Behind the Scenes at the DAM

Exit Shop Lets Visitors Take Home a Souvenir of Modern Masters

The Shop at the Denver Art Museum is proud to announce the opening of an exit shop in conjunction with Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The shop is located at the end of the Modern Masters exhibition, providing guests the opportunity to purchase gifts and souvenirs to commemorate their experiences. In addition to an exhibition catalog, the shop selection includes books, prints, apparel, puzzles, DVDs, magnets, and notecards.

Books

For those interested in purchasing an exhibition catalog, the exit shop offers The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. This book discusses the history of the Albright-Knox collection through a focus on the benefactors and museum professionals whose contributions created the gallery's remarkable collection of contemporary and modern art. Including 80 paintings and sculptures by artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Mark Rothko, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol, in addition to essays by Albright-Knox chief curator Douglas Dreishpoon and head of research resources Susana Tejada, the catalog serves as the perfect companion to Modern Masters.

For those interested in an in-depth exploration of a particular artist, the shop also carries several options, most notably Miró: The Experience of Seeing, a book that catalogs the late works of Joan Miró, dating from 1963 to 1981. This text, complete with vibrant full-color images, provides a fascinating look at Miró’s reexamination and recreation of his depictions of nature and the human figure.

Reproductions

The shop also offers a wide selection of matted prints, allowing visitors the opportunity to leave with prints of their favorite works of art. Favorites include colorful reproductions of Paul Gauguin’s Spirit of the Dead Watching, Henri Matisse’s La Musique, Miró's Carnival d'Arlequin, Camille Pissarro’s Peasants in the Fields, Henri Rousseau's Flowers in a Vase and Vincent van Gogh's Le Maison de la Crau.

For those looking for travel-size reproductions, the shop carries a variety of notecards and magnets that fit conveniently in a suitcase while serving as life-long reminders of a vacation into the world of modern art.

Other items

Shoppers can drink from their favorite artworks by taking home a set of glassware or bright ceramic mugs boasting beautiful images. For the project-oriented, the shop carries an entertaining selection of modern art jigsaw puzzles, and those looking for an engaging view into the history of the movement will find enjoyment in the assortment of DVDs. The shop provides a number of products dedicated specifically to two of the modern greats, Picasso and Miró, in addition to a fabulous selection of merchandise by many of the other artists on view in the exhibition.

The museum shop welcomes its visitors for the duration of Modern Masters, and the approachable shop staff will happily assist guests in finding the perfect items to take home. The shop remains a part of the exhibition until June 8, 2014.

Aileen Waski and Lindsye Law contributed to this blog post.

Aileen is the exit shop lead sales associate. Aileen has been at the DAM since 2012 and her favorite collection that has been on view here is Herbert Bayer

Lindsye is a lead sales associate in The Shop at the Denver Art Museum.  Lindsye has been at the DAM since 2012, and her favorite exhibition that has been on view here is El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa.

Kay Dale is the associate director of the membership and guest services department at the Denver Art Museum. Kay has been at the DAM since 2010, and her favorite exhibition that has been on view here was Becoming Van Gogh.