Behind the Scenes

Part 8 of Conserving a Canaletto
posted 1 year 7 months ago by James Squires

After many hours and consultations with Timothy, cleaning is complete.

posted 1 year 7 months ago by Fairlight Baer-Gutierrez

Take a close look at the El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa exhibition at the Denver Art Museum before it closes January 6.

posted 1 year 8 months ago by Kristin Bonk Fong

January 17, 2013, update: The catalog is now sold out. Thank you for your tremendous interest! —DAM

Part 7 of Conserving a Canaletto
posted 1 year 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 months ago by Renée B. Miller

How does a painter begin to paint the impossible?

posted 1 year 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 1 year 9 months ago by Allison McCloskey

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

posted 1 year 9 months 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:

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