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Editor’s Picks | Dec-Jan 2021


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The T. rex Experience at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Opening Feb. 11, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is offering an in-depth exploration of the Tyrannosaurus Rex called SUE: The T. rex Experience. This interactive exhibit allows visitors to actually feel the texture of dinosaur skin and to hear the sounds of animals, plants and dinosaurs that lived during the late Cretaceous period, plus there will be a full-sized replication of the T. Rex in battle with the Edmontodaurus. It’s a clash of two titans planned to welcome you back to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Admission starts at $14, 303.370.6000, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, dmns.org

 

From This Day Forward at BMOCA

As 2021 begins and the past year of chaos is left behind, it is always fascinating to turn to the artists to shine a light on issues, events and important matters. The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art offers its own exploration of artistic response to the 2020 global pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, the LGBTQIA and DACA movements, remote education and humanity in general through an upcoming exhibition titled From This Day Forward featuring the work of nine local artists and guest curated by Tya Alisa Anthony.

The exhibition runs Jan. 28–May 23.  Admission is $2 per person. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th Street, Boulder. 303.443.2122. BMOCA.org

 

Various Exhibits online at History Colorado Museum

Where else can you explore the history of the Dust Bowl’s impact on Colorado, the daily lives of Ancestral Puebloans, the Granada War Relocation Center or even the inner workings of an actual silver mine, all while never leaving the comfort of your own living room? Check out the virtual tours hosted at the Joy of Museums Virtual Tours walk throughs of the History Colorado museum.

It never closes and it’s free to the public: website here.

 

Degas, Monet and more at Longmont Museum

The Longmont Museum hosts Enduring Impressions; Degas, Monet, Pissarro and Their Printmaker George William Thronley, featuring works from the collection of Drs. Morton and Tobia Mower. This upcoming exhibit is a feature of original impressionist paintings, charcoal illustrations and prints by some of the most well-known artists of all time. All three painters worked with printmaker George William Thornley, and this exhibit is one of the first to showcase this historic relationship.

Jan. 29 –May 16. Admission is $8 for adults, or $5 for students and seniors. At the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. 303.651.8374. longmontcolorado.gov

 

Various exhibits online at Denver Art Museum

While we’re still a ways away from safely enjoying in-person events, finding something to do — especially in the colder winter months — with the family is a tall order. One option is the Denver Art Museum’s extensive online exhibit. Including collections of African art, Asian art, art of the Indigenous Peoples of North America, Western American Art, Modern and Contemporary art and architecture and design, just to name a few, there’s more than enough to spread across multiple sittings. Grab a chromecast and display it on your television for the whole family to enjoy and spice up yet another quarantine-ish evening. Just head to denverartmuseum.org and click away.

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