Denver Art Museum
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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With galleries showcasing more than 68,000 works by famed artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Vincent Van Gogh and Salvador Dalí, the Denver Art Museum houses one of the most impressive collections between Chicago and the West Coast. Spread across two buildings, the museum's holdings range from pre-Columbian artifacts to contemporary displays with such mediums as painting, sculpture and photography all represented. One of the highlights of a visit to the Denver Art Museum is its extensive assemblage of Western American Art. Spanning both buildings, the museum's Western American galleries represent 50 years of curation — some of the works include Alfred Jacob Miller's "Shoshone Indians at a Mountain Lake," William Jacob Hays' "Herd of Buffalo" and Frederic Remington's "The Cheyenne."
At a loss of where to start? Recent visitors recommend tagging along on a guided tour of the museum. You can opt for a quick overview (about 45 minutes) of the facility's most notable works, or choose from a variety of tours that offer a more in-depth look at specific collections, as well as the museum's architecture. Tours are covered by the general admission ticket.
You'll find the Denver Art Museum just south of Civic Center Park in downtown Denver, a few blocks from the United States Mint. You can easily walk to the museum from the downtown and LoDo districts, while the Nos. 9 and 52 buses both stop nearby. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended evening hours on Fridays. General admission is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and college students and $5 for children ages 6 to 16 (kids 5 and younger can enter for free); discounts are available for Colorado residents. Note that entry to special exhibits will cost extra. For more information, visit the Denver Art Museum's website.
Nearby Things To Do
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