Illustration by Jena Siedler

Mexican Modernism for Kids & Families

Illustration by Jena Siedler

“I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.”

– Frida Kahlo

We invite families and kids to get to know Frida Kahlo and other artists better at the Denver Art Museum exhibition, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism. Mexican Modernism is a time in art history right after the ending of the Mexican Revolution. It was a time of incredible art, dynamic personalities, and exciting history. Artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were at the center of this excitement and the DAM has some special activities for kids, families, and students.

At the Museum

If you get the opportunity to visit the exhibition, be sure to take the pop-up guide that will lead kids and families to some of the iconic artworks on display to get to know the artists of this time. The pop-up guide is a great souvenir and also an artmaking activity to take home to color in some of Frida’s beloved animals and pop them up to create a small sculpture.

On Our Website

If getting to the museum in person is not an option (or if you want to supplement your visit), we have developed some incredible activities online for students, kids, and families to make you feel like you have visited the exhibition. Museum Web Quest: Virtual Visit and More gives you access to free art, discussion, and thinking activities that dive deep into the artists, culture, and history of Mexico during the Mexican Modernism art movement. Watch videos, read a comic book (sample page shown below), sketch your own artworks, make your own wearable art, and more.

comic book illustrations and with two characters named Alicia and Javier

Illustration by Andrés del Valle