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Denver International Airport Named ‘Best U.S. Airport for Art’ by “USA Today” Reader’s Choice 10BEST

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Logo of USA Today's 10best program, which was awarded to  DIA in 2013.DENVER, Colo. — Nov. 13, 2013 — Denver International Airport (DIA) has been named “Best U.S. Airport for Art” in USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” travel contest. The category focuses on how airports have been transforming from utilitarian hubs of transport to spaces with beautiful works of art, great restaurants, comfy lounges and terrific shopping. DIA was selected by readers as the favorite among 20 airports nominated by the publication.

“Denver International Airport is known around the world for its exceptional public art, and we are proud that our customers have selected us as their favorite U.S. airport for art,” said Kim Day, Denver’s manager of aviation. “We strive to create spaces within the airport that are light-filled, airy and complete with artwork that enriches the travel experience and sparks conversation.”

A list of the winners can be found at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-u-s-airports-for-art/

About DIA’s Art and Culture Program

DIA’s Art and Culture Program administers the City and County of Denver’s “one percent for art” requirement for public facilities 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, DIA curates temporary exhibitions, collaborating with museums, cultural institutions and arts organizations to present the highest quality two- and three-dimensional work. For more information, visit www.flydenver.com/art


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