The Program

Denver International Airport’s Art and Culture Program administers the City and County of Denver’s “one percent for art” ordinance which enhances public places and features nearly 30 site-specific works including sculptures, murals and other installations. The pieces are displayed in outdoor landscapes, inside Jeppesen Terminal and on airport concourses, as well as in the train tunnels and on the train itself. In addition to its permanent art collection, the airport curates temporary exhibitions, collaborating with museums, cultural institutions and arts organizations to present the highest quality two- and three-dimensional work.

The vision of the Art and Culture Program is to:

  • Offer acclaimed public art and cultural programming, always fresh and exciting, always of the highest caliber, always specific to the airport
  • Make the creative energy and cultural legacy of the Rocky Mountain Front Range region palpable to anyone who visits the airport, and
  • Create a cultural experience that engages airport users, attracts audiences from the surrounding area, and wins recognition in the world beyond


Programming has been finalized for 2015. The airport's Art & Culture Program will consider proposals for 2016 and beyond.

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Art & Culture Program Staff

Heather Kaufman, Director of Arts & Public Events

Carolyn Bendel, Public Art Program Manager

Tracey Wright, Special Events Coordinator

Jennifer Garner, Exhibits Curator

Paul Hans Davis, Exhibits and Public Art Intern