New Season of CelebrARTE Highlights Creativity of Latino Artists

Series is part of the Denver Art Museum’s expanded bilingual initiative

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced today that a new season of CelebrARTE, the museum’s family-focused, bilingual program will kick off on January 19 after a December hiatus. CelebrARTE takes place the third Sunday of every month from 1–4 p.m. Focusing on the art and creativity of Latino cultures and experiences, the museum partners monthly with artists to provide bilingual activities for the entire family. Inviting visitors to share their stories about art and connecting with local creatives, the series will highlight the impact of Latin American arts locally, regionally and around the globe. Included in museum admission, CelebrARTE is free for DAM members.

Families work together to create an art project during CelebrARTE.
“We are committed to the continued creation of bilingual programming that connects with our local community,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “The museum is proud to be a place where people of all cultures can come together and experience the power of art.”

In addition to the programming that surrounds CelebrARTE, the DAM also hosts cultural celebrations for festivals such as Día del Niño and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Year round, the DAM offers a variety of bilingual resources including in-gallery activities for families, Spanish language labels and a variety of guided and audio tours.

“The Denver metro’s Latino population is at 30 percent and growing,” said Madalena Salazar, the museum’s Latino cultural programs coordinator. “Through connections with the vibrant Latino artists in our community and abroad, expanded bilingual offerings and programs like CelebrARTE, the museum supports the broad and diverse heritage of the community in which it lives.”

Each CelebrARTE focuses on a theme and includes elements like cuentos, or traditional storytelling, based on art and the taller, a master artist workshop where visitors can create art with practicing artists in addition to music, dance and other hands-on activities. Program volunteers and facilitators are bilingual.

Current year events:

CelebrARTE: Raíces

Sunday, October 20, 1–4 p.m.

Visitors are invited to celebrate their raíces, their roots, and make art to honor their ancestors for Día de los Muertos.

CelebrARTE: Caminos

Sunday, November 17, 1–4 p.m.

Visitors are invited to explore their caminos, the paths that allow for the movement, connection and sharing of art and ideas. In partnership with the Americas Latino Festival of Denver, visitors can celebrate the journeys of life and explore how movement affects their lives, culture and environment.

CelebrARTE visitors creating art to celebrate Día de los Muertos.

Upcoming season:

CelebrARTE: Café

Sunday, January 19, 1–4 p.m.

Un café can be a place to sit back, relax and enjoy. Visitors can be inspired to create in this café setting which inspired many of the artists featured within Passport to Paris.

CelebrARTE: Chocolate

Sunday, February 16, 1–4 p.m.

Visitors are invited to celebrate amor y amistad and spread the love with chocolate, the most enjoyable of Latin foods and a tasty treat of today.

CelebrARTE: Moderno

Sunday, March 16, 1–4 p.m.

Picasso, Kahlo, Dalí, Pollock—these artists were rebeldes who broke boundaries in art. Visitors are invited to follow in the footsteps of the artistas modernos throughout the Americas and make art that breaks from tradition.

CelebrARTE: De colores

Sunday, May 18, 1–4 p.m.

Rita Flores Wallace with museum visitors in the Quilt Studio.
As the colors of la primavera blossom, visitors are invited to celebrate the abundance of nature and how it has inspirited Latino arts and culture throughout history.

CelebrARTE: Tropical

Sunday, June 15, 1–4 p.m.

Visitors can immerse themselves in arte tropical, celebrate warm sun, balmy breezes and outdoor fiestas as they explore the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon of South America.

CelebrARTE: Fronteras

Sunday, July 20, 1–4 p.m.

Visitors are invited to explore the frontier and the vaquero lifestyle through art from El Norte, the Old West.

CelebrARTE: Aventuras

Sunday, August 17, 1–4 p.m.

Visitors are invited to adventure along the Camino Real, the Royal Road that connected Mexico City to its northern frontiers.

CelebrARTE: Unidos

Sunday, September 21, 1–4 p.m.

Visitors are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Latino arts and culture’s contributions to los Estados Unidos, the United States.

CelebrARTE: Leyendas

Sunday, October 19, 1–4 p.m.

Leyendas are stories that mix reality and fantasy. They teach about history, culture and traditions. Visitors are invited to take a journey across Latin America and hear the legends passed down from the ancient Americas.

CelebrARTE: Brillante

Sunday, November 16, 1–4 p.m.

Art isn’t always just colorful, sometimes it’s brillante­, bright and shiny. For generations, Latin America has been known for gold, silver and gems. Visitors are invited to explore the adornments of the Americas, make some sparkly art and shine on.

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