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Denver Art Museum to Reopen to the Public Friday, June 26, 2020


New health and safety protocols ensure a nearly contactless visitor experience

Exhibitions include Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington and Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom

New health and safety protocols ensure a nearly contactless visitor experience

Exhibitions include Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington and Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom

WHAT: The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is set to reopen its Hamilton Building to the public on June 26, 2020, with member preview days on June 24 and June 25. Following guidelines from city and state officials and recommendations of the CDC, the Museum has implemented a nearly contactless experience that includes limited capacity, online-only ticket sales, frequent sanitation of all accessible surfaces, and designated entry and exit points. A maximum of 100 people will be allowed into the museum per hour, with a maximum of 350 in the museum at one time, and visitors can anticipate that proper social distancing procedures will be implemented in the galleries and elevators, with all staff wearing face masks. To visit the DAM:

•Visitors will be required to purchase timed and dated tickets online in advance of their visit. Please call 720-913-0130 if you need accommodations;

•Visitors will be required to wear a mask to enter the museum, following the city of Denver’s mandated public mask requirement;

•Visitors will continue to enter through the main Hamilton Building entrance and will now exit through the museum’s studio doors to control flow and ensure that visitors maintain maximum social distancing between groups;

•The Hamilton Building’s Callahan Café will be closed initially, and limited shop items will be available for purchase upon exit through the studio;

•Hands-on artmaking spaces and activities will not be offered due to new sanitation safety procedures;

•Contactless and motion-activated hand sanitizer stations will continue to be offered throughout the museum, located at the entrances and exits of spaces and near bathrooms.

“The Denver Art Museum has been working closely with elected officials, public health experts and museum colleagues around the country to determine a responsible timeline and set of procedures for reopening,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “While this reopening will feel different than prior museum experiences, we are adapting our programs and offerings to serve our community’s needs during this time, including offering more digital programming and activities through our Museum At Home section on our website. Through Museum at Home, digital audiences will find a variety of hands-on projects, virtual tours and collection moments in a digital format for anyone to enjoy, free of charge.”

The reopening marks the first opportunity for the public to experience the exhibition Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, which will remain on view through Sept. 7, 2020. Additionally, the exhibition Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom will open with the Museum on June 26, 2020—with member preview days on June 24 and June 25—and will be on view through Sept. 27, 2020. To create a low contact experience and ensure a safe, socially distant environment for visitors, all interactive elements of the in-gallery experience will be unavailable to the public at this time.

A revised timeline for unveiling the newly renovated Martin Building and new Sie Welcome Center will be announced at a later date.

WHEN: The museum will reopen on June 26, 2020, Monday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will be open for members only in advance of the public reopening from June 24 and June 25.

WHERE: Denver Art Museum

100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy.

Denver, CO 80204

Youth 18 and under will continue to receive free general admission through our Free for Kids program. SCFD-funded free days at the museum will be temporarily postponed in an effort to maintain social distancing and minimize crowds through the institution.

Parking is available in the Cultural Center Complex Garage at 12th Avenue and Broadway. This garage is operated by Denver Public Works, not the art museum. Paid street and surface lot parking is also available.

For more information on the DAM’s reopening procedures and online ticketing, visit https://denverartmuseum.org/.


The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its mission is to enrich lives by sparking creative thinking and expression. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world. Metro voters support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, culture and scientific organizations. For museum information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org or call 720-865-5000.


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