It is a private, non-profit educational resource for Colorado. Its mission is to enrich the lives of Colorado and Rocky Mountain residents through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of art works with exemplary educational and scholarly programs. It had a number of temporary homes, from the public library and a downtown mansion to a portion of the Denver City and County Building. Today it is a 356,000 square foot museum complex that includes collection gallery space, three temporary exhibition venues, and the Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium. What is more, the Denver Art Museum is internationally recognized for their family-friendly environment, and has also received critical acclaim for encouraging art appreciation through interactive activities. You can learn more about this museum by browsing this website’s categories. These categories are Visit Us, Explore Art, Learn and Play, Discover the Dam, and Get involved.