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    • Statue of Saint Ferdinand in The Light Show exhibition
      Blog: en español

      ¡Este verano, sorpréndete con el arte (tal vez el tuyo) en el Denver Art Museum!

      Este verano encontrarás muchas oportunidades de crear tu propio arte y aprender acerca de diferentes técnicas de pintura en el Denver Art Museum. Todos los programas para las familias son bilingües y están incluidos con la admisión general al museo, la cual siempre es gratis para sus miembros, y menores de 18 años de edad. La entrada es gratis para todo público el primer sábado de cada mes.

      Conéctate con el arte More

    • a hand-in-hand create-n-take art project made of cut out paper showing two hands around the sun
      Blog: Kids & Families

      Join us for End-of-Summer Family Fun

      What to See & Do August 2019 at the DAM

      Summer is almost over, but there’s still plenty of things to do at the DAM. How many items can you check off this list before fall? Remember, general admission is free for youth 18 and under every day (which includes all of the following)!

      1. Make Some Music on the Plaza More

    • Quana Madison sitting in front of a wall with the words Paint Studio
      Blog: Meet the Artist

      Paint Studio Demo Artist Quána Madison 

      Quána Madison will be in the Paint Studio demonstrating expressionist painting as a path to well-being, noon–3 pm August 10-11 and August 17-18, 2019. The Paint Studio is included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under. More

    • a woman and two children in the paint studio
      Blog: en español

      ¡Juega… en serio este verano en el DAM! / Play…seriously this summer at the DAM!

      Este verano, los visitantes del museo podrán tener la experiencia de mecerse suavemente acompañados de los sonidos musicales de La Musidora, una obra de arte de 27 metros de longitud. La obra, diseñada por Héctor Esrawe e Ignacio Cadena de la firma de diseño con base en la Ciudad de México, Esrawe + Cadena se encuentra ya instalada en la Plaza Martin cercana a la entrada del museo. El nombre de La Musidora proviene de la combinación de las palabras la música y la mecedora. More

    • Learn More about the Eames Storage Unit
      Blog: Inside the Collection

      Learn More about the Eames Storage Unit

      On View in Serious Play through August 25, 2019

      Following the trauma of World War II, American architects and designers began to explore new ways of living and reimagined ordinary objects throughout the home in innovative ways. The Eames Storage Unit (ESU), a lightweight system of freestanding cabinets, was promoted as an inexpensive solution to the changing storage and display needs of postwar families. With the end of wartime rationing and a booming economy, Americans were acquiring more goods, and the storage and creative display of their possessions became a significant interest. More

    • Woman and girl painting at a table in the Paint Studio
      Blog: Kids & Families

      Escape the Heat & Enjoy Family Fun at the DAM

      Things to See & Do in July

      All of the following exhibitions and activities are included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and younger. Visitors with a SNAP card receive discounted general admission.

      Pop on over to Cuentos del Arte More

    • Clock that is made in the shape of an eye
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Time to Check Out the Clocks in Serious Play

      On View through August 25, 2019

      Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year with 14 hours and 59 minutes of daylight. Since we're thinking about time passing today, we invite you to celebrate the solstice by visiting the whimsical clocks currently on view in Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America. The exhibition features 12 clocks (11 of which are shown on the wall above), each a playful design in bright colors and surprising materials.

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    • photo of Tobias Fike and text about Untitled Final Friday
      Blog: Untitled Final Fridays

      Q&A with Tobias Fike

      Tobias Fike is the featured artist for Untitled Final Friday: Light Wait at the Denver Art Museum on June 28. Read our Q&A to learn more, and then join us at Untitled! More

    • A built house of cards
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Explore Family-Friendly Interactive Features at the DAM This Summer

      Summer is here and the Denver Art Museum invites the whole family to spend summer break with us to experience the newest interactive artmaking projects and games throughout the museum. From coloring in mandalas in The Light Show exhibition to interacting with different aspects of light in our new First Light Family Space, the whole family will have a chance to spark their creativity at the DAM.

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    • a family sitting on the floor making hand portraits in the Jordan Casteel exhibition
      Blog: Kids & Families

      June 2019 Family Fun

      What to See & Do This Month at the DAM

      All of the following exhibitions and activities are included with general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and younger. Visitors with a SNAP card receive discounted general admission.

      Hear a Story at Cuentos del Arte More

    • children playing in Tri-Tower play structure
      Blog: Kids & Families

      Build Your Own Backyard Play Structure-Inspired by Serious Play

      Does your backyard need a DIY play structure this summer? Look no further! Download the instructions and plans for the Tri-Tower and see a full-size model of the Tri-Tower we built for Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America in the exhibition now. More

    • Kenzie Sitterud Untitled Final Friday May 31
      Blog: Untitled Final Fridays

      Q&A with Kenzie Sitterud

      Kenzie Sitterud is the featured artist for Untitled Final Friday: "Sit. Stand. Play." at the Denver Art Museum on May 31. Read our Q&A to learn more, and then join us at Untitled! Untitled is included with general admission, which is free for members. More

    • Serious Play Design in Midcentury America May 5-August 25
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      New Exhibition Explores the Influence of Play on Midcentury Design

      Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America is the first major museum exhibition to present the concept of play, in mid-20th century American design, as a catalyst for creativity. Beginning in the late 1940s—after the trauma of World War II—American designers intentionally intertwined work and play, generating designs characterized by innovation and whimsy. More

    • visitors looking at The Toy in the Serious Play exhibition
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Plan Your Visit to Serious Play

      Here are some tips and guidelines to help you plan your visit to the Denver Art Museum exhibition Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America.

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    • families at create playdate artmaking activity
      Blog: Kids & Families

      May 2019 Family Fun

      What to See & Do This Month at the DAM

      Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and things are changing. We have so many new and exciting activities here at the Denver Art Museum. Come and join the fun! The following activities are included with general admission, which is free for youth 18 and younger and for members.

      A new story is ready to bloom at Cuentos del Arte More