Visit Denver’s Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is a bastion of educational resources for Colorado.  Through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of art works from artists around the globe,  the lives of Colorado and Rocky Mountain residents are more fully enriched.  Both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions,  supplement this effort with exemplary educational and scholarly programs for both students and adults.

This whole thing started in the 1890s. Its was known as the Denver Artists’ Club back then.  Since then,  the Denver Art Museum has had more than one temporary home, from the public library, to a downtown mansion, to offices in the Denver City and County Building. In 1949, the museum came of age, and opened its own galleries on 14th Avenue Parkway. A  center for children’s art activities was added in the early 1950s.  The most recent expansion, the Frederic C. Hamilton Building, opened in October 2006.

Today, the 356,000-square-foot museum complex includes a collection gallery space, three temporary exhibition venues, and the Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium. In addition to its vast art collections, the Denver Art Museum is internationally recognized for its family-friendly environment, and of course has received critical acclaim for encouraging art appreciation at every level.

There’s a lot to see and do at the Denver Art Museum—from world-class art collections to special events, shopping, great food, and more. Plan ahead to make the most of your visit!