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Talk at 12 (Wednesday & Friday)
Event: Tours

Talk at 12 (Wednesday & Friday)

Occurs every Wednesday and Friday. Next Occurs on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 12:00pm12:30pm.

Join a docent for a 30-minute, in-depth look at an aspect of the museum’s collections or something special happening in the galleries. More

Building outside the box
Lesson Plan

Building outside the box

Elementary (grades K-5) Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 60 minute lesson

Explore architecture with the idea that buildings don't have to be box-shaped. Students will create their own architectural designs by literally thinking outside the box.

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Exterior view of the North Building in the evening at sunset.
Exhibition

Then, Now, Next

Evolution of an Architectural Icon
On View through February 25, 2018

Punctuating the DAM's upcoming North Building revitalization project, Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon is an exhibition on the renowned modernist building, its history, and its future. The exhibition will feature historical photos, original architectural sketches, building models, and project renderings to tell the story of the North Building’s evolution. More

A Spider’s Perspective
Lesson Plan

A Spider’s Perspective

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will first pay attention to details about the Denver Art Museum’s North Building and then imagine they are a spider, or other small creature, and write a short piece about exploring the outside of the building from this new perspective.

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Out of the Box
Lesson Plan

Out of the Box

Elementary (grades K-5)
Two 45 minute lessons

Throughout the lesson students will delve into their imaginations using activities and tools designed to explore the Frederic C. Hamilton Building at the Denver Art Museum.

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A Butterfly’s Perspective
Lesson Plan

A Butterfly’s Perspective

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 20 minute lesson

Children will examine images of traditional buildings and compare them to what they see in the Frederic C. Hamilton Building. They will then imagine they are butterflies flitting about the Frederic C. Hamilton Building and describe differences they notice.

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Under the Tent
Lesson Plan

Under the Tent

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will participate in hands-on activities that give them a better understanding of and appreciation for the tent-like design of Denver International Airport as depicted in the Concept Model for Denver International Airport Passenger Terminal, Denver, Colorado.

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Architect and the Public in Public Architecture
Lesson Plan

Architect and the Public in Public Architecture

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 60 minute lessons

Students will learn how a public building reflects the ideas of the architect and compare this to how the public perceives the building. Students will look at the Frederic C.

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Sensing a Different Way
Lesson Plan

Sensing a Different Way

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 55 minute lessons

Students will start by exploring the ways in which architect Daniel Libeskind broke boundaries when designing the Frederic C. Hamilton Building. They will engage in a series of creativity exercises designed to enhance their understanding of critical thinking and problem solving.

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What Do You See When You Bend Your Knee?
Lesson Plan

What Do You See When You Bend Your Knee?

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 25—30 minute lesson

Students will explore shapes and angles through body movement and hands-on manipulations within the context of the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building.

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Shaping a Poem
Lesson Plan

Shaping a Poem

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will use Concept Model for Denver International Airport Passenger Terminal, Denver, Colorado to inspire and inform their creative writing process when writing poetry connected to the piece.

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Do You See What I See?
Lesson Plan

Do You See What I See?

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Students will work with a partner in a fun activity that helps them see the importance of finding precise words to describe the Frederic C. Hamilton Building. They will then learn how research can expand their understanding of the Frederic C.

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Moving Beyond the “Well-Mannered Box”
Lesson Plan

Moving Beyond the “Well-Mannered Box”

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 50 minute lessons

Students will learn about how architect Daniel Libeskind draws inspiration for his work. Then, working in a similar manner, they will create their own architectural design sketches.

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The Things People Build
Lesson Plan

The Things People Build

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 40 minute lesson

Children will have time to construct their own “buildings.” They will then look at an ancient structure, followed by the Frederic C.

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Joris Laarman, Microstructures Adaptation Chair (Long Cell) Prototype, 2014. 3D printed nylon and copper.
Exhibition

Unseated

Contemporary Chairs Reimagined
On View through November 12, 2017

These eight works reveal the vast range of materials and processes used by contemporary designers as they challenge our notions of what design can be through the enduring form of the chair. More

Ruskin Pottery, group of ceramic works
Exhibition

Artistry and Craftsmanship

Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons
On View through November 12, 2017

Throughout its 35-year history, Ruskin Pottery produced decorative vessels, tableware, buttons, and plaques intended to be set in silver as jewelry. The pottery was known for hand-thrown ceramic bodies and innovative glazes. More

Gallery view of Case Work exhibition
Blog: Don't Miss

An Exhibition for Architecture Fans

In Collaboration with the Clyfford Still Museum

On view at the DAM, this is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore artworks created during the firm's investigative process. More

John Sorbie, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 1974. Offset lithograph.
Exhibition

Performance on Paper

The Posters of Phil Risbeck and John Sorbie
Jul 3, 2016–Jan 29, 2017

Posters by internationally acclaimed Colorado designers Phil Risbeck and the late John Sorbie announce performances at Colorado State University, and showcase expressive techniques, energetic imagery, and restrained typography. More

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