Students on a field trip to see highlights from the Denver Art Museum's collection.

DAM Highlights

Explore the DAM’s distinctive architecture and culturally diverse art collection. Throughout the tour, students discover artists’ creativity over time and across cultures, making comparisons and connecting with human stories through art.

Teachers can request a general overview of DAM collections or ask to specialize in a particular collection area such as: American Indian, European and American, Asian, African, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial.


  • Offered September 16-October 16 & February 3-May 29
  • Monday–Friday at 9:45 & 11:15 am, one hour


FREE for students; free for chaperones. One chaperone needed for every 10 students. Divide class into groups of 10.

Colorado Academic Standards (see more)

  • Social Studies
    • History
      • Evaluate and analyze sources using historical method of inquiry and defend their conclusions
      • Understand the concept that the power of ideas is significant throughout history
      • Become familiar with Western Hemisphere historical eras, groups, individuals, and themes
      • Become familiar with Eastern Hemisphere historical eras, groups, individuals, and themes
      • Analyze the concepts of continuity and change and effect
      • Analyze the concept of complexity, unity and diversity
      • Become familiar with United States historical eras, groups, individuals, and themes
    • Geography
      • Become familiar with World geography
      • Understand geographic variables and how they affect people
  • Visual Arts
    • Observe and Learn to Comprehend
    • Relate and Connect to Transfer
    • Envision and Critique to Reflect
  • Language Arts
    • Oral Expression and Listening
    • Research and Reasoning
    • Reading for All Purposes
  • Science
    • Physical Science
      • Students know and understand common properties, forms, and changes in matter and energy
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
    • Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships

21st Century Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking & Reasoning
  • Information Literacy
  • Invention
  • Self-Direction