TAG: Kids and Families

Singing, Dancing, Flips & Fox Games with Capoeira Denver at CelebrARTE
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Singing, Dancing, Flips & Fox Games with Capoeira Denver at CelebrARTE

With the FIFA World Cup about to begin, many of us Latinos are thinking of Brazil. If we can’t be in Brazil to see fútbol live, at least we can imagine we are there with some Brazilian capoeira (pronounced cop-away-ra) at CelebrARTE: Tropical with Vampiro and Capoeira Denver. Before then, I thought we’d get to know them a little better. More

Summer in 3-D
Exhibition

Summer in 3-D

May 30, 2014–Aug 31, 2014

From pop art and paintings to bronze sculptures and hands-on fun, there’s something for everyone this summer. More

Create, Build & Imagine at the New Shop in the North Building
Blog: Making & Doing

Create, Build & Imagine at the New Shop in the North Building

The Shop at the Denver Art Museum is excited to launch an expanded selection of creative products for children, families, and the young at heart. We have completely transformed the Shop in the North Building. Beginning May 30 shelves will be full of supplies and kits that will spark imagination in kids of all ages. More

V3H1CL3: Jason Rogenes
Exhibition

V3H1CL3: Jason Rogenes

May 25, 2014–Apr 12, 2015

This summer, Jason Rogenes will transform the Precourt Discovery Hall into an immersive sculptural environment where families can play with custom cast “asteroids” to create otherworldly soundscapes. Part of a rich summer program focusing on sculpture, the installation—made out of cardboard and reclaimed Styrofoam—will encourage visitors to reconsider familiar and typically discarded materials for their artmaking possibilities. More

Denver Art Museum Transforms Outdoor Plaza with Interactive Installation That Invites Visitors to Share Summer Memories

Q&A with Colorado's Barrio E': What's Behind the Drums
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Q&A with Colorado's Barrio E': What's Behind the Drums

De Colores, the theme for this month’s CelebrARTE at the Denver Art Museum, is a traditional Latino song that celebrates the vibrancy of nature and the diversity that makes up our world. On May 18 Barrio E’ will show how Puerto Rican bomba and plena can help us come together as a community. More

How Feedback from Families Improves the DAM
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How Feedback from Families Improves the DAM

Here at the DAM, feedback is crucial. In fact, we thrive on it. Lucky for us, Denver families are not shy. Their thoughts inform us every step of the way, making our projects better. We are always surprised by what the museum and our projects mean to them. More

Now Your Whole Family Can Be DAM Members
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Now Your Whole Family Can Be DAM Members

Did you know your children can now be card-carrying DAM members? We recently added the option for members at the Family level and above to register for kids cards. We noticed a trend of young art enthusiasts running up to check their families in for a day at the DAM, so we thought we’d make it official. Any child aged 18 or younger and residing in your household is eligible. More

From Portrait to Play: The Making of the DAM’s Inca Ruler Costumes
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From Portrait to Play: The Making of the DAM’s Inca Ruler Costumes

When I first moved to Denver nearly four years ago, one of the first things I wanted to see was the notable Spanish Colonial art collections of the Denver Art Museum. I will not forget the moment I first walked into the galleries because I was blown away by the brightly colored series of portraits of Inca rulers that covered the first wall of the gallery. More

DAM’s Latino Programs Celebrate Journeys & Being Home
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DAM’s Latino Programs Celebrate Journeys & Being Home

November is proving to be a full month for art and activities that focus on our Latino community. Through art installations, brand new activity spaces, and live programs we are exploring where we came from, and where we are going. More

USA Today’s 10 Great Family-Friendly Museums—We’re On the List!
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USA Today’s 10 Great Family-Friendly Museums—We’re On the List!

We are honored to be included on USA Today’s list of museums that are great for families. Our top-notch education department has been an industry leader for years creating innovative ways to connect families with art. That means the Denver Art Museum is not a place where kids have to be quiet and keep their hands in their pockets. More

Nick Cave: Second Skin
Exhibition

Nick Cave: Second Skin

Jun 9, 2013–Apr 27, 2014

In conjunction with Nick Cave: Sojourn, contemporary artist Nick Cave transformed Precourt Discovery Hall into a whimsical, interactive environment for family visitors. Come play and watch as Cave’s Soundsuits spring to life through movement and dance. Then decorate the figures in the installation with colorful felt shapes and animals to complete the artist’s imaginative creations.

Second Skin is included with general admission. 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

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!
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¡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

Las Instituciones Culturales del Centro de Denver Celebran el Día del Niño

Downtown Denver Cultural Institutions Celebrate Día del Niño