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    • cover of In the Time of the Butterflies and a gallery image of the textile wall hanging called Butterfly
      Blog: Get Creative

      Explore 2019 NEA Big Read at Drop-In Writing

      October 22, 1-3 pm

      Explore Julia Alvarez's novel In the Time of the Butterflies in front of Marie Watt's artwork Butterfly (in The Light Show) at the Denver Art Museum's Drop-In Writing program on October 22. More

    • a little boy painting at an easel in the paint studio
      Blog: Kids & Families

      What to See & Do This Month at the DAM

      October 2019 Family Fun

      The Denver Art Museum is the perfect place to spend some time this month. See artworks from around the world and many cultures, get creative making your own art, and even find some inspiration for costume ideas for Halloween.

      Remember, general admission is free for youth 18 and under every day.

      1. Start the month with a story More

    • Illustration of MO SPKX and the words Unexpect the Expected Untitled Final Friday Featuring Kate Speer August 30 6 to 10 pm
      Blog: Untitled Final Fridays

      Q&A with MO SPKX

      MO SPKX is the featured artist for Untitled Final Friday: Harvest of the Dreamer at the Denver Art Museum on September 27. Read our Q&A to learn more, and then join us at Untitled! (Check out the program of events.)

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    • a girl and a woman painting at easels in the Paint Studio
      Blog: Kids & Families

      6 Ideas for Family Fun at the DAM in September

      Although summer officially wraps up in September, the museum shows no signs of slowing down. Plan a September visit to enjoy The Light Show, make something new at two Create-n-Takes, and try out techniques in the Paint Studio. Remember, general admission is free for youth 18 and under every day.

      Here are six things to be sure to do at the museum in September:

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    • Abstract painting in ash, sepia, gray, golden yellow, matte white, black, and tan called Realness by Mark Bradford
      Blog: Inside the Collection

      Mark Bradford's Realness

      On View in The Light Show through May 3, 2020

      Mark Bradford creates wall-sized collages and installations that inspire wonder with intricately detailed canvases in response to impromptu networks—underground economies, marginalized communities, and abandoned urban buildings. More

    • Illustration of Kate Speer and the words Unexpect the Expected Untitled Final Friday Featuring Kate Speer August 30 6 to 10 pm
      Blog: Untitled Final Fridays

      Q&A with Kate Speer

      Kate Speer, dancer, choreographer, and community organizer, is the featured artist for Untitled Final Friday at the Denver Art Museum on August 30. Read our Q&A below to learn more about her and her artistic practice, and then join us at Untitled! (You can see the program of events here.) More

    • 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

    • Untitled Final Friday logo. Untitled Final Friday is July 26 6-10 pm and photo of Michael Sperandeo the featured artist at July's Untitled
      Blog: Untitled Final Fridays

      Q&A with Michael Sperandeo

      Michael Sperandeo is the featured artist for Untitled Final Friday: "Cyber Future" at the Denver Art Museum on July 26, 2019. Read our Q&A below to learn more, and then join us at Untitled! (You can see the program of events here.) Untitled is included with general admission, which is free for members.

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    • 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

    • Video still of DJ playing music at Untitled Final Friday
      Blog: Untitled Final Fridays

      Ever Wonder What Happens at Untitled Final Fridays?

      Watch this video to get a taste of some of the fun you can expect at monthly Untitled Final Friday events at the Denver Art Museum. Untitled Final Fridays are developed with dynamic featured artists who invite other local creatives to collaborate on musical and spoken-word performances, tours with a twist, artmaking, and other surprises—all inspired by artwork on view. More

    • Analyzing the paint sample with a handheld XRF spectrometer
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Conserving an Ancient Roman Bust of Apollo

      See it in The Light Show

      Preparing for The Light Show exhibition gave the Denver Art Museum the opportunity to delve deep into its collection to find artwork and artifacts related to the theme of illumination. It was therefore fitting that a marble bust of Apollo, the God of Light, the Sun, Music, and Prophecy, was selected for a prominent place in this show.

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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

    • Gallery view of The Light Show
      Blog: Behind the Scenes

      Explore Your Inner Light with Yoga in The Light Show

      This month’s Unplugged program features yoga in the galleries. (Bring a yoga mat or borrow one from the museum.) With The Light Show as inspiration, Denver yoga teacher Mona Akbari (who teaches at The River Yoga) will lead us through an all-levels experience of movement, physical postures, and breathing. More

    • 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