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We’re going to have twice the fun this Friday at Untitled: Talk Back! The Clyfford Still Museum is joining us as a co-host, so you can saunter through the galleries of two museums with Denver’s sassiest guides–divas Shirley Delta Blow and Dixie Crystals. They'll be taking visitors on fantastical tours loaded with alternative facts (and real ones too) courtesy of our community partner, Denver Public Library. #Denver ArtMuseum #ClyffordStillMuseum #UntitledDAM #Denver #Denver art
To make this artwork, Mark Bradford collaged black and white paper on canvas, sometimes splashing the black paper with bleach and water before adding another layer. He then cut into the thickly stacked paper with a sander, generating arced creases, draws, pulls and paper crevasses—offering a glimpse below the surface. #texture Tuesday #texture #MarkBradford #ButchQueen #Denver ArtMuseum #MarkBradford Shade #Denver #Denver art || Mark Bradford, Butch Queen (detail), 2016. Mixed media on canvas; 104-1/4 x 144-1/2 inches. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, by exchange, 2016. ©Mark Bradford. Photograph by Joshua White.
You can have your very own piece of Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place. Limited-edition prints of Daniela Edburg's "The Plan" are available in #TheShopsatDAM in the Hamilton Building. Edburg photographed "The Plan" during a visit to Colorado, after being inspired by the landscape of the Pawnee National Grassland, northeast of Greeley, and included it in the narrative of her Mi Tierra installation "Uprooted." All proceeds from print sales support acquisitions for the museum's collections. #MuseumShopMonday #MiTierraDAM #DanielaEdburg #DenverArtMuseum #Photography || Daniela Edburg, "The Plan," 2016. Archival ink print; 22 x 34 inches. © Daniela Edburg.
@_erinaudrey_ 's experience visiting the museum with her students is this week's #FanFavorite repost: "I had the crazy privilege of taking some of my students to the Denver Art Museum today (many had never been to an art museum before). I cannot tell you how many times I would find just one kid, sitting by themselves like this, looking and thinking. Feeling and questioning. Realizing that they somehow are a part of all of these huge, conceptual ideas. They are a small and important piece to the bigger whole. My heart would fill each time. Some of the artwork we saw was SO powerful, and I could see that it moved them... not as much, though, as their wonder moved me. People, I seriously have a beautiful job. #artteacherness #denverartmuseum #mitierra #itotallytearedup #artmakeschildrenpowerful " #DenverArt #FreeforKids #ExperienceArt
Closing tomorrow: Treasures of British Art on level 6 of the North Building. The gallery presents paintings from the Berger Collection that represent subjects for which British art is best known—portraits, landscapes, sporting scenes—and significant moments in the history of British art and culture. #DenverArtMuseum #BritishArt #ArtHistory #Painting
COMING SOON–The Western: An Epic in Art and Film || We're hard at work installing the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present through fine art, film and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores gender roles and race relations—offering a visual journey that is more than cowboys and barroom brawls. #staytuned #summerinthewest #comingsoon #denver artmuseum #denver #denver art || In addition to all exhibition supporters, The Western has been made possible in part by the National Endowment of the Arts (@neaarts ). The NEA is a federally funded program that creates an environment for the arts to thrive. #nationalendowmentforthearts #NEAarts
Darrin Alfred, curator of architecture, design and graphics at DAM, recently visited the preserved former home of midcentury-modern architect and furniture designer Finn Juhl located at The Ordrupgaard Museum in Denmark. Check out some photos from his time there. The Ordrupgaard Museum houses French Impressionist art and Danish art from the Golden Age with an exquisite collection of paintings by artists such as Monet, Gauguin and Hammershøi. With an extension to the building made by architect Zaha Hadid in 2005 and Finn Juhl’s house in 2008, the museum has gained a strong architectural profile. #finnjuhl #danishdesign #denmark #curatoronthemove #DAMtravels #curatorlife #denverartmuseum @ordrupgaard
#TextureTuesday Feature: In Dmitri Obergfell's "Federal Fashion Mart" installation, on view in Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, there are sets of praying hands made of plaster with manicured nails featuring patterns, logos and jewelry like those found in Mexican beauty parlors. According to the artist, these sculptures reference the cultural aesthetic and spiritual nature of the Latino immigrant community. #DenverArtMuseum #MiTierraDAM #texture #nailart #Denverart #DmitriObergfell
#TheShopsatDAM for the music lover: Reminisce on decades of great music with record covers that are works of art themselves or explore the history of a music institution with hundreds of photographs from the Capitol Records archives. #MuseumShopMonday #DenverArtMuseum #GraphicArt #AlbumArt #Photography
This week's #FanFavorite repost is from @runny .mascara: "Just a girl contemplating the work of Nordfeldt😍 I just love Reagan's curiosity! She was definitely into the artwork and really took the time to look at each one. Praying that this love for art only grows ❤️ Do any of you have kids that love art!? I would love to know😊" #DenverArtMuseum #FamilyFun #FreeforKids #ModernArt #AbstractExpressionism