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Discover a rich collection of nearly 70,000 artworks housed in the dramatic buildings of this central Denver museum.

When you visit the Denver Art Museum, the experience begins before you even set foot inside. The two buildings that house this diverse collection of art are true masterpieces themselves. From its humble beginnings as Denver Artists’ Club in 1893, this institution has established itself both at the heart of the Denver cultural scene and as a city landmark.

The North Building was the first to open in 1971. Designed by the famous Italian modernist architect Gio Ponti, its seven stories are covered by more than 1 million grey tiles that glisten in the sunlight.

2006 saw the addition of the Frederic C. Hamilton building, a collaboration between the architect Daniel Liebeskind, famous for Berlin’s Jewish Museum, and Davis Partnership Architects based in Denver. The dramatic design seeks to mirror the angled landscape of the Rocky Mountains. Both buildings are united by a footbridge that allows visitors unbroken access across the whole collection.

The museum is renowned for its permanent collection of American Indian art, housed in the North Building. You’ll discover ancient ceramics, textiles and beaded jewellery, alongside contemporary sculpture and glasswork.

It also holds a significant collection of pre-20th century European art, including such iconic pieces as Claude Monet’s “Waterlilies”, as well as many Renaissance and Old Master paintings. The Modern & Contemporary galleries are full of the best of works from the 1900s onwards, covering all major artistic movements from abstract expressionism to conceptual art.

You’ll also find a whole programme of activities for families. Visit the Just For Fun Center, where children can make costumes and dress up, or the Paint Studio, where everyone can try their hand at different artistic processes. Check the website to discover the full programme of events.

Round off your visit with a trip to the museum shop to pick up a souvenir by a local artist, and refuel at one of the three on-site cafés and restaurants.

The Denver Art Museum is open daily. It is easy to access by public transport, or if you are driving, there is parking nearby.

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Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
333 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
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The price is AU$198 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Denver City and County Building, Colorado Convention Center and Buell Theatre. Empower Field ...
4/5Very Good! (771 reviews)
"Had all the amenities we would want! Close to 16th street which is a great location in downtown Denver!"

Reviewed on 10 Sep. 2021

Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
4 out of 5
650 15th St., Denver, CO
The price is AU$327 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Located in Downtown Denver, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and Paramount Theater. 16th Street Mall and Denver Center ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,394 reviews)
"This is a very nice hotel. We were able to walk to Coors Field and Union Station. Through no fault of their own,,= the restaurant was closed due to Covid, but there are options within walking distance. Valet parking was very convenient."

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2021

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Sonesta Denver Downtown
Sonesta Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is AU$216 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paramount Theater and Colorado Convention Center. Civic Center Park and Denver Art Museum ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,595 reviews)
"Excellent location for walking to convention center"

Reviewed on 11 Sep. 2021

Sonesta Denver Downtown
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Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
333 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
The price is AU$198 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
4 out of 5
650 15th St., Denver, CO
The price is AU$327 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Sonesta Denver Downtown
Sonesta Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is AU$216 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Sonesta Denver Downtown
Hilton Denver City Center
Hilton Denver City Center
4 out of 5
1701 California St, Denver, CO
The price is AU$254 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Hilton Denver City Center
Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO
The price is AU$257 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
Warwick Denver
Warwick Denver
4 out of 5
1776 Grant Street, Denver, CO
The price is AU$215 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Warwick Denver
Le Meridien Denver Downtown
Le Meridien Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1475 California St, Denver, CO
The price is AU$349 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Le Meridien Denver Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1845 Sherman St, Denver, CO
The price is AU$199 per night from 11 Oct. to 11 Oct.
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Downtown
The Art Hotel Denver, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Art Hotel Denver, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
1201 Broadway, Denver, CO
The price is AU$283 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
The Art Hotel Denver, Curio Collection by Hilton
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