Denver Art Museum

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Denver Art Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Known for its wide range of Native American art, this museum also contains the only major Asian art collection in the Rocky Mountains.
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Clive, IA54 contributions
Couples
What a beautiful museum! We thoroughly enjoyed the four exhibits we toured, and if we lived in Denver, would get a membership. There is so much to take in (too much for the 3 hours we had allocated), so I’d recommend identifying which exhibits you most want to see and focusing on just a few. Staff was welcoming and friendly. There are discounts available for students, military, and seniors, as well as local residents. Masks are encouraged but not required, and available at the front desk if needed.
Written July 4, 2022
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Robert S
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL803 contributions
Family
DAM good experience! Sorry; I just couldn’t pass an opportunity for a pun.

The 19th century gallery was worth the visit by itself & was quite interesting and impressive.

Whistler to Cassatt exhibition was superb in its curation, depth and breadth offering a delightful experience augmented with an audio guide included in the admission price.

I loved it so much that I purchased the accompanying exhibition book ($50).

TIP: buy tickets online (at the website). Some of floors & galleries are being set up—another reason to review & plan ahead.

PS: DAM has grown into a national museum of importance indeed.
Written December 16, 2021
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COtravelfam04
Austin, TX220 contributions
I go to art museums all the time and visit them everywhere I travel. The DAM is an excellent museum with cutting edge programming and public outreach. This is followed with a HUGE but.....

I will start with the Monet exhibit. Simply put stunning. The curators put on an incredible look at Monet's art and progression as an artist and a man. This is a must-see exhibit.

Now here is the but...

The DAM so incredibly oversold this exhibit that it took away from the experience in a dramatic very negative fashion. The DAM has become a leader in putting on exceptional large scales like this but now they need to learn to cut back on the ticket sales greed. The sad truth is that at some point an exhibition such as Monet just can't be seen by everyone. The DAM is doing a great disservice to their patrons in overselling and almost killing the museum experience. Sometimes people will just have to miss out if the exhibit is sold out. Come on DAM, get it right and do not oversell your shows, give your patrons the museum visit they deserve!
Written February 15, 2020
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joseph m
6 contributions
Generally an interesting museum at a fair price. There were three exhibits including one on a 1950s-60s fashion designer, another on some older impressionist works and the best being a sampling of indigenous contemporary art. The art collections would be decent for a small city but are kind of underwhelming for a large diverse city. I breezed through the exhibits within 15 minutes so I paid roughly $1 per minute of entertainment. Overall the experience was brief and inexpensive. I would recommend you go if doing so is convenient however visitors who have been to notable museums in large cities wont be blown away.
Written June 1, 2021
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Mark E
San Bruno, CA2 contributions
Couples
I believe the Denver Art Museum (DAM) may have an impressive collection but virtually none of it is currently on public display. If you want to pay full admission to see perhaps 3 dozen paintings from the 1800’s, you might spend an hour here, otherwise stay away until at least 2023 when the reopen the rest of the DAM. Not being able to see any of the Indigenous Art collection was a major disappointment.
Written September 7, 2021
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N0rmalee
Bossier City, LA551 contributions
Couples
This visit started out bad as we bought tickets online about a month ago and the address I had was 100 W 14th Avenue Parkway (per both Trip Advisor and mentioned several times on the DAM website) and we drove around in the area and had no luck finding it. Finally parked at a meter and ended up walking 3-4 blocks to finally locate it. It turned out they are evidently renovating the old building and have moved!

So we finally arrived only to find that nothing is open on the first floor but ticket area and, off course, the gift shop! Third and fourth floors also closed. The only 2 exhibitions on the 2nd floor are one of 19th century art which includes Monet, Manet, Pissarro, etc. the other one is a retrospective of women’s fashion focusing on Gregory Peck’s wife Veronique.

With so much less on display they should cut ticket prices in half. So much art apparently still in the other building but we noticed that manages to bring the gift shop over to this building!
Written May 20, 2021
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Amjad
9 contributions
Friends
You need a timed ticket due to COVID
Which you can buy online. We got there at 2 pm on a Saturday and were able to buy 3:15 tickets. There are 4 floors with different things, you can find something for everyone. We were there for 2 hours and were able for o quickly see most things.
Written July 26, 2020
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Keeia D
13 contributions
Family
We visited this on April 22, 2021. I do not advise coming to the museum until at least October of 2021. They are still charging full price admission and there is only one floor open for exhibits out of two buildings and multiple floors between buildings. We spoke to an employee there and the earliest everything will open is October. I can see where this will be wonderfully at that time but just not worth it right now.
Written April 22, 2021
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Ken B
17 contributions
The Monet exhibit was an extraordinary chronology of his life and art. The $27 tour includes an audio tour that explains the culture of the time, the personal life of Monet and his family as well as explainations of his art and what he was focused on during that time period or in his numerous travels. Remember, this extensive collection is making its only stop in North America in Denver! Ends February 2.
Written January 7, 2020
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MECindylou
Westbrook, ME1,124 contributions
Solo
Having been to the comprehensive "Exposition: Monet" in Paris in early 2011, and having visited many museums with many Monets, I wondered if I should make a special trip to see this exhibit. (Disclaimer: I work for an airline, so I can fly for a nominal fee.) I found a couple slots with tickets available and decided to go for it.

It turns out, I had not seen most of the works, many of which came from private collections. Quite a few were different in style or subject, and the ones some might deem "lesser" were interesting because they showed his changing style and maturation as an artist. (There is an entire room of winter paintings, with stunning coloration of the snow-filled scenes. That room alone made my trip worthwhile!)

The grouping of works and flow of the exhibit were illustrative of the various places he painted (including Norway!)and provided insight into his changing interests.

On a practical note, once you enter at the allotted time, you can stay as long as you like, but you can't leave and come back in, except to visit the restroom, and then you supposedly need a pass to get back in. Yes, the exhibit is crowded, with people vying for spots from which to take photos, but everyone is polite and you just have to be patient. Going first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon might help. Two hours is the suggested visit time, but I stayed for at least three, and then I visited the two other temporary exhibits for maybe an hour. One was an eclectic group of works around the subject of light and the other featured British works from a private collection. The rest of the museum is under renovation.

The gift shop has a comprehensive section of boxed stationery sets (Basquiat, Hopper, Rothko…you name it). There is a small counter with ready-made snacks, and a small group of tables in the lobby where you can eat. A makeshift coat rack is at the bottom of the stairs going up to the exhibition.

BTW, I stayed at the Tru by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, an easy 15-18 minute walk away. Excellent value and not pricey, with breakfast included.
Written January 20, 2020
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