Kids and adults working on artmaking projects at the museum

March 2018 Family Fun

Spring Break Activities & More!

We are ready to shake off those winter blues and gear up for a very busy Spring Break at the Denver Art Museum.

Spring Break (March 17–April 1)

Come explore, make, and laugh with us every day, March 17–April 1, for two fun-filled weeks of Spring Break programming.

Create-n-Takes

Check out our newest Create-n-Take, Mapping Myths & Monsters. Discover the map, Typus Cosmographicus Universalis, and imagine what it would be like to be an explorer, charting your encounters with monsters in your own travel journal!

Also be sure to check our other Create-n-Take, Sew Wild, where all ages can pick up a needle and yarn and try some easy stitches inspired by Carol Eckert’s sculpture, Beware of Cranes.

The Create-n-Takes are offered every day during Spring Break, from 10:30 am–4 pm on levels 3 and 4 of the Hamilton Building and on weekends during non-break weeks.

Family Theater

Art Emergency: Stampede Edition is back! Experience this family-friendly play for fast-paced, fun, and fascinating stories about some of the most beloved artworks at the Denver Art Museum! At 30 minutes in length, there’s plenty of time to catch a performance of Art Emergency and explore the rest of the museum. Art Emergency is offered at 11 am every weekday, March 19-23 and March 26-30.

Actors in Art Emergency: Stampede Edition, an original play at the Denver Art Museum
Actors in Art Emergency: Stampede Edition, an original play at the Denver Art Museum
Actors in Art Emergency: Stampede Edition, an original play at the Denver Art Museum
Actors in Art Emergency: Stampede Edition, an original play at the Denver Art Museum
Actors in Art Emergency: Stampede Edition, an original play at the Denver Art Museum
Actors in Art Emergency: Stampede Edition, an original play at the Denver Art Museum

Dance with Degas

Be sure to check out the exhibition, Degas: A Passion for Perfection, with a brand new audio guide for kids. You’re invited to figure out clues to art mysteries with Giulia, Degas’ niece. Find fun things in the paintings and sculptures, explore Degas’ art studio, and try your hand at a grid drawing. This exhibition requires an additional ticket.

Gallery Games

Finally, want an escape without having to leave Denver? Explore the Asian continent in Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion. Choose one of three different family gallery games, and find all of the objects on your list as you travel across Asia and through time. Spot ink paintings from Japan, objects pulled from shipwrecks, colorful textiles, and more.

Join us March 14 for Create Playdate

Create Playdate returns with hands-on activities for kids ages 3-5 and their adults. Join us on March 14th from 10 am–1 pm as we head into Stampede to make our own multi-dimensional farm landscapes! Denver Public Library will also be returning to do a very special story time in the galleries.

We can’t wait to see you soon!

Joann Asakawa Huntz is the program assistant for family and community programs in the department of learning and engagement at the Denver Art Museum. Joann has been at the DAM since 2015 and her favorite exhibition that has been on view here is Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford.

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