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.

Martin Building Mural

Denver-based artists Emily Hope Dobkin and Olive Moya were selected to create a new large-scale mural, which will be prominently featured on the main level of the Martin Building when it reopens October 24, 2021. 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 will serve as a beacon of welcoming to students, families, and visitors of all ages.

Creative Classes

Creative Classes for adult audiences will begin in 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.

Dancers and models at October's Untitled at the Denver Art Museum

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.

View of the text and images installed onto the museum plaza windows

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.

Michael Sperandeo, 2020 Creative-in-Residence at the Denver Art Museum

Photo courtesy of Michael Sperandeo


Through this series, local creatives from a variety of disciplines push the notions of what a museum can be—for visitors, for the creative community and for the institution itself. Things will get wildly creative and maybe a little messy too!

Get the latest updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—use the hashtag #creativeinresidence.

Wall of brightly colored flowered wallpaper and a display of kitschy knicknacks

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 by Lares Feliciano, debuted in July 2021 and is now on view.

Adán De La Garza and Ryan Wade Ruehlen performing on drums in the Stampede gallery at the 2018 Materials Frequency Untitled Final Friday event.

Adán De La Garza and Ryan Wade Ruehlen performing at the 2018 Materials Frequency Untitled Final Friday event. Photo by Christina Jackson. © Denver Art Museum

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.