Denver’s cultural landscape is as rich and varied as its mile-high geographical setting. Even the city’s western roots are strikingly complex thanks to a history that includes Native Americans, African Americans, cowboys, miners and a long list of amazing women. Added to the mix are a multitude of artists and art lovers who have called Colorado home. All of that is reflected in this stellar collection of museums. Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art institutions between Chicago and the west coast, with more than 70,000 works in its collections. The Museum of Contemporary Art has no permanent collection; instead, its ever-changing exhibits mean there is always something new to discover within its walls. Adding even greater depth to the city’s cultural scene are two relatively recent arrivals, the American Museum of Western Art and the Clyfford Still Museum. History Colorado Center tells the stories of the men, women and children of many races who impacted the state’s intriguing timeline, while at Four Mile Historic Park, the city's oldest standing building and surrounding farm offer insight into the age of stage coaches and farming in the 1800s and early 1900s. Science in multiple forms is explored at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, a nationally recognized facility with eye-opening permanent and traveling exhibits. There’s so much more. Whatever your age and interests, Denver has a museum to enrich your experience and turn you on to something new and fascinating. Go explore!
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