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    • mother and child at a light table in the First Light Family Space
      Blog: Kids & Families

      Fun Things for Families to Do in March

      Stories, Games, Art Activities & More

      Look ahead to all the happenings at the Denver Art Museum and plan a March visit. There is always something fun for families to see and do. Remember, youth 18 and under enjoy free general admission. More

    • still of video of ballet performance at the January Untitled
      Blog: Untitled Creative Fusions

      Don't Miss the Next Untitled: Creative Fusion

      April 24, 2020

      The Denver Art Museum hosts Untitled: Creative Fusions four times a year. In January, we collaborated with Eileen Roscina and Joshua Ware and many other local creatives for a night of performances, fun activities, and tours that explored the space between the manmade and the natural.

      If you missed the January Untitled: Creative Fusion, check out this video to see a recap of the night, and make sure to mark your calendar for the next Untitled: Creative Fusion on April 24.

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    • A woman with a baby on her back in the Shantell Martin exhibition
      Blog: Kids & Families

      Celebrate Love & Creativity With Your Family

      We invite you and your family to fall in love with art and creativity this February at the Denver Art Museum. Make shadow puppets, write love letters, explore the galleries, and more. General admission (which includes all of the following) is free for youth 18 and younger every day.

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    • Meredith Feniak and Risa Friedman
      Blog: Untitled Creative Fusions

      Creative Collaborators Give Their Take on Entanglements Theme

      The first Untitled: Creative Fusion (January 31, 6-10 pm) is sure to be filled with fun and surprises. You'll be able to sample liquid nitrogen popcorn, dance to beats by The Night Shift, collaborate on a floral installation, watch live ice sculpting, and more! See the lineup for the evening. More

    • children in the First Light Family Space
      Blog: Kids & Families

      Fun Things for Families to See & Do in January 2020

      Happy New Year! If you and your family want to add more creativity to your life, we suggest these art-related resolutions for January. Remember, youth 18 and under enjoy free general admission. Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature requires a separate ticket.

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    • Mon and child with Shantell Martin interactive wall with words that say FIND WHAT MAKES YOU U INSIDE
      Blog: Kids & Families

      November Family Fun

      What to See & Do this Month at the DAM

      As we celebrate Thanksgiving, our family visitors are one of the things we give thanks for here at the Denver Art Museum! We are so grateful parents and grandparents share their love of art and creativity with kids from littles to teens. This month, we invite you to participate in the following programs. Remember, youth 18 and under enjoy free general admission.

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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: Behind the Scenes

      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: Behind the Scenes

      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: Behind the Scenes

      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: Behind the Scenes

      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: Behind the Scenes

      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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