From now until January 1st, the Denver Art Museum will be hosting “Winter Break: The Magic of China,” a series of free events for all ages. The events conicide with two special exhibits at the museum: “Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty” and “Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting” (both open until January 29).
Here are the highlights of the winter museum programming:
- On December 20th and 22nd, visitors will be able to see and touch live silkworms, and learn how these amazing creatures produce beautiful fibers.
- On December 21st, visitors will learn the cultural significance of the Chinese kite and learn to make their own!
- On December 27th, wear your workout clothes – the DAM is hosting a martial arts master, who will show visitors some traditional Chinese techniques.
- The 28th and 29th are going to be more subdued: visitors will be able to watch a master Chinese calligrapher at work.
- On the 29th, you’ll be treated to a lesson in Chinese ribbon dancing.
Check out the Denver Art Museum website for more information on times and venues. Best of all, during winter break, kids under 18 get free admission. The two temporary exhibits are ticketed shows and will require you to purchase a ticket beforehand – but it should be well worth it.