Behind the Scenes at the DAM

Swap Skills & Create Designs at Untitled #49 (Ideate)

Untitled #49 (Ideate) is all about design you can do. The Denver Art Museum is celebrating design this summer and opening its doors to community designers of all ages and skill levels with its first ever visitor-sourced exhibition, Open For Design. So grab your sketchbook and pencil; your design training starts at Untitled #49!

Take part in a massive skill swap organized with Trade School Denver.  There will be mini-classes in fencing, deejaying, metal sculpture, and any super skill shared by you! Craft Tech, the funnest laboratory on the planet, which also happens to be in Boulder, will be on hand to share their latest experiments with 3-D printers and open source design. Add to a giant collaborative paper sculpture using Craft Tech’s freeware, Hypergami. It’s origami on a whole new level.

This month’s MakeARTtalk artist, Mia Mulvey, has taken tech to the extreme and back again. Inspired by a 3,000-year-old alligator jar from the DAM collections, Mia used a rapid prototype machine and porcelain to design a new work, which she will share with visitors throughout the night.

We’re also taking design to the street by partnering with national organization Neighborland to find out what you want in your neighborhood. Answer the call by making a neighborhood design solution of your own and submitting the piece to for display in Open For Design.  Stop by Ponti Hall to participate in the 11th Hour Design Challenge and submit your work that night!

Untitled #49 (Ideate) also celebrates the work of three amazing local studios in the new exhibition Design Lab.  Watch some design flicks with Rick Griffith of MATTER in the freight elevator and hear about the designers’ unique processes in a Mini-Talking To with master teacher Lindsey Housel.  See you July 27!

You can view the event listing on our calendar and RSVP on Facebook.

 

Jaime Kopke is the adult and college program manager in the education department at the Denver Art Museum. She has been with the DAM since 2011 and is always scouting for community creatives to collaborate with for A&C programs. Send her an email.