Seeing the Denver Art Museum

Since its founding in the 1980s, the Denver Art Museum has acquired a range of temporary homes ranging from the downtown mansion to some of the county’s buildings. In 1949, the facility opened its galleries as well as a center to support talented children. In 1971, the museum established the North Building. It was designed by James Sudler Associates with together with Gio Ponti, the prominent Italian architect. The seven-story building allowed the art gallery to display its products under a single roof. The idea seemed convenient, especially for visitors. To move away from the conventional temple-design museum, the North Building was established. The innovative facility has reflective glass tiles.

Ponti’s contributions to the museum’s artwork became apparent in the presentation of its sculptural richness. The thin, rich wall with about 28 vertical surfaces of various planes wrapped the whole building. Over one million glass tiles cover the exterior of the building. The tiles also make progressively shifting patterns of shadow as well as light at different times of the day. Coupled with different windows sizes, the art gallery is a direct representation of iconic artwork.

The Denver Art Museum upholds bold traditions when it comes to presenting art selections. In 2000, the organization incorporated the work of Daniel Libeskind. The Frederic Hamilton Building was a joint venture of Davis Partnership Architects and Libeskind. It’s located on North Building’s southern side. The design by Libeskind was referential to Ponti building. It recalls the mountain peak that provides a significant backdrop for the community. The Hamilton Building cuts across the street into the North Building over an enclosed steel bridge that connects the two main buildings.

To enhance its advocacy for artwork, the Denver Art Museum doubled its size by launching iconic structures. For over two decades, the Denver Art Museum has led in facilitating educational programming. The organization boasts of having a family-friendly approach integrated into the galleries via a partnership between two chief curators. The collaboration supports the North as well as Hamilton buildings. The Denver Art Museum is also a trailblazer in launching innovative opportunities meant to encourage learners to interact with art. The organization is prominent for helping its visitors explore art alongside their creativity.

Artists at work

  • Creative in residence

Creative in residence is a series in which local creatives from different disciplines present their notion of the museum’s vision for the community as well as the institution. The program supports artists to indulge in a residency at the cultural venue.

  • Weekend artist demonstrations

Locals can be part of the weekend artist demonstrations by stepping into the print studio to create an original print. Individuals can gain access to resources that will enable them to design a personal printing plate or conduct experiments with color as well as layering. In the studio, members can learn how to create a reverse image from expert printmakers.

Upcoming exhibitions

The Claude Monet- The Denver Art of Museum will be home to the Claude Monet on October 21, 2019. The event will allow people to explore the continuous interests of Monet in capturing the reflective water qualities as well as the impacts of light.

Serious Play– Serious Play will be held on May 5, 2019. The play presents a perception of the postwar American design for innovation as well as creativity. The exhibition will cover the value of employing playfulness in the art to bring life to new ideas particularly in American homes.

The Light Show– The Light Show will be held in June. It shall be open in two main stages featuring 250 objects harvested from the nine curatorial departments found in the museum.