To unveil the newly renovated Martin Building (previously known as the North or Ponti Building), the Denver Art Museum (DAM) hosted a free general admission day on October 24, 2021 as part of its campus reopening.
Light Show exhibit spotlights curatorial collaboration
The Denver Art Museum’s The Light Show exhibit shines on nearly 250 works of art from the museum’s nine curatorial departments. The exhibit is co-curated by Rebecca Hart, Vicki and Kent Logan Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Jorge Rivas Pérez, Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art. This collaborative showcase highlights the physical and symbolic representations of… [Click to read more]
Cheers to 19 years for the DAM’s Uncorked
On Friday, April 12, the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) Uncorked celebrates 19 years at its annual spring fundraiser, toasting art, wine and community. This year, Uncorked Reserve transports guests to the California wine country with a Napa-themed dinner on the museum’s Martin Plaza. The event’s late-night party, AFTERGLO, inspires creative energy with music and interactive projects with local artists. Virginia… [Click to read more]
Denver-born artist returns home for exhibit at DAM
Artist Jordan Casteel has returned to her roots in Denver for her first major museum showing at the Denver Art Museum. Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze is on view at the museum through August 18, 2019. The exhibit features nearly 30 paintings from the East High School graduate’s body of work from 2014-2018. The exhibit highlights Casteel’s paintings that include subject… [Click to read more]
From Paris to Denver with Dior
From art gallerist to one of the most iconic fashion couturiers, Christian Dior has made his way from Paris to Denver. Dior: From Paris to the World is now on display at the Denver Art Museum until March 17, 2019. The stunning exhibit looks at Dior’s legacy and global influence in fashion and culture over the past 70 years. The… [Click to read more]
Denver Art Museum unveils sole Rembrandt exhibit
Now through early next year, the Denver Art Museum is the sole U.S. venue to host Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker. The exhibit includes nearly 100 prints from throughout Rembrandt’s 40-year career. It looks at his approach to printmaking and the evolution of his craft. It also observes how he combined the three principle methods of intaglio: etching, drypoint and engraving. On… [Click to read more]
Students react to Free for Kids
More than 200,000 children and youth visited the Denver Art Museum in 2017. Thanks to Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation as well as Bellco Credit Union, the Free for Kids program allows all Colorado youth access to the world of art. With the North Building under renovation, the museum is open every day of the week now and large numbers of school groups and… [Click to read more]
Colorado History on Display at the University of Denver’s Reiman Theater
An incredible work of art and piece of Colorado history was recently restored at the University of Denver. Prior to its unveiling in April 2014, the exquisite Shakespearean mural framing the stage of the Reiman Theater in historic Margery Reed Hall was lost for nearly a century.
Painted in 1929 by legendary Colorado artist John Edward Thompson, the mural covers the large proscenium arch that encircles the theater stage. Considered by many historians to be one of the state’s most