Byers-Evans House

The Byers-Evans House, located in the heart of the Golden Triangle neighborhood, was home to two of early Denver’s most prominent families. The neighborhood is one of the city’s oldest, and its proximity to Denver’s Civic Center made it a very desirable place to live. The house was built for William Byers (1831-1903) and Elizabeth Sumner Byers (1834-1920) in 1883, and sold to William Gray Evans (1855-1924) and Cornelia Lunt Gray Evans (1863-1955) six years later. It now serves as the Byers-Evans House Museum, and the interior of the building hosts a collection of period furniture that is original to the Evans’ tenure in the house. There are only three items in the house that belonged to the Byers, which were donated by their descendants.

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Clyfford Still Museum

Clyfford Still is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century and belonged to the first generation of abstract expressionist artists who developed a powerful and innovative approach to painting following World War II (About the Museum). The Clyfford Still Museum, which opened in 2011, was founded to promote public and scholarly understanding of the late artist’s work through the preservation and presentation of more than 94% of his total output. Denver competed with several other cities for Still’s collection. In 2004, Denver was selected by Still’s widow, Patricia, to receive the collection, plus additional archival materials, with the requirement that the city build a museum entirely devoted to his work. The museum would eventually find a home in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, among some of Denver’s most important cultural institutions.

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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art features a brand new building, designed in 2018 by Jim Olson, FAIA, of Seattle-based Olson Kundig, a historic studio and a celebrated international decorative art collection, including fabulous examples of furniture by over 100 architects, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Gio Ponti. The museum is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle neighborhood. Located steps from the gold-domed State Capitol, it is home to the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, Byers-Evans House Museum, the ART, a hotel, Denver’s Central Public Library and numerous galleries.

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