Behind the Scenes

Part 3 of Conserving a Canaletto
posted 2 years 2 months ago by James Squires

I’ve finally been able to more closely examine the Canaletto to gain a better understanding of its present overall condition and treatment history. Generally, the picture is in better shape than I anticipated. To come to that conclusion I used a variety of evaluative and analytical techniques to assess the painting’s structural and aesthetic state.

posted 2 years 2 months ago by Fairlight Baer-Gutierrez

Yves Saint Laurent. When you see it, how do you say or read it? If you are still perfecting your French pronunciation of the late iconic fashion designer’s name, you are not alone. We asked our director, Christoph Heinrich, for a tutorial.

posted 2 years 2 months ago by Jaime Kopke

This summer, the Denver Art Museum is opening the doors to its largest temporary exhibition space, the Anschutz gallery, to share your design solutions with the world.

posted 2 years 2 months ago by Jaime Kopke

Now that you’re ready to get creative to submit something for Open For Design, here are a few important things to keep in mind as you begin to brainstorm, design, and transform.

posted 2 years 2 months ago by Sarah Cucinella-McDaniel

The Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective exhibition has brought haute couture to the Denver Art Museum, and let me tell you, these mannequins don’t travel light.

posted 2 years 3 months ago by Kate Moomaw

The 32-foot tall, bright blue sculpture between the Hamilton Building and the Clyfford Still Museum is For Jennifer by Joel Shapiro. On a chilly weekend in November 2011, the DAM’s newest outdoor sculpture was installed.

posted 2 years 3 months ago by Michal Mikesell

Many of us have seen small, super-strong magnets in toys like Buckyballs sets and NeoCubes.  These are called rare-earth magnets as they are made using elements such as neodymium and samarium that are classified as rare earth metals.  These magnet

posted 2 years 3 months ago by Sarah Cucinella-McDaniel

There are some pretty great and little known jobs preformed behind the scenes at the Denver Art Museum. Among them is the role of caring for and protecting the artwork by keeping it clean while it is on display.

posted 2 years 3 months ago by Nicole A. Parks

A new exhibition at the Denver Art Museum might just remind you of an ink blot test and prompt you to question, “Where’s the beef?”

posted 2 years 3 months ago by Michael A. Brown & Julie Wilson Frick

One exhibit on view at the DAM right now highlights how art was an essential part of daily life in Spanish America.

posted 2 years 3 months ago by Ashley Pritchard

We were fortunate to host former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the museum recently during the opening of her exhibition, Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection.

posted 2 years 3 months ago by Jaime Kopke

Stretch out your sides because the next Untitled is going to a funny one. Untitled #47 (LOL) on May 25 brings comedians, curators, and cartoonists together to examine the more playful side of art. 

posted 2 years 3 months ago by Lindsey Housel

Each and every year, we are blown away by the support and outpouring of creativity that the City of Denver's most creative branch of government, Arts and Venues Denver, supports and encourages.

posted 2 years 3 months ago by Rebecca Winterfield

Symbolism, signs, and secret messages.  Everything had a hidden meaning at this Untitled #46 (Cipher).  Here is a round-up of the night's events April 27.

posted 2 years 3 months ago by Ashley Pritchard

The entire museum complex is embracing its inner francophone.

posted 2 years 3 months ago by Karen Brooks McWhorter

The Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum marked its tenth anniversary in 2011.

posted 2 years 4 months ago by Karen Gilkey

Note: Karen Gilkey’s job at the Denver Art Museum is to ensure events run smoothly. Here, she shares her experience in working with former U.S.

posted 2 years 4 months ago by Ashley Pritchard

Florence Müller had the enviable job of curating the exhibition Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, on view through July 8 at the Denver Art Museum.

Part 2 of Conserving a Canaletto
posted 2 years 4 months ago by Timothy J. Standring

My story is about the discovery and subsequent process of reaching consensus on the attribution of an unpublished early work by the Italian veduto (vista or views) painter Giovanni Antonio Canal, called il Canaletto I 1697 – 1768 at the Denver Art Museum.

Part 1 of Conserving a Canaletto
posted 2 years 4 months ago by James Squires

I was happy to hear from Timothy Standring, the curator of European painting and sculpture, that the Denver Art Museum was awarded the TEFAF grant to treat a long lost Canaletto picture, Venice: the Molo from the Bacino di San Marco.

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