Things to Do in Denver: Art Exhibits

Denver has a lot to offer when it comes to arts and culture. From a diverse live music scene to exciting performing arts shows to numerous museum exhibits, there is always something going on. Here are a few art exhibits you should check out this Spring.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age

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Photo Credit: Denver Museum of Nature and Science

When you visit this exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, you will encounter some of the Earth’s most awe-inspriing mammals, roam among saber-toothed cats and giant bears and ponder over some of the oldest human artifacts in existence. For more Ice Age fun, be sure to see the IMAX film: Titans of the Ice Age 3D. It ends May 27, 2013, so get your tickets now.

RED/YELLOW/BLUE (and Black and White): Clyfford Still as Colorist

Photo Credit: Clyfford Still Museum

Photo Credit: Clyfford Still Museum

Extended by popular demand until May 19, 2013, this large-scale exhibition explores the significance of color in Still’s art.  Clyfford Still was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionists and is credited with laying the groundwork for the movement. Admission to the Clyfford Still Museum is $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors, $6 for Students, $3 for Youth (Ages 6-17, and Free for Children under 5. Sunday, April 28 is a free entry day.

Spun: Adventures in Textile

Photo Credit: Denver Art Museum

Photo Credit: Denver Art Museum

Opening May 19, 2013, this highly anticipated exhibit at the Denver Art Museum is taking an unusual approach by presenting twelve exhibits throughout the museum all focused on the same theme. At the heart of the exhibit is Cover Story showcasing the newly renovated textile art galleries with pieces from many of the museum’s permanent collections. Textiles on view are from 24 different countries and span from Pre-Columbian period to the present. This exhibit is included in the general admission fee. Read more about all twelve exhibits here.