Suit of Armor and Helmet
is a unique object in our collection that looks functional but was actually made in admiration of Samurai’s of the past. Take a closer look at how this suit of armor balances delicate details and symbols of fierceness and consider what faithfulness, loyalty, and dedication might have meant in 18th century Japan.
What does trade have to do with art? How does local and global trade influence the lives of people? What did trade look like in different places and time periods?
Inspirado por El siglo XIX en el arte europeo y norteamericano
Celebremos las obras de arte de la colección del museo de artistas como Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Childe Hassam y otros que narran una historia sobre una época compleja en Europa y en los Estados Unidos.
Activities inspired by The 19th Century in European and American Art
Explore artworks from the museum’s collection by Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Childe Hassam, and others that tell a story about a complex time in Europe and America.
Inspirado por Simphiwe Ndzube
Guíe a sus estudiantes y / o niños a través del Universo Rosa con actividades divertidas inspiradas en Simphiwe Ndzube: Oráculos del Universo Rosa
. Las actividades incluyen un proyecto de creación de arte y una recomendación de lectura.
Activities inspired by Simphiwe Ndzube: Oracles of the Pink Universe
Guide your students and/or children through the Pink Universe with fun activities inspired by Simphiwe Ndzube: Oracles of the Pink Universe.
Activities include an artmaking project and a book recommendation.
Collaborative artmaking has the power to bond people, cultures, and community. With the opening of the Each/Other exhibition, take a closer look at two of Marie Watts' artworks and discover how they are a gateway to collaboration, sharing, and creativity.
Visual patterns appear in every aspect of our lives—from the architecture around us to the natural world. Sometimes artists and designers are inspired by existing patterns or create their own to add visual interest to their work. We encourage you to keep an eye out for patterns around you and explore creating your own unique patterns through these activities.
Made in China
, a sculpture by artist Sui Jianguo, is a crowd favorite among Denver Art Museum visitors. The giant red dinosaur is loved by so many because of its size, color, and texture. Explore the captivating sculpture more closely with these learning resources and activities that encourage looking, creating, and thinking together about size, where products come from, and how we value toys or belongings.
Each of us can play a pivotal role in our community, whether that is our neighborhood, family, friend group, or school. Today, as always, it is important to consider and learn about our local culture, through our communities’ people, places, and history. How are we building local understanding into our lives and learning?
About the Art
Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw, Cherokee, American)
The structure of this sculpture was inspired by the parfleche (pronounced “par-flesh”) containers and travois (pronounced “tra-voy” or “trav-wa”) that were used by Native American tribes from the Plains. A travois was typically made from tipi poles, and would have been pulled by a horse or dog. Nomadic tribes used them to transport their belongings, which were often stored in parfleches. This word is thought to have come from the French words for “to parry (defend),” parer, and “arrow,” fleche, and originally referred to rawhide shields or body armor.