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Denver Art Museum, Denver

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 2,000+ 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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  • Exquisite space for expertly curated art featuring a range of styles, eras, and formats. There are nicely placed rest areas to sit and relax a bit, galleries have gameboards to keep kids engaged and t...  read more »
  • We went to see the impressionists exhibit which was great, but we didn't see much else there of any interest. Very interesting boat-like building. 
  • I visited the Denver Art Museum on a weekday and it was pretty quiet, which was nice. The building itself is spectacular - wide and winged and graceful. And the art outside is also very interesting. M...  read more »
  • Attendant was so nice she gave me a quarter for a locker since I couldn't take my backpack through the exhibits. Love their focus on female and indigineous artists. The wild museum building, its content, and its staff I claim are like a fine diamond ring on that which is the finger of Denver. Outdoor areas are dynamic and fun. I love sitting and laughing at the kids jumping in the water.
  • Wonderful architecture that is attached to the newly constructed Art Museum that has been designed by using one piece of paper folded many times in a tradition of origami total cost 180 million dollars. Some members of our society claim to get vertigo when they walk in there not being accustomed to Vertical straight lines in this structure but very soothing and I pleasing to myself personally with the newly constructed Bridge that attaches the Denver Art Museum is truly a magnificent way to fuse the new architecture to the old traditional.
  • This is a wonderful place to bring children! I teach preschool and we also have a summer camp for k-5 students. We recently brought the "campers" here and they loved it. They even have activity bags for field trips that are like mini lesson plans. (And to think I was up till 11 pm the night before coming up with ideas too.) There were interactive exibits and many other ways for student to immerse themselves in art! They created stop motion pictures, Egyptian jewelry, dressed up as Samurai, learned about Native American beadwork and decorated a small tote bag to take home. My only regret is not having enough time to see more! I'm confident that many of our students went home that night and asked their parents to take them back to the Denver Art Museum!I highly recommend a visit. ...with or without the kids.
  • The DAM has something for everyone both young and old. For architectural enthusiasts, the Frederic Hamilton building by Libeskind is something to be admired from the inside and out. There's bound to be something that catches your interest from the large permanent collection and frequent rotation of exhibits. A few things that stand out are the of children friendly spaces and interactive activities as well as the common seating spaces thoughtfully laid out with additional reading material to complement the curated displays. A great way to spend part of your day when exploring the civic center.
  • The Denver Art Museum always has something for everyone! I personally head right for their Contemporary section - top two floors in their funky newer addition of a building. There is always something I'm thankful to see, engage with. Other visitors might enjoy the traveling exhibits, or older, more traditional/classic art or design housed in the other section of the museum. All of it a must if you're in Denver!
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