition in March.
  • Top story on artdaily.org
  • Trailer from Fold Crumple Crush, screened at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder in September
  • Episode from the PBS show Art21

El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa travels to the University of Michigan Museum of Art next.

Fairlight Baer-Gutierrez is the digital communications manager in the communications department at the Denver Art Museum. Fairlight has been at the DAM since 2011 and she is always game to answer, entice, and inform visitors on Facebook and Twitter. Her favorite artwork that has been on view here is La Famille du Saltimbanque: L'Enfant Blesse by Gustave Dore, on level six of the North Building.