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Explore the Art of Storytelling at the Next Sensory-Friendly Morning

Every piece of art tells a story. At this June’s Sensory-Friendly Morning we will explore the intersection of art and storytelling as we welcome an all-star cast of artists and community partners. Join us Sunday, June 12, from 9-11 am for a day of storytelling, sharing, and self-expression!

Who’s invited?

Sensory-Friendly Mornings are designed for neurodiverse art lovers and their families. Visitors are required to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols at the museum. Reserve your free tickets today!

What do we mean by neurodiverse?

The term neurodiverse refers to any individual who thinks, learns, and processes information in unique and divergent ways, but is most often used in the context of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More broadly, neurodiversity is the belief that all ways of thinking should be honored and valued, and that different doesn’t equal deficient. The Denver Art Museum is committed to celebrating diversity in all forms including honoring and supporting the experiences and voices of our neurodiverse community.

Where to go?

This Sensory-Friendly Morning will take place in the Hamilton Building from 9-11 am.

What to expect?

  • A sensory-friendly exhibition experience. All Hamilton Building exhibitions will be open, including Modern Women/Modern Vision and Age of Armor. Lights and volume levels will be brought down in all exhibition spaces to better serve our sensory-sensitive visitors.
  • "Sound Stories" with Creative-in-Residence Kerrie Joy and sound therapist Dunia Shawty. Visitors will create visual stories which Kerrie and Dunia will transform into a spoken word and sound healing experience.
  • "Meet and Make" workshop in the Storytelling Studio with artist Chris Jones. Chris, a recent Studio Demonstrating Artist, tells stories through various mediums such as photography, illustration, printmaking, and design.
  • Storytime Yoga with retired teacher Cecilia Burns. It’s the perfect way to stretch your body and your imagination!
  • A visit from our friends at McNicholas Miniature Therapy Horses. Their sweet and gentle miniature horses will brighten any mood and are always a crowd favorite.
  • A hands-on sensory space on level 3. Explore a variety of low-key sensory objects and activities and share your thoughts on what elements you’d like to see in a permanent sensory space.
  • A complimentary general admission ticket good for four adults so you can come back and visit us again. Youth 18 and under always enjoy free general admission.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to our friends at Revel Autism, Autism Community Store, and the Clyfford Still Museum. Volunteers from Revel are building our popular "sensory totes" for June’s event. Longtime partner Autism Community Store will be providing coupons for anyone who completes our visitor survey. Finally, our neighbors at Clyfford Still will be providing reduced-priced passes to all our guests.