Marvelous Mud: Clay Around the World includes eight exhibitions, live artist demonstrations, and hands-on programming.
For details on individual exhibitions, see listings below. Special offers are available through our community partners.
July 17 is Access Day at the Denver Art Museum. The Denver Art Museum welcomes visitors with disabilities and their families to a multisensory experience of our summer blockbuster exhibition, Marvelous Mud.
Unless otherwise indicated, exhibitions are included with general museum admission.
Kids of all ages (even grown-up ones) can get their hands dirty, work with clay, watch live demonstrations on the weekends, and learn about the marvelously messy world of ceramics.
Join us on weekends in July to help build an outdoor clay playground. Visitors can help place straw bales, mix clay and straw, and plaster the CLAYground with adobe.
You'll find fun stuff for families throughout the museum. Pick up a Family Backpack filled with games, puzzles, and artmaking activities. Stop at a Hotspot to paint a Hopi tile. Try your hand at clay animation. And more.
On weekends throughout the summer, clay artists will demonstrate their skill working in clay.
June 11–12 & June 18–19
July 30–31 & August 6–7
August 13–14 & August 20–21
September 10–11 & September 17–18
Delve into the elaborately decorated earthenware ceramics from the people who occupied the Brazilian island of Marajó from A.D. 400-1300.
Explore the popularity of blue-and-white ceramics in different parts of the world and throughout the centuries, from early China to present day.
Explore the era of global trade and its effect on traditional Mexican earthenware, Chinese porcelain, and Mexican majolica through more than 30 pieces of work.
Nampeyo was the first American Indian woman to gain personal recognition for her pottery. Trace the full spectrum of her artistic career and the work of successive generations of her family.