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Saturday July 5, 2014

Exhibitions

Friday, December 23, 2011Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Roath Collection includes more than 100 works ranging in date from the 1870s to the 1970s with a focus on art of the American Southwest. With iconic works from nearly every artist associated with the Taos Society of Artists, this collection is one of the best groups of Western American art in private hands. The collection also includes major works by Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington and Henry Farny, to name a few. The museum has selected 65 works that will be displayed in the permanent galleries for Western American art.

 

Sunday, May 11, 2014Sunday, August 31, 2014

The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, showcases sculptures by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Paul Manship, and more than 20 other artists.

Friday, May 30, 2014Sunday, August 31, 2014

From pop art and paintings to bronze sculptures and hands-on fun, there’s something for everyone this summer. 

Friday, May 30, 2014Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mayo 30, 2014 – Agosto 31, 2014

En todo el complejo del museo — Incluido con la admisión general

Desde las pinturas pop hasta las esculturas en bronce y divertidas manualidades, hay algo para todos este verano. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014Sunday, September 7, 2014

Summer is… brings the allure of a Colorado summer staple—campfires—to downtown Denver. Made from beetle-kill pine, recycled camping rope, and other recycled materials, these urban campfires offer the perfect place for rest and relaxation. Visitor-submitted story tags create a canopy of leaves, making Martin Plaza a great spot to enjoy the season.

Story tags and pens are provided on the plaza.

Sunday, November 10, 2013Sunday, October 19, 2014

Herbert Bayer spent an artistically fruitful decade in Berlin following his tenure at the Bauhaus. His graphic designs of the time are characterized by inventive integration of typography, photomontage, and graphics. Born of Bayer’s multidisciplinary method, these designs appear fresh, even today.

Sunday, June 22, 2014Sunday, November 2, 2014

 “Upon first glance, viewers might think Daniel’s works are photographs because of their stunningly realistic elements. However, the longer we look at one of his paintings, the more we become aware that they are anything but a part of our world. We encounter Sprick’s paintings not so much as statements, but more as experiences, whereby we engage deeply with his creativity.” - Timothy J. Standring, exhibition curator and Gates Foundation Curator at the DAM

Sunday, May 19, 2013Sunday, November 16, 2014

Drawing from the Denver Art Museum’s extensive Spanish colonial art collection, Fashion Fusion looks at the influence textile motif’s have had on other artistic mediums.

Sunday, May 19, 2013Sunday, January 4, 2015

From recycled plastics and bound clothing to woven silks and charred tree limbs, Material World illustrates the wide range of materials and techniques used by contemporary artists.

Sunday, June 1, 2014Sunday, January 4, 2015

German-born artist Oliver Herring began making videos after a spinal disk in his neck slipped out of place more than 10 years ago. The injury made it painful for him to knit intricate sculptures, such as Castle and Doublerocker, both were on display in Material World. But he could use a camera. Herring has continued making videos since then, focusing increasingly on the people who participate in them. He has invited friends and strangers to improvise scenarios he contrives.

Sunday, December 15, 2013Sunday, January 18, 2015

The environment, literacy, peace, and equality are just a few of the subjects that designers tackle in Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives. With a touch of humor or with straightforward solemnity, the 35 posters in this exhibition demonstrate the inventive techniques designers use to provoke action.

Sunday, June 8, 2014Sunday, January 25, 2015

Joyce and Ted Strauss transformed the museum’s photography collection through their involvement as patrons, collectors, curators, and passionate advocates for the medium. As collectors, Joyce and Ted cast a wide net that encompassed early masterworks as well as experimental photographs by emerging artists. Even as they focused on contemporary art, they continued to acquire important twentieth century photographs with a strong historic or conceptual relationship to more recent work.

Saturday, February 16, 2013Sunday, February 15, 2015

Following nearly one year of conservation treatment, an Italian masterwork discovered in the Denver Art Museum storage is on view. Since spring 2012, we have been writing updates about behind-the-scenes discoveries and decisions related to the restoration.

