The Denver Art Museum is a private, non-profit, educational resource for Colorado. The mission of the museum is to enrich the lives of Colorado and Rocky Mountain residents through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of art works in both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, and by supporting these works with exemplary educational and scholarly programs.
Since its beginnings in the 1890s as the Denver Artists’ Club, the Denver Art Museum has had a number of temporary homes, from the public library and a downtown mansion to a portion of the Denver City and County Building. In 2006, the Museum opened its most recent expansion, the Frederic C. Hamilton Building, designed by Daniel Libeskind.
Today, the 356,000-square-foot museum complex includes collection gallery space, three temporary exhibition venues, and the Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium. Popular collections include Native Arts, Modern & Contemporary Art and Western American Art.
In addition to its art collections, the Denver Art Museum is internationally recognized for its family-friendly environment, and has received critical acclaim for encouraging art appreciation through interactive activities.
If you are a resident of Colorado, don’t forget to take advantage of free days, courtesy of your tax dollars and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. The DAM awaits you (and everyone else) on such days with special activities