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  • Museo de las Americas
    Since their founding in 1991, the Museo de las Americas has hewn true to a mission of celebrating the diversity of Latino Americano art. A permanent collection of more than 4,000 artifacts ranging from pre-Columbian times to the colonial era to contemporary creators provides a strikingly clear delineation of the history of Latin American culture. Temporary exhibits have explored the art of the Huichol people, whose culture remains uniquely intact even after centuries of colonial influence, and the surrealist work of Daniel Luna, which recalls Salvador Dali.
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    861 Santa Fe Dr.
    Denver, CO US
  • CELL Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab
    More than 70 U.S. government officials, including the current speaker of the house, have visited CELL Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab since its 2008 opening. Their appearances are a testament to the nonpartisan museum's comprehensive overview of domestic and international terrorism, all developed by prominent counterterrorism experts. The exhibit delves into topics ranging from terrorism's history and media coverage to terrorists' methods, and is home to artifacts including a piece of wreckage from the World Trade Center that stands above a memorial to 9/11. They also engage museum-goers' noodles throughout with interactive stations that quiz them on their new findings. Beyond being informative, the exhibits are also aesthetically alluring, having been designed by Academy- and Emmy-award-winning artists. The self-guided exhibit isn't the only way CELL strives to educate the public about terrorism and the ways it can be prevented. CELL's events include quarterly symposiums in which experts and government officials gather to discuss security and counterterrorism issues. Part of its Community Awareness Program, CELL's free classes inform citizens about the constitutional methods they can employ to help prevent terrorist activities.
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    99 West 12th Avenue
    Denver, CO US
  • History Colorado Center
    The 40'x60' map of Colorado on the floor of Anschutz Hamilton Hall simulates what you might see from 400 miles above the earth and is composed of 234 precast tiles. Several of these tiles are "hot spots" that can be triggered with a seven-foot-tall, steampunk-inspired time machine. When activated, the tiles share enlightening videos on subjects such as uranium mining, mountain man Mariano Medina, and the Colorado-Texas tomato wars of the 1980s (look quickly for a cameo from South Park's Eric Cartman). That glimpse at local history might ease guests into the six exhibits, including Living West. There, visitors wander among nearly 200 Mesa Verde artifacts, get caught in a simulated 1930's dust storm, or learn about Pueblo people. But the act of delving into Colorado's past isn't limited to watching videos on the floor. Named a top 10 must-see museum by True West Magazine, the center comprises everything from virtual rides in a Ford Model T. There's also the Colorado Stories exhibit, where stories are told each day. In addition to their six exhibits, the History Colorado Center hosts plenty of programs and events, including live theatrical performances and insightful lectures.
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    1200 Broadway
    Denver, CO US
  • Clyfford Still Museum
    In 1979, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a mammoth Clyfford Still survey. Little did museum-goers realize that it would be their last opportunity to see Still's work for more than 30 years. When he died in 1980, Still stipulated that his work be kept from the public eye until an American city created a museum dedicated solely to his art. His wife, Patricia, selected Denver in 2005; by November 2011, the two-story, 28,500-square-foot museum finally opened its doors. Inside, nine galleries showcase rotating pieces from nearly 94% of Still's entire output, which includes approximately 825 paintings and 1,575 works on paper. Taken together, these pieces trace Still's evolution from representational painting to abstract expressionism, a shift he made earlier than contemporaries such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock. Besides Still's artwork, the museum houses the artist's personal belongings, ranging from sketchbooks to recordings of the many prank calls he pulled on Pablo Picasso. In addition to preserving Still's legacy, the museum plays host to events such as liquor tastings, artist lectures, and film screenings.
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    1250 Bannock St
    Denver, CO US
  • National Geographic Live
    With an arsenal of informative magazines, elegant photographs, and illuminating documentaries, National Geographic has inspired planetary responsibility and natural wonderment for more than 120 years. Their latest filmed adventure, The Last Lions, ushers viewers into the wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta, where a lioness named Ma di Tau and her cubs fight for their survival. From fleeing raging fires and cub-killing rival prides to wading through crocodile-infested rivers and the supermarket at rush hour, this family suffers perils that leave audiences touched and awestruck. Crafted by award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, and narrated by Jeremy Irons, The Last Lions aims to raise awareness of dwindling big-cat populations while sharing a compelling story of hope. The film is rated PG for depictions of the food-chain cycle without the accompaniment of an Elton John song.
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    590 Downing Street
    Denver, CO US
  • Denver Art Museum
    Visit Denver Art Museum for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Denver's Golden Triangle. Denver Art Museum is making food that everyone loves. Taking it back to the high-calorie basics. Birthday, engagement or baby shower, celebrate any exciting moment with all your loved ones at Denver Art Museum. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. Through their catering service, Denver Art Museum can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. Patrons will find sufficient parking either on the street or in the neighboring garage. No matter what you choose off the menu at Denver Art Museum, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30. Stop by for three square meals a day — Denver Art Museum serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
    Denver, CO US
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