Last updated: 9/2/2016
Denver, Colorado
Street Address
100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
Mailing Address
100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
phone: 720-865-5000
e-mail: info@denverartmuseum.org
web: www.denverartmuseum.org
Hours
Tuesday - Thursday10 AM - 5 PM
Friday10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday, Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Mondayclosed
Admissions
Free general admission on the first Saturday of each month made possible by Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores, supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (special ticketed exhibitions not included).
Adults: $13
Seniors (over 65): $10
Members: free
College Students (): $10
Youth under 18: Free
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Rose Beetem, Communications Assistant
phone: 720-913-0000
Shadia Lemus, Communications Manager
phone: 720-913-0096
Dr. Christoph Heinrich, Frederick & Jan Mayer Director
Nancy B. Blomberg, Chief Curator
Description

The view is always changing at the Denver Art Museum. In our exhibition and collection galleries, you can experience an incredible array of art from around the world. On level seven of the North Building, enjoy a new selection of historic artworks that explore the creation of the West in art. Look for early depictions of the Western frontier, breathtaking landscapes, and intriguing images of cowboys and Indians.

The 356,000-square-foot museum complex includes collection gallery space, three temporary exhibition venues, and the Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium. In addition to our art collections, the Denver Art Museum is internationally recognized for our family-friendly environment, and has received critical acclaim for encouraging art appreciation through interactive activities.

We offer wonderful spaces for a variety of special occasions. We've teamed up with celebrated chef/restaurateur Kevin Taylor in an exclusive catering agreement. The DAM and Kevin Taylor Catering combine the freshest cuisine, the finest service, world-class art, and iconic architecture to deliver an unparalleled experience for you and your guests. To start planning your event today, e-mail damevents@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-865-5171.

Mission

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is a private, non-profit, educational resource for Colorado. The mission of the museum is to enrich 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, and by supporting these works with exemplary educational and scholarly programs.

History

History/Background
Founded in 1893, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) is the largest art museum between Kansas City and the West Coast, with over 60,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments. The strength of the DAM's collection is in the Art of the Americas--encompassing pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art as well as an internationally acclaimed American Indian collection.

The DAM has been recognized nationally and internationally for its interactive and family-friendly activities. The museum offers a variety of innovative and interactive programs, including the Just For Fun Family Center, Family Backpacks, the Kids Corner, Eye Spy gallery games and the Discovery Library.

Architect Gio Ponti of Italy designed the Denver Art Museum's North Building, which opened in 1971--a work of art in itself. The exterior of the 28-sided, two-towered building is covered with more than one million faceted, shimmering gray tiles developed by Dow Corning.

The Frederic C. Hamilton Building, designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, opened in 2006. The Hamilton Building consists of geometric shards flaring out like titanium flower petals; an enclosed bridge connects it to the North Building. With permanent gallery spaces, special exhibition venues, Museum Shop and a sculpture garden, the Hamilton Building doubles the Museum's size and is an architectural landmark for Denver and the region.

Artifact Collections

Architecture, design & graphics * Asian art * Modern & contemporary art * Native Arts (American Indian, African, Oceanic) * New World (Pre-Columbian & Spanish Colonial) * Painting & Sculpture (American & European) * Petrie Institute of Western American Art * Photography * Textile Art and Fashion.

Research Collections

Through an innovative study library design, 100% of the pre-Columbian collection is on view for visitors and scholars.

Educational Programs

Committed to being a truly family-friendly institution, the DAM has been cited by USA Today as “a family museum par excellence.” Our popular Family Backpacks and Art Tubes are available for free checkout every weekend and daily during school breaks. The Just For Fun Family Center, Just for Fun Architecture, Kids Corner, Western Art Studio and Discovery Libraries are open during museum hours, as are a variety of in-gallery programs including Eye Spy Games, Western Bingo, music listening stations and other hands-on activities to encourage exploration.

Facilities

Auditoriums

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Governance

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is a private, non-profit, educational resource for Colorado.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

  • On & Off the Wall (bi-monthly members magazine)
  • Western Passages (publication of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum)
  • Annual report
  • Exhibition catalogs (irregularly depending on schedule)
  • ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Restaurant

    Group Tours

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