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.
The Free for Kids program is funded by longtime DAM trustee Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation.
Now is a good time to be a Colorado kid—and a Centennial State parent, especially where dollar signs are concerned.
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announced that kids 18 years old and younger can meander the museum and try out its interactive exhibits free of charge until least until 2020. The Free for Kids program—funded by longtime DAM trustee Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation, along with Kaiser Permanente Colorado—is expected to reach 100,000 children in Denver alone.
“This is a big deal,” says Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. “This is a sign that there is a movement to make children the number-one priority in Colorado.”
Read More About it in 5280 magazine.
The Denver Art Museum announced Wednesday that it will stop charging admission to visitors 18 and younger, thanks to a five-year gift from Scott Reiman. The museum hailed the move as a crucial advance in the cultural education of Colorado’s children, opening the door wider to a place where “a seed of a tolerance or curiousness can be implanted” as director Christoph Heinrich put it.
“As a kid growing up, this is actually a place you can learn about the entire world,” he said. In a typical year, about 100,000 youths visit DAM.
The Kids for Free program will apply to individual visitors and kids coming with school groups. In addition, youth admission to special events, like the recent exhibitions of Vincent van Gogh paintings and Cartier jewelry, will be capped at $5.
An ardent supporter of the arts, Scott Reiman has served as a Denver Art Museum trustee for more than a decade.
Scott Reiman has served as a Denver Art Museum trustee for more than a decade.
The Denver Art Museum is once again offering free admission to kids during Spring Break. The free admission offer is for kids 18 and under during a two week period from March 21 to April 5, 2015. The free admission offer is just for general admission. During Spring Break, there are lots of activities for kids including the The Studio where kids can build free-form sculptures and explore a variety of hands-on activities starting March 29. Also families can borrow a Family Backpack full of art-making supplies, games and puzzles. Learn more on the Denver Art Museum’s kids and families page. The Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, learn more here.