Denver Art Exhibitions: What to See This Spring

Culture seekers, you’re in luck: Denver features a vibrant year-round arts scene that thrives across the city’s many unique neighborhoods. Not sure where to begin? Check out our picks for some of the best exhibitions on display this spring at our favorite Denver museums.

Degas: A Passion for Perfection

Fans of French artist Edgar Degas—and those who love Impressionist art in general—will adore this exclusive exhibition at Denver Art Museum, which includes works dating from 1855 to 1906. You can dedicate an entire afternoon to examining over 100 pieces, including paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures.

When: Now through May 20, 2018
Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

Naturally Artificial: Works by Jason DeMarte

Expect a touch of the unexpected: This gallery at Denver Botanic Gardens features large-scale photographs that juxtapose nature with modern consumerist imagery. (Think: Colorful sprinkles raining down on curious birds.) Jason DeMarte is renowned for his works that examine our contemporary relationship with the natural world.

When: Now through May 20, 2018
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

Cleon Peterson: Shadow of Men

With murals, paintings, and sculptures, this captivating exhibition showcases the highly personal works of artist Cleon Peterson, which have been installed on the second floor of MCA Denver—both inside and out. His stunning work demonstrates the importance of using artistic expression as a means to tackle difficult topics.

When: Now through May 27, 2018
Where: MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany Street, Denver, CO 80202

Dead Sea Scrolls

History buffs will appreciate these ancient manuscripts, which are set to make their regional premiere at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. As the oldest known biblical documents, these preserved scrolls date back over 2,000 years—each one is stored within its own regulated chamber. Alongside the scrolls, the exhibition will include more than 500 artifacts from the ancient Middle East.

When: March 16 to September 3, 2018
Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80205

Stay at The Brown Palace in the heart of downtown and enjoy easy access to these and other current and upcoming Denver museum exhibitions.