TAG: creativity

Create Playdate
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate

Occurs on the second Wednesday of every month, except September 13, 2017. Next Occurs on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, and meet up with other tots and their grownups for story time, artmaking, and more! More

Drop-In Writing at the Denver Art Museum
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Writing

Monthly program on the fourth Tuesday of the month
Occurs on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Next Occurs on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Pick up a pencil and spark your creative interests in these informal writing sessions. With the help of a DAM instructor, try your hand at a new writing topic every month, while visiting various museum galleries. More

Drop-In Drawing
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Drawing

Monthly program on the second Tuesday of the month
Occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Next Occurs on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

(Re)kindle your creative passions in these informal sketching sessions on the second Tuesday of every month. Take inspiration from the galleries with the help of a DAM art instructor and tackle a new drawing topic every month. More

Creative-in-Residence Laura Ann Samuelson
Event: Artists & Studios

Explore Dance & Art with Creative-in-Residence Laura Ann Samuelson

Saturday, July 1, 2017Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Visit the museum in July and August and join Laura Ann as she creates unexpected opportunities for visitors to discover new ways of perceiving. Watch for her working in the galleries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. More

Families and kids playing with art-inspired costumes in the Just For Fun Center.
Event: Kids & Families

Spring Break

Saturday, March 18, 2017Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Spring Break at the Denver Art Museum means fun for the whole family! The Costume Studio, Create-n-Takes, and Family Activity Cart are open every day. More

Hearts for Art
Event: Special Events

Hearts for Art 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

Once again the Denver Art Museum is ready for Valentine’s Day. Join us and other museums across the country to spread the love with Hearts for Art. From February 7–February 14, you’re invited to show your love for a favorite work of art by placing a paper heart on the floor in front of your artwork crush.

Step 1: Pick up a single heart and hold it close until you’re ready...

Step 2: Fall in love with a piece of art and make it official by placing your heart ON THE FLOOR in front of the piece you love. More

Detail of Costume Studio photographs with thread and dress forms
Event: Artists & Studios

The Costume Studio & Weekend Demonstrations

Occurs every day the museum is open through September 10, 2017. Next Occurs on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Hands-on activities and weekend artist demonstrations. Explore the vital role that costumes play in developing characters and telling stories on stage and film. More

View of the site-specific installation, Tableau, by Hadley Hooper.


May 8, 2016–Aug 20, 2017

This installation of larger-than-life immersive illustrations by Hadley Hooper was inspired by theater stage sets. More

Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. A quote by Miyamoto Musashi and an image of a dragon
Blog: Behind the Scenes

6 Ways to Live Like a Samurai

We hope every exhibition at the Denver Art Museum inspires visitors. With Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection we thought it would be fun to offer some ways the museum might help visitors explore aspects of samurai philosophy. More