From modern to abstract: Denver museums not to miss on your Denver vacation

Denver’s arts and cultural world is thriving with stimulating museums, boutique galleries and spectacular visual arts. Spend an afternoon visiting the hip galleries, world-class museums or Denver’s art. No matter were you go, there will be something for everyone to enjoy as well as plenty of inspiration. Here are a few art museums and galleries not to miss on your next vacation to Denver:

  • Denver Art Museum: The Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building is an architectural work of art. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, it will change the way you experience art and architecture. Explore the museum’s galleries showcasing a world-famous American Indian art collection, as well as art from around the world.
  • Kirkland Museum: Kirkland Museum displays a nationally important collection of decorative arts from c. 1860 to 1980 with 3,300 examples of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern, and Pop Art. A retrospective of Colorado’s unique and important painter, Vance Kirkland, and the works of over 170 other Colorado artists.
  • MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver: MCA DENVER is an innovative forum for contemporary art that inspires and challenges all audiences, creating understanding and dialog about art of our time. As Denver’s first institution devoted entirely to contemporary art, MCA DENVER is housed in a new environmentally sustainable facility designed by David Adjaye.
  • Art District on Santa Fe: A unique, nationally known art and cultural district with over 60 galleries, restaurants, theatre and shops. The Art District is open every day of the week and opens its doors freely to lively crowds for popular events such as the First Friday Art Walk (held every first Friday of the month), and Preview Night (a more intimate gathering held every third Friday).
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