Museo De Las Americas, Denver, CO


The city of Denver has a diverse population, and through the Museo De Las Americas at 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 the community and all visitors to the city can understand and learn about the art and culture. There are innovative programs and exhibits so that the role of the Latino community's heritage can be explored. Denver sits at a mile above sea level. The Rocky Mountains can be seen from the downtown area and the museum. Other attractions in the city include the Denver Theater for the Performing Arts, Denver Art Museum, Denver Mint, Molly Brown House, Denver Zoo, Nature and Science Museum and many outdoor parks and reservoirs.

Some of the exhibitions that are at the Museo or will be coming include: La Malagua which features five artists work from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Those artists are Yesika Felix, Sergio Martinez, Miguel Perez, Ireri Topete and Fernando Sanchez. A Biennial De Las Americas exhibit shows the legacy of Liberators that challenged the Old World thoughts to pursue a New World. This exhibit showcases artists from Mexico, Columbia, Chile and Argentina.

Other exhibits are The Power of Then that features artists from San Antonio, Texas to coastal California. David Almaguer, Rolando Briseno, Linda Arreola, Frank Zamora, Alex Hernandez, chuck Ramirez and Franco Mondini-Ruiz are all part of this colorful exhibit. Mapping Nativity, Magic Doctors, Heaven and Earth, Planet Columbia and Never Leaving Aztlan are some of the other past exhibitions.

The Museo is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The Museo is closed on Mondays. Visitors can get in free on the first Friday of each month from 5:00pm to 9:00 pm. Admission is four dollars for adults, three dollars for students and seniors and members and children are free. To reach the Museo De Las Americas take I-25 to East 6th Avenue to Santa Fe Drive, then turn left 2.5 blocks to 861 Santa Fe Drive. The Museo is on the left side of the street with a blue pillar for a landmark. Parking is available on the street in front of the Museo or on the side streets.

Hotels in the Denver area are varied with many national chains and boutique type hotels downtown. The Brown Palace Hotel is a famous Denver landmark that has hosted Presidents, performers and other influential people. Visitors can also stay at the Holiday Inn, La Quinta, Curtis Hotel, The Warwick, Hotel Monaco, Oxford Hotel, Sheraton Denver Downtown, Hotel Teatro, Ramada Inn, Super 8, Motel 6, Best Western and Comfort Suites.

Restaurants in Denver include: The Cheesecake Factory, Hard Rock Caf,, The Denver Chophouse, The Capital Grille, P.F. Changs, Old Spaghetti Factory, Croc's Mexican Grill, Rodizio Grill a Brazilian Steakhouse, Chipotle, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, McCormick's Fish House & Bar, Oscar's Steakhouse, Bistro Vendome, Mizuna, Samba Room, India House, Le Central French Restaurant, Baur's Ristorante, 8 Rivers, Earls, Ellyngton's, The Corner Office Restaurant & Martini Bar and Prima.

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