• May 24th, 2024
  • Friday, 10:28:39 PM

22nd Annual Día del Niño at the DAM Celebrates Children in Denver

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will host its 22nd annual Día del Niño (Day of the Child) celebration on Sunday, April 28, with free general admission for all. (Photo: Courtesy Denver Art Museum)


The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will host its 22nd annual Día del Niño (Day of the Child) celebration on Sunday, April 28, with free general admission for all, bilingual activities, hands-on artmaking, musical and artistic performances and more. The museum will join its Golden Triangle neighbors, including Clyfford Still Museum, Center for Colorado Women’s History, History Colorado Center and the Denver Public Central Library for a neighborhood-wide festival to honor children around the world.


The 22nd Annual Día del Niño Celebration will be held on Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.


This global celebration of all children at DAM will feature art experiences including live dance and music by international and local artists, hands-on activities in the Creative Hub spaces in the Martin Building and the Dream Studio in the Hamilton Building.

Everyone is invited to bring their family and friends to the DAM to Día del Niño. (Photo: cortesía de Denver Art Museum)

With FREE general admission all day, visitors will have the opportunity to explore all museum galleries and spaces, which currently feature acclaimed exhibitions including Have a Seat: Mexican Chair Design Today, The Skeletal World of José Guadalupe Posada, Fazal Sheikh: Thirst | Exposure | In Place and Weaving a Foundation: Cornerstones of the Textile Arts Collection, as well as the DAM’s global art collections.


Everyone is invited to bring their family and friends to the DAM to Día del Niño, with free admission all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., which includes full access to all activities, exhibitions, performances and spaces within the museum.


This year, for the first time, visitors will be able to experience the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere in Michoacán, Mexico, through virtual reality visors provided by the Mexican Consulate General in Denver and the Butterfly Pavilion, at the Creative Hub in the Martin Building.


Celebrate local Indigenous elders in the Native Elder’s Exhibition, which highlights the artistry of nine community members ages 55 and over who have been active in making art and in supporting our local Native communities, on view through May 30.


Inside the museum’s Sturm Pavilion and outside in Kemper Courtyard, live music and dance performances by the following groups and performers will represent the countries of Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and Zimbabwe: ARCINDA (Arts & Culture of Indonesia); Ballet Folklórico Sangre de México; Celtic Steps Irish Dance; Chihera African Marimbas; Colorado Mestizo Dancers; Colorado New Style (CNS); Comparsa Morelos en Denver (Chinelos); Danza Caballitos de Rancho Grande; Danza Matachina Guadalupana; El Mariachi Juvenil de Bryant Webster; El Sistema Colorado Chamber Orchestra with members of the Colorado Symphony; Folklor México en la Piel; Friendship Powwow Dancers; Mariachi Femenil Alma del Folklore; New American Stories by Roshni Youth; Qhaswa Peru USA; and Sandoval Singers.


The Denver Preschool Program (DPP) will bring in celebrity guest readers at 11 a.m. at Sturm Pavilion to read Señorita mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer. The book will be read to children in English by Denver ABC 7’s news anchor Jessica Crawford and in Spanish by Briana Gonzáles. A complimentary book will be given to each child who attends the book reading while supplies last.


In the Hamilton Building’s Dream Studio, visitors will be able to join live art demonstrations by Colorado-based artist Arturo García from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. On the second level of the Hamilton Building, Colorado artist Chris Bagley, creator of the exhibition Space Command will meet and greet visitors from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Visitors are encouraged to explore additional Golden Triangle Creative District organizations participating in this celebration, including the Denver Public Library, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center and the Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House Museum.


For museum information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org or call 720-865-5000.