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Monet and More in Denver

December 5th - 8th , 2019

The Denver Art Museum will be the only U.S. venue to show the most comprehensive survey of Claude Monet paintings in two decades when it opens Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature this fall. Join Art Muse LA for a special viewing of this exhibition, which will feature 100-plus paintings spanning the legendary French Impressionist’s career. Our itinerary highlights several other of Denver’s outstanding museums and cultural attractions, features an architectural walking tour led by an expert local historian and includes a private art collection and gallery reception. The ART, a stylish hotel with a curated art collection, will be home base for three nights.

Daily Itinerary

Thursday, December 5th:

Convene in the lobby late afternoon for a tour of the ART hotel’s impressive art collection. Welcome cocktails and dinner follow in a private room at Fire, the hotel’s posh restaurant.

Friday, December 6th:

Board coach for a short drive to the American Museum of Western Art, the permanent home for The Anschutz Collection. The huge collection of paintings of the American West is one of Denver’s best-kept secrets.

Lunch across the street at the Brown Palace Hotel, where Afternoon Tea is the historic hotel’s longstanding tradition.

Transfer to the Denver Art Museum for a private tour of the special exhibition Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature. Return to hotel for dinner on one’s own.

Saturday, December 7th:

Begin the day at the Kirkland Museum, where decorative art masterpieces share gallery space with paintings by major Colorado artists. Enjoy lunch at the nearby Levan Deli.

Transfer to the Museum of Contemporary Art for a guided tour of their current installations. Make a short stop in the RiNo district, one of Denver’s creative hubs, to view distinctive examples of the street art that abounds in this area.

Afternoon visit to a private home featuring a contemporary art collection. Refresh at hotel before attending a reception at one of Denver’s leading art galleries.

Continue to a Farewell dinner at Rioja, where the city’s first James Beard Award winner, Jennifer Jasinski, has been serving Mediterranean cuisine since 2004.

Sunday, December 8th:

This morning, enjoy a private director-led tour at the Clyfford Still Museum, a minimalist showcase for the large-scale paintings of this renowned Abstract Expressionist painter.

Continue to brunch at a restaurant in Union Station, located in LoDo (Lower Downtown Denver), the city’s oldest neighborhood. One of Denver’s most iconic landmarks, the 1914 Beaux Arts train station was beautifully renovated in 2014.

Following brunch, embark on a walking tour of LoDo with a local architectural historian who frequently lectures on Denver’s historic growth and development vis-a-vis the built environment. Mid-afternoon transfer to Denver International Airport.

Trip Cost 

$2,590 per person, based on double occupancy.  Single supplement, add $300.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Three night’s accommodation at luxury hotel

  • Welcome and farewell dinners including wine; three lunches

  • All admission and guiding fees

  • Local transportation by deluxe motor coach

  • Transfer to Denver International Airport on 12/8

Not Included:

  • Air transportation to and from Denver

  • Transfer from Denver International Airport to hotel

  • Daily breakfasts

  • One dinner on 12/6

  • Items of a personal nature