LAST POST 3/3 from my visit to the DENVER ART MUSEUM’s Stampede exhibition at @denverartmuseum this post focusing the decorative arts - rarely do you see contemporary design, Gotham silver, furniture, ethnographic and ancient material side by side. The table setting in a vitrine also offered a head set to hear poetry. While this is technically an “art” museum, it functions as an all welcome, all age, all cultural experience that uses art objects to tell a broad story, educate and provoke questions. My take away (re: The Berkshires) - it is not about the money, its about the vision and creative leadership to pull off a show like this and bring together donors, lenders and curatorial staff resulting in a benefit to all who consider the museum “their” museum and provide a regional experience for cultural tourists. It emphasizes what we lost and are losing #intheberkshires as “our” museum sells its finest artworks to fuel a “new vision” and pay off debt. @savetheartsavethemuseum Stampede: Animals in Art. This CROSS-DEPARTMENTAL exhibition brings together more than 300 objects from the Denver Art Museum’s collection to explore the presence of animals in art throughout centuries and across cultures. INCLUSIVE Stampede creates an opportunity for visitors to discover and consider the role animals play through themes such as personal connections with animals, how animal materials have been used in art, how animals are used to tell stories or represent political ideas, and how artists use animals in imaginative ways. It includes visitor favorites such as a four-faced Hamat'sa Mask, Deborah Butterfield’s horse sculptures, artworks by Frederic Remington and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as rarely seen works. Visitors can try their hand at drawing in the gallery and spend time closely looking at smaller objects in a “cabinet of curiosities.” Stampede also features an interactive space where visitors can learn about the creative process behind the Never Alone video game created by Native North Alaskan storytellers. #denverartmuseum #stampededenver #ferrincontemporaryinthemueum
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DENVER ART MUSEUM if there is an award for the excellent use of permanent collection - this show would have taken first place. 2 of 3 posts from last week’s visit to “Stampede” this one focusing on the room with the horses and the Knick knack cabinet. Note the drawing station and signage that encourages closer looking and engagement with visitors and objects featured in the exhibition. Stampede: Animals in Art. This CROSS-DEPARTMENTAL exhibition brings together more than 300 objects from the Denver Art Museum’s collection to explore the presence of animals in art throughout centuries and across cultures. INCLUSIVE Stampede creates an opportunity for visitors to discover and consider the role animals play through themes such as personal connections with animals, how animal materials have been used in art, how animals are used to tell stories or represent political ideas, and how artists use animals in imaginative ways. It includes visitor favorites such as a four-faced Hamat'sa Mask, Deborah Butterfield’s horse sculptures, artworks by Frederic Remington and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as rarely seen works. ENGAGEMENT Visitors can try their hand at drawing in the gallery and spend time closely looking at smaller objects in a “cabinet of curiosities.” Stampede also features an interactive space where visitors can learn about the creative process behind the Never Alone video game created by Native North Alaskan storytellers. In conjunction with Stampede, visit the 3-D Studio on level one for hands-on artmaking activities related to animals. CURATORS RECOGNIZED PUBLICLY Stampede: Animals in Art is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition curation has been led by John Lukavic, curator of Native arts, and Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion at the DAM. #denverartmuseum #stampededenver #ferrincontemporaryinthemuseum
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DENVER ART MUSEUM if there is an award for the excellent use of permanent collection - this show would have taken first place. 2 of 3 posts from last week’s visit to Stampede. HISTORY MEETS CONTEMPORARY Stampede: Animals in Art. This CROSS-DEPARTMENTAL exhibition brings together more than 300 objects from the Denver Art Museum’s collection to explore the presence of animals in art throughout centuries and across cultures. INCLUSIVE Stampede creates an opportunity for visitors to discover and consider the role animals play through themes such as personal connections with animals, how animal materials have been used in art, how animals are used to tell stories or represent political ideas, and how artists use animals in imaginative ways. It includes visitor favorites such as a four-faced Hamat'sa Mask, Deborah Butterfield’s horse sculptures, artworks by Frederic Remington and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as rarely seen works. ENGAGEMENT Visitors can try their hand at drawing in the gallery and spend time closely looking at smaller objects in a “cabinet of curiosities.” Stampede also features an interactive space where visitors can learn about the creative process behind the Never Alone video game created by Native North Alaskan storytellers. In conjunction with Stampede, visit the 3-D Studio on level one for hands-on artmaking activities related to animals. CURATORS RECOGNIZED PUBLICLY Stampede: Animals in Art is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition curation has been led by John Lukavic, curator of Native arts, and Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion at the DAM. #denverartmuseum #stampededenver #ferrincontemporaryinthemuseum s
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Si no puedo vivir la vida bailando y cantando no la quiero vivir. 💃🏻 #conjuntoprimavera #yaremyfriendssohot #lovethem #stampededenver @rudis6.7
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@kr5is you're the best; you came out and tried weird things with me!!and My mom is the best! She stayed out with me country 2-stepping until way past both our bedtimes! We are both dying #iloveyou #mom #myfavoriteperson #fun #sta#stampedeer #stampede #mymom #mymom❤️ #goodsport #denver #denvercolorado #denvercountry #countrylife #twostepping #linedancing #allthethings #friends #greatpeople #differentthings
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