By Design

Stories and Ideas Behind Objects

Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers, Mexican, born 1977, Prickly Pair Chair, Gentleman Style, 2009. Banak wood, medium-density fiberboard, paint, and upholstery. Acquired by exchange, 2016.2. © Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers.

Laura Kishimoto, American, born 1991, Yumi Chair, 2012. Bent white ash and steel. Funds from the Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust and Gayle and Gary Landis, 2019.530. © Laura Kishimoto.

Ruskin Pottery, Vase, 1920. Stoneware with kingfisher blue luster glaze; 12-1/4 x 6 in. Denver Art Museum, gift of the Collection of Carl Patterson, 2018.81.

Victor Moscoso, American, born Spain, 1936. Miller Blues Band at Matrix, 1967. Offset lithograph. Partial gift of David and Cheryl Tippit; partial purchase with Architecture and Design acquisition funds; and partial purchase from the Volunteer Endowment Fund in honor of R. Craig Miller, 2008.787.

Attributed to Herter Brothers, Renaissance Revival Cabinet, about 1877. Rosewood, wood inlay, gilt, ormolu (gilt bronze), and brass; 85 × 84 1/2 × 23 1/4 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Bruce and Nancy Benson, Estelle R. Wolf, DAM Yankees, The Junior League of Denver, and in memory of Walton W. Wilson, 1989.202.

Denver Art Museum, Amanda J. Precourt Gallery, rendering courtesy of OMA New York.

Exterior of the remodeled Martin Building project.

The Martin Building Project

This exhibition will open when the Martin Building renovation project is complete. Standing seven stories tall, the Martin Building will house collection galleries, a conservation laboratory, interactive classroom space, a family activity center, two restaurants, and the brand new Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center.

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Family looking drawing while looking at art at the Denver Art Museum

Activities for Kids and Families

Visiting with the whole family? Make sure to check out our Creativity Resource page. There you'll find DIY activities, gallery games, lesson plans, book recommendations, and more to enhance your experience both at the museum and at home.