Public Art

Opening Doors, an exhibit welcoming all

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”

-Maya Angelou

On April 26, we cut the ribbon on a new public art exhibition, Opening Doors.

Featuring all local artists, Opening Doors is a series of 11 doors that form a welcome ribbon at the Museum entrance.  Each door is truly unique in size, shape and content; from pink fringe and peacock feathers to glitter bubbles and faces made of clay. But all offer the same message:

Regardless of immigration status, race, disability, religion or sexual orientation, ALL are welcome at the Children’s Museum.

Mayor Michael B. Hancock attended the ribbon cutting as the special guest and said to the crowd of nearly 100, “This exhibit, with its emphasis on diversity and inclusion, I really think it says a lot about Denver. And, as importantly, it is so timely for this type of exhibit. Not just for those here in Denver, but those of us in our society.”

Museum President Mike Yankovich added, “The whole idea here is to celebrate the diversity in our community. We brought together local artists to welcome everybody, to welcome all families and children within our community.”

The exhibit will live on the Museum plaza through fall of 2017, free for all to experience.

Contributing Artists

Ramon Bonilla

Gwylym Cano

Maeve Eichelberger

Sarah Fukami

Jennifer Ghormley

Ebony Ice & Kristen Thomas

Jay Michael Jaramillo & Jerry Jaramillo

Community children and Museum staff, led by Salim Khoury

Armando Silva (Artmando)

Frankie Toan