Norman Rockwell fans will see his most famous paintings at the Denver Art Museum, through Sept. 7. But the show goes deeper, exploring his later scenes of racism and violence in America. The presentation resonates with current events and invites reflection and discussion.
Natural Forces: Remington and Homer
Frederic Remington (1861-1909) created images of the American West that still define our notions of the cowboy. Winslow Homer (1836-1910), considered the most original painter of his time, created masterful depictions of the Eastern Seaboard.
Bagpipes: A Sound that Draws You In
When the Colorado Youth Pipe Band performs at area St. Patrick’s Day festivities later this month, their costumes and music will undoubtedly evoke favorite Hollywood films or nostalgia for a misty green landscape. The music is powerful, and even those with no Scottish or Irish ancestry often find it speaks to them.
“Lift Every Voice and Sing”— A Second National Anthem?
If you know the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” you’re most likely Black—and you also know it is often referred to as the Black National Anthem. If you’re White, you likely know none of the above.
Dolores Huerta: “Sorry you missed 1968, but we’re back!”
For those who think nostalgically about the 1960s’ activism, Dolores Huerta says, “Sorry you missed 1968, but we’re back.” A crowd of 300 chants “Sí se puede!” (Yes you can!), the motto of the United Farm Workers (UFW), as she takes her seat at History Colorado.
The performance at Willow Elementary School’s annual Ubuntu Night follows a bustling pot luck dinner in the cafeteria where shared dishes—ranging from fried plantains to Jewish noodle kugle to New Orleans jambalaya—represent the broad cultural heritage of school families.
Monet at the DAM
“Above all, I wanted to be truthful and exact,” Claude Monet wrote about his painting. “He felt that to understand a subject, he needed to look at it every day and paint it from the same spot—to grasp the tone and spirit—the truth—of a place,” said Angelica Daneo, the Denver Art Museum’s curator of European art before 1900 and curator of Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, at the museum through Feb. 2, 2020.
Cultural Travel: Dominican Republic With Kids
It’s our first international trip as a family of four. The Dominican Republic seems like a good fit.
Denver Art Museum: Building a New Future
The $150 million update of the Denver Art Museum’s campus, slated for completion in 2021, is the most extensive renovation of one of Denver’s biggest cultural institutions.
Denver’s Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and the Black American West Museum partnered with the National Museum of African American History and Culture to explore the stories of local African American families through their family heirlooms.