The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums in the country and home to over 70,000 wide-ranging and thoughtful works. Among these works is an enormous selection of American Indian art showcasing a diverse and rich cultural heritage. The museum is also known for The Petrie Institute of Western American Art, which manages the museum’s Western art collection.

The museum is located in the Denver Civic Centre on the south side of city centre. Its origin can be traced back to 1893 with the founding of the Denver Artists Club, which became the Denver Art Association in 1917 and the museum in 1923.

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What are the highlights of the Denver Art Museum?

The Denver Art Museum's stylish Martin Building, formerly the North Building, underwent extensive, innovative renovations and now boasts a larger campus and more exhibition hall space. A welcome centre and 2 spacious areas with new dining choices have been added to the structure, connecting the original designer’s concepts with a look of luxury and stellar imagination.

The Sie Welcome Centre housed here includes a casual café as well as an on-site restaurant, The Ponti, with an award-winning chef. On the second floor, the 10,000 square feet of Sturm Grand Pavilion and its curved glass panels present a stunning view of the city.

What else is good to know about the Denver Art Museum?

The permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum is hosted in the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and New Design Galleries. The museum houses 9 curatorial departments: African Art, Architecture and Design, Art of the Ancient Americas, Asian Art, Modern and Contemporary, Native Arts (African, American Indian and Oceanic), New World (pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial), Painting and Sculpture (European and American), Photography, Western Art, and Textile Art and Fashion.

Visitors can enjoy gallery games, the Just For Fun Family Centre, the Discovery Library, Kids Corner, and Family Backpacks for interactive learning and fun. For up-to-date information on upcoming events, check the museum website prior to your visit.

Denver Art Museum

Location: 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204, USA

Open: Daily from 10 am to 5 pm

Phone: +1 720-865-5000