The Best Museums & Galleries In Denver, Colorado

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12 January 2017

If you’re looking for celebrations of national artists, profound abstract pieces or showcases about human science, Denver has got you covered. They have inspiring exhibits of artists from over the world and cultural artwork that make Denver a go-to. Read our guide to the best art galleries and museums in Denver, Colorado.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Learning about nature, science, health and human history is fun for both adults and children at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The museum hosts a number of interactive exhibits and hands-on experiences. The Egyptian Mummies and Gems & Minerals exhibit are populars with children, but also check out their Prehistoric Journey exhibit, which takes guests through millions of years of life’s history.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd Denver, CO 80205 303-370-6000

Robischon Art Gallery

Robischon Art Gallery is Denver’s most sought after gallery for sales and an eclectic mix of artists. The exhibits rotate frequently and showcase many regional, national and international artists since 1976. The 9,000 square foot gallery showcases seven exhibits each year with two or three concurrent solos and a group presentation. Painting, sculpture and video are highlights among the mediums. For a look at contemporary concepts, this museum is the perfect visit.

Robischon Art Gallery, 1740 Wazee St Denver, CO 303-298-7788

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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is a favorite spot in Denver. The museum boasts a lineup of Colorado artwork, decorative arts and collections by Vance Kirkland, and visitors can find sculptures and retro to mid-century furniture along with many abstract oil paintings. This spot makes for a unique museum experience and a nice way to change up the pace.The museum is open from 11AM-5PM Tuesday through Sunday. General admission is $8, and only children 13 and older are welcome.

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, 1311 Pearl St Denver, CO 80203 303-832-8576


Clyfford Still Museum

The Clyfford Still Museum is a minimalist-style venue for large-scale paintings and archives for the artists of Abstract Expressionism. The entire museum is naturally lit to show the textures of Still’s work, and visitors will learn much about the abstract expressionism movement in this modern marvel. Admission for adults is $10, but discounts are available for groups. The museum is open from 10AM-5PM every day except Monday, and on Fridays, hours are extended until 8PM.

Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Banncock St Denver, CO 80204 720-354-4880

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David B. Smith Gallery

The David B. Smith Gallery showcases national artists and has a great eye for selecting talent, which helps this gallery stand out from many in Denver. Smith curates interesting installations from artists like Michael Theodore. The eclectic exhibits range from quirky and cute drawings to abstract oil paintings, making this gallery a great place to get inspired. Either way you’ll find something colorful and beautifully patterned here.

David B. Smith Gallery, 1543 Wazee St Denver, CO 80204 303-893-4234

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