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Boulder & Denver Area Art Museum List

Listing of art museums in Boulder and Denver Counties.
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Boulder County

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art


1750 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-2122

Founded in 1972 by a group of local artists, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is one of Colorado’s premier venues for the exploration of contemporary art.

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center

400 Quail Rd
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 651-8374

The Longmont Museum, housed in a distinctive contemporary building, features changing exhibits in history, art, and science, as well as the award-winning Front Range Rising, a long-term exhibit on the history and culture of this region. The Museum recently opened an expansion, featuring the 250-seat Stewart Auditorium and Cone-Shortall stage, the Swan Atrium, and the Kaiser Permanente Education Center. 

The Museum also has hands-on education programs for all ages, indoor and outdoor concerts and performances, film series, lectures and a gift shop featuring local history books, souvenirs and exhibit-related materials. 

Museum of boulder

2205 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 449-3464

The Museum of Boulder provides engaging educational experiences for people to explore the continuing history of the Boulder region. The Museum collects, preserves, and presents Boulder history in order to connect to the past, provide a context for the present, and inspire a vision for the future.

University of Colorado Art Museum


Visual Arts Complex
1085 18th Street
Boulder, CO 80309
(303) 492-8300

Since the foundation of their collections in 1939, the University of Colorado Art Museum has been a hub for exploration of art. Today, they strive to serve as a generator and incubator of artistic inquiry and programs engaging students, the broader campus community, and the public.

Housed within CU Boulder’s College of Arts & Sciences, it is their vision to create the university art museum of the 21st Century with the campus and broader communities. It is their mission to become a vital player in creating a university culture in which art, creativity, intercultural understanding, and research advance all disciplines in contribution to society.

Denver County

Clyfford Still Museum


1250 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 354-4880

The Clyfford Still Museum opened in 2011 and is the newest addition to Denver’s burgeoning Cultural Arts District located adjacent to the Denver Art Museum in the city’s Civic Center Cultural Complex. The two-story, 28,500-square-foot building was designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture specifically to display Still’s work. The museum allows visitors the unique experience to understand the legacy of Clyfford Still, an artist whose life has been shrouded in mystery and the bulk of whose work has been hidden from public view for more than 30 years.

Denver Art Museum

100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 865-5000

The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.

The mission of the Denver Art Museum is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the museum.

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

1311 Pearl St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-8576

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is dedicated to enriching lives by presenting art and design in a unique and approachable way. The Museum is rediscovering, documenting, collecting, preserving and exhibiting works from over 150 years, beginning in the mid-19th century, of Colorado’s distinguished art history, international decorative art and the works of Vance Kirkland (1904–1981). The Museum serves the general public and scholars through exhibitions, the loan of works and public programs.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

MCA Logo

485 Delgany St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 298-7554

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring regional, national and international artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. Through adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum serves as an innovative forum for a culturally engaged community.

In between boulder & denver

OZ Gallery – thornton co

9209 Dorothy Blvd
Thornton, CO 80229
(720) 977-5880

Arts & Culture is a division of Thornton Parks, Recreation and Community Programs. It was established in 2006 to offer community-based programs and year-round events in partnership with other city departments and nonprofit organizations. With funding provided by the city, Adams County, and the Scientific Cultural and Facilities District (SCFD), Arts Thornton develops and presents art classes, camps, annual concert series and cultural events, exhibits and public art.

The Thornton Arts & Culture Center (TACC), located at 9209 Dorothy Boulevard, opened in 2011 and is the hub for performing and visual arts in Thornton. Here is where you can view an exhibit in the OZ Gallery, rehearse with the local band or chorus, attend a camp, concert or class, and participate in annual cultural celebrations like Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Please visit the ArtsThornton Events Calendar to see what’s coming up next at TACC and citywide.

pARTiculars art gallery – lafayette co

401 South Public Road Suite 1
Lafayette, CO 80026
(720) 890-7888

A Place For Artists & Community – pARTiculars is a cooperative gallery and teaching studio committed to excellence in art and art education, with a purpose to nurture and promote artistic passion in artists, students, and the community.