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The Collections


The museum's conservation department is made up of conservators with specialties in works of art on paper, photographs, paintings, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic objects, and modern and contemporary art. Our staff cares for the collections in accordance with our expressed mission to preserve works of art for future generations.

Provenance Research

The term provenance refers to the history of ownership of an artwork. The Denver Art Museum curatorial team conducts provenance research on an ongoing basis and posts results online as they become available.

Outdoor bronze sculpture of a horse

Deborah Butterfield, Willy, Argus and Lucky, 1996–97. Painted and patinated bronze. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank Trustees. 1996.198.1-3. © Deborah Butterfield

Outdoor Art

Several outdoor artworks can be found across the Denver Art Museum campus. Learn where to find them and the history and artistic intent behind each piece.

Sven Birger Sandzén's "A Mountain Symphony (Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado"

Sven Birger Sandzén, A Mountain Symphony (Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado), 1927. Oil on canvas; 48 x 60 in. Denver Art Museum; Funds from the DAM Westerners, 2017.28

Museum From Home

If you're unable to visit soon, we invite you to explore the Denver Art Museum from home. Browse artwork in our online collection, watch videos exploring the museum's collection and exhibitions, download coloring sheets and digital backgrounds, read interviews with artists, and much more.