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Masked Taping, 1978/79
Exhibition: Senga Nengudi: Topologies in U.S.
12/13/2020 - 04/11/2021 (more information)
Senga Nengudi
Masked Taping, 1978/79
Contact sheet, silver gelatin prints.
3 panel: 41x34 in. Edition 3/5 + 1 AP
Collection of the Denver Art Museum, purchased with funds from Contemporary Alliance © Senga Nengudi. Photography by Adam Avila. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers, Thomas Erben Gallery, and Lévy Gorvy.
Exhibition: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection
10/25/2020–01/24/2021 (more information)
Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait with Monkeys
(detail), 1943
Oil on canvas
The Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL). ©2020 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Gerardo Suter. Jaime Molina, The Family Garden, 2017. Wood, acrylic paint, hardware. ©Jaime Molina.
ENGI, 2006
Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1944
Exhibition: The Light Show
Through 03/01/2021 (more information)
Ansel Adams
Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1944
Gelatin silver print;
15-1/2 x 19 in.
Denver Art Museum: General Services Foundation Purchase Fund. © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.
Exhibition: Shantell Martin: Words and Lines
09/27/2019 – 01/31/2021 (more information)
Shantell Martin
Words and Lines
Photo by Anton & Irene
Words and Lines

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.)

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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.


Senga Nengudi: Topologies in U.S.
Dec. 13, 2020, to April 11, 2021
(more information)

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection
(more information)

Shantell Martin: Words and Lines
September 27, 2019 – January 31, 2021
(more information)

The Light Show
On View through March 3, 2021
(more information)


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