The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will host a special art event and offer additional programming during Fall Break from Saturday, Oct. 17–Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Fall Break kicks-off on Saturday, Oct. 17, with free general admission to the museum’s Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day celebrating the connections between Latino culture, art and the environment.
During Family Day, prominent contemporary Mexican printmaker Artemio Rodriguez, whose work is featured in many U.S. museums, will be on-site with his Gráficomóvil, a print studio on wheels. Rodriguez also will conduct an on-site interactive printmaking workshop. Mural artist David Garcia will create a larger-than-life painting in Ponti Hall; the space will also feature a total of five live performances, including flamenco dancing, folkloric music and piano.
Spanish-language storytellers will be featured on level 4 of the North Building with stories such as “America is Her Name” and “It Doesn’t Have to be This Way: A Barrio Story.” More than 100 books of all reading levels also will highlight environmental awareness on level 4 of the North Building.
Five inspiring environmental awareness short and feature-length films totaling more than three hours of content in both English and Spanish will stream during the celebration, ranging from 12 to 90 minutes in length. Three of the films will include a short question and answer (Q&A) session directly after the film with directors. Films playing inside the DAM’s Sharp Auditorium include the following:
- Song of the Sea (93 minutes), 2015 Oscar Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film
- Silent River (26 minutes), Q&A with Jason Jaacks and Steve Fischer
- Mercury Uprising (12 minutes)
- Anthem for the Amazon (15 minutes), Q&A with Sara Dupont and Emir Cerman
In addition to the weekend, the Family Activity Cart and Create-n-Takes also will be available on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Fall Break activities are included in general admission, which is free for youth 18 and younger thanks to the museum’s Free for Kids program. For more information, visit the museum website at www.denverartmuseum.org. Please visit http://americaslatinoecofestival.org/ for full festival details.
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