3 photos. on the left is two girls in front of a painting in the Jordan Casteel exhibition, in the center is a photo of a child in the Print Studio, on the right is a man and two kids in front of a painting in the Treasures of British Art exhibition

April 2019 Family Fun

What to See & Do This Month at the DAM

April showers bring May flowers. While you’re waiting for those flowers to bloom, head over to the Denver Art Museum for fun for the whole family! Reminder: youth 18 and younger receive free general admission to the museum every day.

Sprinkle in some fun at Cuentos del Arte

Join us on April 6 for Free First Saturday. Our cuentista, or master storyteller, will tell the story of the stone serpents. Stories are bilingual and happen at 11:30 am and 1 pm.

Ditch the drizzle at Create Playdate

This month at Create Playdate, create a ship that sails the paper seas. We’re making a nautical art project that celebrates the opening of Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection. Stop by on April 10 between 10 am and 1 pm for artmaking and story time. Best for ages 3-5, but older and younger siblings are welcome.

paper art project of a boat in water for Create Playdate

It’s raining Create-n-Takes

We’re opening a brand new Create-n-Take on April 13 in Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze. Turn your gaze to Casteel’s paintings to inspire your own colorful hand portrait that represents you or a loved one.

Next, stop by Animate an Adventure where you can bring a story to life in your very own flipbook. This Create-n-Take was inspired by a video game called Never Alone (which you can see in the exhibition Stampede: Animals in Art). Follow a young girl and her fox companion on an adventure as they try to figure out what’s causing the blizzards that are plaguing their town.

Deluge the senses in Treasures of British Art

Explore artworks in Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection through interesting textures and surprising scents. Seven sensory boards help bring the portraits and landscapes to life. Feel intricate lace, volcanic rock, and horsehair, and smell fragrances like nutmeg. Read aloud the description on each board to discover fun details in the artworks and insights about the artists. The double-sided boards are in English and Spanish.

Explore the Print Studio

Have you tried your hand at printmaking yet? The Print Studio closes on May 5, so stop by before then to experiment with monotype and relief printmaking. Demo artists will be in the studio each weekend from noon–3 pm to share their process with you.

Catch the foxes before they go on break

It’s the penultimate performance of Foxy & Shmoxy: Art Detectives. There are only two more chances to solve art mysteries with them in April and May before they take their summer break. Performances happen at 10:30 am and 11:30 am on April 14 and May 12.

Celebrate the Day of the Child

Join us for the Día del Niño (Day of the Child) festival 10 am-5 pm on April 28, with free general admission and a variety of artmaking activities and performances for the whole family.

Family in the Studio making paper art project during Dia del Nino in 2018

Laura Levy is coordinator of family and community programs in the department of learning and engagement.