Behind the Scenes

posted 9 months 3 weeks ago by Djamila Ricciardi

Now that our museum-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles has officially launched, all of us who were working so frantically right up to opening day can finally take a moment to fully inhale, exhale, and reflect.

posted 9 months 3 weeks ago by Carleen Brice

Yes, several of the exhibitions in Spun: Adventures in Textiles feature quilts and clothing (and fun

posted 10 months 7 hours ago by Kathleen Stuart

Are you related to this woman? A young Ohio woman named Carmen Dale is.

posted 10 months 2 days ago by Jaime Kopke

June 27 update: Here is the program for this month's Untitled.

posted 10 months 2 days ago by Elise Hibbert

Nick Cave has selected 15 folks to participate in the Soundsuits community performance on June 28 during the museum’s final Friday Untitled events.

posted 10 months 1 week ago by Carley Strauss

Gwen Chanzit, curator of modern and contemporary art, previewed the rare new exhibition Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s on June 20th.

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by Katelyn McArdle

The Museum Shop is having a sale through June 16 as an opportunity for visitors to purchase unique and memorable gifts in celebration of Father’s Day.

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by Jeff Wells

As the photographer at the Denver Art Museum I am often asked to do photo documentation of some of our more challenging and interesting installations.

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by William Morrow

Nick Cave: Sojourn invites visitors to join artist Nick Cave on a visual and emotional journey.

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by William Morrow

In conjunction with Nick Cave: Sojourn the Denver Art Museum invited Nick Cave to transform the museum’s Precourt Family Discovery Hall into an immersive, i

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by William Morrow

On June 28, the Denver Art Museum proudly presented a Nick Cave-choreographed performance in Ponti Hall.

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by William Morrow

If you're wondering what goes into the crating and shipping of Nick Cave's works, take a look at the video and photographs documenting the "sojourn" from Cave's Chicago studio to the Denver Art Museum.

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by William Morrow

Check out the video, as well as the install shots of the Nick Cave: Sojourn exhibition title wall to see how it was created.

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by William Morrow

Experimental film has become a significant part of Nick Cave’s work in the last two years.

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by William Morrow

Nick Cave made the first garment-sculptures we know as Soundsuits in 1991 in response to the now-infamous amateur video of the racial profiling and beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by William Morrow

Created specifically for the long wall in this exhibition, this four-panel, 24-foot-long relief painting is decorated with scores of found, often secondhand, objects that are in keeping with an aesthetic Nick Cave describes as del

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by William Morrow

Drawing a connection between people adopting pets at animal shelters and his own desire to reclaim and repurpose secondhand objects led Nick Cave to call these works with flea-market dog figurines “rescues.” As he thought more about the symbolism

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by William Morrow

One particular memory that has stuck with Nick Cave from his childhood is lying on the ground with some of his seven brothers, looking up at the stars on summer nights and trying to make out the constellations.

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by William Morrow

The thousands of white buttons that make up the Button Arch in the first gallery you enter were attached to a flexible wire screen (like the material found on patio screen doors) using merchandising tag guns.

posted 10 months 2 weeks ago by William Morrow

Flea-market and antique-mall finds are in large part central to Nick Cave's work. Oftentimes, these found objects serve as the  benchmark and inspiration for the larger, completed work. Cave shares:

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