DENVER’S ART WORLD


Beyond the Denver Art Museum, this two-day tour allows you hit the highlights of Denver’s thriving art scene, including local and international artists and exhibitions. From the bold Clyfford Still Museum to small independent galleries, immerse yourself fully in the Denver art scene.

DAY ONE

Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
720 354-4874
Clyfford Still, considered one of the most important painters of the 20th century, was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists. The museum, Denver’s newest addition to the Cultural Arts District, was founded to promote the late artist’s work and legacy. Still’s estate – 2,400 artworks – has been sealed off from the public since 1980. Located in the area adjacent to the Denver Art Museum, the building is bold and iconoclastic – a perfect fit for an artist like Still. The building’s dense, cantilevered, two-story structure uses a single building material—a highly textured and resurfaced concrete, designed to modify light on both the exterior and interior of the museum. The 31,500-square-foot museum receives copious amounts of natural light, which is filtered into the museum through a clerestory on the second floor.

The Kitchen Denver
1530 16th St.
Denver, CO 80202
720 904-0965
Finish the day off with some culinary art. The Kitchen Denver is a farm-to-table bistro, with a menu that evolves seasonally and reflects the simple and straightforward preparation of comfortable classics. It’s a perfect place to dine after spending a day looking at art.

DAY TWO

Art District On Santa Fe
930 Inca St.
Denver, CO 80204
303 292-3455
The Art District on Santa Fe features the largest concentration of art galleries in Colorado with more than 30 galleries, shops and restaurants. It is also home to First Friday Art Walks, where on the first Friday of every month, galleries open their doors to the public, attracting lively crowds. Art lovers can peruse everything from traditional to contemporary art including paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media, graphic art and textiles. A number of restaurants in the area offer up authentic Mexican cuisine, and local food trucks abound.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA)
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202
303 298-7554 x205
This gem of a museum proves that contemporary art can be thought provoking and fun all at once. MCA’s modern and elegant LEED-certified building (designed by renowned London architect David Adjaye) stands out amidst refurbished turn-of-the-century brick warehouses, and is easily recognizable thanks to the whimsical pierced heart sculpture (Toxic Schizophrenia by British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster) that stands at the entrance atop a tall steel pole. MCA | Denver features five galleries: Photography, Paper Works, Large Works, New Media, and Projects, each with rotating exhibitions – guaranteeing that every visit to the museum offers a new experience. Make your way through the inviting stillness, taking time to linger if a piece catches your eye. Afterwards, spend a little time relaxing on MCA | Denver’s rooftop deck, a hidden jewel boasting 360-degree views of the Denver skyline. Good to know – MCA | Denver is FREE for kids and teenagers 18 and under.

Dikeou Collection
1615 California St., Ste. 515
Denver, CO 80202
303 623-3001
There’s nowhere else you’re going to see a pair of inflatable, 16-foot-tall rubber bunnies, right? One of The Mile High City’s most fascinating art locales, The Dikeou Collection is a private collection of contemporary art, with photography, drawings, sculptures, and installations by more than 25 artists from around the world. Free and open to the public, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

RiNo – River North Art District
3611 Chestnut Pl.
Denver, CO 80216
303 308-9345
Just north of downtown, you’ll find the aptly named River North Art District, which goes by the catchy nickname RiNo – the district has even adopted a Rhino design for its official insignia. RiNo is rapidly becoming the hotspot for artsy types in Denver, with a remarkable array of creative businesses, including architects, art galleries, designers, furniture makers, illustrators, painters, media artists, photographers, sculptors, and a wealth of studio spaces. Don’t miss the Millers & Rossi Contemporary Art Speakeasy. It’s a gallery in the front and a 1920s speakeasy in the back. RiNo is also known for its vibrant street art, which you’ll find everywhere.

Dinner in Larimer Square
1430 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
303 534-2367
Finish off your artsy weekend with a little fine dining in Larimer Square, where some of the city’s trendiest eateries are found. From Pacific Rim fusion to fancy French restaurants, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

See more itineraries: Explore: Wild Denver | Explore: Shopping for Art in Denver

Copyright © 2018 Her ParisOnePress theme by FameThemes

Part of the Civic Center Cultural Complex, located on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock in downtown Denver.
Address: 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204
Telephone: 720.865.5000
Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism is organized by the American Federation of Arts and curated by independent curator Laurence Madeline. The exhibition is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the JFM Foundation, Elizabeth K. Belfer, the Florence Gould Foundation, Monique Schoen Warshaw, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Clare McKeon, Steph and Jody La Nasa, Victoria Ershova Triplett, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and the Finlandia Foundation.
The presentation at the Denver Art Museum is generously funded by Barbara Bridges, Harmes C. Fishback Foundation Trust, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.
Featured art: Berthe Morisot (French, 1841-1895), The Sisters (detail), 1869. Oil on canvas; 20-½ x 32 in. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Carstairs, 1952.9.2. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
 
     
Local Sponsors:
     


Copyright © 2017 VISIT DENVER. All rights reserved.