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Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum

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Civic Center, Denver
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  • John E.
    "Don't miss the DPS K-8 art show lower level north building Feb 8-17"(5 Tips)
    S C.
    "Fantastic collection of contemporary Asian art."(4 Tips)
    Cheri B.
    "Western art is the best"(3 Tips)
    Kate J.
    "Their Native American & Asian art exhibits"(3 Tips)
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  • Charles
    CharlesJanuary 19, 2014
    The Denver Art Museum is practically overflowing with great exhibits. Asian, Western American, Modern, and the excellent American Indian gallery. Don't forget "Fox Games". It's a fantastic must see.
  • Kate J.
    Kate JonesOctober 9, 2015
    It takes about 8-10 hours to see everything they have to offer. I spent 5 hours there and only saw 60% of it! Their Native American & Asian art exhibits were incredible...best I've seen yet!
  • Y P.
    Y PSeptember 6, 2015
    One of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast! Don't let the 70,000 works of art overwhelm you and pick a few exhibitions/floors to check out. Lockers available behind the stairs.
  • Christo d.
    Christo dKJune 6, 2013
    Beware these doors. Inside there is no sign to indicate that this is an emergency exit. (Perhaps part of a relational aesthetics piece where you're meant to leave with a sense of shame for trying).
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 26, 2014
    While the rotating exhibits are definitely the draw here, there are also fantastic displays of Native American/Western art. Be sure to cross the bridge into the adjacent building to see it all.
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordAugust 11, 2015
    Hamilton Building > Level 2, Western American Art > Studio. There is a stamp dispenser that sells USPS Forever stamps for 35¢ each. That’s 14¢ cheaper than what they’re supposed to be.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 5, 2010
    The museum enriches the lives of Colorado and Rocky Mountain residents through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of art works in both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 28, 2011
    Did you know? The design of the Hamilton building was inspired by the Rockies & rock crystals from the foothills; the older North building breaks from tradition and "temple-style" museum architecture. Read more
  • Johanna Y.
    Johanna Yoko NonosApril 20, 2012
    It was a very nice visit..it reminded a bit of Museum of Louvre..surprisingly the kids enjoyed it as well..and they had the opportunity to develop their talents through few activities
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony Duran1 week ago
    Great exhibits, my favorites are of the American West! Take your time, spend a little extra for featured exhibits and have a great day, especially during a free one ;)
  • Johnnie H.
    Johnnie HuffmanMarch 9, 2014
    Wonderful, interesting and well laid out exhibition. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The little audio device they give you is informative when it comes to what they deemed 'adult' pieces.
  • Katy B.
    Katy BurleyMarch 14, 2012
    Whatever you do, do NOT parking in the parking structure!!! Use the 5 hour parking meters or surface lots. You could spend 30-45 minutes trying to get OUT of the structure's horrendous line!
  • Leanne G.
    Leanne GoffOctober 2, 2013
    Be sure to go while they have the quilting and textile room open. You get to create your own square using materials they provide! Very fun. Read more
  • Nick B.
    Nick BergusAugust 9, 2014
    Great activities for kids (a scavenger hunt, hands-on art studio and other fun stuff) throughout the museum. A nice mix of modern, contemporary and historical artworks.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJuly 27, 2011
    From ancient pottery to contemporary photography, Denver Art Museum is the coolest cultural hotspot in town. It’s covered in 9,000 titanium panels and is the spikiest building in the world.
  • Jen S.
    Jen SiddallMay 17, 2010
    DAM has a fantastic contemporary collection- especially if you're interested in the past thirty years. and though they rotate the exhibition, the things on view are always choice.
  • DV G.
    DV Green🌀November 6, 2011
    DAM has nine curatorial departments: architecture, design & graphics; Asian art; modern and contemporary; native arts ; New World; painting and sculpture; photography; Western art; and textile art.
  • Jordan W.
    I brought my class here & the guard on the Asian floor was a jerk. They weren't running, yelling or touching the art but he chewed them out for touching a WALL. It made us totally uncomfortable.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreDecember 14, 2011
    Denver Art Museum's soaring geometry beckons visitors like a gem to its crisp architectural profile. Stop in soon to visit Robert Adams photography retrospective which ends Jan 1, 2012. Read more
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuncanApril 21, 2015
    Many crafts and activities for families. Very friendly staff. Rather eclectic. Plan on spending at least a couple of hours.
  • Lesya K.
    Lesya KlymenkoMarch 22, 2013
    The best place to world art in Denver. Their blockbusters are of the highest quality. I'd recommend this museum to visitors of Denver and Denverites alike.
  • Harley A.
