|The Denver Art Museum holds one of the largest art collections|
between Chicago, Illinois and the West Coast
The Denver Art Museum, located In the city's Golden Triangle Museum District, is not one of those places. It lies up there with many of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. in that to fully appreciate its contents, you really need close to a full day to do so. We had only a few hours to roam around the museum, and we quickly found out it wasn't going to be near enough time to see and appreciate the over 70,000 pieces of art spread out among ten dedicated collections, not counting special exhibitions.
Like similar previous posts where the visual medium best tells the tale, I'll leave most of the telling to photographs to hint at what lies within the facility's 350,000 square feet (the museum consists of two buildings connected by an elevated passenger walkway.)
|There's a lot to see both outside and just as you enter the museum|
|Altar Piece, Keith Haring's final work before he passed away|
of AIDS in 1990, was one of the first pieces of art we focused on
|The Northwest Coast portion of the museum's American Indian section,|
which featured artwork from Tlingit, Nuxalk and Haida peoples.
|Not surprisingly, many of the works in the Pre-Columbian and Spanish|
Colonial Art section had religious/Catholic themes
|The section dedicated to ancient artwork from Mexico and the|
Americas to the south was a favorite of mine.
|Some of the quilt works found at the museum, including|
one with references to the Buckeye State
|This elevator sign gave us a quick primer on some of the art|
we wouldn't be seeing on this particular visit
|Visitors to the museum can observe employees preparing art|
pieces for display, as in this 18th century Flemish tapestry
|The Denver Art Museum has lots of interactive opportunities for|
its visitors to experience, with hands-on displays, and old-school
(books and magazines) and new-school (iPads) media available.
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy (Golden Triangle)
Denver, CO 80204