Gallery shot of a group of visitors on a collection tour

Group Tours

Guided Group Tours

The Denver Art Museum welcomes groups (minimum of 10, maximum of 40) to request a guided group tour of the museum’s collections and special exhibitions. Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance. To make reservations and schedule your group tour, call 720-913-0088 (Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm) or email groupsales@denverartmuseum.org.

To request live captioning (CART), assistive listening devices, a sign language interpreter, or any other accessibility service, please email access@denverartmuseum.org at least five (5) business days in advance of the program. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that window of time.

Standard Docent-led
Adults (Colorado resident) $10 $15
Adults (non-resident) $15 $20
Seniors (Colorado resident) $7 $12
Seniors (non-resident) $12 $17
Students (with ID) $7 $10

Collection Tours

Led by a specially trained docent, these 60-minute tours explore the museum’s newly reinstalled collection galleries. Choose a collection of interest and discover new stories and perspectives, look closely at object highlights, and learn about behind-the-scenes reinstallation moments.

Asian Art

Manchu Man’s Semiformal Court Robe

Manchu Man’s Semiformal Court Robe. Mid-1800s. Woven silk and metal thread tapestry with painted details. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Miss Louise Steele. 1958.13.

Explore the world’s largest continent through our Asian art collection, where you’ll find works from across thousands of years and dozens of cultures. In your journey, understand how the flow of people, beliefs, and techniques across changing boarders gives way to a rich array of diverse but interconnected artworks.

Learn more about the Asian art galleries.

By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects

Close-up, detailed shot of Laura Kishimoto's Yumi Chair

Laura Kishimoto, Yumi Chair (detail), 2012, fabricated 2019. Bent white ash and steel; 52 x 46 x 43 in. Denver Art Museum, funds from the Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust and Gayle and Gary Landis, 2019.530. © Laura Kishimoto

Design is all around us and impacts our daily lives. On this tour, consider how design connects to your daily life through a series of thematic installations that illustrate the abundance and versatility of approaches to design.

Learn more about By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects.

European Art Before 1800

Detail from painting called Bouquet of Flowers in A Vase by Maria van Oosterwyck

Maria van Oosterwyck, Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, about 1670s. Oil paint on canvas; 29 x 22 in. Funds by exchange from T. Edward and Tullah Hanley in honor of longtime director, Otto Bach and his wife Cile Bach, 1997.219

The European art collection from the 14th-18th centuries creates a rich historical journey through painting, decorative arts, and fashion. Discover how the interactions between artists and their traditions impacted the development of European art.

Learn more about the European Art Before 1800 galleries.

Indigenous Arts of North America

Painting of a cowboy riding a purple horse

Fritz Scholder (Luiseño), Indian Power, 1972. Oil paint on canvas; 68 3/16 x 80 3/16 x 1 3/16 in. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2016.125. © Estate of Fritz Scholder.

Indigenous artists give visual form to rich histories, cultural knowledge, and concepts of identity through their art. On this tour, explore historical and contemporary creations and hear stories and perspectives from Native community members and artists.

Learn more about the Indigenous Arts of North America galleries.

Latin American Art and Art of the Ancient Americas

Chilean abstract painting

Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren, The River Mom, 1952. Tempera on canvas. Gift of Vance H. and Anne O. Kirkland, 1982.650.

These collections showcase the artistic fusion of Indigenous works rooted in Mesoamerica, Central America, and the Andes with the evolving legacy of Latin American cities, traditions, and peoples. Animated videos, interactive stops, and contemporary works emphasize the connections between the past and the present.

Learn more about the Latin American Art and Art of the Ancient Americas galleries.

The 19th Century European and American Art

Impressionistic painting of man sitting with his art supplies in the middle of a green field.

Paul Cézanne, A Painter at Work, about 1874-75. Oil paint on panel. Frederic C. Hamilton Collection, bequeathed to the Denver Art Museum. 28.2017.

In the Western world, the 19th century was a time of complex economic, political, and cultural change. Explore the aesthetic appeal of the artworks produced in this era while gaining an understanding and appreciation of their historical context.

Learn more about the 19th Century in European and American Art galleries.