Sunday, June 1, 2014Sunday, March 22, 2015

A completely new exhibition in the textile art galleries features more than 20 quilts arranged in nine thematic groupings. Each section invites viewers to look closely at the different themes and variations. Visitors can discover common roots for motifs and patterns and creative differences in materials and techniques. More than half of the objects are recent acquisitions on view for the first time, while others, including The Matterhorn quilt (pictured below), are well-known treasures of the collection.

Sunday, November 18, 2012Sunday, April 5, 2015

The 30 artworks in this exhibition reveal the versatility of lacquer as a medium used by Japanese artists to create containers, trays, plaques, braziers, and screens. A wide range of techniques are represented to demonstrate how lacquer was used during the last century to create objects of enduring beauty. The selected artworks reflect the changing styles and tastes of successive generations of lacquer artists who produced designs based on plants, animals, and other elements of nature.

Sunday, May 25, 2014Sunday, April 12, 2015

This summer, Jason Rogenes will transform the Precourt Discovery Hall into an immersive sculptural environment where families can play with custom cast “asteroids” to create otherworldly soundscapes. Part of a rich summer program focusing on sculpture, the installation—made out of cardboard and reclaimed Styrofoam—will encourage visitors to reconsider familiar and typically discarded materials for their artmaking possibilities.  

Sunday, September 15, 2013Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sovereign: Independent Voices highlights the work of three leading American Indian contemporary artists, Kent Monkman, Rose Simpson, and Virgil Ortiz, who have received international acclaim. These artists challenge people to think more broadly about the place of native artists in the contemporary art world through a fusion of historic techniques with contemporary styles and ideas. The included works reflect meditations on the self and native histories in a variety of media, including painting, sculptural ceramics, and multimedia works.

Sunday, August 25, 2013Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Depth and Detail: Carved Bamboo from China, Japan, and Korea showcases a variety of carved, cut, incised, and etched bamboo objects. The exhibition demonstrates how artists used bamboo, carving deeply through it to achieve different colors and textures. The intricate decoration of the items on view includes religious imagery as well as people, animals, birds, insects, plants, and landscapes that tell stories or have symbolic meaning.

Sunday, November 10, 2013Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Rupprecht Matthies’ ¿Being Home? is a community-inspired, interactive artwork that grows with each installation. In 2009 and 2011, Matthies collaborated with immigrants at Denver-area community organizations, including the African Community Center, the Emily Griffith Opportunity School, and Centro San Juan Diego, to gather words evocative of notions of home. The resulting words—transformed into mobiles, pillows, and wall pieces—are in 13 languages including English, Spanish, Arabic, and Kareni.

Sunday, January 30, 2011Sunday, December 27, 2015

Experience one of the world's premier collections of Native American art. Reopened on January 30, 2011, our remodeled galleries of American Indian and Northwest Coast art focus on artists and their creations, revealing the hand and eye of each individual artist.

Sunday, January 30, 2011Sunday, December 27, 2015

Nampeyo: Excellence by Name is on view in the American Indian art galleries. Nampeyo is recognized as one of the greatest ceramicists of the 20th century. This exhibition traces the full spectrum of the famed Hopi artist’s career, highlighting key elements of her innovative forms and designs and the work of successive generations of her family.

Sunday, January 26, 2014Sunday, January 10, 2016

Cubism was the most revolutionary and influential movement of the twentieth century. After Renaissance artists perfected the device of perspective, a painting was thought of as a window into the world. But cubist painters understood that canvases themselves were painted objects. They also rejected the idea that an object rendered with traditional perspective was any more “real” than an abstraction of that object on the flat surface.

Special Events

Tuesday, July 1, 2014Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throughout July, DAM members will receive their 10 percent discount on top of special clearance prices. Other weekly special offers available onsite. Additional member 10 percent discount does not apply to weekly specials. Offer is good at both Museum Shop locations.

Kids & Families

Monday, February 10, 2014Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This camp will occur July 15–18 (SOLD OUT) OR July 22–25, 9:30 am–4:30 pm

What would it be like to grow up in an eighteenth-century Japanese castle? Follow the adventures of four young lords and ladies, design settings for seashells, embellish a samurai sword, and play the games kids played back then.

