Denver Art Galleries
(Denver, Colorado - CO, USA)
Along with Denver's excellent museums comes a formidable array of art galleries. These have sprung from a burgeoning arts scene and now clearly represent the city's diverse population.
Denver is home to one of the best collections of Western art in the country, while you can choose from any number of other styles and origins, including Hispanic, Asian, African-American, Native American, modern, contemporary, pre-Columbian and European art.
Art galleries in Denver are concentrated in LoDo and the Golden Triangle Arts District, as well as in the various cultural districts, such as the Far East Center (Asian), Five Points (African-American) and La Alma Lincoln Park / Auraria (Hispanic). One institution not to be missed is the exceptional Denver Art Museum on West 14th Avenue, which is called home by more than 70,000 art works from around the world and since 2006, is located in the breathtaking Frederic C. Hamilton building.
Denver Art Museum
Address: 100 West 14th Avenue, Denver, Colorado CO, 80204-2788, USA
Tel: +1 303 640 2793
The Denver Art Museum, founded in 1893, is home to numerous galleries showcasing a wide range of work from Asian, African and pre-Columbian to architecture and design, modern European and American paintings, and Spanish Colonial. It is especially noted for its exhaustive collection of Native American art consisting of 16,000 pieces from over 100 tribes, making it one of the best collections of its kind in the USA.
Open hours: Wednesday - 10:00 to 21:00, Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - noon to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children under 12 free, Colorado residents free on Saturdays
Fascination Street Gallery
Address: 2620 East 3rd Avenue, Denver, Colorado CO, 80206, USA
Tel: +1 303 333 1592
Denver's Fascination Street Gallery is a unique venue devoted to animation art and collectibles, with displays and collections representing all major US studios, television cartoons and movies. You'll find comics, sculptures, posters and books from all your favorite cartoons including those from Disney, Hanna-Barbera and Looney Toons. Plenty of hard to find items are for sale here.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Manos Folk Art
Address: 422 Broadway, Denver, Colorado CO, 80203-3916, USA
Tel: +1 303 778 8262
Manos Folk Art is a great gallery that boasts bright and spacious surroundings, as well as an eclectic collection of art works from around the world. Attractions include a host of Mexican folk art, jewelry, ceramics, textiles and colorful decorated masks.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 18:30, Sunday 11:00 to 17:00
Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 1485 Delgany Street, Denver, Colorado CO, 80202, USA
Tel: +1 303 298 7554
The Museum of Contemporary Art remains the city's first and only contemporary art museum, opening in 1996 and moving to its present location on Delgany Street in 2007. Close to Commons Park and the Elitch Gardens, the gallery offers a constantly changing program of events and exhibitions, showcasing diverse works from around the world.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 11:00 to 17:30, Sunday - noon to 17:30
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, students, and teachers, members and children under 12 free
Address: 400 South Kearney Street, Denver, Colorado CO, 80224, USA
Tel: +1 303 394 9993
The Mizel Museum is devoted to showcasing Jewish art, history and culture within a multicultural context, through a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as promoting intercultural awareness and respect. This museum opened in 1982 and has since met with much critical acclaim, with the award-winning 'Bridges of Understanding' exhibit being especially notable.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:30 to 17:00
Vance Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art
Address: 1311 Pearl Street, Denver, Colorado CO, 80203, USA
Tel: +1 303 832 8576
This Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art is dedicated to the life and art of one of Colorado's most famous artists, Vance Kirkland (1904 - 1981). Kirkland's work, consisting predominantly of western landscapes, is well-known for combining water and oil colors on the same canvas, and the museum also features works by other notable Colorado artists on display, all of which are housed in his perfectly preserved 1911 studio on Pearl Street, near to the Molly Brown House.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, students and teachers, no children under 13 admitted