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This collective artist-run gallery is one of Denver's most dynamic spaces for emerging, boundary-crossing art. Featuring a diversified program of contemporary art, performance, multimedia, film, and installations, it is the go-to for culture buffs thirsty for cutting-edge talent. Julie Puma, Jerry Morris, Sarah Rockett and Amber Fries are just a few famous artists who have been featured here. Check website for detailed schedule.
This five-floor museum is wonderfully diverse and is at the forefront of offering new exhibits. In the past, it has featured impressionist artists as well as the work of Winslow Homer. This museum brags— and rightfully so— about housing one of the largest art collections between Kansas City and the West Coast. It's Native American art collection, which encompasses an entire floor, is not to be missed. In addition, 2006 heralded the dedication of a new wing of the museum. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the Frederic C. Hamilton building adds to the already stunning architecture of the cityscape and has become a popular attraction for museum visitors.
The 1/1 Gallery on Wazee Street changed its name and location to the William Havu Gallery on Cherokee Street. The gallery occupies a building custom-constructed for the owner, William Havu. It features original works of contemporary art by regional artists including Ralph Steadman and John Ford. Although it generally sells paintings, it also displays a large number of sculptures. They also provide framing and gilding services. Check website for more.
Located on Santa Fe Drive, the Artwork Network is a popular haunt for art admirers as it is host to exhibitions of upcoming artists throughout the year. Not just for the professional artists, the gallery space serves as a perfect platform for amateur artists. Apart from hosting art exhibits, the 3000-square feet (279-square meter) space is also used for hosting private dinners and other events set against the backdrop of the rotating contemporary artworks.
Fitting in with northwest Denver's progressive art scene, the stark Edge Gallery is perfect for anyone interested in cutting-edge, mind-probing art. Because the gallery is non-profit, it can feature daring art that more mainstream galleries would never touch. Hence, it is an explosion of unique and at times, experimental work. You will find local, national and international artists in every medium including photography, sculpture and performance art. Call or check the website ahead for the calendar of new shows and exhibits, which change weekly.