Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 10:00am5:00pm.
Throughout the museum complex
Included in general admission

Fresh and New Family Day

Celebrate all that’s new for families at the DAM—new Just for Fun Center, new resident artist, Melanie Yazzie, new family games throughout the museum—and be there for the big unveiling of the new interactive art installation on the second level of the Hamilton Building!

On June 2, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will kick off expanded summer programming for families with a Free First Saturday packed with activities for all ages. DAM is known around the globe for its unique and interactive programs, and on this date, the innovative summer programming will include the launch of a new partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado).

As a symbolic gesture of our new partnership, the DAM will display Art Heals on June 2, a mural project facilitated by the Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program at Children’s Colorado and painted by hospital patients, families and staff.

Also on June 2, the museum will debut a newly designed Family Activity Cart—one of the museum’s most popular family activities—thanks to its partnership with Children’s Colorado. Throughout the summer the DAM will introduce new Backpacks that will focus on the museum’s Asian art collection, Mexican colonial art collection and the American and European art collections. Through interactive, creative backpack activities, families can learn about the contemplative life of a Chinese scholar or daily life in Mexico in the 1800s.

This day celebrates the year-long offerings for families available at the museum. Focusing on the concept of creative play, the DAM is a community resource for families with kids of all ages.

Free; no reservations needed. For more details, call 720-913-0130 or email