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Denver Art Museum

100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204-2713
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    It's not surprising that the huge, funky, silver, pointy geometric building in the center of downtown is an art museum. Sit beneath the massive story-high red chair outside (the one with the tiny pony atop -- random, huh?) and let your imagination wander, or step inside the wildly designed building to see artwork of a variety of genres and engage in one of the interactive exhibits. Once you've been inspired by the greats, take it a step further in one of the many studio art classes available.

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    We visit when there are special exhibits. Van Gogh, King Tut, Masterworks of Navajo Design, Georgia O'Keeffe, Designer Yves Saint Laurent, to name a few that were great!

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    The Denver Art Museum looks like a cross between a paper weight and a space ship. You can't not love something so irresistibly gaudy. There are a number of outdoor cafes that have decent views of the museum.

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    I'm an art lover and I've been to some of the world's greatest art museums, so maybe my standards are a bit too high but I have to say that I've never experienced anything quite like the Denver Art Museum. It's just, well, STRANGE.

    The collection is okay and the special exhibits from local artists was fine, but the layout and flow of the place is downright bizarre. Let me explain. In one room you'll be looking at European art (hello, little Monet painting) and then about 4 feet away from it is a Lichtenstein. Your eyes are visually jolted from realism to striking pop art in 2 seconds. In another area of the museum, you can view a few Motherwell paintings and then see Oceanic artifacts out of the corner of your eye. Huh? It really disrupts the flow and needs to be addressed.

    The new building and space is striking and spacious. It's fun to look up and down the staircases because they are almost like an optical illusion -- don't do this if you have vertigo! The security guards here were friendly too, not something you encounter too often in an art museum. The museum has two separate buildings so make sure you get a map and see it all.

    There's a cute little coffee shop in the lobby (part of the fabulous gift shop) that serves Illy coffee (score)! I do think the gift shop was the best part of the museum. I think the museum's $13 admission is a bit steep as well.

    I'm not advocating that anyone avoid visiting this museum because looking at art that's poorly curated is better than not looking at art at all. Just be prepared for the weirdness that is the DAM.

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    With the recent addition of the Libeskind architectural masterpiece, the Denver Art Museum itself is a work of art and an absolute must-see. You'll be greeted by an oversized broom and dustpan before entering the new building, also called the Frederic C. Hamilton building. Once inside the walls fall inward and outward creating a space that makes you forget which way is up. The Frederic C. Hamilton building is known for housing more modern works of art while the old building includes a world famous collection of Indian Art.

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    Although DAM has a wide ranging collection, one of the best reasons to come here is the Native American art. Showcasing pieces from every tribe/nation of the US and Canada, it is considered one of the most complete collections in the country. And as soon as you walk into the wing that holds it, you'll know why--over 18,000 objects spanning 2,000 years.

    Located downtown, the two buildings that make up DAM are impossible to miss--one looks like a cement fortress worthy of Rapunzel, the other like an abstract sculpture with an enormous broom and dust pan in front of it.

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    The DAM has had some absolutely incredible world class exhibits in the past few years from the YSL, to Van Gogh to King Tut. A great date night spot for art lovers is the last Friday of the month they do an Untitled Event where they are open late and have interactive exhibits throughout the museum. Check their website for topic and dates.

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    You must visit. Its a lovely museum. I enjoyed my visit here. The surrounding areas are a great with activities. The collection in the museum was awesome. When i visited there was the King Tuts exhibit that was spectacular.

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    Not a great museum but better than nothing. Western art is predictably good but a lot of obscure stuff by the usual suspects. Well curated.

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    My kind of space ship! loads of space inside and good architecture I gotta say! a must see destination

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    One of the most impressive collections here is that of Native art, which is organized by region and includes both contemporary artists and work from the past. Other collections emphasize the art and depiction of the American West. A Daniel Liebeskind building that makes up part of the museum is a bit vertiginous and weird, and the layout of both wings lacks any kind of flow between floors. It also suffers from a lack of very clear directional signage.

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    I am one of the biggest museums geeks around. Doesn't matter what the subject matter is, if I see the word museum I am going in!

    DAM is a decent museum, but I hesitate to give it five stars. The exterior of the building is beautiful and surrounds make it worthwhile to visit. But the collection is sparse and probably needs improvement before I would consider this world class. For now this a nice museum, it's worth visiting but not one to get me back multiple times.

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    Not the largest collection of art, but it does have its moments, especially with the Native American collection. Be warned: some of the curved interior walls make people woozy. Something about the ears and balance...

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    Just keeps getting better. A very diverse collection ranging from folk art to the masters. All the collections are really well done with depth as well as diversity. And they get in some really neat temporary exhibits. Worth spending some time if you aren't off to play outside.

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    Great for families, adults and always have different exhibits coming through town.

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    The Libeskind extension the the building is interesting. The rest.... I was a little lost.

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    Got to see the King Tut exhibit when it was here.

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This five-floor museum is wonderfully diverse and is at the forefront in offering new exhibits. In the past it has featured impressionist artists as well as the work of Winslow Homer. This museum brags— and rightfully so— about housing the largest art collection between Kansas City and the West Coast. Its Native American art collection, which encompasses an entire floor, is not to be missed. In addition, 2006 heralded the dedication of a new wing of the museum. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the Frederic C. Hamilton building adds to the already stunning architecture of the cityscape, and has become a popular attraction for museum visitors.

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