TAG: Kids and Families

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

Winter Break: Bienvenue!
Event: Kids & Families

Winter Break: Bienvenue!

Saturday, December 21, 2013Sunday, January 5, 2014.

Winter Break at the Denver Art Museum means fun for the whole family! Join in French-inspired activities with artist demonstrations, artmaking in the galleries, and other surprises throughout the break. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a guest at the French Court in 1700 for an elegant ball? Well, journey back in time to France when exquisite luxury was all the rage. 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

Create Playdate: Bonjour
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Bonjour

Wednesday, November 13, 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 travel to Paris to create French-inspired art. 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

Totspot Sunday (November 10)
Event: Kids & Families

Totspot Sunday (November 10)

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 10:00am12:00pm.

Bring your little ones with the whole family to Totspot Sunday in collaboration with Buntport Theatre Company. This month Foxy and Shmoxy from the DAM’s artwork Fox Games pay a special visit to welcome back artist Rupprecht Matthies and his installation ¿Being Home? with performances at 10:30 or 11:30 am. Check in at the Family Activity Cart for a special letter and follow the clues to find the foxes! Afterwards, check out all of the other activities available to families in the museum.

Free with museum admission. No reservations required. 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

Totspot Sunday (October 13)
Event: Kids & Families

Totspot Sunday (October 13)

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 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, check out all of the other activities available to families in the museum.

Free with museum admission. No reservations required. More

Day at the Dye Garden: Flowers to Fabrics
Event: Special Events

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

Totspot Sunday (September 8)
Event: Kids & Families

Totspot Sunday (September 8)

Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 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, check out all of the other activities available to families in the museum.

Free with museum admission. No reservations required. More

Create Playdate: Stamp
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Stamp

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in on the second Wednesday of October with your 3- to 5-year-olds. Hear a story in the gallery and enjoy an artmaking activity.

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

Totspot Sunday (August 11)
Event: Kids & Families

Totspot Sunday (August 11)

Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 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 with Buntport Theater at 10:30 or 11:30 am. Check in at the Family Activity Cart.

Free with museum admission. No reservations required.

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

Totspot Sunday (July 14)
Event: Kids & Families

Totspot Sunday (July 14)

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 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 with Buntport Theater at 10:30 or 11:30 am. Check in at the Family Activity Cart.

Free with museum admission. No reservations required.

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

Create Playdate: Harvest
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Harvest

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

Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month for hands-on artmaking with your little ones. Come Harvest with us as the season changes.

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

Create Playdate: Spin
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Spin

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in on the second Wednesday of August with your 3-5 year olds. Mix and spin colors together to see what happens. Hear a story in the gallery and have fun with other tots and their grown-ups.

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

Totspot Sunday (June 9)
Event: Kids & Families

Totspot Sunday (June 9)

Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 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 with Buntport Theater at 10:30 or 11:30 am. Check in at the Family Activity Cart.

Free with museum admission. No reservations required.

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

Totspot Sunday (May 12)
Event: Kids & Families

Totspot Sunday (May 12)

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 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 with Buntport Theater at 10:30 or 11:30 am. Check in at the Family Activity Cart.

Free with museum admission. No reservations required.

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

CelebrARTE: Familia
Event: Kids & Families

CelebrARTE: Familia

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 1:00pm4:00pm.

¡Bienvenidos a CelebrARTE! On May 19, entre 1–4 pm, bring toda la familia and drop in to the DAM’s monthly, bilingual program. Create art in our taller with master-artist Beatriz Gómez inspired by the most important people you know—your familia! Watch and listen as the art of the Spun: Adventures in Textiles exhibition comes to life through the cuentos of storyteller Angel Vigil. More