Horse with Head Lowered sculpture by Edgar Degas

Helpful Tips for Your Visit to Degas: A Passion for Perfection

Here are some tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your visit to the Denver Art Museum exhibition Degas: A Passion for Perfection.

TICKETS

Your exhibition ticket is good for one-time entry into the exhibition on the date and time printed on your ticket.

Exhibition entry times do sell out, so advance ticket purchase is recommended to guarantee access to the exhibition. Members see Degas for half the price. Not a member? Join today.

School groups will be visiting most weekday mornings. Weekdays in the late afternoons and Friday evenings when the museum is open late are a great option to enjoy the exhibition during quieter times.

AUDIO GUIDES

Visitors to Degas can choose to listen to audio guides for adults or families, available in English and Spanish. Audio guide is included with price of the ticket.

PARKING

The most convenient place to park is the Cultural Center Complex Garage at 12th Avenue and Broadway. Pre-purchase your parking permit online and guarantee your parking space in the Cultural Center Complex Garage, even when it’s marked full or closed (quantities are limited). To purchase a one-time use ePermit for the garage, visit CulturalParking.com.

Learn more about directions and parking.

LOCKERS

For your safety and comfort as well as the protection of the objects, we ask that you store large bags and backpacks (including purses) before you enter gallery spaces. Free lockers are available on the first and lower levels for your convenience.

WHEELCHAIRS, STROLLERS, CANES, ETC.

The DAM strives to be accessible to everyone. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome in the museum and galleries and may be borrowed from the welcome centers. Scooters and motorized wheelchairs also are permitted, as are canes and walkers that convert to stools. You may also use the museum-provided gallery stools (available at the exhibition entry).

SKETCHING

You are welcome to write or sketch with a graphite pencil in notebooks 11” x 14" or smaller. Please refrain from using ink pens or other writing utensils.

PHOTOGRAPHY

We are a photography-friendly museum, and photography without a flash for personal use is permitted. Please do not use tripods, monopods, or similar equipment in the galleries. Use the hashtag #DegasatDAM to see what others are sharing online.

FOOD & DRINK

Please do not have any food or drink in the galleries. The Callahan Café in the Hamilton Shop on level one is a great place to buy and enjoy drinks and snacks.

TOURS

Members ($3, in addition to exhibition ticket)

Members have the opportunity to receive docent-led tours of Degas. Space is limited. Please purchase tickets in advance.

Weekdays, 1 pm

Schools (K-12)

Free tours for students and chaperones. Bring your students to investigate Degas’ transformation from a portraitist and painter of historical subjects to one interested in the contemporary life of late-nineteenth-century Paris.

Groups

College and adult groups (10 or more people) can receive group-rate admission with advance reservations, and schedule docent-led tours. Two-week advance reservations required. To make reservations or schedule your group tour today, call 720-913-0088 or email groupsales@denverartmuseum.org.

PROGRAMS

Check here for lectures, classes, and more related to Degas.

EVENTS

Planning an event at the Denver Art Museum? Enhance your guests' experience with a private gallery viewing of Degas before or after museum hours, or offer a guided exhibition tour. Find out more about event rental options.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, feel free to ask at the museum welcome center on levels one of each building, or ask in advance by calling 720-913-0130. Volunteers and staff throughout the museum are also happy to help.

We look forward to your visit!

Image: Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Horse with Head Lowered (Cheval Faisant une "Descente de Main"), date of casting uncertain, probably c.1921 (original was modelled late 1880s-early 1890s), copper alloy, inscribed '22/E'. © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Carleen Brice edits the blog and On & Off the Wall, the member magazine for the Denver Art Museum. Carleen has been at the DAM since 2013. She recommends visitors don't miss the touchable Ganesha statue on level 2 of the Hamilton Building.