that’s some DAM good art

Has it really been over 30 days since I’ve blogged here? I’ve been a horrible writer. I’ve been around, trying to jump into the discussions, but my personal blogging also suffered a 30-day lapse due to my inability to generate sufficient family income to allow the time for blogging. That sucks, but it’s the way it is, and I’m ok with it, at least for now.

ANYHOW. We took our kids down to the Denver Art Museum (tastefully shortened to the DAM) for the free Saturday this last weekend…

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I have to say, it’s a great way to get us into the museum. It’s not that we don’t value culture, but let’s be honest. I’m not spending $20-$30 just to chase my kids around a museum and keep them from being too ‘hands on’ with the exhibits. Now, my kids were very well behaved and made it all the way to the 4th floor and back without so much as a scream. This made me proud. There were a few spots designated for a hands-on activity, which sated my kids’ desire to ‘touch something’ just enough to keep them (and by extension, my wife and me) sane.

The photo above was taken from the rooftop of one building (I forget which one) across to the rooftop of the other.

The Babe Ruth exhibit was rather nice, albeit smaller than I’d been led to believe. The three floors of native and contemporary art were simply fascinating… so much stuff to see, so little time. Even with the abundance of kids running around, it was a very pleasant atmosphere… the staff seemed prepared with just an extra bit of patience, and it kept it from feeling like we were constantly being eyed by ‘the man’.

The only thing we didn’t see was the Treasures from the Louvre exhibit, which was ticketed separately. I think I’ll come back for that sans children sometime soon. Basically, if you’re cheap and/or broke like me, the monthly free Saturday at the DAM is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning… but beware, the lines get long quick.

1 Comment so far

  1. Aaron DeLay (unregistered) on October 9th, 2007 @ 9:08 pm

    Dang it! I need to make sure I plot these days down. I’m so desperate to get down there and see all the cool new stuff.



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