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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
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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
—Jan Von Holleben / Trunk Archive
The next time you’re hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, keep your eyes on the trail because along just about any path you take, there are objects you can use in “teachable moments” for your family.
Take, for example, Mentha arvensis. More commonly known...
(All photos: Kiran Herbert)
The Neighborhood: Golden Triangle / Civic Center
It wouldn’t take you more than a half hour to walk the entire length of Civic Center (known to locals as the Golden Triangle), one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, which today boasts a healthy mix of history and entrepreneurship. Under 2,000...
July 10 2015, 9:33 AM
New-York based sculptor Kiki Smith's "Singer" greets visitors as they step off the elevator on the fourth floor.
It's about time downtown Denver diversified its lineup of accommodations. As of this week, the area's newest lodging option, the Art Hotel, is officially open for business. The 165-room space doubles as a gallery, with paintings and sculptures located in hallways, rooms, and the...
June 18 2015, 2:25 PM
Sabin Aell's "The Bouyancy of Nothing," on display at Walker Fine Art.
Because we live in colorful Colorado, we spend a lot of time encouraging people to get outside—and offering specific ideas for where to go and what to do. But sometimes the mercury rises a little too high, and all we want to do is cool down with A/C. Here, five upcoming art exhibits that are worth...
June 8 2015, 10:00 AM
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As we enter into spring, Denverites are eager to get outside more than ever. But there are still plenty of indoor activities happening in April that you won't want to miss. Here's a sampling of some of the fun, enriching, and informative things to do around town over the next several weeks.
April 3 2015, 10:30 AM