Canaletto Masterwork Restored
Following nearly one year of conservation treatment, an Italian masterwork discovered in the Denver Art Museum storage is on view. Since spring 2012, we have been writing updates about behind-the-scenes discoveries and decisions related to the restoration.
In November 2011, the DAM was awarded a grant from The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) Foundation to restore a painting in its collection that had recently been attributed to 18th century Venetian painter Giovanni Antonio Canal, called il Canaletto.
The painting, Venice: The Molo from the Bacino di S. Marco, was bequeathed to the DAM by Charles Edwin M. Stanton and accessioned into the collection in 2009. Prior to Mr. Stanton’s purchase of the work in London, the provenance of the painting is not known. It is not recorded in any catalogues as a work by Canaletto. Research led Canaletto scholar Charles Beddington to accept the work as an early work by the painter.
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ModMobili in Modern in Denver
Hakutan’s organic shape offers an appealing sculptural design for any space. But it is what’s inside that make Hakutan precious, functional, and a conversation piece. Hakutan comes from Korean oak turned into White Charcoal, which has extremely high carbon content. The higher the carbon, the higher the absorption of odors. A pleasant, peaceful way to clean the air indoors.
Passport to Paris Exhibition Debuting This Fall
Monet, Cézanne, Degas Among Artists Featured at the DAM
Artmaking & Immersive Activities Complement Trio of Shows
The Denver Art Museum announced today a suite of three French-themed shows titled Passport to Paris. On view October 27, 2013–February 9, 2014, the shows will focus on French art from the late 1600s to early 1900s, and explore changes in art and society during three important centuries in art history.
Find artists Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Nicolas Poussin, François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Alfred Sisley in the three shows:
Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum
Nature as Muse: French Impressionist Landscapes
Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection
The museum also will offer numerous activities that highlight France and the French aesthetic and is thrilled to partner with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to create an immersive, on-site experience that will beckon visitors back throughout the season.
A special exhibition ticket will give guests access to all three exhibitions for a delightful discovery of French art.
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William Lamson: Action for the Delaware
Action for the Delaware features artist William Lamson seemingly standing on the surface of the Delaware river. As the camera come closer, we see Lamson's struggle to steady himself on a flotation device against the river's current. The challenge of balancing himself while also trying to submerge his support structure under water becomes the focus of the work.
Lamson’s Action can be seen as a metaphor for the creative process, moving between the fiction of his position and the reveal of how the illusion is created. At first, he succeeds in convincing us that he is doing the impossible – standing on water – but then slowly he reveals the mechanism behind his visual trick. Quietly perched atop the current, there is a momentary suspension of belief that the artist is master over this natural force. Ultimately, however, he reveals how dominant the environment is and how helpless he is to control it.
Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams, Action for the Delaware will be presented in the Lu & Chris Law Gallery from January 19 through April 7, 2013. The Members Preview will be held on January 19, 2013 from 6–8PM and the exhibition will open to the public on January 20, 2013 for just 10¢ all day.
For more information, please visit the MCA Website.
New Apen Art Museum
A center of Aspen’s renowned cultural community with an ever-expanding traveling exhibitions program, the AAM has operated in a 9,000 square-foot converted historic hydroelectric plant located just outside the center of town along the Roaring Fork River for the last 30 years. Situated in a scenic dell, the current building is charming and its site lovely, but the museum long ago outgrew the facility, both in function and ambition. Among the institution’s ambitious list of goals, the largest is building a new facility. With a current visitorship of over 35,000 people from around the globe per year, the AAM needs a substantially larger building sited nearer the city’s center.
About the Architect: Shigeru Ban
Ban has received more than 25 awards for his inspiring contributions to the architecture and design world, including the MIPIM Awards in 2007, where he won first prize for residential developments. In 2002 he won the “Best House in The World” Prize for his revolutionary Naked House at the World Architecture Awards. He has received two honorary fellowships from The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and The American Institute of Architects. In 2001 Time Magazine named him “Innovator of the Year.”
The new Aspen Art Museum will be SBA’s first U.S. museum to be constructed. Regarding his design for the new building, Ban explains: “In any design I always strive for a unified relationship between the structure and its surroundings. The design for the new Aspen Art Museum is a very exciting opportunity to create a harmony between Aspen’s existing architecture and the surrounding beauty of the natural landscape.”
For more informaiton, please visit the AAM website.like | don't like | meh