The Program


Public Art

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – Denver International Airport Great Hall/ Jeppesen Terminal Public Art Project 
Budget: $4,000,000 USD
OPENS: Monday, September 4, 2018
DEADLINE: Friday, September 28, 2018 11:59 p.m. MST

SUMMARY:  Denver International Airport (DEN) and the City & County of Denver Public Art Program, seeks to commission an accomplished artist or artist team to create an original work of signature art that enhances the Jeppesen Terminal, surprises and delights visitors and employees, and becomes a gateway to the traveler’s journey.  DEN is known for its unique and remarkable art collection. With pieces such as Luis Jimenez’ Mustang, which has created much talk and speculation, DEN is excited to unveil a new iconic artwork – something that generates interest and expresses the unique personality of one of the world’s greatest airports.

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Temporary Exhibits

Programming for temporary exhibitions has been finalized through 2019. Due to renovations to the Great Hall, programming will be intermittent as we adapt to the construction phases. Please check back, as any future opportunities for temporary exhibit proposals will be posted here.


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 40 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

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