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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"(7 Tips)
    S C.
    "Fantastic collection of contemporary Asian art."(4 Tips)
    Julie C.
    "Yves Saint Laurent exhibit is amazing."(2 Tips)
    WildHorses
    "Love the collections, the exhibition schedule, the architecture!"(8 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.
    Upvoted Nov 27, 2016
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DuranJune 16, 2016
    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 ;)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    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
  • 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.
  • 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. :-)
  • Jose R.
    Jose RiosSeptember 8, 2014
    The museum is very nice. Good levels and art throughout. They even have a penny machine!
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Zane D.
    Zane DiVitaAugust 14, 2014
    Everything is great! If you're short on time visit the native American exhibit first.
  • Bill W.
    Bill WelchJune 1, 2013
    Worth the visit. Excellent collection of Remington & Russell
  • rebecca E.
    rebecca ElmoreMarch 22, 2013
    Love that the first Saturday of every month is FREE general admission :) A must see!
  • 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
  • John D.
    John DavenportAugust 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    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
  • Jennifer
    JenniferFebruary 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    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
  • Cody M.
    Cody MarshallMay 15, 2013
    The DAM hosts a large collection of contemporary art and historic American Indian artifacts.
  • WildHorses
    WildHorsesFebruary 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the collections, the exhibition schedule, the architecture!
  • Tanya R.
    Tanya ReynoldsAugust 17, 2012
    In the summertime bring a sweater. Air conditioning works VERY well
  • Angela B.
    Angela BowmanJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have kids, be sure to stop by the painting studio on the first floor to make some art.
  • 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.
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GarberJanuary 13
    Wonderful and family-friendly installations! Check out an activity tube for the kids and stop by the first floor activity gallery.
  • 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.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Berger collection is the only "MUSEUM" collection that has 5 generations of Tudors in one place for a museum!
  • Nick S.
    Nick SonstebyOctober 21, 2016
    Even if you aren't a kid, play the games near the beginning of each exhibit!
  • Cristian L.
    Cristian LöfvallDecember 16, 2016
    Beautiful museum. A must see when you visit Denver.
  • Tom C.
    Tom CoatesApril 15, 2012
    Fantastic museum. 1st Saturday of every month is free admission.
  • Joy W.
    Joy WilsonApril 1, 2013
    The Precolumbian art is great and so is the pacific Indian art.
  • Larissa H.
    Larissa HuntFebruary 17, 2015
    Always has fantastic exhibits. Also great for dates!
  • Jennifer
    JenniferApril 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The concourse that connects to the library on LL level has some wonderful Native Amaerican photography of present works.
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