The Denver Art Museum will mark the 21st anniversary of its annual Día del Niño (Day of the Child) celebration on Sunday, April 30, 2023, with FREE general admission for all, bilingual activities, hands-on artmaking, musical and artistic performances and more. Everyone is invited to bring their family and friends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission includes full access to all activities, exhibitions, performances and spaces within the museum.
Admission includes access to the exhibitions “Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography” and “Near East to Far West: Fictions of French and American Colonialism”), in addition to live music and dance performances from around the world.
This year, for the first time, Feel the Beat will join the DAM’s Día del Niño, performing at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the Creative Hub. Feel the Beat creates sound-accessible environments, using vibrotactile technology, to bring the expressive world of music and dance to individuals of all abilities.
This celebration also features the award-winning, multidisciplinary artists, Pardo-Heli, traveling from Mexico to perform in Denver at the Biennial of the Americas. Pardo-Heli will bring their TLAOLLI (in Nahuatl means “Corn ready to thresh”), a scenic piece that makes visible the sacred plant of the Americas, “El Maíz” or corn.
The Denver Preschool Program will bring in celebrity guest readers to read How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen to children in both English and Spanish. The book will be read to children in English by Denver ABC 7’s news anchor Jessica Crawford and in Spanish by Rodolfo José Cárdenas, host of KNVR Radio talk show Hablemos Hoy.
A FREE book will be given to each child who attends the story time, while supplies last.
Denver Art Museum Día del Niño features performances by groups representing countries around the globe:
Academia de Ballet Folklórico Nezahualcoyotl
ARCINDA (Arts & Culture from Indonesia)
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico
Chihera African Marimbas
Comparsa Morelos en Denver (Chinelos)
Danza Matachina Guadalupana
Denver Children’s Choir: Summit
El Mariachi Juvenil de Bryant Webster
El Sistema Colorado
Feel the Beat
Fiesta Colorado & Niños Cantores
Friendship Pow Wow Dancers
Grupo Folklórico Alma Mexicana
Mariachi Femenil Alma del Folklore
Prado-Heli present TLAOLLI
Other cultural organizations are celebrating as well, including the Clyfford Still Museum and History Colorado Center.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.