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Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
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Arts & Museums
The Museum of Outdoor Arts contrasts the ornate beauty of bronze, granite, and kinetic sculptures with Bauhaus influenced glass office buildings stretching across a 400-acre business park. The collection contains 55 pieces from such revered sculptors as Henry Moore and Arnaldo Pomodoro, and includes six works from Harry Marinsky's Alice in Wonderland series. Although 80 percent of the pieces are outside, some smaller pieces are on display in the Madden Gallery, which resides inside the Harlequin Park Building. The museum also offers numerous art classes and camps, and is the home of Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre. Admission is free.
The Cru Vin Dogs Wine Group features an original premise; the store serves as the meeting place and display gallery for locals who wish to meet to taste wine, enjoy local artwork, and share their love of dogs of all kinds. Non-members are always welcome to drop in, even on meetings, and joining in with the local gallery walks, wine tastings, and charity trips can be entertaining. Unless you're serious about philanthropy, however, visit the South Pearl premises; the artwork on display is lovely, the gifts unique and great for any dog lover, and the wine purchased by the group is all for sale. Best of all, most of the profits go to the group's charities. Shop, drink, and enjoy art, all to the benefit of local charities! - Sabrina Zirakzadeh
The Mizel Museum examines and reflects upon the values of the Jewish religion and culture. Wandering around the place feels almost sacred, and the hallowed halls display art that is as forceful as it is beautiful. Utilizing art to explore social injustice, community, history, and healing, the museum takes you on a quest for understanding the basic elements of humanity. The museum's permanent collection features the popular Bridges of Understanding exhibit. This interactive presentation teaches the importance of tolerance, and seeks to show unifying factors between seemingly diverse cultures.
This museum occupies Hangar Number One on Lowry Campus, formerly known as the Lowry Air Force Base. Here, visitors can view 31 aircraft, from a World War II Corsair to the B1A Bomber. The museum also houses extensive exhibits on the history of Lowry Air Force Base, World Wars I and II, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and even the Hubbell Telescope. A display on the science of flight includes a space station simulator.
21st Century Art Consultants, which has been in the Cherry Creek North area for over 20 years, displays a diverse collection of painting, limited edition prints, sculpture, jewelry and ceramics. Although it primarily features work by Colorado artists, the gallery also shows art from acclaimed national and international artists. The paintings lean towards impressionistic and abstract and are bold with color. It is a pleasant place to wander around, especially during a weekend shopping spree.
If you are looking for authentic works of art from the southwest, West SouthWest is the place to go. Located in Cherry Creek, this posh gallery offers contemporary and traditional fine arts and crafts, as well as furniture and home accessories. Examples include seriographs by John Nieto, as well as jewelry by Ray Tracey and Colorado's U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell. While most of the art is traditional southwest in style, a lot of the work has a contemporary edge to it.
Located in Cherry Creek, Show of Hands has been recognized by Niche Magazine as a 'Top 100 Retailer of American Craft.' The art in the store combines innovative form with complete function to make for wonderfully different home additions. Along with American crafts of pottery and pricey, inventive sculpture, the shop sells hand-woven scarves, handmade kitchen linens, jewelry, furniture and tapestry rugs. It also offers a great selection of 'how-to' books, so you can make your own creations at home.
Designed and built for the Cheeseman family in 1908, and later purchased by the Boettcher family, this mansion was deeded to the state in 1959. The Georgian Revival residence became the Governor's Mansion in 1960 after considerable controversy. Ornate fountains, gardens and a substantial collection of European and Asian artwork and antiques grace the home. One main attraction, the Drawing Room, houses a Waterford crystal chandelier that once hung in the White House in Washington, D.C. Admission is free.
Located in the center of the Santa Fe Drive Arts District, the Sandra Phillips Gallery showcases a variety of contemporary artwork both locally and nationally.
Space Gallery, located in the heart of Santa Fe Drive, dabbles in a lot of things, thereby not qualifying as your regular art gallery. Ceramic, prints and sculptures are some of the works one would find on display in this gallery. Their focus lies mainly on innovative and new media and a lot on surface treatment of things. The artists in the gallery include Mark Travis, Sarah Fox, Jason Blamey and many other. The gallery also plays host to private events ant other gatherings and can accommodate up to 300 people.
This art museum, located just south of downtown, contains a stunning replica of the Aztec Sunstone created with 4,400 pieces of wood. As the only Latino museum in the state it helps preserve the history of the Latino art experience in America by offering Spanish Colonial works as well as many contemporary pieces of varying mediums. Surrounded by restaurants and eclectic shops, the museum makes for a pleasant, informative day trip from downtown.
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.