TAG: access programs

Art & About Tour
Event: Access

Art & About Tours

Occurs on the second Thursday of every month. Next Occurs on Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Art & About tours are designed for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. Themes change monthly. More

Image of mirrors reflecting green and white light down a corridor.
Event: Access

Art & About Tours

The Light Show
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

This month we focus on the quest by humanity and artists to understand physical light in the natural world. More

Image of Herbert Bayer's multi-colored Kaleidoscreen installed in Aspen, CO, about 1957.
Event: Access

Art & About Tours

Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

This month we will look at postwar American design and how the concept of playfulness influenced it. More

a picture of someone touching a Ganesha statue
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Fall Access Programs

Whether you prefer a tactile art exploration, appreciate a conversation-based tour, seek a sensory-friendly experience, or desire an ASL interpreter for a lecture or tour—we are here to meet your needs. More

children and gallery host in one of the galleries at the museum
Blog: en español

Mañanas de bajo impacto sensorial

Sábado 19 de agosto, 8:30-10 a. m.

Como parte de la misión del DAM de enriquecer la vida de las generaciones presentes y futuras, trabajamos para crear un ambiente receptivo en el museo y nos esforzamos por ofrecer a los individuos y familias que nos visitan con niños con trastornos del espectro autista una experiencia compartida y significativa. More

People touching tactile table
Blog: Making & Doing

Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month at the DAM

Join us for Tactile Tables and more October 2016

Throughout October the DAM will celebrate Art Beyond Sight Awareness by exploring the multisensory ways in which we can experience art. More

Ann Cunningham discusses tactile art at Denver Art Museum with Melissa Fishburn
Blog: Meet the Artist

DAM Collaborator Talks About Her Practice in Creating Tactile Art (Videos)

Imagine viewing a painting without actually seeing it.

Imagine landscapes, portraits, and scenes that you can see through touch and feel.

For some museum patrons, this is the reality. And with help from sculptor and Colorado Center for the Blind art teacher Ann Cunningham, the Denver Art Museum has made huge strides in making art accessible to patrons who are blind and visually impaired.

Cunningham began as a sculptor with a special interest in low-relief. This is when a sculpture is carved out of a slab and emanates from the slab. More

Making Art Hands-On
Blog: Making & Doing

Making Art Hands-On

Last month we hosted our first round of Tactile Tables in the Cover Story textile gallery. It was such a delight to finally watch visitors touch and interact with these objects, after months of planning. The development tactile programming is unique; here is a peek into the process. More