Mingling after-hours at the Denver Art Museum during last year's "Art of" event (photo courtesy of CultureHaus)
It's no secret that Denverites have a thing for handcrafted, locally made wares. One needn't look beyond the packed stalls at the Denver Flea or crowded streets during any farmers' market as proof. So it makes perfect sense that CultureHaus—the young professional arm of the ...
January 21 2016, 9:30 AM
Who knew that crafting with trash would be so inspired? —All photos by Sarah Boyum
Teresa Castaneda has been dumpster diving for nearly four decades, ever since her grandfather encouraged her to forage for scraps on their regular runs to the garbage dump. This, along with a year of homelessness when she was 19, cultivated the Denver artist’s fascination with turning junk into art...
December 14 2015, 2:30 PM
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1. Free Day at the Denver Art Museum | Dec. 5
Why You Should Go: It looks like the Saturday forecast predicts a chilly day, which is all the more reason to spend time inside admiring art. Bonus: You’ll log plenty of steps as you tour.
2. Southwest Rink at Skyline Park | Through Feb. 15
December 2 2015, 10:40 AM
—Photo courtesy of Hailee Grace
While Black Friday often draws shoppers to large chain stores with huge markdowns, we sometimes forget that local shops also provide promotions and discounts during this popular shopping weekend. From Black Friday to Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, support the local community by shopping...
November 25 2015, 10:25 AM
—Courtesy of Vicki and Kent Logan
When John Lukavic began planning Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967–1980 (at the Denver Art Museum through January 17), the associate curator of native arts was desperate to show one piece: “Indian Power” (1972). Like much of Scholder’s work, the painting plays within stereotypes; it also became an...
The Denver Art Museum —Courtesy of Shutterstock
The angular buildings, wide sidewalks, public art, and pedestrian-friendly vibe of Denver’s Acoma Plaza make it the perfect adventure destination for city kids. Just mentioning downtown to my little ones is enough to elicit brushed hair and their “clean” Keens. With the Denver Art Museum and...
September 14 2015, 12:30 PM
—Courtesy of Parsons Brikerhoff
Without any big-ticket bouts between Republicans and Democrats, the November 3 election is mainly about the state and city governments asking to spend your money. The costliest wish on Denver’s list: turning the National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum into a year-round tourism and educational...
Scent becomes an art form at the Denver Art Museum's "In Bloom." Photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum is overflowing with flowers this summer for In Bloom (on view through October 11), a stunning collection of 19th-century still-life floral paintings. But as we all well know, half of the beauty of flowers is their aroma. Which is why as you stroll through Claude...
August 10 2015, 10:20 AM