Denver Art Museum
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 76%Family Travelers
- 63%History Buffs
- 57%Local Culture
- 56%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (22)
- Denver Art MuseumMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Nov 27, 2013
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.
- Denver Art MuseumMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Dec 23, 2013
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.
- Denver Art MuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodiesDec 14, 2013
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!
- Denver Art MuseumNov 02, 2013
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.
- Denver Art MuseumMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Nov 06, 2013
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.
- Denver Art MuseumMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Jul 04, 2012
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.
- Denver Art MuseumMay 06, 2013
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.