Looking for something fun to do Memorial Day Weekend? The Denver Art Museum has you covered. Check out current exhibitions including the new Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer
(already generating a lot of buzz), Stampede: Animals in Art
, and visitor favorite La Musidora
(which is back for another summer!). All exhibitions and activities this weekend are included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and younger.
Friday, May 25
Kick off your holiday weekend May 25, 6-10 pm, with Untitled Final Friday.
The DAM invites you to summon your inner turtle for our inaugural Slow Art Day, an international event with the simple mission to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. On April 14, people all over the world will visit museums and galleries to look at art slowly, lingering with five works of art for 10 minutes each and then joining back up for a conversation about the experience.
The annual Western American Art Symposium this year is called Beyond America’s Heartland: Regionalism and the Art of the American West. This full-day event hosted by the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum takes place on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Featuring four presentations by leading scholars from across the United States, this symposium examines regionalism and its impact on artists working in the American West.
Before the symposium, take our quiz to see how much you know about regionalism.
Looking for fun things to do with holiday visitors? Bring them to the Denver Art Museum! All of the exhibitions and programs mentioned below are included with general admission except Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
. Tip: Check the calendar to see what’s happening at the museum on the day you visit.
1. Celebrate women artists
is making its US debut in Denver.
Why DAM Curator Angelica Daneo Thinks Women-Only Art Exhibits Still Matter
—Liz Simmons, The Westword
"Monet, Degas, Renoir, Manet, and Toulouse-Lautrec: They're some of the best-known impressionists.
They're also all men. Women artists in nineteenth-century Paris faced an uphill battle in pursuing their craft. The social norm was that women had no business exploring city life on their own. They were excluded from the state-run art school.
Take a video tour of Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
and see why it's getting rave reviews. Below are just a few of the comments visitors have shared with us:
. I loved the exhibit. One of my favorites of all time
. I have been a member for many years & have visited many exhibits starting in the late 1980s. This is one of the best. Everyone should see it. Its themes are so relevant for our times in history. – JPT
. We learned a great deal, and the range of artists and work was astonishing
VISIT DENVER’s 11th annual Denver Arts Week celebration of the Mile High City's vibrant arts and culture scene kicks off November 3. The nine-day celebration of art and creativity continues through November 11. Denver Arts Week is punctuated by visual arts, theater, live music, film, museums, dance, opera, comedy, literature, history, and heritage.
DAM Membership Offer, through Nov. 11
As an added bonus, the Denver Art Museum is offering an exclusive Denver Arts Week membership offer.
This fall and winter, the Denver Art Museum is offering visitors a little taste of Paris. See Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
and enjoy a special beverage in the Callahan Café. There's even a non-coffee drink for the kids. Check out the menu below for Her Paris
-themed drinks. We also have regular coffee, tea, and espresso drinks, prepared sandwiches and salads, and desserts.
Don't miss these exhibitions at the Denver Art Museum that are closing this fall:
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place through October 22
features site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West.
In honor of the exhibition Ganesha: The Playful Protector
, Mayor Michael Hancock declared October 7, 2017, Ganesha Day in Denver. The entire community is invited to enjoy free general admission to the Denver Art Museum and see Ganesha
on October 7.
As these summer days continue to reach peak levels of heat, a great alternative to sweating under the sun is visiting the air-conditioned galleries of the Denver Art Museum. In August, four don’t-miss exhibitions are closing, so now is the perfect time to escape the heat and catch the following inspiring, thought-provoking art installations.
Abstract Expressionism from the Denver Art Museum – On view through Aug.
According to recent studies, people value experiences more than things. Dads say they’d rather spend time with their kids than get another tie for Father’s Day.
If dad is an art lover, a trip to the Denver Art Museum for Father’s Day is a no-brainer.