Good Morning everyone! I hope you’re all having a great weekend! I arrived here in Denver on Friday evening in the middle of a snow storm!! The weather this morning is warm and balmy…
Haha it’s been pretty chilly here, but that hasn’t stopped us! After arriving here in Denver, I dropped my stuff off at Maddie’s apartment and we headed to Denver University to see their Ice Hockey team play Omaha!
I’ve only been to one other ice hockey game in my life, so this was pretty fun, and of course we won! Maddie’s favorite part was the Zambonis that came out in between the periods (3 Periods in an ice hockey game).
My favorite was the adorable little children who came out to play. It was hilarious, they’d fall over, flail around, and pop back up.
Maddie has a a three-legged cat named LaTarian Milton, who she rescued a couple years ago. He’s pretty much awesome. I’m not a big cat person (allergic) but LaTarian thinks he’s a dog, so it works out.
He also puts up with us attempting to take funny photographs of him, like this one with his feet in this big KU slippers.
But it was a bit of a struggle. I think he was feeling camera shy…
Monday morning we headed over to the Denver Art Museum to see their Van Gogh exhibit. It’s been in town a couple months but it’s over soon and completely sold out. They’re even keeping it open for 40 hours straight the last weekend!
Since Maddie works at the DAM, she got us tickets a long time ago, so we were set! We got there a little early, so we checked out one of the other fun exhibits they have going on: the Paint Studio!
It has several different hands-on activities, which is great for kids at the Museum (and 25 year olds…). The DAM is actually a great museum for families because they have a ton of hands-on activities throughout the museum for kids to participate in. Look at my beautiful art! The Paint Studio will be there through April if you live in the area and want to check it out.
After that, it was off to Van Gogh! The exhibit chronicled Van Gogh’s development as an artist throughout his life, and had an audio component as well, the kind where you carry around headphones and a remote thing and plug in a number based on the piece of art work you’re looking at.
I really enjoyed the exhibit and learned a lot about Van Gogh that I didn’t know. We all know him for Starry Night and his more impressionist influenced pieces, but I knew very little about his early work and all the other artists who influenced him throughout the years. It was also great to have Maddie there to tell me some of the more behind the scenes fact, like how it took the curator five years to put together the exhibit and get other museums to lend their pieces to the DAM.
After Van Gogh, we walked around a bit and saw a sculpture by one of my favorite artists: Deborah Butterfield!
It was a lot of fun! After the museum we went to a cute local restaurant for lunch called Parsley (sorry, forgot pictures!) which I highly recommend for anyone who lives around Denver. After lunch we headed home to get ready for the rodeo!!! More to come on that tomorrow!
Have you ever been to a special museum exhibit?
Are you an ice hockey fan?