The Denver Art Museum was abuzz with excitement on March 25th as Christoph Heinrich, the museum’s Frederick and Jan Mayer director, made the announcement of the museum’s exciting new pr
The Denver Art Museum was abuzz with excitement on March 25th as Christoph Heinrich, the museum’s Frederick and Jan Mayer director, made the announcement of the museum’s exciting new program, Free for Kids.
The Free for Kids program allows free general admission for everyone 18 and under, as well as $5 special exhibition tickets for the same age group.
The program also includes free admission for school tours and youth group visits, so Colorado students can continue to learn and grow creatively, even if their school or youth group doesn’t have as much money as another. Also, starting in fall 2015, the museum will be offering free transportation to the museum for Title 1 schools.
Mayor Hancock also made a speech at the announcement of the program, addressing the fact that now over 100,000 kids have access to the Denver Art Museum. “Arts and culture are the heart of this great city,” he said. “This [ program ] is clearly a sign that there is a movement in Denver to make our children the number one priority.”
The Free for Kids program was made possible through “a major gift” from trustee Scott Reiman and a one-year grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado. In fact, Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, the vice president of Government, External Relations, and Research at Kaiser Permanente was the next speaker.
Dr. Allen-Davis believes that art is a big part of the community and should be a big part of everyone’s lives. “We understand of the connection between having a life that is filled with the arts in addition to all the other things that our lives are filled with.”
Free for Kids will be continuing through March 2020. In that time, it will help Colorado kids learn, grow, and appreciate the arts our state has to offer.