The normally hushed hallways of the School of Art and Art History have recently been ringing with the sounds of excited Kindergarteners. The Myhren Gallery has hosted multiple groups of school children and their parents over the past two weeks. On October 25th, a group from the Ricks Center here at DU stopped by; a great favorite was Chen Wenling’s “Happy Life #8” in the lobby. The following week, on November 1st, three groups of 20 children (and their parents) cycled through the gallery, which was one stop on a campus-wide tour. The young students spent the most time in front of Michael Arnold Mages’s colorful spiraling digital compositions, and Morehshin Allahyari’s video and plexiglass installation.

 

Ricks Center children congregate in front of "Happy Life"

Ricks Center children congregate in front of “Happy Life”

Shari Daly-Miller's cast bronze toast sculpture was a hit
Shari Daly-Miller’s cast bronze toast sculpture was a hit

Colorful combos - posing in front of a Cassandra Lillard painting