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Denver Art Museum, Denver

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A million reflective glass tiles, and numerous oddly shaped steel and titanium structures of Denver Art Museum, guard 68,000 art pieces from all over the world. The museum is well known for its Native American collection, and pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art objects. You will see sculptures, drawings, jewelry, and textiles from Africa and the Pacific islands, as well as Asian arts and crafts. Fifty-five hundred pieces from the Americas are preserved here. Apart from winning numerous awards for its collections, the museum has also been included in USA Today's list of family-friendly museums, where kids can play and learn through projects and workshops. Put Denver Art Museum into our Denver trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Denver.
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  • Probably the most disappointing big city museum I’ve visited. Two floors were closed and their permanent collection was smaller than the gift shop.  more »
  • A very impressive collection of 19th century European art. Although only two floors are open, it is still an excellent way to spend at least an hour to see the art.  more »
  • Would be a very cool experience but is not the same with covid restrictions. Recommend waiting to go until the museum is fully open. Only one floor is currently being shown which you can do in like.....  more »
  • Beautiful museum in the heart of downtown Denver. The entire area has beautiful architecture and a relaxing vibe. The museum itself is gorgeous with sharp lines, great lighting, interesting exhibits and fair prices. I visit pretty often when in need of some inspiration for my photography or just need a break from city life. A must visit on any trip to Denver or especially if you live here!
  • Always changing art exhibits. The light exhibit was very interesting. The British art they have is incredible to see. Oil paintings with such detail and beauty. The eyes on was really a sight to see. A lot of detail in such a tiny square. Painting with water colors is available for all ages to enjoy and let your creativity flow.
  • It was the best museum yet I have visited in the country. Though the liking is totally dependent on individual taste and choice but I need to say the collection was worthy to visit by anyone. Even the children were having fun there. The architecture of the building is spectacular. The light and spaces are articulated so nicely that totally provides you different experiences in different exhibition areas. The museum store collection was also beautiful. Things to remember : it is free for all on the first Saturday of each month but that is the day when it is most busy.
  • Not a huge art museum but the size is just right to walk. I love that it contains many types and periods of art. Very fun and interesting art pieces in this museum. I love that there are hands on art to do for free all over the museum. Especially, the first floor that has a big art room for everyone to paint and create their own art piece. I am not an art person, but I came home with a painting that I painted by myself and I was very proud of it. The interior of the building is very modern and interesting as well. The entrance fee is $12 and $10 for local.
  • I left this museum feeling inspired. The creative maker station that they offer is an amazing feature of this museum. One can sit down and practice still life with acrylics, fold into their imagination with watercolor work, or read many of the offered books about artistic skill and artistry. This museum is well curated and offers a wide array of artist perspectives and practices. I was most moved by the hands on exhibit currently on display that invites you to feel the experience of immigrants at the border. I was moved to tears. Definitely a Denver must visit!

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