TAG: CelebrARTE

Join Us as CelebrARTE Celebrates One Year of Fun for Families
Blog: Making & Doing

Join Us as CelebrARTE Celebrates One Year of Fun for Families

Planning this September’s CelebrARTE program, I realized, this will be the first anniversary of the program’s launch! ¡Increíble! Though I have been at the DAM working as Latino cultural programs coordinator for a bit longer, I was able to sit back and take note of the progress that happened in only one year. Of course, all of these achievements are very much a team effort, built upon a solid base that was established over decades. More

CelebrARTE, a Fiesta Every Month
Blog: Behind the Scenes

CelebrARTE, a Fiesta Every Month

This past Sunday was my son’s third birthday (¡no lo creo!) and I was incredibly busy planning the party. First, I had to help my son decide what the theme would be (superheroes). Then, I had to think of the party activities we would have in addition to the traditional piñata. (The kids made their very own superhero mask, and my husband helped them launch rockets.) I had to get the invitation out and make sure that I knew who was coming so we had the right amount of food and supplies. More

Culture, Creativity & Artes Populares with Oscar Becerra Mora, Visiting Artist from Mexico City
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Culture, Creativity & Artes Populares with Oscar Becerra Mora, Visiting Artist from Mexico City

This month, we at the DAM and the Mexican Cultural Center are pleased to host Oscar Becerra Mora who is visiting from la gran ciudad, Mexico City to work with us for CelebrARTE this month. It is not every day that we have the opportunity to work with an artist for two weeks, so I wanted to take some time to talk with him about his inspiration, art, and what he thinks about creativity in the popular art of Mexico. More

Inspired by la Naturaleza for the March CelebrARTE
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Inspired by la Naturaleza for the March CelebrARTE

Despite intermittent snow showers, day by day, the sun is getting warmer, and light is lasting for longer. In my bones I can always feel springtime approaching. It makes me feel energetic, nostalgic, and creative. It makes me want to hike, plant gardens, soak up sun, and remember the days that I sat in the grass just watching the clouds and plants. I was raised to be very attuned to and respectful of the natural world around me. More

Make a Memory for Your 'Amigo Secreto' at CelebrARTE
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Make a Memory for Your 'Amigo Secreto' at CelebrARTE

Do you remember when you exchanged little valentines with all of your school friends, teachers, and family members? Perhaps it had a T. Rex and said something like “You are Dino-mite!” Maybe you left them for each other in a construction paper-covered shoebox? Remember that time of your life as we enjoy el Día de Amor y Amistad at this month’s CelebrARTE. More

CelebrARTE and Carnaval: Reveling in Art, Heritage, and Community
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CelebrARTE and Carnaval: Reveling in Art, Heritage, and Community

For many of us, it may seem like the time of year to settle in and relax after all of the winter celebrations. However, in many Latin American countries, the fiestas continue for another month. Christmastime celebrations continue with Día de los Reyes Magos on January 6 with more parties, parades, and food. Not long after those celebrations finish, many Latin communities are deep into preparations for Carnaval, better known in the United States as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. More

7 Questions for a DAM Colleague: Madalena Salazar
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7 Questions for a DAM Colleague: Madalena Salazar

Lindsey Housel, Denver Art Museum manager of digital engagement programs and master teacher for architecture, design, and graphics, Q&A's with Madalena Salazar, Latino programs coordinator.

Lindsey Housel: So, Madalena, you and I have been working together for a while now, and yet, I still feel like I don’t know much about you. Want to play, “Better know a DAM colleague?”

Madalena Salazar: Sounds like fun. I’m in the mood for sharing! More

Work with an Artist in the Taller at CelebrARTE: Revive
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Work with an Artist in the Taller at CelebrARTE: Revive

Every CelebrARTE, the Taller is the spot to make art with a maestro (master artist). A taller, pronounced “tay-yair,” is an artist’s workshop, and this learning format has a very long history in the arts of Latin America. In a taller/workshop aspiring artists learn as a group by working hands-on with the guidance of the master-artist. Every month, we partner with professional artists to lead the workshop. More

¡Viva CelebrARTE Every Third Sunday at the DAM!
Blog: Behind the Scenes

¡Viva CelebrARTE Every Third Sunday at the DAM!

The Denver Art Museum is sharing in the cry, "¡viva!" During the celebration of Fiestas Patrias on Mexican Independence Day on September 16, we officially will launch our newest monthly family program, CelebrARTE. CelebrARTE highlights the rich heritage, arts, and cultures of Latinos throughout the world. Every third Sunday, we will explore all of the DAM’s collections through interactive, bilingual, family activities. More