Category Archives: Art

The Power of Place: Chappell House

By Guest Blogger Suzanne Shapiro In 1936, where was DU’s School of Art located? In Chappell House. In 1936, where was the Denver Art Museum located? In Chappell House. The DU students were exposed to the diverse exhibits in the … Continue reading

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Place Matters – Exhibition at the Buell Theatre

By Georgina Kolber, Curator of Exhibits, Collections and Programs By now you’ve heard and seen that we’ve taken up the theme, The Power of Place, for our current programming. We live on planet Earth, which has continued to provide a … Continue reading

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Uprooted and Resettled: Stories of CO Immigrant and Refugee Youth

By Jan C. Nadav, Director of Education and Interpretation “That was the best language arts class ever!” “I had a blast!” “This was really fun and I hope to see this program again!” “That was a great experience.” “More poetry!” … Continue reading

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Enriched, Ennobled, Encouraged: Creative Journeys Summer Camps

By Jan C. Nadav, Director of Education & Interpretation Leonard Bernstein wrote: “The point is, art never stopped a war and never got anybody a job. That was never its function. Art cannot change events. But it can change people. … Continue reading

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Considering Collections: Snippets from Collectors of All Kinds

By Georgina Kolber, Curator of Exhibits, Collections & Programs Now half way through the crowd-pleasing Denver Collects series, I decided to dig a bit into why the topic of collecting appeals to so many people. I’ve read lots of compelling … Continue reading

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Adults and Creativity: Oh, the Possibilities!

By Lisa Rimmert, Director of Marketing You may have seen our recent newsletter, the Mizel Tov, which featured a terrific article by Education Director Jan Cooper Nadav. This article, available online if you missed the print version, discussed the importance … Continue reading

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An Inside Look at Planning the Miryam Brand Holocaust Education Film Project

By Lisa Rimmert, Director of Marketing, and Deanne Kapnik, Director of Special Events & Projects The Mizel Museum recently hosted one of its annual Holocaust education programs, the Miryam Brand Holocaust Education Film Project. Partnering with seven area schools as … Continue reading

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Ears-On Learning: World Music Camps at the Mizel Museum

by Jan Nadav Director of Education and Interpretation Geography, history, culture. All these big topics are explored at Mizel Museum’s Creative Journeys artist-in-residence camps. Although this subject matter sounds like it belongs at school, kids never feel like they’re in … Continue reading

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Learning About Israel’s Complex Issues Through the Arts

By Georgina Kolber, Curator As I sit at my desk here at the Mizel Museum in Denver, tasked with writing about Art & Culture in Israel, the Museum’s first group tour of Israel, it’s difficult to imagine that the seemingly … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup Column: Israel’s Ritual Art Strengthens the Soul

By Penny Nisson, Jewish Education Coordinator Members and friends of the Mizel Museum returned from our first group tour to Israel in late October. As one of the lucky travelers on this triumphant journey, I was fortunate to meet many … Continue reading

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