Even the building itself is a work of art: The striking (and controversial) angular lines of the Denver Art Museum's famous Hamilton Building were designed by Daniel Libeskind. It has an impressive array of European, African and contemporary art, but its unique feature is its 19,000-plus American Indian items—making it one of the largest collections of its kind in North America. The objects span the whole range of American Indian history from pre-European contact to contemporary masters. The Native American galleries are temporarily being remodeled and are expected to reopen in January 2011. Meantime, there’s a wealth of culture to explore. Temporary exhibits change frequently, making each visit a new experience and, while it may not be the best choice if you’re traveling with young children, older kids enjoy the hands-on interactive exhibits, like the “Art Tubes” program where kids can engage in activities like making making their own western boots (sign up at the Family Activity Cart, located on level two of the Hamilton Building).
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Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
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