Kids making art at Free First Saturday

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month─Immerse Yourself in Art & Culture

Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2016

Join the Denver Art Museum in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month this fall! Immerse yourself in Hispanic and Latino arts and culture by visiting our Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial collections and taking part in the following activities (all are included with general admission, free for members).


Glitterati: Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America

During the Spanish Colonial period in Latin America (1521–1850), precious gold and silver were crafted into elegant jewelry then embellished with emeralds from Colombia, coral from Mexico, and pearls from Venezuela. Wanting to demonstrate their wealth and status, people were painted wearing their finest dress and elaborate jewelry.


CelebrARTE on Free First Saturday

Celebrate your creativity and culture at CelebrARTE on the Free First Saturday each month with bilingual activities for the entire family. Drop in and listen to the stories behind the objects with master cuentistas during Cuentos del Arte. Check out a family backpack in English or Spanish. Catch a 2 pm tour of collection highlights in Spanish.

Creative Crossroads Creative Corner

North Building, Level 4

Discover the creative explosion of colonial South America that merged the influences of Europe, Asia, and indigenous artists. Create a folded paper treasure box inspired by a Columbian treasure chest, and emboss it with mix-and-match motifs from three nearby objects with designs from different cultures.

Southwest Saints Creative Corner

North Building, Level 4

Play with miniature mannequins and clothing that mimic those on the santos in the surrounding gallery to explore the art of santeros in Mexico and the southwestern United States.



North Building, Level 4

10:30 am─4 pm

Shimmer & Shine; Through the end of September

Get inspired by the creatures and designs in the pre-Columbian gold collection and design your own wearable piece.

Tupu Together; Starting October 1

North Building, Level 4

Explore Spanish Colonial silver and design your own tupu pin.


Tactile Tables: Pre-Columbian & Spanish Colonial Art

October 7, 2016, 10 am–1 pm

Get hands on with art! This October will feature objects from the pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art galleries.


October 18-November 13, Danette Montoya will be making ofrendas at the DAM as part of Cuatro: A Series of Artist Interactions. Learn more.

Programs at the Denver Art Museum are made wonderful, in part, by SCFD.

Leticia Salinas is the Latino cultural programs coordinator in the learning and engagement department at the Denver Art Museum. Leticia has been at the DAM since 2016 and her favorite work at the DAM is Made in China.

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