Denver Public Schools students and teachers created Surrealist self-portraits and poems inspired by Frida Kahlo.
Congratulations to these creative students in grades 7–12 and to their teachers and families!
Families can explore the exhibition with a pop-up guide and through our online Museum Web Quest.
School & Teachers
Kids & Families
The Denver Art Museum needs your help!
The closure of schools this spring has created an unprecedented challenge for teachers to overcome. Teachers were faced with daunting questions: How do we teach from afar? How do we connect with our students when we cannot connect? How do we ensure students know we care?
We have seen teachers not only rise to the challenge, but truly innovate during this time of need.
Is your school actively engaged in promoting the arts? Do you work for a community center focused on exposing youth and families to new creative experiences and opportunities? Apply here to collaborate with the Denver Art Museum to bring the Art Lives Here/El arte vive aquí program to your site.
Art Lives Here/El arte vive aquí is a FREE program created with the Denver Art Museum and your school or organization’s community. A collection of unique museum objects would live at your site for about a month.
Ah, the start of a new school year—freshly sharpened pencils, classrooms organized, and the whole year ahead of you. Wondering what will be at the Denver Art Museum to connect to your classroom? Wondering which works of art you can see in person and which artists you might want to study? Look no further than your school mailbox.
The teacher mailer has arrived! This envelope from the DAM is jam packed with information about field trips offered in the 2018–2019 school year.
1. Explore World-Class Exhibitions—Only at the Denver Art Museum!
Degas: A Passion for Perfection
investigates the creative experimentation throughout Degas’ career to capture contemporary life of late-nineteenth-century Paris, a transformation from his earlier focus on historical subjects. The Denver Art Museum is the only American venue for this exhibition. Degas: A Passion for Perfection
is included in free general admission for school groups and available for school tour groups through March 16
, and April 2–May 18, 2018
See Your Pet on the Gallery Wall
For the exhibition Stampede: Animals in Art
the Denver Art Museum invites visitors to share photos of your pets on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DAMpets
. These photos will appear in the exhibition’s “Beloved” section in a livestream on a framed iPad hung side-by-side with artworks from DAM’s collections. You will find this section on level 3 of the DAM’s Hamilton Building.
Upload your pet photo and use the hashtag and maybe you'll see Fluffy or Spot on the gallery wall! (There's up to a 10-minute delay.)
Creativity and imagination fill the gallery space in the lower level of the North Building at the Denver Art Museum. The DAM is currently showcasing artwork by early childhood students—children under the age of six. All of the pieces on view were created by the students of Mile High Early Learning and Clayton Early Learning. The artwork has been created in a variety of ways with a wide range of materials.
Earlier this month, the Denver Art Museum held the Let's Go Colorado! photography contest. Participants were instructed to follow in the footsteps of photographers Timothy H. O'Sullivan and William H. Bell, whose work is currently on view in On Desert Time: Landscape Photographs by O’Sullivan & Bell, 1871-1874
, and capture an image that reflects both the bones of the Colorado landscape and their own discoveries in the area.
Check out our Facebook page to see the top 30 winning submissions, which will be on view at Untitled: Stop Motion on September 30.