Black History Month Public Art Tour

    About This Tour

    To celebrate Black History Month, we’ve compiled works in the Denver Public Art collection by Black artists and works celebrating Black history. Scroll down below to plan your route on our interactive map.

    Denver Public Art pieces by Black Artists 

    On this self-guided tour, you’ll find art in many different forms by Black artists. Explore colorful murals, sculptures, abstract paintings and mosaics—many by local artists. For new works, we have included location information below.

    • Marcus Akinlana “Mile High and Rising”
    • Darrell Anderson, “Construction”
    • Darell Anderson & Barb McKee “Patterns and Figures – Figures and Patterns”
    • Darrell Anderson, “Workers”
    • Rahmann Barnes, “Denver International” (Cherry Creek Trail at 11th St.)
    • Nathaniel Bustion, “Inter Spirit of the Created Colorado Vision”
    • Jess Dubois, “Colorado Prints”
    • Ed Dwight, “I Have a Dream”
    • Ed Dwight, “Saco DeBoer”
    • Ed Dwight “Tribute to Bill Smith”
    • Robert Evans, “Portrait of Hiawatha Davis”
    • Thomas Evans, “B-Girl Emerge” (4500 Grape St, Denver, CO 80216)
    • Thomas Evans, “Portrait of Carla Madison”
    • Thomas Evans and Anthony Garcia, “Villa Park Mini Mart Mural”
    • Michael Gadlin, “Bluecityjungle”
    • Li Hardison, “Martin Luther King, Jr.”
    • Oyedle Oginga, “The Ensemble”
    • Yvonne Muinde, “The Spirit of Togetherness”
    • Clay Wright, “Continuum”

    Denver Public Art works celebrating Black History 

    These works celebrate Black History in Denver, Colorado and the West. For instance, Denver’s City Park was the city’s first integrated public golf course, a history celebrated by Douglas Kornfield’s sculpture “Meeting of the Minds.”

    • Stephen Batura, “Lowry Trios”
    • Gary Emrich, “Davis Rec in Motion”
    • Frank Garza, “No Shoes Too Big”
    • Douglas Kornfeld, “Meeting of Minds”
    • Emmanuel Martinez, “Confluent People”
    • Emanuel Martinez: “Tribute to African American and Women Firefighters”
    • William Matthews, “Colorado Pioneers: Cowboy”
    • Steven Morath, “Town Where the West Went Wild”
    • Barbara Jo Revelle, “Colorado Panorama: A People’s History”
    • Leo Tanguma, “Children of the World Dream of Peace”
    • Thomas Jay Warren, “African American Spirit of the West”

    Add your favorites to a personal collection!