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Start Your Summer Journey with OhHeckYeah at Untitled #68 (Nomad)

June 26 Update: Here is the program (PDF) for this month's Untitled.

Untitled #68 (Nomad) is the first of our three-part, migration-themed summer series. To get this show on the road, we’re taking to the streets. Denver’s immersive street arcade, OhHeckYeah, is taking over the plaza with its custom-made, Colorado-proud video games. Come help the DAM’s colleague from down the street, the Big Blue Bear (Big Blue to friends), find his way through Denver neighborhoods. Or choose from one of several adorable cartoon characters to play the game “Catchy” (which works exactly like it sounds) alongside other Untitled-goers. The museum’s façade becomes your screen and your body becomes the joystick through motion-control technology. Is it going to be awesome? Oh heck yeah!

That’s only the beginningwe’ve got more festivities. Food trucks will invade the plaza so you can fuel your gaming with savory roadside snacks from The Bistro Bus and El Toro the Tot. Celebrate your video game victory with a street treat (a streat?) from the Scrumptious Ice Cream truck. Also sweet: civic health club Warm Cookies of the Revolution is serving up s’mores around urban campfires while telling stories from the streets of Denver.

As with any adventure, it’s important to be prepared for your Untitled summer journey. So, this month, get tips and tricks for urban foraging from Hunt & Gather, beef up your knot-tying skills with Movement Climbing + Fitness, see how a tipi is constructed in a demonstration by educator John Emhoolah, and learn the art of nomadic cultures with DAM master teacher Heather Nielsen. Be inspired to document your expedition in writing workshops with Page Lambert and mini horse-drawing lessons with Greg Marquez. Also, catch a roaming concert by bluegrass band Caribou Mountain Collective.

See you at Untitled #68 (Nomad) on Friday, June 27! For more details, check our Facebook page

Rose Eason is the coordinator of adult and college programs in the education department at the Denver Art Museum. Rose has been at the DAM since 2012 and her favorite artwork that has been on view here is Mud Woman Rolls On.