Scott Reiman and Bellco sponsor Free for Kids at Denver Art Museum

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Photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum. Denver muralists Jaime Molina and Pedro Barrios work to complete a mural in downtown Denver to celebrate Free for Kids.

Denver Art Museum trustee and Reiman Foundation President Scott Reiman is dedicated to providing all kids access to a world of art, history and culture.

Last May, Reiman, along with the Denver Art Museum, unveiled the Free for Kids program, providing free general admission to the museum for youth visitors under 18 until 2010.

Today, Bellco Credit Union is joining Reiman in his effort.

In a new, two-year collaboration with the museum, Bellco’s presenting sponsorship will support engagement opportunities, enhanced learning, educational resources and materials for youth visitors in addition to funding for outreach to underserved communities.

In addition to free general admission for youth visitors, the program also offers free general admission for school tours and other youth groups. In its first year, Free for Kids has seen an increase in school visits by more than 50 percent.

To celebrate the program and its new partnership, Denver muralists Pedro Barrios and Jaime Molina are creating an outdoor wall mural, funded in part by Bellco, just outside the 1515 Restaurant downtown. The mural is set to be completed soon. 

On November 22, 2016, local families grabbed their paint and paint brushes along with Barrios and Molina and Bellco and museum executives to create their own mural designs. 

Read here to learn more about the Denver Art Museum’s Free for Kids program and its new sponsor. 

Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building Turns 10

DAM Hamilton Building

The Denver Art Museum Hamilton Building celebrates 10 years.

It’s been 10 years since the Hamilton Building was unveiled at the Denver Art Museum.The Hamilton Building was Daniel Libeskind’s first project completed in North America. The design is said to resemble the peaks of the Rocky Mountains and geometric rock formations discovered in the foothills near Denver.

Since 2006, there have been 128 exhibitions on view in the Hamilton Building including: Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Becoming Van Gogh, and Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective.

Scott Reiman has been a longtime and valued member of the Denver Art Museum.  Reiman, along with the Reiman Foundation have made it possible for all kids across Colorado to have access to art through the Free For Kids program.  He is also the namesake for The Reiman Bridge that connects the Hamilton Building and North Building.

Olympian Missy Franklin inspires young athletes

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin has experienced defeat. She has also experienced victory. But with each experience, she strives to be the best she can be and stresses to aspiring young athletes to do the same.

Franklin was this year’s featured speaker at the 18th Annual Salute the Stars luncheon on May 6, 2016 at Sports Authority Field. She described her path to the top of the Olympic podium and attributes her success to remaining true to herself and working hard.

Every year, the John Lynch Foundation celebrates student-athletes, including those with special needs for their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community.

To-date the program has awarded $825,000 in scholarships.

“We are proud to support these student-athletes,” said Reiman Foundation Chairman Scott Reiman. “They inspire us through their leadership and dedication.”

The Reiman Foundation proudly sponsors Salute the Stars and supports many programs that foster our next generation of leaders.

Salute the Stars goes for the Gold

John Lynch Foundation Salute the Stars event, sponsored by Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation

The 2016 Salute the Stars presented by the John Lynch Foundation.

The 18th Annual Salute the Stars celebration is going for the Gold – Olympic Gold.

Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Denver native Missy Franklin is the featured speaker at this year’s event on May 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sports Authority Field.

Presented by the John Lynch Foundation along with the Reiman Foundation and FourPoint Energy, the event recognizes student-athletes as well as some with special needs from around Colorado. Many of these students excel in academics, athletics and community involvement.

The event will also host over 1,000 students from Denver Public Schools and other school districts throughout the state to hear inspiring stories of young leaders in their communities.

Since its inception, the John Lynch Foundation has awarded over $825,000 in scholarships to 144 student-athletes including those with special needs.

To learn more about the event, visit the John Lynch Foundation.

Free for Kids at DAM tops 2015

The Free For Kids program at the Denver Art Museum is made possible by Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente.

The Free for Kids program at the Denver Art Museum is sponsored by Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente Colorado.

As we head into the new year, we look back at 2015 and several important events that will shape our state for years to come.

Topping the Denver Post’s list for the most important cultural moment in 2015 is the Free for Kids program at the Denver Art Museum.

The program offers all kids 18 years and younger free general admission to the museum. Made possible by Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the program opens the door to the world of art for all Colorado kids and will be a driving force in the cultural education of our state’s youth for generations.

Find out more about the Free for Kids program and what other cultural moments made the list.

 

Reiman Foundation fosters learning through art

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock visits with local students at the Denver Art Museum

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock visits with local students at the Denver Art Museum. The Scott Reiman Foundation sponsors the museum’s Free for Kids program.

Denver Art Museum Director and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock unveiled the museum’s Free for Kids program on March 25, 2015.

The program provides visitors ages 18 and younger free general admission. All kids from all backgrounds are given the opportunity to explore, discover and learn through the world of art.

Free for Kids is funded by a one-year grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado and a five-year gift from longtime DAM board member and Reiman Foundation President, Scott Reiman.

Find out more about Free for Kids program in this 5280 Magazine article.