3 artworks: Shiva, King of Dancers, Three Women with Parasols, Against the Bit

Celebrate the Holidays at the DAM

Now Open Mondays*

This fall and winter the Denver Art Museum has a blockbuster lineup of exhibitions offering something for everyone. See Stampede: Animals in Art, Ganesha: The Playful Protector, Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism, and Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion (opens Dec. 17). Read below to learn more about holiday and school break hours and activities for all ages.


Member Monday Evenings for Her Paris

Members are invited to see Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism with holiday guests, friends, and family during special evenings when the museum will remain open only to members until 7 pm. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended.

  • December 18


Meditation in the Museum

December 8, 6-7 pm

Escape the holiday frenzy with a peaceful evening of meditation. Included with admission.

Winter Break

December 22–January 7 (closed Christmas Day)

Enjoy artmaking in the 3-D Studio, at Create-n-Takes, and more! See hilarious theatrical performances of Art Emergency: Stampede Edition at 11 am every weekday during Winter Break.

4 girls making art in the studio at the Denver Art Museum

Open New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Ring in the new year surrounded by your favorite artworks. The DAM will be open New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, and New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, from 10 am–5 pm.

*Except December 25

Images at top: Shiva, King of Dancers (Shiva Nataraja), Tamil Nadu Province India, 1100s. Bronze; 36-7/8 x 32-1/2 in. Dora Porter Mason Collection. 1947.2. Marie Bracquemond (French, 1840-1916), Three Women with Parasols (Trois femmes aux ombrelles [Les trois graces]) (detail), 1880. Oil on canvas; 54 3/4 x 35 1/16 in. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France. Bequest of Gustave Ge roy, 1926. Photo: Patrice Schmidt. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY. Courtesy American Federation of Arts. Duke Beardsley, Against the Bit (detail), 2007. Oil on canvas; 36 x 36 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Contemporary Realism Group, 2007.51. © Duke Beardsley

Karyn Bocko is the digital marketing associate at the Denver Art Museum. Karyn has been at the DAM since 2014. Her tip for online visitors is to browse a selection of objects from our collection at denverartmuseum.org/collection.

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