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Send us your art-inspired costumes and original Halloween-inspired art!

We want to see your uncanny photographs, surreal sketches, creative pumpkins, DIY costumes, Day of the Dead nichos, and everything in between. Bring it on (as long as it’s yours)!

The Art of Slowing Down in a Museum

"The next time you step into a vast treasure trove of art and history, allow yourself to be carried away by your interests and instincts. You never know where they might lead you."

Recommended reading on the restorative power of slow looking, curating your own museum experience, and the benefits of art selfies.

Photo at the DAM by Nate Parry.

fancytigercrafts:

We did it! #spinzilla victory is ours! We spun a whole lot of yarn in a week and had a blast doing it! #teamknitgirllls were the runners up and did a great job challenging us, we were only about 1000 yards ahead of them. Also props to the other teams, we hope you had a great time as well! Thank you to TNNA for putting on such an awesome event again! #teamfancytiger #backwitharoar #spinittowinit #spinzillarepeat

Congrats to Team Fancy Tiger, Spinzilla champs for the second year in a row!

fancytigercrafts:

We did it! #spinzilla victory is ours! We spun a whole lot of yarn in a week and had a blast doing it! #teamknitgirllls were the runners up and did a great job challenging us, we were only about 1000 yards ahead of them. Also props to the other teams, we hope you had a great time as well! Thank you to TNNA for putting on such an awesome event again! #teamfancytiger #backwitharoar #spinittowinit #spinzillarepeat

Congrats to Team Fancy Tiger, Spinzilla champs for the second year in a row!

inkinglight:

Extension to the Denver Art Museum, Frederic C. Hamilton Building, Denver, Colorado. #Architecture #DanielLibeskind #2 #Inktober

DAM poses for an InkTober sketch by inkinglight.

inkinglight:

Extension to the Denver Art Museum, Frederic C. Hamilton Building, Denver, Colorado. #Architecture #DanielLibeskind #2 #Inktober

DAM poses for an InkTober sketch by inkinglight.

Posters from the DAM Design Workshop:
Gender Equality and Women’s Rights

Inspired by the exhibition Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives, visitors are delving into the design process and expressing their opinions on a broad range of issues in the museum’s Design Workshop.

Get in on the action! Check out Digital DIY #16 for tips from designers on how to create an effective poster.

blua:

Anatomical Ceramic Sculptures by Mexican artist Maria Garcia-Ibanez.

Beautiful bones.

Throwback to celebrating unity in diversity at last month’s CelebrARTE: Unidos!

Visitors got down in a high-spirited taller (master artist workshop) led by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company, Dancing Across Cultures of Denver, and Arte Crisol of Guadalajara, Mexico following their performance of Azteca Spirit.

Posters from the DAM Design Workshop:
Education and Literacy

Inspired by the exhibition Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives, visitors are delving into the design process and expressing their opinions on a broad range of issues in the museum’s Design Workshop.

Get in on the action! Check out Digital DIY #16 for tips from designers on how to create an effective poster.

Today at Drop-in Drawing, Tony, Deborah and Heather made a collaborative, exquisite corpse-style drawing. We checked in with them during the process, and again at the end. 

HEAD

What kind of head are you going for? 

Tony: Cartoon!

TORSO

Is it hard to draw just a torso not knowing what the head looks like?

Heather: No! Figures and faces are my favorite things to draw.

LEGS

What do you think the rest of his or her body looks like?

Deborah: I have no idea! But the African gallery makes for interesting poses so I went with a skirt and a sexy thigh pose.

FEET

How cohesive do you think this drawing will turn out?

Heather: Not at all! Not one single bit. This part is coming right out of my brain here!

THE BIG UNVEILING

Are you surprised? 

We can’t believe how proportionate it is. 

What will you call it? 

"Oh, really?" 

 

A surreal snap of Tianmiao Lin’s Initiator from the Material World exhibit.
Reblogged from lakeshoredrv

A surreal snap of Tianmiao Lin’s Initiator from the Material World exhibit.

Reblogged from lakeshoredrv