The Museo de las Americas serves as the hub of Denver’s Latin American culture and arts scene. Located in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Region, this fine arts museum offers year-round exhibits and programs exemplifying Latin American culture from ancient through contemporary times.
Founded in 1992, it began as nothing more than a small office. By 1994, it’s popularity had increased so much the 12,000 square foot building it now resides in was purchased in the heart of Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District. Every visit offers fresh, unique perspectives on the ideas, beliefs, and innovations that define this culture.
Permanent and rotating exhibits offer visitors a greater understanding of and appreciation for Latin American culture. See ancient artifacts up close, discover new forms of musical instruments, and immerse yourself in the diversity of the Americas.
Featured exhibits that do not rotate include:
- Pre-Columbian Art And Artifacts
- Folk Art
- Contemporary Latino Art
- Avant Garde International Pieces
- Regional Artists Of Import
- Ceramics And Textiles
Rotating exhibits feature traveling collections of art, artifacts, and interactive pieces that explore the identity and culture of Latin Americans over time and across cultures. Past exhibits include a mock immigration detention center, Aztec depictions of the cosmos, and religious symbols from the past and present. Search through ancient manuscripts, watch narrated videos, and explore this important part of American culture.
Special events take place throughout the year. The museum’s annual Día De Los Muertos Celebration is a popular event that attracts large, cross-cultural crowds. Celebrate the Day of the Dead with food, music, face painting, sugar skulls, and the traditional Day of the Dead procession.
Other events, musical celebrations, and art auctions to benefit the museum are held throughout the year. The museum is also available for both public and private events.
Hours and Admission
The museum is open year-round, 5 days a week.
Tuesday – Friday: Noon to 6 pm, Saturdays: Noon to 5 pm. It is closed Sundays and Mondays.
Children 12 and under are always free at the museum. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and military with ID.
Address: 861 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
Season: Year round