Culture & Arts

Denver residents’ interest in the Arts and Culture continues to increase each year and is supported by the variety of local facilities and arts-related groups and activities.  From art museums to cultural presentations to arts festivals, Denver is the center of a prolific arts community. 

The Denver Art Museum (100 W. 14th Ave) is an award-winning facility with fantastic displays of art.  The mission of the museum is to enrich the lives of Colorado and Rocky Mountain residents through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of art works in both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, and by supporting these works with exemplary educational and scholarly programs.

One of the most fantastic displays of theater presentation, the Denver Performing Arts Complex (14th and Curtis Streets), is the second largest in the nation with 10 theatres seating 10,000 people. The center offers an exhilarating mix of Broadway shows, professional theatre, acting instruction and dazzling venues serving more than 750,000 patrons  each year from the Western region and beyond.

Also worth exploring is the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (2001 Colorado Blvd), This museum is the region’s leading resource for informal science education and offers a variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities that help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe.  The museum also boasts an IMAX theater.

History Colorado is another fantastic organization.  History Colorado’s twelve museums and historic sites offer fun and authentic encounters with the past statewide.  Scheduled to open in 2012, the History Colorado Center will house a state-of-the-art museum, a research library, State Historical Fund offices, the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, unique event spaces, and more.

With more great art in amazing spaces, the new Denver Art Museum will change the way you see art and architecture.  Within walking distance from The Beauvallon, the view is always changing at the Denver Art Museum. In our exhibition and collection galleries, you can experience an incredible array of art from around the world. 

The Denver Public Library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community.  Visit the main branch today to see all the resources the have to offer.

The Colorado State Capital is located down the street from The Beauvallon.  Historical tours begin on the first floor and consist of early Colorado history, Capitol construction, several stained glass windows, Women’s Gold Tapestry, Presidential portraits, and a stop outside the Senate and House of Representatives chambers.  Public historical tours are offered hourly 10am to 3pm Monday through Friday.