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Denver Art Museum, Denver

(4.4/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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 family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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TripAdvisor
  • Great exhibit, but very prequel heavy. Most of it is the costumes of Natalie Portman. Would still recommend.  more »
  • The first Saturday of the month is free day at the museums and we lucked out. It was a bit crowded but we stayed in the contemporary section and that lasted us hours. It was a bright spot to the trip.  more »
  • The art museum is great here in denver...They have great traveling exhibits all the time and our kids love going and seeing the RED room with the RED foxes... we love that its a nice quite day with th...  more »
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  • Awesome place to take kids! I thought we'd have to be super quite and careful, but in every room there were activities for kids and it was so much fun! My kids absolutely loved it. What we thought would take an hour to get through, ended up being 4 hrs and we ran out of time and did not even see the whole thing! Place is great, wonderful art and the children areas are amazingly done! So interactive and fun for adults as well!
  • Not a bad museum, if you're from Colorado Springs. The Denver Art Museum feels like a first year museum in a first year city. Amateur. Ordinary. Under Construction. The map was confusing. But, they do allow service dogs, and it was nice to see dogs inside a museum. It's a good museum for dogs, if you have a service dog.
  • I like this place. The building itself is a work of art. Almost disorienting. You walk up the stair cases that go along the perimeter of the building, and arrive at the next floor, but the disorienting part is that if you wish to go up another floor, the staircase that will bring you up is across the entire floor to get to the next staircase. I believe the western art section is the only section that is permanent and the rest change every couple of months...which is ironic considering the western art section was my least favorite. I was more a fan of the women's abstract art that they had on display. There was a modern art section that made me feel dirty, lost, and confused...which I imagine is what the artists of that section were trying to get me to feel. The section on art based on dance was very interesting, and the sublet section that lets you go in and do actual dance moves in front of a camera that automatically gets edited and projected on an enormous screen on continuous loop was awesomely cool. I almost wish I had children of my own to bring to this. In any case, I loved this place and if you have some time, or an afternoon to kill, stop by and get some damned culture.
  • The Denver art museum is great. The contemporary collections interest me despite having been countless times. The real treat is the architecture and is worth visiting for alone!
  • The Denver Art Museum is a wonderful museum with multiple floors filled with many different genres of artwork. We spent several hours here and it's a wonderful place that I highly recommend anyone visit if in Denver. The cafe and gift shop are really nice as well.