calls this exhibition a "true tour de force." CBS4 says it "dazzles."
Check out writing instructor Theresa Rozul Knowles' tips.
Check out our free online drawing, writing, and mindful looking classes.
Explore Julia Alvarez's novel In the Time of the Butterflies
in front of Marie Watt's artwork Butterfly
(in The Light Show
) at the Denver Art Museum's Drop-In Writing program on October 22.
Lighthouse Writers Workshop is hosting Denver's 2019 NEA Big Read at events throughout town through November 6. This year, the book is by Julia Alvarez. At our Drop-In Writing program this month, Suzi Q. Smith, poet and community engagement coordinator at Lighthouse, will be using writing prompts related to the book.
Editor's Note: You can enjoy the coloring activity and see the Hayagriva Mandala in
The Light Show through March 7, 2021.
At the Denver Art Museum, we have in our collection one of very few Tibetan sand mandalas to be permanently installed in a museum. They are traditionally dismantled after construction as a symbolic reference to the impermanence of life and the transitory nature of life in Buddhist thought.
Thank you to everyone who entered this contest. We saw so many great photos! Photography curator Eric Paddock said, "This was a really fun and interesting experience. There was so much energy among the participating artists, and so many great pictures, that it was awfully hard to settle on a final group.
Looking for a creative outlet? Join instructor Anna Kaye at the Denver Art Museum for Drop-In Drawing sessions on the second Tuesday of each month.
Note: This contest is now closed.
Contemporary landscape photography from around the world is surveyed in the Denver Art Museum’s summer exhibition New Territory: Landscape Photography Today. The exhibition reflects on the environmental attitudes, perceptions, and values of our time through “observed” and “constructed” landscape imagery.
We challenge you to capture the essence of New Territory
through a single photograph. The museum’s photography department will review submissions to select the top 10 photographs.
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.