26 October 2006

Mile High City (*cough*cough*)

I was in Denver this past week for a conference and had a great time - made some new friends and learned a LOT! Not just about DOORS and requirements management, but life in other states and countries, art, politics, religion.  I feel like my IQ points were raised by this trip. Woo-hoo!

I didn't bring my camera, but my friend Becky took some pics:

Nolita and Becky at the Telelogic Americas 2006 Welcome Reception

On the big event night Telelogic bussed us out to Red Rocks where we got to use those handy fleece throw blankets they gave us.

At Red Rocks

Kerry apparently did some time in my home town...
Loving This Wall

We visited The Denver Art Museum's new Frederic C. Hamilton Building and its additional exhibition space (just opened Oct 7th!) The new building was designed by famed architect Daniel Libeskind, who drew up the original master plan for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site. It doubles the DAM's space with room for 3 traveling exhibitions and the museum's own holdings.

The $90.5 million building consists of geometric, titanium-clad angles that resemble the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. A 120-foot-high atrium features sloping walls, a skylight and a grand staircase that provide easy access to the building's galleries. An additional two-story atrium houses the modern and contemporary galleries, which include an outdoor sculpture garden providing views of the Denver skyline.

(Yeah I totally ganked all of the above from the museum website)

Qbert anyone?

The second-floor Anschutz Gallery housed "Radar: Selections From the Logan Collection," including works from artists Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Franz Ackermann and Katharina Fritsch.  Pulled from the collections of Vicki and Kent Logan, the show gets its title from the couple’s uncanny ability to know and define what is happening in the current contemporary moment... as if by radar!  I work with weather radars so I HAD to check it out 

I went through many emotions wandering through the exhibit. 

Very thought-provoking.... I was sure to leave with their book for a dear friend for her birthday.

We visited the outdoor art garden too...

I experienced vertigo several times as we moved through the museum ... that open bar the night before probably didn't help matters much.

Later we broke free from the crowds to dine at a really great French restaurant in downtown Denver.

Outside Le Central 

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