Situated in the city s Civic Center, the Denver Art Museum DAM , is, according to its own website, one of the largest museums between Chicago and the West Coast. The museum was founded in as the Denver Artists Club, has moved several times over the years, and today is housing more than , works of art in three distinct buildings, most remarkable and recognizable being Hamilton Building, designed by Daniel Libeskind and opened in . Definitely modern in appearance the Hamilton Building is inspired by the surrounding Rocky Mountains, a notion confirmed by the architect himself I was inspired by the light and the geology of the Rockies, but most of all by the wide-open faces of the people of Denver, says Libeskind. The outward appearance of the building is very inviting, it intrigues potential visitors and is especially effective at night. Libeskind s design opens new opportunities on [...]
MUST have thorough knowledge of ART and/or the below art museums. Students are required to visit an art museum or gallery of their choice and write a 2-3 page critique of their experience. The critique should describe the institutions intended audience, type of artwork exhibited, design of exhibition and manner of display, and coherency or success of the exhibition. Students should reference Carol Duncan’s writing, “The Art Museum as Ritual”, and relate it to their own experience of the art museum or gallery they visited. Suggested Opportunities: SANTA FE – www.artdistrictonsantafe.com Within the Art District you can enjoy over 60 participating galleries, artist studios and restaurants joining the First Friday Art Walk (6-9 pm) every first Friday of the month. Free guided shuttle coaches pick you up at the light rail station at 10th Avenue and Osage Street and ferry you around the Art District on First Fridays between 5:30 and 9:30PM. TENNYSON STREET CULTURAL DISTRICT – www.tscd.org The First Friday evening of each month, the merchants along North Denver’s Tennyson Street invite you to stroll, shop, and gallery hop from 6 until 10 p.m. Between 38th and 44th Avenues, check out restaurants, boutiques, coffee houses, indie book stores, the historic Oriental Theater, and, of course, wonderful art galleries and studios, all tucked into one of Denver's funkiest neighborhoods. I do not know about any shuttles for this art walk. You will have to look it up. DENVER ART MUSEUM, FREE FIRST SATURDAY – www.denverartmuseum.org The Denver Art Museum has a free day on the first Saturday of every month. The Denver Art Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon with friends in downtown Denver.