    Harley AcresNovember 10, 2012
    They have Bouguereaus, Oldenbergs, a Monet, the Chapman Brothers, Barbara Kruger and even a sculpture by Yoshitomo Nara! Plus a solid floor dedicated to Asian art.
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GuignardAugust 5, 2015
    If you have luggage, the museum has a handful of pretty big lockers downstairs (modern wing). They can easily fit a full-size suitcase & they're free!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CDecember 30, 2011
    Check out the backpack cart on the second floor of Hamilton - it's free and the people there can help you find cool things to do. They're there on weekends and school holidays
  • Jennifer
    JenniferFebruary 8, 2011
    Don't forget to bring your kids to floor 4 spanish art North building. There are two eye spy games on this floor and a large puzzle in pre-Colombian art area
  • Natalie
    NatalieOctober 21, 2015
    The architecture is so unique and their rotating exhibits are always a great reason to keep going back over and over again.
  • Colorado
    ColoradoJanuary 23, 2012
    The jagged edges of the Daniel Libeskind-designed Hamilton Building house Old West art, contemporary masterworks, massive installations and traveling exhibitions.
  • Lorrie A.
    Lorrie AnnMay 1, 2010
    Visit on Free First Saturdays (May 1 & June 5, 10 am to 5 pm). Plan your trip a little later in the afternoon to avoid the bigger crowds.
  • The Capital Grille
    The Capital GrilleJuly 26, 2013
    Go behind the scenes January-October with Final Fridays: an after hours creative experience that includes a cash bar and hor d'oeuvres.
  • Alan B.
    Alan BucknamDecember 11, 2009
    Head into the Lower Level of the Hamilton Building and check out Herbert Bayer's pieces. A transplant from the Bauhaus and an amazing graphics/painter, all collected at the DAM.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HendricksFebruary 2, 2014
    take the elevator to the top and then the stairs on the way down after seeing exhibits. beautiful architecture not to be missed :)
  • Ashley P.
    Ashley PritchardJune 21, 2011
    Look for all of Clare Twomey's "Red Dust" pieces throughout the museum. They are hidden in unexpected places for the Marvelous Mud exhibit.
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChiuMay 15, 2011
    The black couches and lounge chairs throughout the main building are super comfy, despite looking like they might tip over.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferApril 8, 2011
    The concourse that connects to the library on LL level has some wonderful Native Amaerican photography of present works.
  • Harry L.
    Harry LundyJanuary 23, 2013
    It will take more than one visit to see and appreciate everything. First Saturday of the month is free admission. :-)
  • @
    @August 14, 2010
    Albert Bierstadt's Estes Park painting is currently on loan to the museum through 2010. See it on the 7th floor in the Western Art Collection.
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYJune 14, 2013
    Check out the special family backpacks -- they're full of activities that help explain the art to kids. Read more
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordAugust 11, 2015
    If you find the dustpans/brushes too big, head on over to The ART Hotel next door.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferMarch 12, 2011
    The Berger collection is the only "MUSEUM" collection that has 5 generations of Tudors in one place for a museum!
  • Jose R.
    Jose RiosSeptember 8, 2014
    The museum is very nice. Good levels and art throughout. They even have a penny machine!
  • Jennifer
    JenniferMarch 18, 2011
    There is an even larger collection of pre-Colombian pieces in the study section of the north 4th floor
  • Zane D.
    Zane DiVitaAugust 14, 2014
    Everything is great! If you're short on time visit the native American exhibit first.
  • John D.
    John DavenportAugust 2, 2014
    Today is free Saturday I will be at the front door of the north building. Come and injoy the art but don't touch or I will have to bust your knee caps. Haha
  • John G.
    John GavinaMarch 8, 2011
    Take the stairs instead of the elevators especially on free days. Free days run on the first Saturday of every month.
  • rebecca E.
    rebecca ElmoreMarch 22, 2013
    Love that the first Saturday of every month is FREE general admission :) A must see!
  • Cody M.
    Cody MarshallMay 15, 2013
    The DAM hosts a large collection of contemporary art and historic American Indian artifacts.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferMarch 20, 2011
    Almost every floor of the Denver Art Museum has an activity for families or children to do.
  • Ivana G.
    Ivana GonzalezMarch 21, 2013
    You can get an individual membership for $50 which includes unlimited free general admission for a year.
  • Angela B.
    Angela BowmanJanuary 13, 2013
    If you have kids, be sure to stop by the painting studio on the first floor to make some art.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferJanuary 23, 2011
    Fillipino Lippi had trained under Botticelli. A Lippi hangs next to a 3/4 self portrait done by Botticelli on floor 6. Come see it!!!
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