The Denver Art Museum features 70,000 pieces of various works of art divided between 10 permanent collections. Enjoy Asian Art, European & American Art, Native Arts, Textiles, Fashion & Photography, plus world-renowned rotating exhibits.
Past exhibits have included Claude Monet, YSL, Frida Kahlo, and many more. The Denver Art Museum features two main buildings of its campus, the Martin Building and the Frederic C. Hamilton building, which is the main entrance and where the gift shop is located.
The Martin Building
The remodeled North Building, now called the Martin building houses recently unveiled eight levels of reimagined gallery space in 2021. The transformed building now showcases the museum’s encyclopedic collections from around the world and throughout history.
The art collections here include new design galleries and reimagined:
- Northwest Coast and Alaska Native gallery on level 2
- Indigenous Arts of North America galleries on level 3
- Latin American Art and Art of the Ancient Americas galleries on level 4
- newly installed Asian Art galleries on level 5
- European Art Before 1800, textiles and fashion, plus photography on level 6
- and newly expanded Western American galleries on level 7
The new 7th-floor space offers sweeping views of the Front Range and downtown. Also inside, visitors will find the new Bartlit Learning and Engagement Center where they will host student and community exhibitions and classes.
The Frederic C. Hamilton building
The large angular-titanium-paneled building is the most recognized amongst the campus. Within its three floors, it houses rotating exhibits (over 130 since 2006) and a few permanent collections, plus the museum gift shop and other community spaces.
The Sie Welcome Center
The new Sie Welcome Center connects the Martin Building and the Frederic C. Hamilton Building via the Reiman Bridge across 13th Avenue. This space visually connects the campus, creating improved spaces for ticketing and guest services, as well as two new dining options.
Dining at the DAM
The newly renovated Martin Building is now home to two new restaurants located in the Sie Welcome Center.
For quick service and casual dining, visit the Café Gio. The cafe features quick bites of soups, salads, and sandwiches. Enjoy your meal with either their indoor or outdoor seating during regular museum hours.
The Ponti, led by James Beard Award winner and celebrated Denver chef Jennifer Jasinski, blends art with dining. The menu features locally sourced and seasonally inspired items such as handmade pastas, farm-fresh burgers, ancient grains, and more It is open daily for lunch and Tuesday evenings for dinner and is located on the first floor of the Sie Welcome Center.
Free days at the DAM
General admission is free several times throughout the year during Free Days at the DAM. This does not include special exhibits, only for general admission. View our local guide to free days in Colorado for an up-to-date list. Advance ticket reservations are strongly encouraged. Plus, general admission for kids and youth under the age of 18 is always free.
This highly popular museum is located at the edge of Downtown Denver near the public library. The most convenient place to park is the Cultural Complex Garage, located at 12th Ave and Broadway. Rates start at $1 per hour. Otherwise, there is metered parking spaces located around the museum and several unattended lots.
Address: 100 West 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO Phone: 303-865-5000 Season: Year-round Hours:
- Tuesday-Thursday 10am-5pm
- Friday 10am-8pm
- Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm
- Closed Monday, Thanksgiving, Xmas
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