TAG: Kids and Families

The DAM Invites Families to Celebrate Día del Niño
Blog: Don't Miss

The DAM Invites Families to Celebrate Día del Niño

On Sunday, April 26, the Denver Art Museum will celebrate the 14th annual Día del Niño (Day of the Child) festival. Día del Niño is a partnership with the Denver Public Library, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, and the Byers-Evans House Museum. More

Miró-Inspired Activities & Programs at the DAM
Blog: Making & Doing

Miró-Inspired Activities & Programs at the DAM

Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination is on view through June 28 at the Denver Art Museum. Enhance your visit with Miró-inspired artmaking, learning opportunities, and other creative activities! More

Big News! Free General Admission for Kids
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Big News! Free General Admission for Kids

At a media conference attended by student journalists from around the Denver area, the Denver Art Museum announced today that general admission is free for kids 18 and under. This program is made possible by a five-year gift from Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation, and a one-year grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado. More

Benefits of a Family Membership at the DAM
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Benefits of a Family Membership at the DAM

The Denver Art Museum recently announced the Free for Kids program, made possible by generous grants from Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente Colorado. This will allow more youth to have access to the museum's arts and education programs. More

The DAM & Buntport Theater Explore Miró & Magic
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The DAM & Buntport Theater Explore Miró & Magic

Miró, Magic & the Night, a new play at the Denver Art Museum, tells the (imaginary) story of a day in the life of Spanish artist Joan Miró. Written by Jessica Roblee, Mitch Slevc (Buntport Theater Company’s education team) and Lindsay Genshaft, manager of family and community programs at the DAM, the play introduces guests to Miró and explores his creative journey. More

Create Playdate: Shape Up
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Shape Up

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, to SHAPE UP and size down to make art of all scales. Create art, read stories, and play art games in the galleries.

Create Playdates are included with general admission, and children 5 and under are always free.

No reservations are required.

For more information, e-mail familyprograms@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0130.

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Create Playdate: Rawr
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Rawr

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, as we travel through the jungle and Rawr with the animals. Create art, read stories, and play art games in the galleries.

Create Playdates are included with general admission, and children 5 and under are always free.

No reservations are required.

For more information, e-mail familyprograms@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0130.

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Joan Miró Family Hour for Members (May 30)
Event: Kids & Families

Joan Miró Family Hour for Members (May 30)

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:00am10:00am.

DAM members get exclusive access to Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination during a special hour with emphasis on children’s programming.

Explore Miró’s artistic journey through an engaging, family-friendly play titled Miró, Magic & the Night. More

Joan Miró Family Hour for Members (April 25)
Event: Kids & Families

Joan Miró Family Hour for Members (April 25)

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9:00am10:00am.

DAM members get exclusive access to Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination during a special hour with emphasis on children’s programming.

Explore Miró’s artistic journey through an engaging, family-friendly play titled Miró, Magic & the Night. More

Joan Miró Family Hour for Members (March 28)
Event: Kids & Families

Joan Miró Family Hour for Members (March 28)

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00am10:00am.

DAM members get exclusive access to Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination during a special hour with emphasis on children’s programming.

Explore Miró’s artistic journey through an engaging, family-friendly play titled Miró, Magic & the Night. More

Young Artist Featured in The Shop at the DAM Raises $2,000 for Children's Hospital Colorado
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Young Artist Featured in The Shop at the DAM Raises $2,000 for Children's Hospital Colorado

The Shop at the Denver Art Museum now features a new selection of designs in the popular line of stationary cards from Art by Adelyn. You may remember Adelyn Wall from an earlier blog post. She is the young artist and founder of Art by Adelyn, a Colorado nonprofit organization benefitting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital Colorado. More

Museo de Arte Popular and DAM Artist-in-Residence (Aug. 15)
Event: Kids & Families

Museo de Arte Popular and DAM Artist-in-Residence (Aug. 15)

in collaboration with the Denver Mexican Cultural Center
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:00am4:00pm.

Join visiting artista-maestro (master-artist) Sergio Yony Reyes from Mexico City. Learn more about the art of cartonería—the creation of fantastical creatures, toys, figurines, and piñatas in papier-mâché. Get to know Maestro Reyes and ask him about his inspiration, technique, and process in creating his obras de arte - and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty helping him mix, cut, paste, and paint!

Program offered August 12 and August 15. More

Museo de Arte Popular and DAM Artist-in-Residence (Aug. 12)
Event: Kids & Families

Museo de Arte Popular and DAM Artist-in-Residence (Aug. 12)

in collaboration with the Denver Mexican Cultural Center
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:00am4:00pm.

Join visiting artista-maestro (master-artist) Sergio Yony Reyes from Mexico City. Learn more about the art of cartonería—the creation of fantastical creatures, toys, figurines, and piñatas in papier-mâché. Get to know Maestro Reyes and ask him about his inspiration, technique, and process in creating his obras de arte - and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty helping him mix, cut, paste, and paint!

Program offered August 12 and August 15. More

Master Artist Taller (Aug. 14)
Event: Kids & Families

Master Artist Taller (Aug. 14)

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:00am4:00pm.

Drop in and construct your own piñata in our master-artist’s taller (workshop). Sergio Yony Reyes is DAM’s artist-in-resident in partnership with Mexico City’s Museo de Arte Popular and Denver’s Mexican Cultural Center.

Learn directly from a master in the art of cartonería—the creation of fantastical creatures, toys, figurines, and piñatas in papier-mâché. Be inspired by our collections and create with this professional artist visiting from Mexico.

All materials provided.

Program offered August 13 and August 14. More

Master Artist Taller (Aug. 13)
Event: Kids & Families

Master Artist Taller (Aug. 13)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:00am4:00pm.

Drop in and construct your own piñata in our master-artist’s taller (workshop). Sergio Yony Reyes is DAM’s artist-in-resident in partnership with Mexico City’s Museo de Arte Popular and Denver’s Mexican Cultural Center.

Learn directly from a master in the art of cartonería—the creation of fantastical creatures, toys, figurines, and piñatas in papier-mâché. Be inspired by our collections and create with this professional artist visiting from Mexico.

All materials provided.

Program offered August 13 and August 14. More

Event: Kids & Families

Parenting Seminar: Back to School Stresses

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 10:30am12:00pm.

The start of a school year can be a challenging time for kids and parents with transitions from one grade to another, new teachers, bullying, social pressure and much more. Learn from a Children's Hospital Colorado expert on how to deal with the stresses in an artful way at the Denver Art Museum.

This is an event for the whole family! Join us to get helpful tips while your kids, of all ages, participate in an art project.

Free admission to the museum following the seminar. More

25th Annual Friendship Powwow
Event: Special Events

25th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow & American Indian Cultural Celebration

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 10:00am4:00pm.

One of the Denver Art Museum’s longest-running events, the 25th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will feature American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities, vendors, and more. The DAM’s Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures. Gourd dancing will begin at 10 a.m. with the powwow grand entry at noon. More

Totspot Sunday (August 10)
Event: Kids & Families

Totspot Sunday (August 10)

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:00am12:00pm.

Bring your under 5-year-olds with the whole family, and join us every second Sunday of the month for in-gallery performances by Buntport Theater starring Foxy and Shmoxy (inspired by the DAM’s artwork Fox Games) at 10:30 or 11:30 am. Check in at the Family Activity Cart to get your special letter from the Fox Box and follow the clues to find the foxes! Afterwards, then check out all of the other activities available to families in the museum. More