Denver Art Museum Announces 2017 Season of Untitled Final Friday Events

Full line up of dates and themes revealed for the museum's monthly late night program

(L-R) Drag queens lead detour at Untitled: Glory Days; Colorado Ballet dancers perform at Untitled: Center Stage; visitors at Untitled: Homegrown; Robert Louis Cole in-gallery performance at Untitled: Flip Side.

DENVER – Dec. 29, 2016 – The Denver Art Museum (DAM) today announced the official dates and themes of the 2017 Untitled Final Friday season. On the final Friday evening of the month, January through October, the DAM offers a unique after-hours museum experience with unconventional art encounters, new insights into the DAM collections, a cash bar and more. At each mixed-media Untitled Final Friday event, the museum highlights a specific theme with exhibition and collection inspired activities and local creative collaborations across the museum campus from 6 to 10 p.m.

“Untitled Final Fridays is a collaborative program designed to give visitors a non-traditional museum experience and connect the museum with the local artists that make Denver a thriving national art scene,” said Lauren Hegge, adult programs coordinator. “Untitled is created hand-in-hand with members of Denver’s creative community, and diversified every month to activate our collections, while offering off-beat art experiences and a fun night out.”

During Untitled, visitors are encouraged to curate their own night by choosing from the full menu of activities ranging from hands-on projects to tours with a twist to unexpected performances and expert chats. Each year, the DAM hosts Meet Here for discussion and brainstorming with community creatives of all disciplines—including designers, filmmakers, musicians, chefs, dancers and crafters. Their feedback and ideas help develop the upcoming season’s programs.

The 2017 Untitled Final Friday season line up follows:

Untitled: Empire

Jan. 27, 6–10 p.m.

Feel the power of the force at this Star Wars™-inspired season kickoff of the Untitled 2017 season.

Untitled: Power Suit

Feb. 24, 6–10 p.m.

Roll up your sleeves and dress to impress for a costume-themed party that’s suited for a galaxy far, far away.

Untitled: Roots

March 31, 6–10 p.m.

Uncover new ground as we dig in and explore tierra and home.

Untitled: Talk Back

April 28, 6–10 p.m.

Get the conversation going with an action-packed look at speaking up and getting shady.

Untitled: True Grit

May 26, 6–10 p.m.

Saddle up to save the day with a night of tumbleweeds, tough guys and 10-gallon hats.

Untitled: Action!

June 30, 6–10 p.m.

Zoom in for a screening of Western stories, main attractions and epically moving pictures.

Untitled: Summer Camp

July 28, 6–10 p.m.

Catch the sun and capture the flag to toast the season and cheer reasons to play.

Untitled: Truth & Dare

Aug. 25, 6–10 p.m.

Face the facts and take a risk as we get up close and personal with bravery in black and white.

Untitled: Stories

Sept. 29, 6–10 p.m.

Tell your tales in a night dedicated to powerful voices and new constructions.

Untitled: Homewrecker

Oct. 27, 6–10 p.m.

Question house rules and shake things up for the mother of all season finales.

Reoccurring Untitled Final Friday Programming:

Detour: Non-art experts lead tours through the DAM’s collections from their point of expertise. Past examples include drag queens, geologists, comedians, historians and fashion designers.

Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme: At each Untitled Final Friday event, visitors can watch Buntport Theater perform their sitcom, Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme, based on a painting found in the modern and contemporary art collection.

MakeARTtalk: An ongoing series where local creatives produce a new work inspired by the museum collections, exhibitions or the space itself. MakeARTtalk participants share their ideas with the audience while discussing their inspiration, process, successes and failures, as well as the final work.

Off the Record: DAM staff dish on behind-the-scenes stories about the collections

Untitled Final Friday events are included in general museum admission and are free for DAM members. Students presenting a valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission when tickets are purchased on-site. Youth 18 and under receive free general admission.

Untitled is presented by Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Catering is provided by Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group. For more information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

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The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world. Metro citizens support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, culture and scientific organizations. For museum information, call 720-865-5000 or visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

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