I'm a big fan of public art, and Denver has commissioned some standout pieces over the years that really spiff up the city. But sometimes things go awry when politics and civic bureaucracy meet the art world. While some of the people who serve on selection committees may have artistic qualifications ... More >>
Thousands of professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, design and related occupations, along with many vendors, are meeting in Denver June 20-22 for the American Institute of Architects' annual convention, this year titled "Building Leaders." In honor of the event, Westword art critic M ... More >>
Colorado's archives include eighteen dioramas that were displayed at the old history museum -- but are nowhere to be seen at the new History Colorado Center. Is that dumb?
Michael Paglia loves the new History Colorado building -- but the exhibits inside it, not so much. And yesterday, as a followup to his original review of the place, he suggested "Ten shows the History Colorado Center should have opened with." Says Dana: These are brilliant ideas!!!! Love 'em!!! Ho ... More >>
History Colorado, the new museum that replaced a thirty-year-old facility a block away, will be dedicated today at 12th and Broadway -- marking a very good outcome for what was once a very bad idea: burying the building underground at Civic Center Park.
For the past two years, the History Colorado Center has been going up at 12th Avenue and Broadway, but the public hasn't been allowed to see inside the state's new history museum -- until now. Tomorrow from 2 to 6:30 pm, the Urban Land Institute Colorado, a land-use research and education org ... More >>
Be a Society type. At 5:30 p.m. today, the Colorado Historical Society will host a public confab on the new History Center project, to be built in the 1200 block of Broadway – and not smack-dab in the middle of Civic Center Park, the original scheme when the entire 1300 block of Broadway, which ... More >>
The plan to move the Colorado Historical Society beneath Civic Center Park should be buried.
Big changes are coming up in Denver's art and architecture ranks.
The new Webb Building gets a mixed review.
Found-object sculptor Donald Lipski trains his eye on Colorado.
The Museum of Outdoor Arts lends some needed beauty to nowheresville.
P.S.1's changing course leaves some people wondering what direction the charter school is taking.