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Ray Eames with the first prototype of The Toy, 1950
Exhibition: Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America
05/05/2019 – 08/25/2019 (more information)
Ray Eames with the first prototype of The Toy, 1950
© Eames Office LLC (eamesoffice.com)
Exhibition: Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom
05/03/2020 – 08/23/2020 (more information)
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
Freedom of Speech, 1943
Oil on canvas, 45 ¾" x 35 ½". Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1943
Collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved.
Freedom of Speech, 1943
Installation view of Under the Same Sky … We Dream (2017-19)
Exhibition: Eyes On Erika Harrsch
Through 11/17/2019 (more information)
Erika Harrsch
Installation view of Under the Same Sky … We Dream (2017-19)
Dimensions and duration variable.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Exhibition: Treasures of British Art:
The Berger Collection

03/02/2019 – 01/05/2020 (more information)
Sir Thomas Lawrence
English, 1769–1830
Portrait of a Lady, Early 1790s
Oil paint on paper mounted on canvas
Promised Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, TL-19046
Portrait of a Lady, Early 1790s
Benyam, 2018
Exhibition: Jordan Casteel; Returning the Gaze
02/02/2019 – 08/18/2019 (more information)
Jordan Casteel
Benyam, 2018
Oil on canvas; 90 x 78 in.
The Komal Shah & Gaurav Garg Collection. Image courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York © Jordan Casteel
Exhibition: The Incubation Effect
Through 09/09/2019 (more information)
Nicole Anona Banowetz
Concerning Plants
Created for BreckCreate for the International Festival of the Arts
Photo credit Richard Romero
Concerning Plants
New York City, 1974
Exhibition: Stampede: Animals in Art
Through May 19, 2019 (more information)
Elliott Erwitt,
New York City, 1974
Gelatin Silver Print; sheet height:
20 x sheet width: 24 in.
Denver Art Museum: Balan and Joe Joe in honor of Hal Gould, 2011.245. © Elliot Erwitt/Magnum Photos

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


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The North Building is currently closed for renovations. To increase access during construction, the Hamilton Building is open seven days a week. (We will still be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but open July 4.)

Museum Hours
Monday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 10 am–8 pm*
Saturday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm

**On final Fridays in January through October, we're open until 10 pm for our Untitled multi-media events.

Holiday Hours
The museum is Thanksgiving, and Christmas.(Open July 4th)
Free Days: free general admission the first Saturday of each month


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Member Free Free
Adult $10 $13
Senior (65+)/Military $8 $10
College Student $8 $10
Youth (6–18)** Free (special ticket required exhibitions capped @ $5)
Child (0–5) Free Free

*Colorado resident discount offered courtesy of the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

**Free for Kids at the Denver Art Museum is made possible by Scott Reiman and is presented by Bellco Credit Union.

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To enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the Museum.

The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast, with a collection of more than 70,000 works of art divided between nine permanent collections including African, American Indian, Asian, European and American, modern and contemporary, pre-Colombian, photography, Spanish Colonial, and western American art. Our holdings reflect our city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.

Founded in 1893 as the Denver Artists' Club, the Denver Art Museum has had a number of temporary homes, from the public library and a downtown mansion to a portion of the Denver City and County Building. The museum opened our own galleries on 14th Avenue Parkway in 1949, and a center for children's art activities was added in the early 1950s. In 1971 the museum opened the 24-sided, two-towered North Building by Ponti in collaboration with James Sudler Associates of Denver. Over one million faceted, shimmering gray tiles, developed by Dow Corning, provide cladding for the radical seven-story structure. This architectural icon remains the only completed project in the United States by this important Italian master of modern design.

This bold tradition continued with the selection in 2000 of the architect Daniel Libeskind. The 146,000-square-foot Frederic C. Hamilton Building, a joint venture of Daniel Libeskind and Denver-based Davis Partnership Architects, is situated directly south of the North Building. Libeskind's design, referential to the original Ponti building, recalls not only the mountain peaks that provide a powerful backdrop for the city, but the intricate and geometric rock crystals found in the foothills of the Rockies. A sharply cantilevered section of the Hamilton Building juts across the street towards the North Building above an enclosed steel-and-glass bridge that links the two structures.

On October 7, 2006, the Denver Art Museum nearly doubled in size when we opened one of the country's most unique structures. The Frederic C. Hamilton Building includes new galleries for its permanent collection, three temporary exhibition spaces, art storage, and public amenities. The entire museum complex totals more than 350,000 square feet and serves as an architectural landmark for the city of Denver and the surrounding region.

The Denver Art Museum has been a leader in educational programming for more than two decades. The family-friendly approach is fully integrated into the galleries through a unique partnership between curators, designers, and educators for each discipline. This collaboration is present in both the North and Hamilton buildings.

A trailblazer in creating innovative opportunities that encourage visitors to interact with the collection, the museum is also known internationally for the way we help our visitors explore art and their own creativity.

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Since its founding in 1893, the Denver Art Museum has amassed more than 68,000 works of art, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of world art between Chicago and the West Coast. Internationally known for its holdings of American Indian art, the Museum has also assembled an extensive group of pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art objects now considered one of the finest collections anywhere. Other areas of concentration are European and American painting and sculpture, architecture, design and graphics, modern and contemporary, Asian, African, Oceanic, western American and textile art.


Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America
May 5, 2019 – August 25, 2019
(more information)

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom
May 3, 2020 – August 23, 2020
(more information)

Eyes On Erika Harrsch
Through November 17, 2019
(more information)

Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection
March 2, 2019 – January 5, 2020
(more information)

Jordan Casteel; Returning the Gaze
February 2, 2019 – August 18, 2019
(more information)

The Incubation Effect
Through September 9, 2019
(more information)

Stampede: Animals in Art
Through May 19, 2019
(more information)


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