Condit Exhibits was involved in a large scale production of an artistic exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. Marvelous Mud features eight exhibitions throughout the Hamilton and North buildings. Exhibits entail hands-on and live programming with artists and experts, and indoor and outdoor creation stations that allow visitors to discover the medium.
We worked with the Denver Art Museum team to create designs that would tie everything together for the visitor.
The museum campus will also become a place for creativity and exploration. When visitors enter the museum, they will instantly spot the Mud Studio, an active workshop for visitors to engage with all things clay on level one of the Hamilton Building. The space will include areas for visitors to see and participate in the clay creative process. Guests can create their own clay masterpiece, choosing to take them home or leave them for display. The studio will host demonstrations on the weekends, and at all times will be a place for building in clay through guided and independent activities and exploring the mess and delight of a ceramicist’s studio. Visitors who prefer a cleaner experience can watch videos, browse clay and glaze samples and discover other interesting introductory tidbits about ceramics. Kids can check out a nook featuring clay animation.
Look out for numerous other clay-related museum programs this summer. Kids can make their own pots and discover the material in summer camps and classes. Young adults can peruse the fine elements of mud with the museum’s final Friday event series Untitled. Families can celebrate the substance during Family Day and learn from adobe experts Bill and Athena Steen as they make an earthen Clayground on the museum’s plaza. For a complete list of programs, please see the programming guide or check online at www.denverartmuseum.org.
Denver Art Museum chose Condit because of our expertise, our design team and our ability to bring it all together. You can visit Marvelous Mud through September 18th, 2011.