The Denver Art Museum’s interactive Storytelling Studio is a place to spark your creativity, connect with Denver’s creative community, and get a new perspective on the artistic process! Visitors can explore themes of place, identity, and imagination in the Storytelling Studio from 11 am to 3 pm. Beginning in November, the Studio will officially move to being open 11 am to 4 pm, and until 8:30 pm on Tuesdays to coincide with the museum's new late hours.
As always, staff and visitor safety is our top priority—that’s why we’ve developed a robust set of safety protocols to ensure a clean and comfortable atmosphere in our Studio space. All visitors will be provided with their own material kits and individual artmaking stations, and entry to the Studio will be limited to support social distancing.
Inside the Studio
Through two interactive, self-guided activities, visitors can discover how artists combine visual imagery and the power of words. Share your own memory of our city on our collaborative map illustrated by artist Kristina Maldonado-Bad Hand and create your own storyboard at our Illustration Stations.
You're invited to also connect with our local creative community as you explore artist Chinn Wang’s installation A is For…, and get a behind-the-scenes look into process with our local artist showcase and demonstration videos.
In A is for…, local artist Chinn Wang uses nine symbols to explore the relationship between language and storytelling. Visitors are encouraged to explore what these symbols mean to them and how that meaning is informed by their own background, culture, and personal histories.
“Learning language is the key to sharing our personal narratives and powerful expressions of identity," Wang says. "For me, these symbols evoke current social and political events, personal and professional anxieties, and my continuing journey in parenthood."
The Studio is generously sponsored by Robert and Judi Newman Family Foundation.