TAG: Kids and Families

Summer in 3-D
Exhibition

Summer in 3-D

May 30, 2014–Aug 31, 2014

From pop art and paintings to bronze sculptures and hands-on fun, there’s something for everyone this summer. More

Create, Build & Imagine at the New Shop in the North Building
Blog: Making & Doing

Create, Build & Imagine at the New Shop in the North Building

The Shop at the Denver Art Museum is excited to launch an expanded selection of creative products for children, families, and the young at heart. We have completely transformed the Shop in the North Building. Beginning May 30 shelves will be full of supplies and kits that will spark imagination in kids of all ages. More

V3H1CL3: Jason Rogenes
Exhibition

V3H1CL3: Jason Rogenes

May 25, 2014–Apr 12, 2015

This summer, Jason Rogenes will transform the Precourt Discovery Hall into an immersive sculptural environment where families can play with custom cast “asteroids” to create otherworldly soundscapes. Part of a rich summer program focusing on sculpture, the installation—made out of cardboard and reclaimed Styrofoam—will encourage visitors to reconsider familiar and typically discarded materials for their artmaking possibilities. More

Denver Art Museum Transforms Outdoor Plaza with Interactive Installation That Invites Visitors to Share Summer Memories

Q&A with Colorado's Barrio E': What's Behind the Drums
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Q&A with Colorado's Barrio E': What's Behind the Drums

De Colores, the theme for this month’s CelebrARTE at the Denver Art Museum, is a traditional Latino song that celebrates the vibrancy of nature and the diversity that makes up our world. On May 18 Barrio E’ will show how Puerto Rican bomba and plena can help us come together as a community. More

How Feedback from Families Improves the DAM
Blog: Behind the Scenes

How Feedback from Families Improves the DAM

Here at the DAM, feedback is crucial. In fact, we thrive on it. Lucky for us, Denver families are not shy. Their thoughts inform us every step of the way, making our projects better. We are always surprised by what the museum and our projects mean to them. More

Now Your Whole Family Can Be DAM Members
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Now Your Whole Family Can Be DAM Members

Did you know your children can now be card-carrying DAM members? We recently added the option for members at the Family level and above to register for kids cards. We noticed a trend of young art enthusiasts running up to check their families in for a day at the DAM, so we thought we’d make it official. Any child aged 18 or younger and residing in your household is eligible. More

From Portrait to Play: The Making of the DAM’s Inca Ruler Costumes
Blog: Behind the Scenes

From Portrait to Play: The Making of the DAM’s Inca Ruler Costumes

When I first moved to Denver nearly four years ago, one of the first things I wanted to see was the notable Spanish Colonial art collections of the Denver Art Museum. I will not forget the moment I first walked into the galleries because I was blown away by the brightly colored series of portraits of Inca rulers that covered the first wall of the gallery. More

DAM’s Latino Programs Celebrate Journeys & Being Home
Blog: Behind the Scenes

DAM’s Latino Programs Celebrate Journeys & Being Home

November is proving to be a full month for art and activities that focus on our Latino community. Through art installations, brand new activity spaces, and live programs we are exploring where we came from, and where we are going. More

USA Today’s 10 Great Family-Friendly Museums—We’re On the List!
Blog: Don't Miss

USA Today’s 10 Great Family-Friendly Museums—We’re On the List!

We are honored to be included on USA Today’s list of museums that are great for families. Our top-notch education department has been an industry leader for years creating innovative ways to connect families with art. That means the Denver Art Museum is not a place where kids have to be quiet and keep their hands in their pockets. More

Nick Cave: Second Skin
Exhibition

Nick Cave: Second Skin

Jun 9, 2013–Apr 27, 2014

In conjunction with Nick Cave: Sojourn, contemporary artist Nick Cave transformed Precourt Discovery Hall into a whimsical, interactive environment for family visitors. Come play and watch as Cave’s Soundsuits spring to life through movement and dance. Then decorate the figures in the installation with colorful felt shapes and animals to complete the artist’s imaginative creations.

Second Skin is included with general admission. More

Downtown Denver Cultural Institutions Celebrate Día del Niño

Las Instituciones Culturales del Centro de Denver Celebran el Día del Niño

Denver Art Museum’s Creativity Resource for Teachers Expands

March 2012: Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective Opens, Untitled #45 (Haute), Best Spring Break Ever: Design Days and Other Highlights

Museum educator Heather Nielsen reading a storybook to young visitors.
Blog: Art Museum Careers

Museum Career—Educator

Educator Heather Nielsen discusses her career at the DAM and the importance of creating memorable experiences for visitors. More