As Denver Art Museum debuts the largest Monet exhibit in the country, the city's art scene is also exploding with edgy galleries, art-centric hotels, and world-class museums

Stephanie Granada  – October 22, 2019 | Updated November 5, 2019

Denver has come along way from its beginnings as a mining supply town. Today, as the Mile High City experiences meteoric growth, it’s also rising to become one of the best art destinations in the West. Case in point: This week, the Denver Art Museum welcomed the “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature” exhibit (now through February 2, 2020)—the largest and most comprehensive Monet exhibit shown in two decades, and Denver is the only U.S. city playing host. On top of this major art-world news, add a bumper crop of galleries, stylish hotels filled with local and world-class art, and stellar museums, and it’s easy to see why this city showcases Western creativity at its finest.