Discover why The Mile High City is the place to be when it comes to incredible arts and culture.

NOTE: Due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19), some events may be canceled. Please check directly with the venues for the latest status. 

Blockbuster Exhibitions 

NUMBERS IN NATURE: A MIRROR MAZE

Thru Sept. 19, 2021
This immersive experience at Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) is hardly by the numbers. It beautifully illustrates how patterns surround us in nature, from the veins in a leaf, to the spiral of a nautilus, to the spots on a giraffe. Enjoy, fun hands-on activities to spot patterns in music, art, architecture and even your own body. 

VAN GOGH ALIVE THE EXPERIENCE

Thru Sept. 26, 2021
Don't just admire Van Gogh's paintings — immerse yourself in them at the most visited multi-sensory experience in the world, coming soon to Stanley Marketplace in Aurora! This large-scale, multi-sensory digital art experience gives visitors the unique opportunity to immerse themselves into Van Gogh's artistry and truly venture into his world. From start to finish, visitors are surrounded by a vibrant symphony of light, color, sound and fragrance that has been called an 'unforgettable' multi-sensory experience. Van Gogh's masterpieces come to life, giving visitors the sensation of walking right into his paintings. 

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ALL THE COSMOS A CANVAS

Thru Sept. 15, 2021
Drift deep into space and experience the majesty and wonder of our universe purely through images in this contemplative, aesthetic and introspective exhibition at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

LOOKING FORWARD/LOOKING BACK

Thru Sept. 19, 2021
Celebrate Historic Denver's 50th anniversary! Looking Forward/Looking Back relives the early days as Historic Denver began restoring the home of the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown and the beginnings of the Molly Brown House Museum, which for the first time allowed the public to enter Brown's Denver residence and learn about the mark she left on the world. 

SOURCE MATERIAL

Thru Sept. 25, 2021
From the Dadaists through the Pictures Generation and beyond, artists have used found imagery as source material for larger ideas, often to critique popular media, express irony, or wax nostalgic. Moving past these often impersonal traditions, the artists in Source Material warmly visualize personal experiences and give new meaning to overlooked or forgotten histories. They use a range of approaches – from digitally manipulating found images to creating image sculptures – all with a sense of care that honors and elevates their past. See it at Colorado Photographic Arts Center.

JESS T. DUGAN: C.A.R.S ONLINE

Thru Sept. 30, 2021
The artist-curated C.A.R.S. Online series features past participants in the long-running Critic & Artist Residency Series at Colorado State University. In this virtual exhibition, Jess T. Dugan explores issues of identity through photographic portraiture. 

STORIES WE TELL: THE COLLECTION TWO WAYS

Thru Oct. 10, 2021
This exhibition digs deep into the Clyfford Still Museum's vaults to present the collection in two complementary but alternate ways as a means to understand how artworks and their meaning can change based upon curatorial strategy. It begins with a new chronological presentation in the first five galleries. In the remaining four rooms, the artworks are grouped into specific thematic categories regardless of their chronology. 

THE CIVIL WAR MONUMENT "ON GUARD"

Thru Oct. 15, 2021
This monument stood in front of Colorado's State Capitol until it was toppled in June 2020 during protests for Black lives. Installed in 1909 to memorialize Colorado’s role in the Civil War, the monument holds multiple meanings for viewers today: a tribute to those who’ve served and sacrificed in the nation’s armed forces, a reminder of atrocities committed against Indigenous peoples, a symbol of white supremacy and injustice, a casualty of destructive lawlessness, and more. Lonnie Bunch, the first African American and first historian to serve as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, said, "what you really want to do is use the statues as teachable moments. Some of these need to go. But others need to be taken into a park, into a museum, into a warehouse, and interpreted for people, because they're part of our history." See it at History Colorado Center.

ARMOR

Thru Oct. 16, 2021
This exhibition at Metropolitan State University of Denver - Center for Visual Art addresses different ways artists express concepts of bodily protection and the means by which we arm and mend ourselves physically, spiritually and emotionally. Explorations into armor will uncover how these structures or ideals can protect, but also fail us.

SPECTRUM OF BEING

Thru Nov. 6, 2021
Aristotle developed the first known theory of color, believing it was sent by God from Heaven through celestial rays of light. From Newton to Geothe, studies on the spectrums of color and light have been conducted for millennia, and while the sciences of these matters are now widely accepted, artists continue to experiment with the use of these concepts to induce varying emotions through their work. In this exhibition, six artists bridge the intuitive and the visceral to address the viewers’ individual life experiences. This exhibition serves as an invitation to the shared visual experiences of human existence. See it at Walker Fine Art

OF SKY AND GROUND: YOSHITOMO SAITO

Thru Nov. 28, 2021
Yoshitomo Saito's cast-bronze works at Denver Botanic Gardens capture and celebrate the elegant lines and subtle details of nature. From smaller seed pods to the arch of a branch, his compositions reinterpret organic forms to encourage contemplation.

