Denver Art Museum
Highlights from the Collection
ISBN: 978 1 85759 432 4
Size: 228 x 152 mm/ 6 x 9 in.
In association with: Denver Art Museum
Date published: September, 2006
UK £5.95 /US $8.95
- Features nearly 100 of the museum’s greatest treasures
- Includes works by Monet, Degas, Remington, Russell, Warhol and many others
This guide provides a glimpse into one of the most exciting art museums in America today. With the opening of its astonishing new building by Daniel Libeskind in 2006, the Denver Art Museum is poised to become a must-see destination for art lovers from around the globe. Founded in 1893, the Museum has the largest and most comprehensive collection of world art between Kansas City and the West Coast, and its collections of American Indian, pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial art are among the finest in America. This guide illustrates nearly one hundred of the museum’s greatest treasures, including Impressionist paintings by Monet, Morisot and Degas; outstanding examples of ancient art from China, India and the Americas; masterpieces of Navajo weaving, Pueblo pottery and Plains Indian beadwork, as well as Western art and important twentieth-century paintings by Robert Motherwell, Philip Guston and Andy Warhol. The museum is also known for its innovative education programmes and gallery installations, which seek to forge meaningful connections between visitors and objects.