TAG: Kids and Families

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

Day at the Dye Garden: Flowers to Fabrics
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Day at the Dye Garden: Flowers to Fabrics

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 10:00am4:00pm.

Come see the changes that have taken place in our pop-up Dye Garden over the summer! Watch experts demonstrate the basics of natural dyeing and experiment yourself. See how to transform plants in your garden into natural dyes for creative projects. Become a Dye Detective and discover where natural dyes are used in the museum collection.

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

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The Great Opera Mix-up

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

The Central City Opera will partner with DAM to present a mix up of visual art and opera. Visitors can act, sing, dance, and explore storytelling with the opera and museum!

This event is ideal for children between the ages 5-12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are $10 and include museum admission.

Reservations required through Central City Opera. For reservations, visit http://www.centralcityopera.org/art or call 303-292-6700. 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

Event: Kids & Families

Celebrate Kids Photography Week at the DAM

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 11:00am2:00pm.

As part of Kids Photography Week, October 1–7, explore the western American art galleries and visit different types of landscapes as seen in photographs and paintings.

Afterwards, create your very own half-and-half landscapes with professional photographers on level seven of the North Building. Thre is no fee for this special drop-in activity and no reservations are necessary. For more information, email familyprograms@denverartmuseum.org.

General admission is free for Free First Saturday. 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

Event: Kids & Families

Up Up and Away! Now Boarding Family Day

Saturday, September 29, 2012.

During Up, Up and Away! Now Boarding Family Day, visitors will get to create and wear their own pilot wing pins and catch a tour of the DAM collection with a real pilot to experience works of art through the lens of an aviation expert. More

Downtown Denver Cultural Institutions Celebrate Día del Niño

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

Event: Kids & Families

Opera & Art: Western Style

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

The DAM partners with Central City Opera to present a wild west-themed, interactive opera performance and an artmaking activity in our western collection. Visitors can act, sing, dance, and explore art with the opera and museum! Ideal for kids 5 to 12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. More

Fresh and New Family Day
Event: Kids & Families

Fresh and New Family Day

Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 10:00am5:00pm.

Celebrate all that’s new for families at the DAM—new Just for Fun Center, new Resident Artist, Melanie Yazzie, new family games throughout the museum—and be there for the big unveiling of the new interactive art installation on the second level of the Hamilton Building! More

Event: Kids & Families

Camp for Ages 6–8: The Empress of China & the Three Mice

Occurs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday through June 22, 2012. Next Occurs on

Three little mice lead you behind the scenes of a Chinese palace around 1800. You’ll fit right in with the royal family wearing the imperial silk robe you make yourself. Paint a hand scroll to record your adventures. With Patty Williams

Session 1: June 12–15, 9 am–5 pm (SOLD OUT)

Session 2: June 19–22, 9 am–5 pm

$200 DAM members, $225 general public More

Event: Kids & Families

Class for Ages 6–8: Mixed Media Mania

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 1:00pm.

Experiment with all kinds of media: wood, paint, paper, glass, dough, beads, and more. Take home art inspired by the many genres and materials seen in the museum—from things that are abstract to those that are hyper real. With Ansley Young

July 31–August 3, 1–3 pm

$75 DAM members, $85 general public More

Event: Kids & Families

Class for Ages 6–8: Crazy about Horses

Occurs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday through August 3, 2012. Next Occurs on

Mount your imaginary pony, and search the museum for horses made of metal, beads, and clay. After the roundup, draw, paint, print, and sculpt a whole stable full of horses. With Ansley Young

July 31–August 3, 10 am–noon

$75 DAM members, $85 general public

Registration begins March 9 at 10 am for DAM members; March 16 at 10 am for others. Be sure to have the following information handy: name and phone number of child's doctor, name and policy number of insurance company, list of child's allergies or special needs, and your current e-mail address. More