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Denver Art Museum


Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum's new building was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind.

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About the Art Museum:

The Denver Art Museum opened its sleek new wing, the Hamilton Building, in October 2006. The spare, modern space contrasts with the medieval fortress of the old museum, now referred to as the North Building. The two buildings are connected by a bridge over 13th Avenue.

The North Building houses the museum's collection of pre-Impressionist art, while the Hamilton Building houses Impressionist art through modern art. World-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind designed the Hamilton Building.

Hours and Admission:

Hours for 2014:
Tues. - Thurs. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat. - Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Denver Art Museum is closed on Mondays. The museum is also closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Admission for 2014:
Colorado Residents: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8, Youth $3
Out-of-State Residents: Adults $13, Seniors/Students $10, Youth $5
Admission is free for children under five years old for both residents and non-residents.
Admission is free for Colorado residents of all ages the first Saturday of every month.

Directions and Address:

The Denver Art Museum is on 13th Ave. between Broadway and Bannock Streets in downtown Denver. There is a designated parking garage, as well as surface parking lots nearby.

Address: Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204

Don't Miss It:

  • The sculpture deck on the third level of the Hamilton Building showcases a postcard-perfect view of downtown Denver.
  • The African Art exhibit on the fourth level of the Hamilton Building features such high-tech flourishes as a rotating mask and multimedia nook for kids.
  • Palettes Restaurant on the first level of the North Building offers fine dining in an artistic atmosphere.
  • The Denver Art Museum revamped its American Indian Art Galleries in 2011.

Upcoming Exhibits in 2014:

In 2014, the Denver Art Museum has announced an exhibit of Cartier jewelry. "Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century" will be on display from Nov. 16, 2014 - March 15, 2015. Tickets for the special exhibit will go on sale in the summer of 2014. The exhibit will include 250 works by the jeweler, from diamond necklaces to luxury watches.

“The evolution of Cartier takes us on a journey through 20th century history, from the era of the last Czars in Russia to the Roaring ‘20s in America to the onset of Hollywood glamour as we know it,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM, in a statement. “We hope people come from near and far to take advantage of this rare opportunity and experience all that Denver and the Denver Art Museum have to offer.”

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