Denver isn't often thought of as a top-tier destination for architecture—though more than a few Curbed staffers would argue it should be: Between the city's Clyfford Still Museum, completed by Allied Works Architecture in 2011 and the David Adjaye-designed Museum of Contemporary Art, there's plenty quality design to be seen.
Now, a new boutique hotel called The Art is going up opposite Daniel Libeskind's shrapnel-reminiscent Denver Art Museum (DAM). Curated by the DAM's former lead for contemporary art, Dianne Vanderlip, works slated for The Art include a mural by the trailblazing conceptual and Minimalist artist Sol LeWitt and works by Ed Ruscha and others.
Also on view will be pieces by Ed Ruscha, the Nebraskan-born Pop Artist perhaps best known for his typographic paintings, and photography by Vietnamese-American lensman Ding Q. Lê. For those hoping for some shine from local stars, don't fret: The Denver Post reports that Colorado-natives like painter Clark Richert and sculptor Betty Woodman will also grace The Art.
· Denver's The Art Hotel Books Big-name Artists to Fill Its Walls [The Denver Post]
·All Curbed Denver coverage [Curbed]