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Help the Denver Art Museum provide inspiration and world-class arts and cultural education to our community. The DAM is Free For Kids and welcomes more than 200,000 children each year in addition to guests of all ages and backgrounds. Demonstrate your commitment to the arts in our region today!

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Exhibitions

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

General Public/Unspecified

Description

The Denver Art Museum presents a wide range of traveling and museum-organized exhibitions that make world-class art available to visitors from Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.


CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection

On View through January 5, 2020

Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection showcases about 60 paintings gifted to the museum by the Berger Collection Educational Trust (BCET) in 2018. The BCET's gift is the largest gift of European old masters to the DAM since the museum received the Kress Collection in the 1950s. The exhibition presents a chronological selection of works ranging from the 1400s through the late 1800s, telling the story of Britain's rich cultural history.


The Light Show

On View through May 3, 2020

The Light Show at the Denver Art Museum explores physical and symbolic representations of light in art through a thought-provoking narrative. The exhibition features about 250 objects drawn from the DAM's nine curatorial departments. The Light Show focuses on the quest by humanity and artists to understand physical light in the natural world as well as metaphorical, spiritual, and divine representations of light.


Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature

Opens October 20, 2019

The Denver Art Museum will be home to the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades. The exhibition will feature more than 100 paintings spanning Monet's entire career and will focus on the celebrated French impressionist artist's enduring relationship with nature and his response to the varied and distinct places in which he worked.


Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington

Opens March 15, 2020

Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington will reveal connections between artistic themes and techniques used by acclaimed American artists Winslow Homer (1836-1910) and Frederic Remington (1861-1909) through 60 artworks.


Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom

Opens May 3, 2020

In the 1940s, Franklin D. Roosevelt developed a concept called the Four Freedoms-Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear to persuade Americans to support the war effort. Not immediately embraced by the American public, the administration turned to the arts to help Americans understand and rally behind these enduring ideals. Artists, writers, actors, designers, and musicians were encouraged to take on the challenge of advancing the Four Freedoms as the U.S. prepared to enter World War II, moving away from its policy of neutrality.

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Evidence of Program's Success

World-class exhibitions attract returning and first time visitors to the museum. Total attendance to DAM-organized programs and exhibitions included 889,413 individuals, including 293,000 visitors to traveling exhibitions and more than 202,000 to the DAM who received free general admission.

School and Teacher Programs

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
Young Adults (20-25 years)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

The hallmark of DAM's school tour program is our interactive touring approach. Our introductory all-Museum tours, Perception Games and Imagination Games, have been featured at several national conferences, as have the touchable materials and activities we've developed for our culture and architecture based tours. Around 70,000 students visit the museum each year to explore topics related to visual arts, social studies and language arts curricula. Creativity Resource, the Museum's online resource for teachers, uses the creativity of artists to inspire creativity in teachers and students and provides downloadable art images, information, lesson plans and multi-media resources, and curated blogs on cultural and creativity topics. The DAM provides professional development for teachers on-site and on-line through workshops, webinars, and in-services custom-designed to meet the needs of individual school districts.

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The arts contribute to the economic well-being of a city and the quality of life of its citizens. The museum's creativity platform stimulates critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We believe a dynamic ecosystem of creativity, arts, and culture promotes innovation in business, science, and technology, and contributes to attracting a high quality workforce to our region.

Testimonials:

"Our school is a Dual Immersion Language school with a mix of Latino students and mainstream English speaking students. Visiting the DAM is an opportunity for our families to come together and understand that there are numerous ways to enjoy art via the DAM." -University Hill teacher, visiting on a school tour

"My goal in taking my students to the DAM is to show them how powerful art is when viewed in person. This is our third year attending the DAM, and many of my students say it is the highlight of their year and constantly ask when we are taking our field trip! I love seeing the joy and excitement in the students as they see master artworks in person for the first time. It is truly a life changing experience for us all and we are so grateful for the funding that makes it possible for us to attend!" -Sterling High School teacher


Family and Kids Programs

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

The DAM is committed to being a truly family-friendly institution. The Museum's approach is two-pronged: 1) offer programs and activities at "peak family times" (weekends and school breaks); and 2) integrate family materials into installations, exhibitions, and public spaces so there is always something for families to do together. Family activities are always available and included with the cost of general admission. Family Backpacks (kid-sized packs filled with games and learning materials for families to use on their own in the galleries) and Art Tubes (artists' tubes filled with a creative art making project) can be checked out on weekends and school breaks. Discovery Library costume areas, eye spy and other gallery games, as well as the Just for Fun Family Center (a collection and exhibition-based hands-on activity area) and the Kids Corner (a do-it yourself art project space) are always available. Create Playdates! targets 3-5 year olds and their families, helping grown-ups explore the museum with young children through storytelling and art making opportunities. And The Studio is a dedicated workshop for hands-on projects and artist demonstrations inspired by themes found in exhibitions.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2017, the museum had a record-breaking year with over 870,000 visitors, including over 200,000 kids. The Denver Art Museum is committed to being a truly family-friendly institution, offering free general admission to all youth ages 18 and under through the Free for Kids program. In order to make the museum engaging for kids and adults, the DAM offer programs and activities at "peak family times" (weekends, school breaks and summer) and integrate family materials into installations, exhibitions and public spaces so there is always a way for families to connect with art. Given this intentionality, Denver Art Museum was named one of the top ten family-friendly museums in the country by USA Today.

Testimonial:

"[The DAM] is the place to come to see interactive activities for families. We need to do this at our museum to get families in. My kids have been back to The Studio ten times - they never get bored with the mannequins." - An Illinois museum Board of Directors member

Adult and College Programs

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

The DAM offers a wide range of opportunities for adults to discover, explore and make personal connections to collections and exhibitions. Programs range from tours, studio classes, to Art and Wine Pairings, the Logan Lecture Series, Conversation With A Curator discussions, and Insider Moments in the galleries. The DAM's Untitled series engages young adults with art and creativity through unconventional, often unexpected encounters with art the last Friday of the month. Online programs complement existing onsite offerings and incorporate participatory creative experiences that attract and engage younger adults for whom participation and technology are extremely important.

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Accessibility Programs

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

General Public/Unspecified

Description

The education department is involved in several strategic collaborations designed to encourage museum visitation by a broader audience. Emphasis is on introducing non-visiting families to the museum. Community access tours given by specially trained community and Spanish language guides provide these groups with introductory tours of the museum stressing comfort and awareness of the Museum and all that it has to offer. Other accessibility programs include Art & About tours for individuals with Alzheimer's and early dementia and their care givers, Tactile Tours for low-vision and blind visitors, Low-Sensory Mornings for adults and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating museum vision, S.P.A.R.K. Explorer Packs (Sensory Processing and Autism Resource Kit) for "on-the-go" sensory needs of students, accessibility options for visitors with special needs, and more.

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