TAG: Kids and Families

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
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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

CelebrARTE: Aventuras
Event: Kids & Families

CelebrARTE: Aventuras

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:00pm4:00pm.

The third Sunday of the month, between 1 and 4 pm, bring toda la familia to celebrate your creativity and cultura. Pack up and get ready to set off for an adventure along the Camino Real – the Royal Road that connected Mexico City to its northern frontiers. Work with Sergio Yony Reyes, our visiting artista-maestro based in Mexico City, through our partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center. More

CelebrARTE: Fronteras
Event: Kids & Families

CelebrARTE: Fronteras

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 1:00pm4:00pm.

The third Sunday of the month, between 1 and 4 pm, bring toda la familia to celebrate your creativity and cultura. Explore the frontier and the vaquero lifestyle as we look at art from El Norte, or the Old West.

Estacionen in the Cultural Complex Garage or take the transporte público, RTD. All CelebrARTE activities are included with general admission. Find the fiesta throughout the DAM. More

Event: Kids & Families

Denver Public Library Branch Programs Student Showcase

Occurs every day through May 18, 2014. Next Occurs on

Come see the latest artworks in the Denver Art Museum’s Student Showcases. Learn how art makes a difference in people’s lives by celebrating and stimulating creativity and inspiring a greater understanding and connection with our world. The DAM not only showcases the works of creative young artists but also the hard work and impact of their dedicated teachers.

Open during museum hours May 4–18, 2014. More

Event: Kids & Families

Valdez Elementary Student Showcase

Occurs every day through April 27, 2014. Next Occurs on

Come see the latest artworks in the Denver Art Museum’s Student Showcases. Learn how art makes a difference in people’s lives by celebrating and stimulating creativity and inspiring a greater understanding and connection with our world. The DAM not only showcases the works of creative young artists but also the hard work and impact of their dedicated teachers.

Open during museum hours April 9–27, 2014. More

Summer in 3-D Kickoff
Event: Kids & Families

Summer in 3-D Kickoff

Saturday, May 31, 2014Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Help usher in our celebration of all things sculpture for the summer of 2014. Look for all new activities and games in the Just for Fun Center, new Create-n-Takes in the galleries, and get creative in the Sculpture Studio. Watch a live bronze pour on Martin Plaza from noon-3 p.m. with artist Rian Kerrane and the University of Colorado–Denver Sculpture Program. Free with museum admission, and children 5 and younger are always free. More

Sculpture Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations
Event: Lectures & Programs

Sculpture Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Occurs every day the museum is open through October 12, 2014. Next Occurs on

Every day the museum is open, visitors can explore the creative process behind assorted techniques and mediums in the Sculpture Studio.

Every weekend, visitors will have a chance to pull back the curtain and immerse themselves in the artistic process as local artists demonstrate a variety of sculpting techniques.

Weekend demonstrations will take place Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 pm.

Weekend Demonstration Schedule (artists subject to change) More

How Feedback from Families Improves the DAM
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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

CelebrARTE: De Colores
Event: Kids & Families

CelebrARTE: De Colores

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:00pm4:00pm.

The third Sunday of the month, between 1 and 4 pm, bring toda la familia to celebrate your creativity and cultura. Look at the colors of la primavera, blossoming all around you. Celebrate the abundance of nature as it has inspired Latino arts and culture throughout history. Welcome warm weather with Barrio E’ as you see the roots of traditional Puerto Rican dances and rhythms through performance and in the gallery, then become part of the movement and sound in the taller (master artist’s workshop). More

Now Your Whole Family Can Be DAM Members
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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!
Blog: Don't Miss

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

Create Playdate: Sparkle
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Sparkle

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, and meet up with other tots and their grown-ups as we look for art that shines. Make your own art, listen to 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. More