3 photos of visitors in the museum: 2 people with red dinosaur sculpture, 2 people in Rembrandt exhibition, and 2 people in Stampede exhibition

5 Great Reasons to Visit the DAM During Denver Arts Week

The 12th annual Denver Arts Week celebration of the Mile High City's vibrant arts and culture scene is Nov. 2-10, 2018. This nine-day extravaganza brings together visual arts, theater, music, film, museums, dance, opera, comedy, literature, history, and heritage.

1. Nov. 3 is FREE Night at the Museums

Spearheaded by VISIT DENVER, the cornerstone of Denver Arts Week is FREE Night at the Museums, held on Saturday, November 3, when a variety of local museums, including the Denver Art Museum, will be open late with free general admission 5–10 pm.

2. Special Membership Offer

The Denver Art Museum is offering an exclusive Denver Arts Week membership offer. Sign up for any DAM membership level and get an extra month—13 months of membership for the price of 12 months—of art access by using promo code DAW18 onsite or online November 2–10, 2018.

3. See Rembrandt & More

You can see such exhibitions as Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker and Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings. Also, you can get creative in the Print Studio and immerse yourself and design your own creature to contribute to The Incubation Effect, created by local artist Nicole Banowetz.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait in a Cap, Wide-Eyed and Open-Mouthed, about 1630. Etching and drypoint; 2.09 x 1.81 in. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Department of Prints and Photography.

4. More Museums

Our neighbors Clyfford Still Museum, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, History Colorado Center, and the Center for Women's History at Byers-Evans House Museum, and Museo de las Americas also are free during FREE Night at the Museums.

5. First Friday Art Walk

Friday, November 2 is First Friday Art Walk. Below are a few events happening at the Arts District on Santa Fe event:

Sandra Phillips Gallery will host an artist reception with Colorado legend Frank Sampson (now 90 years old), the artist behind Frank Sampson: Allegory Myths and Magic.

William Havu Gallery is showing Retro-Spectacle, a 25-year retrospective of prints and paintings by Emilio Lobato.

Walker Fine Art will feature a performance by Avifauna during the Space Between exhibition.

Carleen Brice edits the blog and On & Off the Wall, the member magazine for the Denver Art Museum. Carleen has been at the DAM since 2013. She recommends visitors don't miss the touchable Ganesha statue on level 2 of the Hamilton Building.