impressionist painting of a row of fishing boats and fishermen on a beach

Plan Your Visit to the Monet Exhibition

October 21, 2019-February 2, 2020

Here are some tips to help you plan and enjoy your visit to Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature at the Denver Art Museum. We can't wait to welcome you for this only-in-Denver exhibition!

Your ticket to Monet includes general admission to the rest of the museum. Read our Monet Ticket Tips blog for more information about tickets.

WHERE TO GO FIRST?

When you arrive at the museum, please bring your ticket (or have it displayed on your smartphone) to level 2 where the entrance to the exhibition is. Staff will get you checked in at the entry time noted on your ticket, and give you a sticker for the exhibition.

This exhibition is on two levels. The entrance to the exhibition is on level 2 and the exit is on level 1. There are stairs between the two levels. If you prefer to take the elevator, please let us know so a gallery host or volunteer can escort you to the elevator and into the exhibition on level 1.

ACCESS

The DAM strives to be accessible to everyone. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome in the museum and galleries, and may be borrowed at the visitor services desk. 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).

Learn more about museum accessibility.

AUDIO GUIDES

There are different versions of the Monet audio guide for adults and families, both available in English and Spanish. Audio guides are included with the price of the ticket.

  • Please keep the volume on your audio guide at a reasonable level.
  • All hand-held audio devices come with a headset. We also have induction loops available for visitors with hearing aids.
  • You also may opt to use your own earbuds plugged into the hand-held audio device.
  • Please ask a gallery host if you have any questions about using the audio guide.
  • Feel free to experiment with either guide or check them both out.

DRESS

There's no need to dress formally. Please dress comfortably and in layers to adapt to the changing weather and the different temperatures in the museum. Comfortable shoes are critical for the amount of time you’ll be spending on your feet, as well as the start-and-stop walking that leads to aches and fatigue (otherwise known as “museum legs”).

FOOD AND 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. Here is a list of some of the dining options near the museum.

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 (lockers require a quarter, which is returned when you're done).

MEMBERS

Members receive the best price for tickets for Monet and exclusive access. Learn more about member-only offerings to Monet.

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PARKING

There is a lot of building construction happening in the Golden Triangle neighborhood. Please allow extra time for traffic and parking.

The most convenient place to park is the Cultural Center Complex Garage at 12th Avenue and Broadway. You may be able to 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. (Please note the DAM does not own or operate this garage.)

You also can try SpotHero to reserve parking. To reserve your parking spot, visit the Denver Art Museum SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

Learn more about public transportation, driving directions, and parking.

PHOTOGRAPHY

We are a photography-friendly museum, and photography without a flash for personal use is permitted. To protect the artwork, please keep a safe distance from the paintings. Please do not use selfie sticks, tripods, monopods, or similar equipment in the galleries. Use the hashtag #MonetatDAM to see what others are sharing online.

RENOVATION

The Martin Building (formerly known as the North Building) is under renovation.

The Light Show, on levels 3 and 4 of the Hamilton Building, showcases objects from the DAM's collection. Access to the rest of the Hamilton Building is included with your ticket to Monet.

QUESTIONS?

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

Image: Claude Monet, Fishing Boats, 1883. Oil on canvas; 25-3/4 x 36-1/2 in (65.4 x 92.7 cm). Denver Art Museum: Frederic C. Hamilton Collection, bequeathed to the Denver Art Museum, 37.2017.

Jeffrey King is the director of visitor services at the Denver Art Museum. Jeffrey has been at the DAM since December 2011.