Dive Deeper into Matisse Exhibition during Free Night at the Museums

Dive Deeper into Matisse Exhibition during Free Night at the Museums

Denver Arts Week, a celebration of the city’s rich and diverse arts and cultural scene, kicks off this weekend. The Denver Art Museum is participating in Free Night at the Museums on Saturday, November 8 by staying open late and offering free general admission from 5–10 pm.

Visitors can explore Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art and go deeper with master perfumer, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz, who created two new scents inspired by the exhibition. These new scents will be featured in her “Chroma” perfume series, which is a set of perfumes inspired by color. Drop by and sample various perfumes and chat with Dawn from 6-7 pm.

You also can listen to Denver trumpet maestro Jason Klobnak and pianist Annie Booth riff off of pieces in the museum’s collections throughout the galleries.

Families and kids can get crafty at two Create-n-Take stations. After walking through the Spanish Colonial gallery on Level 4 of the North Building, families can try their hands at designing their own tupu pins inspired by the jewelry in the collection. Play with the foxes in Fox Games then create your own mini stage inspired by the artwork on Level 3 of the Hamilton Building.

More than 20 museums will be open late and offer free general admission. Shuttle buses can take you to and from all participating museums beginning at 5 pm. Parking is available in the Cultural Complex Garage. For more information on Denver Arts Week, Night at the Museums and transportation, please visit: http://www.denver.org/denver-arts-week/.

Elle Welch is the media relations coordinator in the communications department at the Denver Art Museum. Elle has been at the DAM since September 2014 and her favorite exhibition that has been on view here is Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967–1980.