Travelers at Denver International Airport (DIA) can experience the history of Colorado’s western lifestyle through the Arts and Culture Program’s latest exhibit — “True Colorado: Western Heritage, Then & Now.”
The exhibit, located at Ansbacher Hall in the Jeppesen Terminal on Level 6 before A Bridge Security, is on display through March. It celebrates the western cultural history of the state and features past and present artifacts and information.
The exhibit features the Mayor’s Office of National Western Center, an initiative of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, along with the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, Colorado State University Extension’s 4-H, Rockmount Ranch Wear and Colorado Saddlery. These significant Colorado establishments are showcased for their contributions as tourist destinations, educators and beacons for important cultural and western traditions. The exhibit explores the history, future vision and creativity of each operation as they forge into the future while still embracing their long-running Colorado legacy.
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 34 site-specific works, including sculptures, murals and other installations. 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.