Artist Romelle painting in her studio.

Artist Programs

The Denver Art Museum is proud to provide opportunities to work with and showcase works of art from local artists within and around the museum.


The DAM’s Creative-in-Residence program offers a unique opportunity to take inspiration from on-view exhibitions and collections while working with visitors from around the world. Utilize DAM visitors as a resource, collaborator, point of inspiration, or active participant in a project that you create in the museum environment. The first two months of the residency are dedicated to ideating, experimenting, and exploring–both ideas and materials. The subsequent months will focus on implementing your creative project, working with DAM visitors, and presenting a culminating moment.

Creative Classes

Creative Classes for adult audiences resume January 2022. These classes could include such content as weaving with organic materials, DIY LED light boxes, wheat pasting collage, drawing bodies in motion, or any other creative pursuit.

Creative Classes will be held in the new Learning and Engagement Center workshop spaces in the newly renovated Martin Building.

Steven Yazzie at the wall of his project which displays various question prompts

Photo by Gabe Fermin.

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence

The Native Arts Artist-in-Residence program is an 8-month residency that explores contemporary Indigenous perspectives through the creative process. The studio, which is situated within the Indigenous Arts of North America Galleries, provides artists with an opportunity to develop their work alongside DAM visitors through a series of public engagement experiences.

The 2021-2022 resident is Steven J. Yazzie, a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Denver.

Untitled: Creative Fusions

Untitled: Creative Fusions is a collaboration with local artists and creatives to create an evening full of events, performances, experimentation, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Throughout the night, artists will showcase their work while providing a hands-on and engaging atmosphere.

Martin Building Mural

Denver-based artists Emily Hope Dobkin and Olive Moya were selected to create a new large-scale mural, which is featured on the main level of the Martin Building. The selection followed a request for proposals process calling for submissions to create a mural telling a story of the Denver metro area’s creative scene. The new piece serves as a beacon of welcoming to students, families, and visitors of all ages.

Plaza Window Program

Our latest collaboration with local artist Chinn Wang, A is for..., invites visitors to pause and reflect on how the meaning of the artwork is shaped by their own personal experiences.

Precourt Hall

The Precourt Family Discovery Hall features an artist-designed experience with an aim toward inspiring imagination, play, and wonder. Each artist installation takes advantage of the Hamilton Building’s unique architecture and is designed to encourage visitors of all ages to interact with the artwork and with one another.

The latest installation, Memory Mirror from artist Lares Feliciano, is now on view.

Get Involved

Are you a creative interested in collaborating with us? We’d love to know more about your work. Learn about the opportunities for artists we have available and how to reach us to discuss them further.