Area Attractions

Denver, CO

Area Attractions

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
1213 Washington Avenue
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 277-0377

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and educate the public about quilts; honor quilt making traditions; and embrace the evolution of the art and craft of quilting. When you visit the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, you will explore the scope of quilting, from bed coverings of the 1800’s to contemporary art pieces. For the researcher and quilt enthusiast, the Sandra Dallas Library contains over 3000 volumes featuring out-of-print literature, technique resources, historic patterns and research documents. The museum shop features a variety of gifts for everyone on your list including unique pieces by local artists. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am until 4 pm; Sunday, 11 am until 4 pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for students, $3 for active duty military, and children 5 and under are free.

          Kirkland Museum
1311 Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-8576
Kirkland Museum displays 20th century decorative arts: Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern and Pop Art. A major survey of Colorado art history with over 170 artists is represented by more than 700 works including a retrospective of Colorado’s distinguished painter, Vance Kirkland. The museum’s collections have a strong focus on the first three quarters of the 20th Century. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm. A tour, included with admission, is offered every Wednesday through Saturday at 1:30 pm. Adults $8; Senior/Students/Teachers $6 with ID. (No children under age 13; ages 13-17 admitted with adult.)


Art District on Santa Fe
825 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 534-1979
This multi-cultural neighborhood, just minutes from downtown, features the largest concentration of art galleries in Denver. The galleries in the district are dedicated to promoting public awareness of Santa Fe Drive as a unique art and cultural district, and furthering the arts and art education in the Denver metropolitan community.

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 865-5000

Boasting one of the world’s greatest collections of Western American art, in addition to cutting-edge contemporary works and blockbuster traveling exhibits, the Denver Art Museum offers a wide array of cultural delights. The stunning Hamilton Building, designed by Daniel Libeskind, has rapidly become an art world icon in its own right since opening in 2006. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am-5 pm (Friday 8 pm). Closed Mondays. Admission (Colorado residents receive a discount): Adults $13, Seniors (65+) and College Students $10; Youth (6-18) $5, Children 5 and under free.

MCA DENVER - Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 298-7554

MCA DENVER is an innovative forum for contemporary art that inspires and challenges all audiences, creating understanding and dialog about art of our time. As Denver’s first institution devoted entirely to contemporary art, MCA DENVER is housed in a new environmentally sustainable facility designed by David Adjaye. Open Tuesday - Thursday 12 - 7 pm; Friday 12 - 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Admission: $8 ($5 after 5 pm), College Students/Seniors/Military $5, Teens $3, Children $1, Under 6 free.

TACtile Textile Art Center
1955 South Quince St
Denver, CO 80231
(720) 524-8886
Where the textile arts come alive.....
TACtile is a non-profit arts center focused on sewing, textiles, fiber and fashion arts. TACtile is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 pm - 5 pm.

16th Street Mall
Downtown Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-6161
Designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei, the one-mile-long 16th Street Mall is home to a diverse collection of more than 500 retailers, restaurants and bars. Free alternative-energy shuttles operate seven days a week, providing an excellent source of transportation from one end of the Mall to the other.

For more area information, please visit the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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*Quilts pictured above:
top row: "California Chardonnay" by Jan Rashid, "Gathering Baskets" by Margret Strauchman, "Life Goes On" by Irene MacWilliam
bottom row: "Technique Rebellion II Redux" by Melody Johnson, "Cape Primrose" by Barbra Barrick McKie, "Breadfruit in Blue Hawaii" by Connie Ayers