Museum of Contemporary Art
This small, edgy museum in Lower Downtown provides a perfect afternoon escape for modern art lovers with a well-curated selection of rotating exhibitions. Art in all its mediums takes center stage here, but the quirky museum avoids pretension thanks to a friendly staff and approachable events. A stellar rooftop cafe (don't miss the views!) and a museum shop full of local Colorado goods for sale round out the fun. If you're in town on a Friday, check out MCA's Black Sheep Friday for live music, tastings, and "museum quality malarky," all for only $5 per person.