There is a reason why the food and beer scene in Denver is so diverse and lively. It is the openness of the people to accept and even try new things from different cultures. That open-mindedness makes it possible for unique ideas to prosper here when it would have fizzled out in another city or state.

That applies to the art scene as well. The Mile High City is the place to be when it comes to diverse, incredible, and memorable arts and culture.

And to sate your art and culture fix, here are the top must-see art exhibits around Denver for the next two months:

Vikings: Beyond the Legend @the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Ends on August 13, 2017

Vikings: Beyond the Legend @the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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The way Vikings are portrayed in TV and movies range from pirate to cartoonish. However, there is so muh depth to the history and culture of Vikings than what you were led to believe. This exhibition busts a lot of myths surrounding them and highlights the complexities of Viking culture, politics, etc. Plus, you can also get a glimpse of treasures that have not been displayed outside Scandinavia

The Kids Were Alright by Ryan McGinley @Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Ends on August 20, 2017


Get a glimpse of New York in the 90s when Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram were not a thing yet. Photographer Ryan McGinley takes us back to his life in the late 90s when he was growing up in New York armed with his trusty Polaroid camera. Take a tip back in memory lane and see the life of another generation.

The Western: An Epic in Art and Film @ Denver Art Museum

Ends on September 10, 2017

The Western: An Epic in Art and Film @ Denver Art Museum

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Discover the evolution of Western Genre beyond cowboys and American Indians. This major exhibit will examine the history and growth of the genre that started in the mid-1800s. It will feature 160 works including fine art, film and, popular culture. The exhibit will explore how the genre has handled gender roles, race, and its obsession with guns in particular.

Monumental by Alexander Calder @Denver Botanic Garden

Ends on September 24, 2017

Be in awe of Alexander Calder’s large-cale steel sculptures as it interacts, and gives great contrast to the surrounding landscape of the Denver Botanic Gardens. Using shapes that resonate with the natural world, this American artist provides audiences with an awe-inspiring exhibit.