Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Founded in 1972 by a group of local artists, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is one of Colorado’s premier venues for the exploration of contemporary art. Throughout its history, BMoCA has been a vibrant cultural cornerstone in its community. Each year, the museum presents an ambitious exhibition schedule and an innovative series of educational programs for audiences of all ages and interests. By welcoming diverse aesthetics and perspectives, BMoCA provides an open forum for dialog and an investigation of contemporary art through the creative expression of ideas.
Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource with collections of ancient and modern art from all cultures around the world. It has extensive collections in European, Asian, African, and American art, with exceptional, mostly unpublished, holdings in Precolumbian and Viceregal Art of the Americas. The Petrie Institute of Western American Art is another important resource of the Museum. The mission of the Denver Art Museum is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the museum.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver)
The MCA explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring regional, national and international artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. MCA Denver is an innovative forum for contemporary art that inspires and challenges all audiences, creating understanding and dialog about the art of our time.
Clyfford Still Museum
The Clyfford Still Museum opened in 2011 and is the newest addition to Denver’s Cultural Arts District. It located adjacent to the Denver Art Museum in the city’s Civic Center Cultural Complex. The Museum is the main repository for the work of Clyfford Still (1904-1980), an artist and teacher associated with the formation of Abstract Expressionism. The Museum was designed to exhibit his paintings and includes an extensive archive available to scholars.
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
The Museum houses three principal collections: an international decorative arts collection, a regional collection with a focus on Colorado art, and a retrospective of the work of Vance Kirkland (1904-1981).
The Anschutz Collection at the American Museum of Western Art
The Museum’s mission is to promote the public’s understanding and appreciation of art depicting the American West from the early 1800s through the present day.
Museo de las Americas
Museo de las Americas is dedicated to the exhibition of Latino art and culture in the American West and offers extensive public programs.
The Museum of Outdoor Arts
Headquartered in Englewood, the Museum of Outdoor Arts is a multifaceted arts organization that offers outdoor and indoor exhibitions.
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science offers diverse exhibitions spanning the arts and sciences. Its holding include an extensive collection of Native American art.
The Denver Center for Performing Arts is the nation’s largest nonprofit theater organization. The venue hosts musicals, opera, plays and more.
The Art Students League of Denver is an art school modeled after the Art Students League in New York that provides an inclusive art community where professional artists guide individuals of all abilities to reach their highest potential.