It's always a good Friday when Untitled rolls into the Denver Art Museum: The monthly last-Friday series, which makes looking at art fun and proactively unboring, turns your museum visit upside-down from the moment you walk in the front door. Tonight's session, Untitled #44 (Road Trip), pays homage to the whole sensibility of taking to the road, both through the artistic eyes of painter Ed Ruscha, whose show Ed Ruscha: On the Road is currently on view at the DAM, and from the viewpoint of the Beat poets who passed through Denver and Jack Kerouac's road-trip epic, also called On the Road.
You'll cover plenty of territory in the space of this evening: Here are just a few of the road-inspired activities you're invited to enjoy:
-A global art-mapping project where you can tag your favorite examples of Denver street art without leaving the building.
-Beat historians Heather Dalton and Mark Bliesener discussing Kerouac's On the Road and other Denver Beat connections.
-Private museum tours with your own private poet from Naropa's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.
-Live music by Trout Steak Revival.
-Buntport Theater's Joan and Charlie getting tangled up on the road to love as part of their ongoing series.
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Experience Untitled from 6 to 10 p.m. at the DAM; all activities are included in the museum admission of $5 to $13 (students with ID are eligible for a two-for-one deal). Go to the website for information or call 720-865-5000.
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