November Alternate Outing

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 10:00 - 16:00

Hello all,

As no one was able to volunteer to host a regular alternate, I suggested an outing. My thought is to meet in the afternoon at the Denver Art Museum (since general admission is free on the first Saturday) and check out the new installation: a 75-minute movie by Mark Amerika.

The description sounds sort of genre:
Immobilité is the first feature-length film ever shot entirely with a mobile phone. Inspired by the painterly qualities of the idyllic coastal region of Cornwall, England, and the multi-dimensional relationship between text, image and sound, Mark Amerika explores the fragmentary nature of contemporary life. Intentionally unscripted and improvised, the film — directed by Amerika — shows the ambiguous wanderings of two female characters to tell the tale of a utopian future world.

There are two (approximate) start times that might work ... 3 and 4:15 pm. I propose arriving by 4 pm and hitting the last show. You'll still be able to see other stuff at the DAM if you want afterwards (see below).

For those who don’t want to stay for the whole movie, other exhibits available include Charles Deas and 1840s America (only appearing at the DAM), Exposure: Photos from the Vault, Shape & Spirit: Bamboo from the Lutz Collection, etc. And King Tut, but that isn’t included in free general admission and Saturdays are pretty crowded … you might want to come another time during extended hours (starting November 23)

Afterwards, those interested can rendezvous for ice cream or walk over to Mad Greens or Pint’s Pub for early dinner. Let me know if you’re interested in coordinating at the DAM to start the day/evening.

But wait, there’s more.

For those with energy, November 6 is Night at the Museums, an event where 18 participating museums will stay open late from 5 to 10 p.m., all offering free admission. Free shuttle buses will run a loop circuit, and one of the stops is at the Denver Art Museum.

Participants in Night at the Museums include:

  • The Black American West Museum will offer re-enactments, entertainment and exhibits about African American cowboys, miners, pioneers and Buffalo soldiers.
  • The Denver Art Museum will have all their regular exhibits open for free. The King Tut exhibition will be available at a special price: two adult tickets and two audio guides for only $52.80, Nov. 5-13.
  • The Denver Botanic Gardens will offer Moore by Moonlight & Orchids. Lighting makes this a special evening to experience the Henry Moore outdoor sculpture gallery and amazing orchids, with live performances by 3rd Law Dance Theater.
  • The Denver Museum of Nature & Science will offer Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches with storytelling, live animals, demonstrations, dance, music and more in this interactive bilingual exhibition.
  • The Forney Museum of Transportation will have lantern-light tours of 200 years of transportation.
  • The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art will offer Mad Men and Mod Women, with the Bovine Metropolis Theater bringing art to life, Mad Men style.
  • The Molly Brown House Museum will offer free tours of the historic home of "Unsinkable Molly Brown." (Stop by early to get free timed entrance tickets starting at 4:30 p.m.)
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will have interactive art projects, special docent-led tours and beautiful downtown views from the rooftop café.
  • The Children's Museum of Denver will offer performances, art projects and lots of hands-on creativity.
  • The Byers-Evans House Museum has a unique 20th American art collection featuring paintings, silver, pottery and furniture.
  • The Cell will offer free admission to their Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere: Understanding the Threat of Terrorism exhibit.

Golden & Littleton Now Participating as Well

  • The Littleton Museum will offer an evening in an 1860s cabin and the 1880s farmhouse, complete with hot cider, games and conversation with historic site interpreters.
  • Golden's first Night at the Museums showcases five attractions.
    • The American Mountaineering Museum is the first and only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture and spirit of mountaineering with exhibits about mountain climbing from the Colorado Rockies to Mount Everest.
    • The Astor House will offer an experience of what life in Golden was like in the early 1900s.
    • Clear Creek History Park will have lantern tours of a late 1800s mountain ranch, complete with gardens, a working blacksmith shop, schoolhouse and chicken coop.
    • Coors Brewery will offer tours of the world's largest single site brewery and visitors over 21 will be able to enjoy free samples in the Coors Hospitality Lounge.
    • The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum's mission showcases quilt-making traditions and has exhibits on the evolution of the art and craft of quilting.

For complete information, times and schedules visit:

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