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 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


Thank you for your interest in DEN Arts Program.  Programming for temporary exhibitions has been finalized for 2017 and 2018. Due to upcoming 2018-2020 renovations to the Great Hall, programming will be intermittent as we adapt to the construction phases. Please check back, as any future opportunities for exhibit proposals will be posted here.

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