Free for Kids
General admission to the Denver Art Museum is free to all youth ages 18 and under every day, granting more kids access to art than ever before.
Free for Kids funds general admission for all children, including school field trips and other youth group visits. The program also helps support a new transportation fund for school bus trips and enables the museum to offer youth pricing for all special ticketed exhibitions at $5.
28th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration
Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
One of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) longest-running events, the 28th annual powwow at DAM will feature American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities and more in a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures. Throughout the day, visitors can watch colorful dance competitions, participate with artists in hands-on activities, and enjoy their first (or 101st!) piece of fry bread.
This year, new powwow chair Pat Roy-Trujillo (Ojibwe/Meskwaki) also worked with Café Cultura Youth to bring spoken word performances to the event. Attendees also will have a chance to collaborate on printmaking art projects with Native Arts Artists-in-Residence Gregg Deal and Walt Pourier.
All powwow activities and general museum admission that day are free. Youth 18 and younger also receive free admission to the special exhibition The Western: An Epic in Art and Film. The Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration is sponsored by the Native Arts Department and supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Biennial of the Americas 2017 Festival
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, on view through Oct. 22, 2017, is the DAM’s contribution to this year’s Biennial of the Americas Festival, occurring Sept. 12–16.
Mi Tierra features site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Dynamic artworks were created by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).
These artists examine diverse narratives of migration and the complex layering of cultures throughout the Western United States through ideas related to labor, nostalgia, memory, visibility, and displacement. Installations incorporate mixed media, performance-based video art, digital animation, fiber constructions, painting, sculpture, and ceramics.
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place is included with general admission and free for youth 18 and younger. An exhibition catalog is available in The Shops and online.
Anderman Photography Lecture: Fazal Sheikh
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, 7–8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
During his nearly 25-year career, photographer Fazal Sheikh has focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues through his critically acclaimed work. The artist will discuss his documentary-based photography practice.
Now on view at the DAM through Nov. 12, Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, features more than 170 portraits and landscapes chronicling individuals living in displaced and marginalized communities around the world, many times as the result of war, exploitation and poverty.
Lecture tickets are $5 for students, DAM members and CPAC members, $12 for general admission. For additional details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the DAM Photography Department. Series funding generously provided by Evan and Elizabeth Anderman.
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