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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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“Spirit of the People: A Native American Exhibition” Reinstalled at Denver International Airport

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DENVER – Sept. 12, 2014Spirit of the People: A Native American Exhibition has returned for permanent display in Denver International Airport’s (DIA) Jeppesen Terminal, north, Level 5. Spirit of the People was temporarily removed from this location for conservation and cleaning in May 2013.

Spirit of the People: A Native American Exhibition tells the story of Native Americans in the Colorado region through paintings, photographs and narratives. The exhibition begins in international arrivals with 53 pieces of artwork depicting life in Colorado approximately 7,000 to 10,000 years ago and continues with the Anasazi people who lived in Colorado 1,000 years ago. Historical tribal images and stories proceed through the corridors and culminate in Jeppesen Terminal with 31 large-scale photographs and murals of contemporary American Indians. The 84 works of art in this entire exhibition were created by 13 members of historical tribes from the western region.

A part of the City and County of Denver’s Public Art Program, this exhibition is a component of the inaugural artworks commissioned specifically for DIA during its original construction. Over the last year, the works within this exhibition underwent a thorough conservation treatment undertaken by the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts and were fitted with archival frames from Dry Creek Gold Leaf. The exhibition was reinstalled at Denver International Airport by Silo Workshop. Conservation was overseen by the Western American Indian Chamber and the Denver International Airport Art and Culture Public Art Program.

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” 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, 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.

DIA was named “Best U.S. Airport for Art” in USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” travel contest in 2013. 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.


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