SHIKI DREAMS BY PRISMAJIC

Thru Dec. 19, 2021
Shiki Dreams is the latest immersive adventure from Prismajic, the creators of 2019’s smash hit Natura Obscura. The multi-sensory immersive experience leads guests on a fun and mystical journey of exploration and discovery that combines art and technology in beautiful and amazing ways.

MUSEUM FOR BLACK GIRLS

Thru Dec. 31, 2021
"Black Girl Magic" is more than a buzzword or trend. It's the essence of Black women. The Museum for Black Girls is a space to celebrate this essence, as well as educate about the journey to our present state and liberation. Finally and most importantly, our museum serves as a love letter to Black women and our experience. This interactive pop-up gallery features multiple, vibrant exhibits. Visit at 1421 26th Street in Denver

EARTH ILLUMINATED

Thru Dec. 31, 2021
Earth Illuminated is an immersive experience where the natural world and digital media merge to take you on an ethereal journey. Wander through a 13,000-square-foot space showcasing our planet's beauty from air, land and sea. Explore a series of immersive environments and large-scale interactive art installations that change the way you experience art and nature at Denver Pavilions.

FORTY YEARS ON THE ’FAX

Thru Dec. 31, 2021
Take a nostalgic ride down Colfax, with stops at the quirky and memorable places that gave the street its worldwide reputation. See it at History Colorado Center.

Truth, Beauty and Power: Christopher Dresser and The Aesthetic Movement

Thru Jan. 2, 2022
The iconic museum is back! Following a temporary closure due to water damage earlier in the year, the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is reopening with a new exhibition: Truth, Beauty and Power: Christopher Dresser and The Aesthetic Movement. Museum visitors will learn about this lesser-known design movement (1865-1900) along with Dresser, a British designer. The exhibition features works from the museum's permanent collection, many of which will be publicly displayed for the first time. 

FERVOR: ANA MARÍA HERNANDO

Thru Jan. 2, 2022
Interdisciplinary artist Ana María Hernando harnesses the power of painting, poetry and installation to honor and alter traditional feminine craft and community in this exhibition at Denver Botanic Gardens. Her love of plants, flowers and the spirit of nature permeates her work. Fervor features her installation Écoutons | Escuchemos | Let's Listen, created in response to bird sounds submitted from more than 200 people across the globe.

BLACK IN DENVER  

Thru Mar. 5, 2022
Narkita Gold is a Denver-based artist who's been honing her skills in digital photography since 2009. Her exhibition Black in Denver is a portrait and interview series that takes delves into Black life in Denver. See it at History Colorado Center.

STATE HISTORICAL FUND RETROSPECTIVE

Thru Apr. 30, 2022
This exhibit explores the rich contributions of History Colorado's State Historical Fund. Through the preservation of the built environment, the SHF has enhanced vibrant communities across the state for more than three decades.

SCULPTURE ON THE GREEN II: FEATURING ROBERT MANGOLD

Thru May 2022
MOA presents Sculpture on the Green II at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, the second installation of an ongoing, annual, rotating exhibition. This year features Colorado sculptor Robert Mangold. The sculptures are made from industrial steel piping. Some are painted a brilliant red, while others are simply polished, allowing for the beauty in the raw material to be revealed.

BRICK & SOUL // ARMANDO GENEYRO

Thru July 30, 2022
Local photographer Armando Geneyro connects the build environment with the people who shape its meaning. A versatile photographer, Armando specializes in events coverage and photojournalism. His passion for street photography allows him to connect to his subjects and immerse himself in different cultures. See it at History Colorado Center

MEMORY MIRROR

Thru Mar. 5, 2023
Lares Feliciano's Memory Mirror is an immersive installation that invites visitors to explore their relationship with memory through animation, dioramas and interactive storytelling. Designed to evoke the memory of a relative's living room, this exhibition will transform the museum's Precourt Family Discovery Hall into a surreal domestic den that is both familiar and fantastic. See it at Denver Art Museum.

NIGHT LIGHTS DENVER

Night Lights Denver features rotating content designed by local artists and the community and projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower every Thursday through Saturday evening.

COMING SOON

DENVER ARTS FESTIVAL

Sept. 18–19, 2021
This fine art and fine crafts festival at Central Park's Conservatory Green Neighborhood supports Colorado artists while showcasing a select group of national artists.

IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH

Sept. 30, 2021–Feb. 6, 2022
Renowned for transforming venues into unforgettable art experiences, the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit strives to highlight the unique architecture of its spaces while integrating influences from its history and community. Get ready to be transported the second you step inside!

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