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Denver Shines Spotlight on Art

Free Night of Museums Nov. 3, 2012

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Denver Shines Spotlight on Art

The Molly Brown House Museum is one of 22 Denver museums that will offer free admission on Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Molly Brown House Museum
DENVER -- The Mile High City celebrates its artistic side during the sixth-annual Denver Arts Week, slated for Nov. 2 - 10. Highlights of the week include free admission to the city's museums for Night of the Museums on Saturday, as well as other events around town.

"Denver's vibrant energy is felt throughout every neighborhood in the city, due to the thriving creative community that calls The Mile High City home," said Jayne Buck, vice president of tourism for VISIT DENVER, in a statement. "With a thriving public arts program, the second-largest performing arts center in the nation, 40 metro-area museums, numerous artist studios and intimate theaters, Denver Arts Week allows residents and visitors to be easily immersed in the artistic culture of the city."

Night of the Museums was sparked by a French idea that has spread to the U.S. Twenty-two museums across the metro area plan to stay open late from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday to allow residents an extra slice of time to savor Denver's artistic scene.

"What started in Paris, has now spread across Europe with 3,000 museums participating this year in the European Night of the Museums," said Richard Scharf, president & CEO of VISIT DENVER, in a statement. "So many families want to visit a museum together, but between work and school, it's often hard to find the time. By staying open all evening on a Saturday night and offering all our museums for free, we create a special event that's great for families, or a unique date night, or just a time to get out and see a new museum you have never experienced before."

Participating Museums
Free Admission on Sat. Nov. 3, 2012 from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

  1. Astor House
  2. Black American West Museum
  3. Byers-Evans House Museum
  4. The Cell
  5. Children's Museum of Denver
  6. Clyfford Still Museum
  7. Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
  8. Denver Art Museum
  9. Denver Botanic Gardens
  10. Denver Firefighters Museum
  11. Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  12. Dinosaur Ridge
  13. Forney Museum of Transportation
  14. Golden History Center
  15. History Colorado Center
  16. Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
  17. Littleton Museum
  18. Mizel Museum
  19. Molly Brown House Museum
  20. Museum of Contemporary Art
  21. Museum of Outdoor Arts
  22. Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Other special events for Denver Arts Week include "Know Your Arts First Friday," a ramped-up version of the First Friday art walk on Nov. 2. Galleries in the Art District on Santa Fe, the River North Art District the Tennyson Street Cultural District and several other locations will offer selected art for the Mile High price of $52.80.

The performing arts in Denver will also offer special ticket prices in honor of Denver Arts Week. The Colorado Ballet will offer 20% off tickets to "The Nutcracker" from Nov. 24 - Dec. 2, while the Colorado Symphony will offer two tickets for $52.80 to selected performances in November.

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