Denver’s cultural side blossoms in the Spring with blockbuster exhibitions, exciting festivals and unique activities
DENVER, Feb. 15, 2018 – This spring, Denver will host a number of internationally renowned exhibitions, creative cultural displays and exciting festivals. From the only United States appearance of Degas: A Passion for Perfection to the Grand Opening of the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art to an abundance of music, food and beer festivals that pair with our 300 days of sunshine, there are plenty of opportunities to make The Mile High City worth a visit.
“This is going to be a record year for Denver in terms of international tourist draws, our burgeoning culinary scene and our prolific arts and culture community,” says Richard Scharf, president and CEO of VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The Mile High City continues to attract more and more renowned exhibitions, events, performing arts and more, which, in turn, have helped Denver become known as one of the best places in the country to visit.”
Below is a list of highlights in Denver this spring. For a complete event calendar of events, including hotel information, please go to the VISIT DENVER website.
Degas: A Passion for Perfection, through May 20
Appearing for the only time in the United States at Denver Art Museum, Degas: A Passion for Perfection will showcase prolific French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906. More than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze will be on view. The exhibition will focus on the most prominent and recurring themes throughout Degas’ 60-year career. These include his interest in learning from the art of the past and from that of his contemporaries, a lifelong fascination with the nude, a passion for horses, and his strong interest in opera and dance.
Creatures of Light, through June 10