While museums have been closed, we—like many of you—have spent countless hours visiting the next best thing: the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Our Denver creative community is a vibrant source of inspiration and creativity—especially now. This week, we asked local artist Romelle to share what is keeping her inspired and sparking her creativity during this time. She says:
“My name is Romelle and I am an abstract painter based in RiNo, Denver. My studio essentials include anything that keeps me sane and I'm never short of vibrant colors to help bring my mood up. Lately, my routine has involved biking to the studio which acts as a sort of moving-meditation as I start the day.
The Denver Art Museum's monthly Drop-in Drawing sessions are going virtual until it's safe for the museum to host these type of classes again. Anna Kaye, artist and instructor, will continue to lead the program.
Learn more about Homer Remington and his painting Fight for the Waterhole.
Untitled Creative Fusions
With Untitled: Creative Fusions at Home approaching on May 15, 16, and 17, we asked a few of the event's participating artists to tell us how they've interpreted the theme of "Unearthing Place" and what activities viewers can expect to see when they hit the virtual stage.
For this Untitled—the first entirely online—our two featured artists Becky Wareing Steele and Libby Barbee collaborated with local artists to develop a three-episode variety show exploring the diverse narratives of the American West through shared experience and heritage.
The closure of schools this spring has created an unprecedented challenge for teachers to overcome. Teachers were faced with daunting questions: How do we teach from afar? How do we connect with our students when we cannot connect? How do we ensure students know we care?
We have seen teachers not only rise to the challenge, but truly innovate during this time of need.
Like many people, the staff at the Denver Art Museum has been dealing with how to stay inspired and creative while quarantined. Here are some of the ways 20 of our team members have kept themselves occupied and energized at home these past few weeks.
gifted to the Denver Art Museum by Yoko Ono, is considered Keith Haring’s final work, executed weeks before he died of AIDS on February 16, 1990. It serves as a testament to the power of creativity and the artist’s willingness to share his vision even as he was mortally ill. Featuring his signature hieroglyphic figures, this bronze triptych recalls Christian altarpieces as well as devotional shrines dedicated to the deities of world religions. Determined to finish it before he died, Haring rapidly cut the design into clay, which was later cast in bronze.
Día del Niño (Children’s Day) celebrates the important role of children in society. The United Nations recognizes the importance of creating awareness for the protection of children’s rights and, to that end, holds a day for adults to recognize their role in the protection of this right of children to enjoy a healthy and peaceful life. Most countries around the world have a day in which adults show their love, appreciation, and recognition of children in a national celebration that takes place in homes and schools, but also at community gatherings.
Untitled Creative Fusions
Join us on Facebook and YouTube on May 15, 16, and 17 at 7 pm MST for the Denver Art Museum’s first Untitled: Creative Fusions at Home! This is the online version of the Untitled: Creative Fusions event that happens quarterly at the museum.
Jessica Loving grew up in the once sleepy mountain town of Conifer, Colorado. She spent much of her childhood being fortunate enough to experience extensive international travel with her family. This gift of ultimately, wanderlust, thoroughly enriched her being. Before the age of 20, she had already visited over 30 countries and seven continents.
Jessica studied Fine Art at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, from which she graduated in 2005. After moving back to Denver in 2006, she immediately became active within the art scene. She is a co-founder of Sync Gallery.
Editor’s note: The Museo de las Americas (861 Santa Fe Drive) will host
Rhythm & Ritual from June 19-October 17, 2020.
Music is a central aspect in our lives and plays a key role in shaping our experiences. Most of us do not go a single day without hearing music in some capacity. Consider how people living 1,000 years from now would misinterpret what your life was like if music was left out of it. Have you ever stopped to think about the music of ancient peoples and how it impacted their lives and experiences?