Metro Denver day trip

A new world-class art museum is just the latest reason to visit the Mile High City

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Denver Art Museum

Doubling the size of the Denver Art Museum, the new 146000-square-foot Frederic C. Hamilton Building designed by architect Daniel Libeskind showcases works ranging from modern to American Western.

Jenifer Harrington

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Three years of construction, 2,750 tons of steel, and $90.5 million later, the sparkling new Frederic C. Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum (DAM) opens its oversize doors this month, drawing art lovers from near and far.

Outside, it's a visual symphony of smooth planes and sharp curves, suggesting dynamic mountain peaks. Inside, rooms showcase African, Oceanic, and American Western art, as well as modern and contemporary works.

Venture beyond DAM's walls into the rest of the Golden Triangle Museum District, and make a day of it.


DAM is part of the Civic Center Cultural Complex on 13th Ave. between Broadway and Bannock St., in downtown Denver. The most convenient place to park is in the garage at West 12th Ave. There are also metered spaces on the street, which are free on Sundays. Visit for more information.


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