Van Gogh comes to Denver Art Muesum

The Denver Art Museum is host to “Becoming Van Gogh,” a newly opened exhibition going on from now until January 20th, 2013. The exhibition has been put together over the past seven years and includes over seventy pieces, both drawings and paintings. It also features works that were in response to Van Gogh, or that were the basis for his own responses. Pieces are on loan from more than sixty public and private institutions across the United States and Europe.

And circling around the exhibit are a slew of activities that will enrich your understanding of Van Gogh and the world he saw. On Wednesdays in November and December, the Children’s Museum is hosting Van Gogh’s Denver, if you want to get children involved making their own “Starry Denver Night”. On Wednesday November 14th, the museum is hosting a Create Playdate: Splatter, to paint, listen to stories, and art games.

If you’re looking for something a little more adult, Active Minds For Life is hosting a series of discussions on Van Gogh and the trials he faced in his life. They will also explore the mystery surrounding his death and the lasting impact he has had on the art community.

If Van Gogh isn’t your speed, or if you’ve had it up to here with him, there’s an interesting event at the Tattered Cover on November 7th. It features Dr. Timothy Standring, Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Denver Art Museum and the curator of the Van Gogh exhibit. He is going to focus on the issues of organizing such an immense undertaking; from organizing pieces for loan to screening security guards, Dr. Standring is going to expose the behind the scenes actions of the exhibit.

These are just the tip of the iceberg as to the goings on about Denver. For more information on tickets or events check out or call the Denver Art Museum at 720 865 5000.