Older couple taking a photo in the galleries

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Suited: Empowered Feminine Fashion

Interior shot of the Suited gallery with mannequins displaying various garments

Gallery view of Suited: Empowered Feminine Fashion.

Suited: Empowered Feminine Fashion follows the history of women’s tailored clothing, from the late 1800s to today. On this tour, explore how the evolution of tailored garments coincides with and contributed to more complex issues of gender identity and female empowerment.

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Curious Visions: Toward Abstract Photography

Abstract sepia-toned photograph of light and shadows in an empty room

Jaromír Funke, Composition Abstraction, 1922. Gelatin silver print; 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Denver Art Museum: Partial gift of David and Sheryl Tippit and funds from the National Endowment for the Arts by exchange, 1998.222.

Curious Visions: Toward Abstract Photography explores how photographers invite abstract qualities into a medium that is best known for depicting reality. On this tour, learn how photographers built things to be photographed, incorporated creative camera techniques, and sometimes abandoned their cameras altogether.

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Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche

Surrealist painting of a woman sleeping on her side with a Mexican village rising out of her bed.

Antonio Ruíz, El sueño de la Malinche (Malinche’s dream), 1939. Oil paint on Masonite (engineered wood); 11 7/8 × 15 3/4 in. (30 × 40 cm). Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City. © Archivo Antonio Ruíz. Image © and courtesy Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico City.

Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche reconsiders a woman at the heart of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. For over 500 years, artists, scholars, and activists have continued to appropriate Malinche’s enigmatic figure for their own agendas. This exhibition offers visitors a dynamic look at her history and impact.

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