Behind the Scenes

Part 7 of Conserving a Canaletto
posted 1 year 10 months ago by James Squires

I’ve been cleaning the Canaletto, taking my Q-tips to the surface and gently removing all of the restorer-applied discolored varnish and overpaint.

Part 6 of Conserving a Canaletto
posted 1 year 10 months ago by James Squires

It's likely you have a photograph, painting, illustrated card, or drawing that just doesn't look the same as it did when you first brought it home.

posted 1 year 10 months ago by Dianne Denholm

The secret is out. Art patrons are quickly learning that the Museum Shop at the Denver Art Museum is worthy of a specific trip to shop for gifts with the rewarding bonus of viewing art afterwards

posted 1 year 10 months ago by Donna Kerwin

Despite its size, this clever little table seems to defy logic with its moving parts and what it can do. Acquired by the museum in 2005, it is now on view for the first time in the David W. and Ellen N.

posted 1 year 10 months ago by Molly Medakovich

If weekend traffic to the Colorado mountains feels like an inconvenience to the modern traveler, put yourself in the shoes of American landscape painter Charles Partridge Adams.

posted 1 year 10 months ago by Allison McCloskey

Being prepared for an emergency requires forethought, communication, and resources. The Denver Art Museum and other institutions that serve as caretakers for collections have a responsibility to develop an emergency response plan.

Part 5 of Conserving a Canaletto
posted 1 year 11 months ago by Lindsey Housel

Now that the painting has gotten a thorough check-up and health assessment by the curatorial and conservation teams, it is time to decide how best to treat it.

posted 1 year 11 months ago by Renée B. Miller

How does a painter begin to paint the impossible?

posted 1 year 11 months ago by Emily Reaser

This fall, The Museum Associates, and other museum patrons and sponsors gathered to celebrate the opening of Becoming Van Gogh, this year’s beacon exhibition.

posted 1 year 11 months ago by Lindsey Housel

Lindsey Housel, Denver Art Museum manager of digital engagement programs and master teacher for architecture, design, and graphics, Q&A's with Madalena Salazar, Latino programs coordinator.

posted 1 year 11 months ago by Katie Bukowski

The story of Vincent van Gogh’s artistic journey has inspired everyone on the Denver Art Museum campus, including Palettes, the on-site restaurant.

posted 1 year 11 months ago by Fairlight Baer-Gutierrez

Dana Schutz is considered one of the most influential young artists right now. On top of that, she can be funny, unfiltered but respectful, and self-deprecating in person.

posted 1 year 11 months ago by Carla Stansifer

Sleight of Hand will close on November 25. This visually interactive exhibition presents 14 contemporary artists, born between the 1930s and 1960s.

posted 1 year 12 months ago by Amy Barrett

For a traveling exhibition like El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You About Africa, the preparator's job starts the moment a truck delivering

posted 1 year 12 months ago by Karen Brooks McWhorter

In the galleries on level seven of the North Building hangs a large oval canvas titled Shoshone Indians at a Mountain Lake. You can’t miss it—mounted in a gilded frame, this brightly colored landscape is an eye-catcher!

posted 2 years 4 days ago by Allison McCloskey

In the beginning of the summer, I began working at the DAM.

posted 2 years 5 days ago by Micah Messenheimer

If you’ve stopped by the photography gallery since the end of September only to find the doors closed, you’ve probably been awaiting the next exhibition:

posted 2 years 1 week ago by Madalena Salazar

Every CelebrARTE, the Taller is the spot to make art with a maestro (master artist).  A taller, pronounced “tay-yair,” is an artist’s workshop, and this

posted 2 years 1 week ago by Jaime Kopke

The final Untitled of 2012 has arrived and we’re going out with a big one.  Get your Untitled fix filled on October 26 before our annual two-month hiatus. 

posted 2 years 2 weeks ago by Kristy Bassuener

Working at the Denver Art Museum is pretty darn cool. While we have the same stuff on our plates that lots of folks have – work plans, deadlines, e-mail, lots of meetings – we have the added bonus of experiencing art and creativity every day.

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