All-day camps are $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s classes and camps.

Monday, February 10, 2014Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This camp will occur July 22–25, 9:30 am–4:30 pm

Prowl the museum galleries to create an entire production inspired by the artwork. Together we will write, design, and act in a play to be performed in the art museum during the monthly final Friday event, Untitled.

All-day camps are $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s classes and camps.

Monday, February 10, 2014Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This class will occur July 29–August 1, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Search for people, places, and things throughout the museum galleries. Create 2–3 major works based on your findings and have lots of fun experimenting with art materials.

One-week classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers. See all this summer’s classes and camps.

Monday, February 10, 2014Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This class will occur July 29–August 1, 1:30–4:30 pm

Meet all things wild at the museum. Create masks, sculptures, and collages from paper, paint, fabric, flour, water, glue, and more. 

One-week classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers. See all this summer’s classes and camps.

Registration begins February 10 at 10 am for DAM members; February 17 for nonmembers. These popular programs fill quickly; be sure to register early!

Monday, February 10, 2014Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This camp will occur July 29–August 1, 9:30 am–4:30 pm

Get inspiration from favorite artworks in the museum and learn to construct basic stop motion animations and Claymation. We will post your creations to YouTube to share with others! Bring a digital camera, BLANK SD card, and a thumbdrive to take your films home.

Monday, February 10, 2014Tuesday, August 5, 2014

This class will occur August 5–8, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Grab your magnifying glass and become an art detective at the museum! Discover hidden animals, treasures, and stories in artworks as you journey through the collections. Campers will create treasure maps and solve an art mystery.

One-week classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers. See all this summer’s classes and camps.

Monday, February 10, 2014Tuesday, August 5, 2014

This class will occur August 5–8, 1:30–4:30 pm

Have you ever wondered how artists capture movement in paintings and sculptures? Discover how by travelling through the museum and making your own “moving” works of art which fly, roll, and wriggle.

One-week classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers. See all this summer’s classes and camps.

Monday, February 10, 2014Tuesday, August 5, 2014

This class will occur August 5–8, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Think you have all the right answers? Put yourself in the artists’ shoes to solve their toughest problems. Uncover multiple solutions while creating unique works of art. 

One-week classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers. See all this summer’s classes and camps.

Monday, February 10, 2014Tuesday, August 5, 2014

This class will occur August 5–8, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

Get to know the animals in the DAM’s collection. The animals here have very special meanings for the people that made them. Find your power animal and make art that shows off your new friend.

One-week classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers. See all this summer’s classes and camps.

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 8:00amMonday, August 11, 2014 - 8:00am

In summer camps and classes at the DAM, kids ages 4-15 can explore the galleries and engage in hands-on learning and artmaking.

One-week classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers. One-week camps $225 members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s classes and camps.

Registration for 2014 begins February 10 at 10 am for DAM members; February 17 for nonmembers. These popular programs fill quickly; be sure to register early!

Monday, February 10, 2014Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This class will occur August 12–15, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Dive into the DAM's modern art collection and discover the magic behind it through painting, drawing, sculpting, and other unexpected mediums.

One-week classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers. See all this summer’s classes and camps.

Monday, February 10, 2014Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This class will occur August 12–15, 1:30–4:30 pm

Explore the museum collections with your artist's eye, and develop your own signature style of seeing and creating art. Students will use sketchbooks, learn the method behind various drawing and sketching techniques, and see where their doodles take them.

One-week classes $110 DAM members, $130 nonmembers. See all this summer’s classes and camps.

Monday, February 10, 2014Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This camp will occur August 12–15, 9:30 am–4:30 pm

Pull back the curtain and discover the exciting mysteries held within the museum walls. Explore the museum through the untold stories of the artworks and solve the “HOWdunits” of artists’ creations.

All-day camps are $225 DAM members, $250 nonmembers. See all this summer’s classes and camps.