TAG: Daniel Libeskind

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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The Things People Build
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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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What Do You See When You Bend Your Knee?
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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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Moving Beyond the “Well-Mannered Box”
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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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A Butterfly’s Perspective
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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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Architect and the Public in Public Architecture
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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
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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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Out of the Box
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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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Architectural Gems at the DAM
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Architectural Gems at the DAM

In a celebration of the annual Doors Open Denver, we want to share a few architectural gems that you may miss on an average Denver Art Museum visit. While the buildings alone—designed by star architects Gio Ponti and Daniel Libeskind—could keep the average architecture enthusiast satisfied for hours, we’ve revealed a few secret spots not to miss. More