AATE 2014 Conference

2014 Conference Excursions


Thursday, July 31st
2-5 p.m.
This excursion will run concurrently with workshop sessions.

The Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building is an architectural work of art. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, it will change the way you experience art and architecture. With this special custom tour you will have the opportunity to explore the Museum's galleries showcasing a world-famous American Indian art collection, as well as art from around the world. The tour will feature the special exhibits-Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives and Herbert Bayer: Berlin Graphics.

Friday, August 1st
1-2:30 p.m.

The Denver Performing Arts Complex is the largest such facility in the world under one roof- the 80 foot tall glass galleria arch. It connects a four block, 12 acre site and is the home to Denver Center Attractions, Denver Center Theatre Company, Opera Colorado, Colorado Ballet and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. The walking tour is 90 minutes in length and visits ten unique performance spaces in the complex, costume shops, as well as takes a look at the art work in and around the Complex.

Saturday, August 2nd
9:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
This excursion will run concurrently with workshop sessions.

As one of Denver's oldest business districts, LoDo has seen Colorado's gold rush, the industrial era, skid row, and finally urban revitalization. Experience LoDo's history through a guided walking tour, and learn about some of Denver's most beautiful buildings--hotels, business houses, saloons, and brothels, along with the often notorious individuals who occupied them. The preservation efforts, in celebration of LoDo history, saved many buildings that exist today.

Sunday, August 3rd
1:30 p.m.

Take an easy 1-2 hour hike near the heart of Evergreen at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park. The park abounds with stunning vistas, landmark rock formations, beautiful old stands of ponderosa pine and the most trails per acre of any foothills park—nearly 15 miles on 770 acres.
Once a working ranch for cattle, horses and foxes, Alderfer/Three Sisters is now a park that offers a variety of experiences, from hikes across rolling terrain to challenging rides to the top of Evergreen Mountain. Climbers enjoy bouldering on rock formations near the south trailhead. Pads are encouraged. Fixed protection is not permitted.

The price of your ticket includes the transportation costs. The coach will be available to travel to the
Denver International Airport (DIA) for departure after the hike in Three Sisters Park, as well as it will also
make a stop back at the Grand Hyatt Denver.