Western American Art

Painting of the New Mexico canyons

Marsden Hartley, New Mexico Recollection #6, 1922. Oil on canvas; 25 ¼ x 35 ½ in. Denver Art Museum: William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection, 2001.455.

Here in Colorado, we are in a unique position to tell stories of American art from a western perspective. Artists then and now continue to reflect the cultural diversity of the West and the wonders of its natural landscapes while grappling with its challenging history.

Learn more about the Western American Art galleries.

Architecture Tours

The Denver Art Museum campus.

Photo by James Florio Photography.

Led by a specially trained docent, these 60-minute tours explore the dynamic character of the Denver Art Museum’s campus. Discover how it’s three unique buildings exemplify the changing vision of what an art museum can be.

Special Exhibition Tours

Led by a specially trained docent, these 60-minute tours focus on one of the museum’s special exhibitions for an in-depth look into a specific theme or artist’s practice.

Saints, Sinners, Lovers and Fools: 300 Years of Flemish Masterworks (opening October 16)

Group of men playing the flute to impress a woman, who is holding a dog and smiling

Jacob Jordaens, Serenade, about 1640– 45. Oil paint on canvas; 54 1/8 × 70 1/2 in. © The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.

Explore the extraordinary artwork and history of the Southern Netherlands—better known today as Flanders. From the late 1400s to the 1700s, Flemish artists developed new artistic genres and styles, and a fresh approach towards images which tell the stories of enterprising townspeople, political conflict, religious fervor, and an ever-developing society. Highlights include artworks by Hans Memling, Anthony van Dyck, and Peter Paul Rubens.

Learn more about Saints, Sinners, Lovers and Fools: 300 Years of Flemish Masterworks.

Disruption: Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection

Close-up painting of lips and mouth

Marilyn Minter, Tough Guy, 1999. Enamel on metal; 36 x 48 in. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2001.793. © Marilyn Minter

Explore how contemporary artists upend expectations and unsettle conventions. While touring highlights of this collection, consider how these global contemporary artists challenge and help us question the past, the world today, and the social spaces we navigate.

Learn more about Disruption: Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection.

Her Brush: Japanese Women Artists from the Fong-Johnstone Collection

Hanging scroll featuring Japanese written symbols

Murase Myōdō 村瀬明道, Breaking Waves in the Pines (Shōtō), late 1900s. Hanging scroll; ink on paper. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Drs. John Fong and Colin Johnstone, 2018.155. Photo © Denver Art Museum

Discover breathtaking works by Japanese women artists in the 1600s to early 1900s and hear their tales of strength and perseverance as they navigated the strict gender roles and social regulations of the time to pursue their artistic passion. From nuns to entertainers to noblewomen (and some who were even all three!) Her Brush explores the universal human drive of artistic expression as self-realization. Highlights include works by the renowned artist-nun Ōtagaki Rengetsu and literati artist Ike Gyokuron.

Learn more about Her Brush: Japanese Women Artists from the Fong-Johnstone Collection.

Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography

Black and white photograph from the 1950s of a Native American man sitting in a crowded bus

Zig Jackson (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara, b. 1957), Indian Man on the Bus, Mission District, San Francisco, California, 1994. Inkjet print. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, P2021.7. © Zig Jackson Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, North Dakota

Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography features more than 30 Indigenous artists who are reclaiming the conversation of how their cultures and lives are depicted. On this tour, explore how these artists use the medium of photography to investigate history, loss, identity, and representation.

Learn more about Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography.

Group Tours for Visitors with Disabilities

Led by a docent with special training in engaging visitors with disabilities, these 60-minute tours explore the museum’s collection galleries and special exhibitions. Designed to be interactive and accessible, choose a tour that best meets your needs:

  • Group Art and About Tour: Designed to engage adults with memory loss and groups from memory-care communities.
  • Verbal Description and Tactile Tour: Designed for visitors who are blind or have low-vision, tours incorporate verbal description and tactile objects.
  • Custom Access Tour: Designed to engage adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities.
  • Self-Guided Tour: Groups can explore the museum on their own, without a guide.

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