AAA Editor Notes
Denver Art Museum is at the s. end of Civic Center, on 14th Avenue Parkway, 1 blk. w. of Broadway. The entrance is located between 12th and 13th avenues. More than 1 million faceted glass tiles cover the 24-sided Martin Building, which was designed by Gio Ponti. Currently undergoing a major renovation, it will reopen in 2021. The Frederic C. Hamilton Building, designed by Daniel Libeskind, is clad in titanium and resembles the jagged peaks of the nearby Rocky Mountains.
The museum’s collection encompasses 10 departments: the Ancient Americas, architecture and design, Asia, European and American before 1900, Latin America, modern and contemporary, Native Arts (African, Indigenous Art of North America and Oceanic), photography, textile and fashion, and Western America. Artists represented include Ansel Adams, Albert Bierstadt, Mark Bradford, Alexander Calder, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Jeffrey Gibson, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Andy Warhol.
During the North Building’s renovation, the Hamilton Building will showcase multi-department exhibitions showcasing art from across time and geography, exploring an overarching theme. Current and upcoming exhibitions will focus on contemporary artists including contemporary Indigenous artists, fashion, design and more.
Note: At time of publication, the Martin Building is closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen on Oct. 24, 2021.
Guided tours are available. Food is available.