The Denver Art Museum will host the 11th Annual Teaching for Artistic Behavior Conference on January 15-16, 2022.
Denver Public Schools students and teachers created Surrealist self-portraits and poems inspired by Frida Kahlo.
Congratulations to these creative students in grades 7–12 and to their teachers and families!
School & Teachers
Kids & Families
The Denver Art Museum needs your help!
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.
Is your school actively engaged in promoting the arts? Do you work for a community center focused on exposing youth and families to new creative experiences and opportunities? Apply here to collaborate with the Denver Art Museum to bring the Art Lives Here/El arte vive aquí program to your site.
Art Lives Here/El arte vive aquí is a FREE program created with the Denver Art Museum and your school or organization’s community. A collection of unique museum objects would live at your site for about a month.
Ah, the start of a new school year—freshly sharpened pencils, classrooms organized, and the whole year ahead of you. Wondering what will be at the Denver Art Museum to connect to your classroom? Wondering which works of art you can see in person and which artists you might want to study? Look no further than your school mailbox.
The teacher mailer has arrived! This envelope from the DAM is jam packed with information about field trips offered in the 2018–2019 school year.
This article tells the story of how the Denver Art Museum conserved this map. To learn more about the map itself read this article. No longer on view.
History, Artistry & Science
Traditional conservation embodies what I like to refer to as the “holy trinity” of disciplines: history, artistic competency, and science.
1. Explore World-Class Exhibitions—Only at the Denver Art Museum!
Degas: A Passion for Perfection
investigates the creative experimentation throughout Degas’ career to capture contemporary life of late-nineteenth-century Paris, a transformation from his earlier focus on historical subjects. The Denver Art Museum is the only American venue for this exhibition. Degas: A Passion for Perfection
is included in free general admission for school groups and available for school tour groups through March 16
, and April 2–May 18, 2018
Note: This blog was originally published in 2015. Since these objects are on view in
Stampede: Animals in Art, we are republishing it.
Now on view in Stampede: Animals in Art
are three exquisitely crafted kings on horseback made in Ecuador in the 1700s. They were once part of a larger Christmas nativity scene that illustrated the biblical story of the birth of Jesus. First displayed in Europe in the 1500s, three-dimensional nativity scenes included the Holy Family—Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus—with angels, animals, shepherds, and the three kings.
These videos tell the story of how curators, conservators, and educators worked to conserve The Virgin of Valvanera (on view in Revealing a Mexican Masterpiece: The Virgin of Valvanera)
, a painting created in the 1700s.
Entering its seventh year, the Bank of America Art Conservation Project has funded more than 100 projects in 29 countries, on six continents. In 2016, the Denver Art Museum was among 21 institutions to receive one of these prestigious grants.
Artists have used varnishes to coat their paintings since the 1400s—some claim as early as the eleventh century. Varnishes serve to saturate the paint colors, provide some degree of protection for the paint surface, and to impart an even surface sheen.