Denver Art In One Day - Page 3
Third Stop: Cowboy Culture
Western Art in Civic Center Park
100 W 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver
Head back to the 16th St. Mall and catch a free shuttle. The shuttle will come to its final stop right near Colfax Ave. Cross Colfax and enter Civic Center Park, a two-block oasis filled with flower gardens and Old West art, located a stone’s throw from Colorado’s gold-domed Capitol Building. Check out Allen True’s murals, located in the park’s Greek Theatre, depicting pioneers in the wilderness, and the two Western-themed bronze statues, Bronco Buster and On the War Trail (pictured above), by Denverite Alexander Phimister Proctor. Not exactly western-themed, but certainly worth a look is the delightfully eye-catching sculpture outside of the Denver Public Library. The Yearling by Donald Lipski, features a pinto pony perched atop a 21-foot tall red chair, sure to give even the most jaded among us a sense of childlike wonder.
Time Spent: 1/2 hour
Fourth Stop: The Big One