TAG: access programs

Art & About Tour
Event: Access

Art & About Tours

Occurs on the second Thursday of every month. Next Occurs on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

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

Image of sandstone Ganesha statue
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: Ganesha: The Playful Protector

Occurs every day through December 9, 2017. Next Occurs on Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:00am1:00pm.

Get hands on with art! This December will focus on Ganesha: The Playful Protector.. More

Family in gallery on a low sensory morning.
Event: Access

Low Sensory Morning

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 8:30am10:00am.

For individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment we offer our Low Sensory Morning event on select Saturday mornings, before public hours. 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 am

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

Low Sensory Mornings at the Denver Art Museum
Event: Access

Low Sensory Morning

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:30am10:00am.

For individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment we offer our Low Sensory Morning event on select Saturday mornings, before public hours. More

Family in gallery on a low sensory morning.
Event: Access

Low Sensory Morning

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:30am10:00am.

For individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment we offer our Low Sensory Morning event on select Saturday mornings, before public hours. 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

Experience Passport Through Touch, Spanish & Other Special Materials
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Experience Passport Through Touch, Spanish & Other Special Materials

One of the main pillars of the museum’s commitment to providing access to the museum experience for all visitors is having special exhibition content available in multiple alternate formats. In Passport to Paris, all three shows in the suite have large print booklets with color thumbnail images and braille booklets available. These alternate format materials contain all object labels, extended labels, and exhibition content. 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