100 Museums to Visit Before You Die

Denver Art Museum

Location: Denver

2013 Exhibitions: Laleh Mehran: Men of God, Men of Nature (May 20 - February 17), What Is Modern? (November 1 - March 24)

The Denver Art Museum is known for its expansive collection of American Indian art as well as its newest architectural addition: the Frederic C. Hamilton building. The structure was designed as a joint venture by Studio Daniel Libeskind and Denver firm David Partnership Architects. The building holds the museum's Modern and Contemporary Art collection, as well as the Architecture and Design and Oceanic Art collection. Additionally, this Hamilton building has been designated as the new entrance to the museum campus, providing a fresh and dramatic experience for every visitor approaching the Denver Arts Museum. The design of the building is meant to resonate with the angular planes of the mountainous terrain of the nearby Rocky Mountains. The architect has been quoted as saying "I was inspired by the light and geology of the Rockies, but most of all by the wide-open faces of the people of Denver."

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