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Insight: What’s In a Label? The Art of Exhibition Storytelling at the Denver Art Museum

September 6

Before the 140-character tweet, there was the 75-word museum label. How in the world do we condense all there is to say about an artwork into one brief label? (Answer: We don’t.)

Before the 140-character tweet, there was the 75-word museum label. How in the world do we condense all there is to say about an artwork into one brief label? (Answer: We don’t.)
The Denver Art Museum’s Senior Interpretive Specialist Stefania Van Dyke and Director of Publications Laura Caruso discuss the reading habits of museum visitors, developing an institutional “voice,” why simplifying does not mean “dumbing down,” and how they handle tricky questions like nationality.
Doors open at 5:30 pm.
2019 Insight season:
• What’s in a Label? The Art of Exhibition Storytelling (Friday, September 6, 6-7 pm)
See individual calendar listings for more detailed descriptions and to purchase tickets.
Ticket series (package of five) are available now. Prices are $45 (DAM members) and $70 (non-members).
Single session tickets will go on sale Monday, February 25 (on a space-available basis): $10 (DAM members) and $15 (non-members).
https://denverartmuseum.org/calendar/insight-labels-and-exhibition-storytelling-sept-6-2019

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Date:
September 6
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Venue

The Urban Farm
CO United States

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Website 1
https://denverartmuseum.org/calendar/insight-labels-and-exhibition-storytelling-sept-6-2019
Submitter Email
vpadilla@denverartmuseum.org
Street
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
City
Denver
Phone/Email
7209130130
Brief Description
Before the 140-character tweet, there was the 75-word museum label. How in the world do we condense all there is to say about an artwork into one brief label? (Answer: We don’t.)