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Starting in early 2016, a different museum has taken over the @52Museums account each week and we're thrilled to be participating! We took over the account on Monday and have been sharing images and information about our buildings, permanent collection, past exhibitions and more. We'll be posting through this Sunday before turning it over to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (@mocak_krakow ). Give @52museums a follow to learn more about the DAM and museums across the globe! #52Museums #DenverArtMuseum #takeover
French artist Edgar Degas was born on this day in 1834. Although he considered himself more of a realist, he is more often remembered as one of the founders of impressionism. Unlike typical impressionist works, Degas set his scenes indoors and highlighted the artificial light, which he used to clarify the contours of his figures. Degas experimented with new techniques and sought to capture the fleeting moments of modern life. More than 100 of his works—including paintings, pastels, etchings and sculptures—will be on view at the DAM in “Degas: A Passion for Perfection,” opening Feb. 11, 2018. #HappyDAMBirthday #EdgarDegas #DenverArtMuseum #ArtistBirthday #OnThisDay #Impressionism || Original portrait: Edgar Degas, Self Portrait, ca. 1855-56. Public domain, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
In the Admiralty Islands, women wore this skirt primarily for its ability to produce sound. The shells, seed pods and feathers would sway softly with dance movements and create a musical effect. Discover this piece and the art of bark cloth in "Printed and Painted: the Art of Bark Cloth" before it closes this Sunday, July 23! #nativearts #TextureTuesday #texture #DenverArtMuseum II Admiralty Islands artist, “Skirt,” about 1900. Bark, shell, feather, and seed. Denver Art Museum: Native Arts acquisition fund.
While you're enjoying the summer sunshine, take inspiration from the natural beauty of colorful Colorado and create your own masterpieces in coloring books from #TheShopsatDAM in the North Building. New styles of coloring books and art supplies are now available. #MuseumShopMonday #DenverArtMuseum #Flowers #ColorfulColorado
From playing in the outdoor fountains to hands-on artmaking activities in the Costume Studio to climbing all over 3-D objects in "Tableau," there’s always plenty for kids and families to explore here at the DAM. Don't forget admission is free for youth 18 and younger. #Denver ArtMuseum #Denver #VisitDenver #FREEfunatDAM #Denver art || Photo by @jenc_p
In this video, artists Melanie Yazzie, Gregg Deal and Walt Pourier discuss a major takeaway from their collaborative Native Arts Artists-in-Residence project Action X Community X Togetherness. Though they work with their own unique mediums and styles, the trio was quick to find a central theme for this residency: art as a call to action and a catalyst for change. Interact with the artists during Untitled Final Fridays (July 28 & August 25) and Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration (September 9). #NativeArts #ArtistinResidence #DenverArtMuseum #Denverart
CLOSING SOON– See "Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford" the collaborative, two-venue exhibition with the Clyfford Still Museum (CSM), before it closes this Sunday, July 16! Check out new artworks, inspired by and created in response to Clyfford Still, by Mark Bradford here at the DAM. Bradford's abstract paintings examine issues of race, sexuality and identity, responding to events like the riots in LA in 1992 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Your ticket to "Shade" also allows you to see artworks by Clyfford Still next door at the CSM that were selected in collaboration with Bradford. The selection reveals Bradford’s appreciation for Still’s frequent use of black. #Closingsoon #Denver #MarkBradford Shade #contemporaryart #art #Denver ArtMuseum #MarkBradford #ClyffordStill Museum #ClyffordStill || Photo by @evanpaultrine
We loved having Jen Tobias, associate director of exhibitions and art collections at the Denver Botanic Gardens, visit "The Western: An Epic in Art and Film" yesterday! Tune in to find out what she thought about the exhibition. @denverbotanic #CultureforAllCO #SummerintheWest #Denver #Denver ArtMuseum #ThanksSCFD #Denver BotanicGardens #GraciasSCFD
Make the tablescape at your next summer get-together a work of art with these acrylic placemats by Victoria Lekach, available in #TheShopsatDAM in the Hamilton Building. Lekach, a Miami-based modern industrial and graphic designer, uses art and photography to create her collections of tabletop accessories and home décor. #MuseumShopMonday #DenverArtMuseum
This week's #FanFavorite repost features a modern day cowboy (@cowboy_snowboard ) mindfully admiring Albert Bierstadt's monumental painting "Emigrants Crossing the Plains," on view in The Western: An Epic in Art and Film. #denverartmuseum #summerinthewest #westernart #colorado #thewildwest
The fourth and last artist of the Cuatro : A Series of Artist Interactions program is art history professor and santero (someone who makes religious images), James Córdova. For his project, James created a triptych in the santero tradition that explores images of the conquest and paintings that came out of the Spanish Colonial period in Mexico. His piece, "San Hipólito y las secuelas de la conquista," offers an in-depth look at how the mixing of indigenous and European cultures came together to create a new visual vocabulary. See it on level 4 of the North Building. #DenverArtMuseum #Denverart #santero || Credit: "San Hipólito y las secuelas de la conquista." © James Cordova.