It is approaching finals for students all around the country and most of them just want to get through unscathed! Many here at our very own CU Denver are also continuing to buckle down and work hard to crank out those upcoming projects and papers.
Along with getting a break from the hustle and bustle of college life, it is always fun to take a stroll downtown and get more familiar with the city. There is always something interesting to see, including the CU Denver Business Building, CU Building and Lawrence Street Center where you can talk to the Office of International affairs among others!
The city of Denver is also a creative one, just by strolling around downtown you will have access to tons more artwork, and I found a cool link on the Denver Art Museum website that provides everyone with additional information about more artsy goodies available to view throughout the heart of Denver, so that when CU students, or anyone for that matter go downtown, they may make their very own itinerary.So what is a student to do when the brain is crammed, the budget is low, and it is time for a much needed break...?
Go on a walk to see some art,
and start at the Denver Art Museum!
There are breathtaking exhibits that the museum houses on 12 different floors, 4 in the Hamilton building and 7 in the north building! You can wander in between both buildings as you want, taking your time and getting lost for hours within its many halls, each floor representing a specific theme designed to enchant at every turn.
Besides the usual exhibits that you can see most days, the museum is taking things a bit further with a whole new turn of displays. The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be enabling visitors to take a step into a galaxy far, far away...behind the scenes, with a look at the iconic Star Wars character's costumes!
The event is going to be called: Star Wars and the Power of Costume.
"What we really want to show here is not only the costumes that encapsulate the Star Wars universe but also allow visitors to get really up close to see the incredible and exquisite detail," said the Smithsonian Institution Exhibitions project director in an interview.
There will be over 70 original costumes from all seven Star Wars films on display. Not only that, the displays aren't going to be focused on the chronological order of the films usually used to reference Star Wars. Instead, they will be based more on the creativity of the process, in tune with the vision of George Lucas, creator of the series. This will be a whole new side to the series that most people have not witnessed before.
With all of the character's fans know and love, this exhibit will definitely be one to remember, bringing groups from all around to one place to share. Some of the legendary character's include: Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2D2 among others!
When a ticket is purchased it comes with an auditory inclusion so that guests may listen and learn about the painstaking process it takes to create these masterpieces that live and die on screen. Visitors may also be able to watch behind-the-scenes- testimonials from artists, designers and actors.
Are there any teachers out there? Its field trip time! Educators can also take their students to see the exhibition, with them paying only pay 5 dollars per ticket when involved in the field trip scenario. Teachers, faculty or groups of ten or more may also get information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DAM will be hosting this event for the first time ever on November 13th 2016, and the event will be going on through April 2, 2017.