Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum
••• The Denver Art Museum's new building was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. Photo © Nina Snyder licensed to About.com, Inc.

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 2016:
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 2016:
Colorado Residents: Adults $10, Seniors/Military/College Students $8
Out-of-State Residents: Adults $13, Seniors/Military/College Students $10
Admission is free for youth ages 18 and under for both residents and non-residents.
Admission is free for Colorado residents of all ages the first Saturday of every month.

Directions and Address:

Directions:
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
720-865-5000

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.

Exhibits in 2016:

The Denver Art Museum is hosting an exhibit on costumes in the "Star Wars" films from Nov. 13, 2016, through April 2, 2017. The exhibit includes iconic apparel ranging from Princess Leia’s gold bikini to Darth Vader's more modest attire. "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" will include costumes from all seven films in the series, including the 2015 blockbuster "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

"The creative process behind crafting the world of Star Wars is part of a pop-culture phenomenon that we are thrilled to bring to the Rocky Mountain region,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM, in a news release. “A vivid exhibition display and behind-the-scenes look will delight creatives, designers and die-hard fans alike.”