Denver Art Museum 39.7372° N -104.989° W

Description

Since its founding in 1893, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) has amassed more than 70,000 works of art, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of world art between Chicago and the West Coast. Internationally known for its holdings of American Indian art, the museum has also assembled an extensive group of pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art objects now considered one of the finest collections in the world. Other areas of concentration are European and American painting and sculpture, architecture, design and graphics, modern and contemporary, Asian, African, Oceanic, photography, western American and textile art and fashion.

The Denver Art Museum has been a leader in educational programming for more than two decades. The family-friendly approach is fully integrated into the galleries through a unique partnership between curators, designers, and educators for each discipline. A trailblazer in creating innovative opportunities that encourage visitors to interact with the collection, the museum is also known internationally for the way we help our visitors explore art and their own creativity.


Lunch Notes

Limited indoor space available for lunch (reservations available at booking). Unlimited space available outside.

Bathroom Notes

Men's, Women's, and Family Restrooms on each floor.

Info

100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

+1 720-913-0088

groupsales@denverartmuseum.org

Sun
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thur
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Subjects
History, Social Studies, Cultural Connections, Social Justice, Art, Visual Arts, Modern History, Design Thinking, Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Arts, Speaking & Listening, Primary Sources, Research, Counting, Geometry, Patterns, Civil War, Westward Expansion, Literature, Fiction
Activities
Field Trip, Professional Development, School Based Program
Grades
3 5, 6 8, 9 12, K 2, Adult, Preschool
Cost
Free
Accommodations
Outdoor Lunch Space

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Creative Explorers

Students, teachers, and chaperones explore the museum’s culturally diverse collection and discover the imaginative ways artists use materials. Storytelling, artmaking, movement, and tactile activities inspire students to experience art in a new way and support relevant connections to the classroom.

“We LOVED IT!!!!!!!! The museum guides were stellar to say the least, the content very appropriate, and the timing was perfect .The kids seemed very engaged and I can't wait to recap their experience with them and see how to expand on it in the classroom.” – L. Wilhelm, Pre-K teacher

Breakdown of standards:
21st Century Skills Addressed:
• Critical Thinking and Reasoning
• Collaboration
• Self-Direction
• Invention
2009 Colorado Academic Standards Addressed:
• Visual Arts - Observe and Learn to Comprehend; Envision and Critique to Reflect; Invent and Discover to Create; & Relate and Connect to Transfer
• Mathematics - Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships
• Reading, Writing, and Communicating - Oral Expression and Listening; & Research and Reasoning
• Music - Aesthetic Valuation of Music
• Dance - Historical and Cultural Context; & Reflect, Connect, and Respond

Subjects Covered

counting, geometry, patterns, arts, art, speaking & listening

Grades
preschool
Capacity
80 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.

Imagination Games and Skills

The DAM’s global art collection provides a visually stimulating environment with the power to spark creative thinking and hone observation skills. Participatory games, collaborative activities, and prompts for inquiry lead students through a fun exploration of color, material, imagination, and story to see art in a new way. All activities can be easily brought back to the classroom to continue students’ close looking and collaboration.

Breakdown of standards:
21st Century Skills Addressed:
• Critical Thinking and Reasoning
• Information Literacy
• Collaboration
• Self-Direction
• Invention

2009 Colorado Academic Standards Addressed:
• Visual Arts - Observe and Learn to Comprehend; Envision and Critique to Reflect; & Relate and Connect to Transfer
• Reading, Writing, and Communicating - Oral Expression and Listening; Reading for All Purposes; & Research and Reasoning
• Science: Physical Science - Students know and understand common properties, forms, and changes in matter and energy
• Mathematics - Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability; & Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships

Subjects Covered

patterns, arts, reading, speaking & listening, writing, research

Grades
k-2
Capacity
80 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.

Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington

March 15th-June 7th 2020

Take your students on a journey to explore how two American artists helped shape a national identity that valued self-reliance, independence, and perseverance.

This exhibition of the art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington will captivate your students and provide opportunities to view both artists’ most iconic paintings and sculptures, as well as explore their careers as wartime reporters and illustrators and their fascination with man’s relationship to wilderness.

Big Idea Classroom Connections:
This exhibition will help explore the following thematic concepts that could connect to your classroom-The Civil War, Spanish American War, American identity, and our connections to the land.

Subjects Covered

history, civil war, westward expansion, social studies, art, visual arts

Grades
6-8, 9-12
Capacity
20 stu., 1 chap. per 10 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.

Perception Games and Skills

Grades 3 - 6
Students investigate art across cultures and time, forming their own opinions through examination and collaboration. Transformative gallery conversations reveal that no two people see precisely the same thing. Testing visual memory, drawing comparisons, identifying differences, and evaluating art provide many different ways to engage with art, have fun, and support student development.

Breakdown of standards:
21st Century Skills Addressed:
• Critical Thinking and Reasoning
• Information Literacy
• Collaboration
• Self-Direction
• Invention

2009 Colorado Academic Standards Addressed:
• Visual Arts - Observe and Learn to Comprehend; Envision and Critique to Reflect; & Relate and Connect to Transfer
• Reading, Writing, and Communicating - Oral Expression and Listening; Reading for All Purposes, & Research and Reasoning
• Science: Physical Science - Students know and understand common properties, forms, and changes in matter and energy
• Mathematics - Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability; & Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships

Subjects Covered

social studies, arts, reading, speaking & listening, writing, research

Grades
3-5, 6-8
Capacity
80 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.

NORMAN ROCKWELL: IMAGINING FREEDOM

Students will examine how illustrators in the 1940s and beyond became important storytellers who advanced important civic ideas through their creative advertising and images in this exhibition featuring Norman Rockwell and his contemporaries. The exhibition culminates in Rockwell’s depiction of the Four Freedoms as defined in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 speech of the same name.

The exhibition narrative showcases Rockwell’s war-era artworks that reinforced the positive approach of bringing Americans together for the common good.

Subjects Covered

history, social studies, art, visual arts

Grades
6-8, 9-12
Capacity
20 stu., 1 chap. per 10 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.

DAM Highlights for High School

Explore the DAM’s distinctive architecture and culturally diverse art collection. Throughout the tour, students discover artists’ creativity over time and across cultures, making comparisons and connecting with human stories through art.

Breakdown of standards:
21st Century Skills Addressed:
• Critical Thinking and Reasoning
• Information Literacy
• Collaboration
• Self-Direction
2009 Colorado Academic Standards Addressed:
• Visual Arts - Observe and Learn to Comprehend; Envision and Critique to Reflect; & Relate and Connect to Transfer
• Reading, Writing, and Communicating - Oral Expression and Listening; Reading for All Purposes; & Research and Reasoning
• Social Studies: History - Evaluate and analyze sources using historical method of inquiry and defend their conclusions; Analyze the concepts of continuity and change and effect; Analyze the concept of complexity, unity and diversity; Understand the concept that the power of ideas is significant throughout history; Become familiar with United States historical eras, groups, individuals, and themes; Become familiar with Eastern Hemisphere historical eras, groups, individuals, and themes; Become familiar with Western Hemisphere historical eras, groups, individuals, and themes
• Social Studies: Geography - Use geographic tools to research, gather data and ask questions about geography; Understand geographic variables and how they affect people; Become familiar with world geography
• Science: Physical Science - Students know and understand common properties, forms, and changes in matter and energy Mathematics - Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability; & Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships

Subjects Covered

history, arts, art, speaking & listening, primary sources, research

Grades
6-8, 9-12
Capacity
80 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
60 min.

Professional Development