- Student-curated exhibitions
- Hand-on training
- Patron development
- Museum interpretation
- Graphic design
- Exhibit design
- Educational Programming
Under the guidance of Program Director Nicole Parks, the Madden Museum of Art's programming and management is fully operated and run by University of Denver students.
Disclaimer: There are private events held at the museum that are not associated with the University or the art collection. These events are managed by Epicurean Catering Group.
Condition Reporting Workshop
Over a five-day period in April 1019, graduate students studying art history and museum studies at the University of Denver worked hard to document the current condition of art objects in the Madden Collection displayed at the Madden Museum of Art. Condition Reporting is a standard museum procedure to record the current physical condition of each object so we can plan for the care of the collection.
ARTH 3656: Curatorial Practicum
Led by instructor and Madden Museum Program Director, students enrolled in ARTH 3656: Curatorial Practicum will work collaboratively to plan and execute an exhibition to be displayed at the Madden Museum of Art. The process may include choosing a theme and selecting works of art, researching artists and themes, developing budgets, scheduling, an exhibition checklist, modeling the gallery, visual exhibition design, keeping in mind conservation and collections management factors, shipping, installation, educational outreach to the public, publicity, and other issues related to exhibition planning.
PublicationsStudents working at the Madden Museum and those enrolled in the Curatorial Practicum course are given opportunities to write for a variety of museum publications and educational materials. Writing for a museum audience differs from writing an academic paper, and the Madden has opportunities for students to gain experience writing for this particular audience—a skill necessary for future museum work.