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Conceptual study for New York museum. COURTESY ALLIED WORKS ARCHITECTURE

Tools of the Trade: Denver Art Museum Examines the Unusual Studies of Architect Brad Cloepfil

When Brad Cloepfil, principal of Allied Works Architecture, won the competition to design the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver in 2006, he found in its director, Dean Sobel, a client who was uncommonly receptive to his creative process. “It would … Read More

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Jorge Rivas Pérez.COURTESY Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum Appoints Jorge Rivas Pérez Curator of Spanish Colonial Art Collection

The Denver Art Museum announced earlier today the appointment of Jorge Rivas Pérez as its new Frederick & Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art. Rivas will begin next February.Venezuelan-born Rivas joins DAM having spent 14 years as curator of Spanish … Read More

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Morning Links: Guerrilla Girls Mug Edition

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Denver Art Museum Hires Florence Müller as Curator of Textile Art, Curator of Fashion

Florence Müller, a curator and historian of fashion and art, has been named the Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art, Curator of Fashion by the Denver Art Museum. Müller starts in the position in September and will, according to a … Read More

Denver Art Museum, which is located next to The Art hotel. 


Morning Links: The Art Hotel Edition

Saved from demolition by Jackie O. in the 1960s, the Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution’s decorative arts and crafts museum in Washington, D.C., will reopen  to the public on November 13th after a two-year, $30 million restoration. [The Art Newspaper]A group exhibition, … Read More

John Singer Sargent, Rosina Ferrara, Head of a Capri Girl, about 1878, in the collection of the Denver Art Museum.COURTESY DENVER ART MUSEUM

Denver Art Museum Goes Free for Children

Today the Denver Art Museum announced that it will no longer charge admission to its collection galleries for visitors 18 years old and under, joining a number of museums that in recent years have eliminated fees for various segments of … Read More


Contemporary Art Finds a Place at the Santa Fe Indian Market

Last year, when artists Terrance Houle, Adrian Stimson, and Jamison Chas Banks did a performance at Santa Fe’s Indian Market, a giant outdoor fair that features the work of Native American and First Nation artists from across the U.S. and Canada, … Read More


Young British Artist Hits Middle Age: Catching up with Marc Quinn

Ever since he sculpted a self-portrait out of his own frozen blood, Marc Quinn has enthralled the public, annoyed many critics, and been embraced by collectors. The quintessential Young British Artist is now middle-aged, but still notorious Read More


Blanket Statement: 10 Textile Shows, One Museum

Denver Art Museum unites Navajo weavings, Victorian needlework, the original denim, Chinese robes, skinned teddy bears, and a lot more Read More

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Mochica, North Coast, possibly La Mina, Forehead Ornament with Feline Head and Octopus Tentacles Ending in Catfish Heads, 100 – 800 A.D., gold, chrysocolla, and shells. MUSEO DE LA NACIÓN, LIMA, PHOTO ©DANIEL GIANNONI.

The Art That Made Peru Peru

Three millennia, 350 objects, and one national identity are featured in an ambitious show at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts Read More

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Tord Boontje, Table Stories Dinnerware Plate, 2005, porcelain, underglaze blue. From "Blue and White: A Ceramic Journey."  DENVER ART MUSEUM, GIFT OF JILL A. WILTSE AND H. KIRK BROWN III

The Clay’s the Thing

At the Denver Art Museum, mud is ‘marvelous’. Read More


Clothes Connections

Shinique Smith transforms piles of garments destined for export into eye– and thought–provoking installations. Read More

The facade of the Art Institute of Chicago in the expansion designed by Renzo Piano. According to museum director James Cuno, it is not intended to compete with Frank Gehry’s band shell across the street. COURTESY ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

The New Serenity

Architects who design museums have been retreating from explosive innovation to favor classicism, tranquillity, and a more restrained Modernism. Read More