Denver Art Museum Tours

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One of the largest museums between Chicago and California, Denver Art Museum showcases a wide range of art in its 70,000-piece collection. From Native American art to ultramodern contemporary pieces, interactive exhibits to works sparking profound cultural reflection, DAM (as locals call it) is a destination for art lovers of all ages.
 
The Basics
The museum features a diverse array of art from the American West, particularly its enviable American Indian collection of ceramics, textiles, beaded garments, and contemporary glasswork. Other permanent collections include African, Asian, European, American, modern and contemporary, pre-Columbian, photography, Spanish Colonial, and textiles from around the world. The museum also hosts a number of traveling exhibitions.
 
Great for families, the museum sparks kids’ creativity with gallery games and encourages them to make their own art at the on-site family center. The museum is often a stop on private and group city sightseeing tours. Admission is included in the Mile High Culture Pass, which also proffers access to several other museums.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • DAM houses the largest collection of Native American artifacts in the US.
  • The museum also hosts several artist-in-residence throughout the year; patrons can watch the artists work, ask questions, and interact personally with these honored guests.
  • Award-winning restaurants and public parks surround DAM, and it’s just steps from the 16th Street Mall.
 
How to Get There
DAM is on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock streets. Multiple parking garages are nearby, and metered street parking is also available, although scarce during certain hours. RTD buses and the light rail have stops nearby, or take the free 16th Street Mall ride, get off at Cleveland Place and then walk south through Civic Center Park to the museum.
 
When to Get There
The museum is open Monday–Thursday from 10am–5pm, and Fridays from 10am–8pm. Every first Friday of the month, hours are extended till 10pm. The museum also hosts “Untitled Final Fridays” much of the year, when local artists, writers, activists, musicians, and other creatives present a completely artist-designed program showcasing their individual talents. DAM is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
 
Temporary Exhibits at DAM
Denver Art Museum regularly hosts high-profile temporary exhibits. Over the years, the curatorial staff have secured exhibits, such as “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs,” “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century,” and “Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection.” Demand is high for these special events, and many are timed, so it’s best to secure tickets beforehand.
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Address: 100 West 14th Avenue, Denver CO 80204, USA
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Denver City Sightseeing Tour

Discover the highlights and history of the Mile-High City on this 3-hour sightseeing tour of Denver. A knowledgeable guide will whisk you around to see top urban attractions, including the State Capital, the United States Mint, the Denver Art Museum, 16th Street Mall, and Larimer Square. Scope out historic Victorian homes on Capitol Hill as you learn how Denver grew from a miner’s camp during the silver boom to Colorado’s modern cultural capital.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Mile High Culture Pass

Explore the Mile High City's cultural highlights at your own pace with this flexible pass that allows you to visit seven of Denver's museums and attractions within a three-day span. The pass is activated upon use at the first attraction and you can visit each place once. You can also unlock other deals—like half off Denver's bike sharing program for the day—by downloading the mobile pass to your phone.
  • Duration: 3 days
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Private Denver City Overview Tour

Denver has quickly grown to become one of the greatest cities in America, and on this fun-filled Denver urban adventure, tour the city with local guides who are passionate about Denver and its sights. Tuck into places off the well-worn trail that visitors wouldn't find on their own, and learn how the city has evolved from frontier days to a bustling modern metropolis. Visit the city's most popular neighborhoods to sense the local culture, and finish the tour with a stop at one of Denver's booming craft breweries.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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