Guide to Denver Art Museums: Fall 2019 Edition

You might not consider the Mile High City a capital of culture, such as New York or London. But one visit to Denver is all it takes to change that notion. The Denver art scene is changing at a clip, and these Denver art museums have the best permanent collections and new exhibitions to see this fall.

Denver Art Museum

There are 70,000 works on view at the Denver Art Museum, but how many were designed to be Instagrammed? The signature black-and-white wall drawings of Shantell Martin’s “Words and Lines” explore the themes of intersectionality and identity, and also make for Instagram-worthy content.

Clyfford Still Museum

The elements have, for thousands of years, been central themes that inspire works of art. “Still: Elemental” at the Clyfford Still Museum explores large-scale works by the museum’s nameske artist, Clyfford Still, through multisensory features, such as displaying the works in skylit galleries.

Kirkland Museum of Decorative Arts

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement, the Kirkland Museum of Decorative Arts is shining a spotlight on Herbert Bayer and Werner Drewes, two Bauhaus artists who moved from Germany to work in Colorado. An extension of the museum’s permanent Bauhaus collection is on view until December 31.

History Colorado Center

The History Colorado Center may be the closest you can get to objects that actually visited the moon. Visit the “Apollo 11 Flag & Moon Rock” exhibit to see the Colorado state flag that Neil Armstrong brought to the moon 50 years ago, as well as some of the lunar rocks he returned with.

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