Denver Art Museum
Includes games and art-making activities for kids!
Recommended by: Garry Winogrand
The Art Museum is awesome. I thought art had to be drawn or made perfectly. I never realized that the way I color and draw is kind of like the way real artists color and draw! I really liked this part of the museum called Scapes. It was a display of drawings and paintings of the land, sea, and sky. A lot of the pictures looked sloppy until you really looked at them. I think I can make art!
Whether you appreciate fine art or want to encourage your little artist, the Denver Art Museum is an inspiring place to explore. The exhibits refresh throughout the year to encompass multiple moods, genres, and artists. The Museum’s website keeps exhibit and collection information updated. Be sure to reference the site when planning a visit.
The collection at the Museum is bursting with diversity. The collection includes African, American Indian, Asian, European, American, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, Textile, and Western American art. The Museum began collecting art in 1893 when it was founded. Since then, the collection has expanded to over 68,000 pieces. The Denver Art Museum holds one of the most comprehensive and sizable collections of world art between the West Coast and Chicago. It is recognized on an international level for an extensive collection of pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art.
The galleries are family and kid friendly. You’ll find games and art-making activities. Just For Fun China is a dress up extravaganza for the kids. They can dawn an imperial robe, build the Great Wall of China, or create their own dragon puppet.
Hotspots is a great program for the entire family. You’ll get to design your own traditional Oceanic-inspired Tapa cloth. If cloth isn’t your think, you can opt to make an Egyptian-inspired decorative collar. Facilitators help you let your imagination fly as you create your own work of art.
100 West 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204
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January – October, on the final Friday of the month, the museum is open until 10 p.m. for untitled mixed-media events.
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|Jacob Tip: Have you ever had a dream you wanted to remember? You can draw your dreams! That’s art. Keep paper and crayons near your bed and when you wake up you can draw a dream you had.|
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