Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting is the rare exhibit that brings back childhood memories of video game arcades as well as calls to mind modern artworks in great museums. Set within the lush natural spaces of the Denver Botanic Gardens, the bold colors and geometric forms of Whiting’s sculptures are also a witty complement to garden landscapes that are simultaneously natural and cultivated. Exhibit opens April 28 and will run through September 23, at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. Visit www.botanicgardens.org/exhibits/pixelated-sculpture-mike-whiting for more information.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Mexican Cultural Center in partnership with Telemundo Denver to host the fifth annual “Día del Niño: Celebrating All Children,” an SCFD Community Free Day event, on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. New this year, the Museum will lead art activities related to the exhibit “El Alebrije: Una historia en común,” which is on display through August in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center and the Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City. In addition, the day will include multicultural music and dance performances, face painting, crafts, Colorado sports mascots, Mr. Bones the Paleo Puppeteer, the Denver Public Library’s bookmobile, a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, and free admission to the “Creatures of Light” temporary exhibition. For more information visit https://bit.ly/2qqj6ki.
Art and Politics in Late Eighteenth-Century New Spain: Join the Denver Art Museum for The Curious Equestrian Portrait of Viceroy Bernardo de Galves Presented by Ray Hernández-Durán, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Spanish Colonial Art and Architecture Department of Art, The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Lecture will be held at the Sharp Auditorium, Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., on April 19, at 6:30 p.m. You re invited to join them for coffee and cookies at 5:30 pm before the lecture. For more information visit www.alianza-dam.org/.
The annual Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House features informational lectures and demonstrations, as well as tours of the hospital, student exhibits, a mock surgery for children, a petting zoo, food trucks and CAM the Ram. The Open House is free and open to the public. Open House tours run from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and start every 15 minutes. They are first-come, first-serve and fill up quickly. Please do not bring your animal to this event. You will not be permitted to tour the hospital. Closed-toe shoes are recommended for this event. Open House will be held at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 300 West Drake Road in Fort Collins For more information visit https://bit.ly/2JREObG.
Sange de Cristo Arts & Conference Center invites to to Tall Stories of London, where England brings the fantastical tale of The Gruffalo. Mouse can scare hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined? Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the multi award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This event is being held at the Sange de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., in Pueblo. Tickets are $8 ($7 members). For more information visit www.sdc-arts.org/.