If you are only going to experience just one museum in Denver, this is a good pick. The largest art museum between Chicago and California, the Denver Art Museum has landed a number of world-class shows in recent years, putting it on the international map in a big way. In 2011, an Yves St. Laurent retrospective was on display, after a run in Paris. And that was it: Denver and Paris. From 2012 to 2013, “Becoming Van Gogh” was a sold-out Denver exclusive, featuring works from more than 60 collections, and 2014 brought “Modern Masters,” with works from Warhol, Picasso, Dali, Pollock, O'Keeffe, and other contemporary notables. But no matter the current exhibits, the museum is highly recommended. The building is a work of art, with its 1971 tiled tower by Gio Ponti and jagged, platinum-clad 2006 expansion by Daniel Libeskind. Inside, the Western art collection is world-class and outside are numerous works of distinctive public art. On the last Friday of the month, “Untitled” takes over the museum after hours, featuring interactive art projects and performances from actors with Buntport Theater. Allow 2 to 3 hours.