Devon Dikeou “Mid-Career Smear” curated by Cortney Lane Stell at The Dikeou Collection is currently open by appointment Wednesday-Friday, 11am-5pm.

Please note that The Dikeou Collection will be closed July 13-15, 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have any further questions about your visit, please call us at 303-623-3001 or email info@dikeoucollection.org


The Dikeou Collection is a Contemporary Art Collection in Downtown Denver that was established in 1998 by siblings, Devon Dikeou and Pany Dikeou. It is free and open to the public. Operating as an extension of New York publication zingmagazine, the Dikeou Collection features work of approximately 30 international artists. Devon Dikeou is an artist herself, the founder, editor, and publisher of zingmagazine, as well as a collector. Her interest in the platform of exchange between collector, artist, viewing context—museum, collection, gallery, magazine—and viewer engendered her artistic practice, zingmagazine, and the formation of the Dikeou Collection.



Sommer Browning, “Life is a Cumulative Exercise: Devon Dikeou’s Mid-Career Smear,” Southwest Contemporary, Winter 2021

Tameca Coleman, “Devon Dikeou: ‘Mid-Career Smear’,” DARIA Magazine, Summer 2021

Susan Froyd, “Art Attack: Twelve Ways to See Great Art in Denver This Weekend,” Westword, June 16, 2021

Ray Rinaldi, “What does it mean to be an artist? Devon Dikeou shows us in a thousand ways with ‘Mid-Career Smear,” The Denver Post, May 10, 2021

Gigi Sukin, “An Artist’s Artist,” Modern in Denver, Winter 2019/2020

Kevin Beaty, “Devon Dikeou’s sort-of secret art space re-opened downtown,” Denverite, February 2020

Cori Anderson, “A Huge Gallery on 16th Street Showcases the Magnificent Life of a Local Art Legend,” 5280, February 2020

Anna Santoro, “The Dikeou Collection Re-Opens Its Doors to the Public,” 303magazine, February 2020

Susan Froyd, “Art Attack: Ten Best Things for Denver Art Lovers to Do This Weekend,” Westword, February 2020

Cori Anderson, “This Is The Last Time to See The Dikeou Collection Before It ‘Goes Dark’ Until 2020, 303magazine, March 2019

Patricia Calhoun, “Dikeou Collection Going Dark for a Year, but Pop-Up Will Keep Hopping,” Westword, March 2019

Kevin Beaty, “I may have slipped through a wormhole when I accidentally wandered into a wild art collection downtown,” Denverite, October 2018

Cori Anderson, “A Famous Interactive Art Market Is Coming to Dikeou Pop-Up on Colfax,” 303magazine, December 2017

Susan Froyd, “Sarah Staton’s SupaStore – Human Brings Art to Denver’s Masses,” Westword, December 2017

Anne Herbst, “Hidden Denver museum showcases contemporary Art,” 9News, June 2017

Devon Maldonado, “A Private Collection Dedicated to Conceptual and Cumbersome Art,” Hyperallergic, August 2016

“5280 Best Bets: Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series: Orenda,” 5280, August 2016

Ray Rinaldi, “You’ve driven past Denver’s Dikeou Pop-Up space, but never seen it,” The Denver Post, January 2016

Ray Rinaldi, “Denver’s Best Jazz Club You Don’t Know About,” The Denver Post, October 2015

“5280 Best Bets: Dikeou Dual Opening Reception with Black Cube,” 5280, October 2015

“5280 Best Bets: Family Saturday Workshop: Rainer Ganahl,” 5280, August 2015

“The Photography World Goes Mile High,” PDN Photo of the Day, April 2015

Sarah Goldblatt, “Immersed: Art Permeates Every Facet of Artist, Collector and Publisher Devon Dikeou’s Life and You’re Invited In,” Modern in Denver, Spring 2014

Becky Morgan, “Denver’s best-kept art secret is on the 16th Street Mall,” Colorado Public Radio, April 2014

BMW Art Guide By Independent Collectors, “Interview with Devon Dikeou, The Dikeou Collection – Denver, USA,” Independent Collectors, October 2013

Michael Roberts, “Denver’s top eleven hidden tourism gems,” Westword, July 2013

Ray Rinaldi, “2013 Doors Open Denver: 5 tips for exploring this year’s (free) architectural extravaganza,” April 2013

Susan Froyd, “Ten Shows to See for Month of Photography,” Westword, March 2013

Leanne Goebel, “Dikeou Collection Denver a Quirky Find,” Adobe Airstream, June 2011

Leanne Goebel, Dikeou Collection Video Tour, May 2011

Peter Doroshenko, Private Spaces for Contemporary Art, 2010

Hillary Oswald, “The Art of Collecting,” Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, September/October 2008

David Tyda, “Good Design Does Denver,” Desert Living, May/June 2008

Gene Sloan, “Denver’s art scene soars,” USA Today, October 2007

Mary Voelz Chandler, “In the Galleries: The Dikeou Collection,” Rocky Mountain News, March 2007

Stephanie Cash, “Report From Colorado: The Hills Are Alive,” Art in America, February 2007

Julia Morton, “Unwrapping the Wing,” Art Papers, January/February 2007

Walter Robinson, “Rocky Mountain High” (excerpt), Artnet, October 2006p114.1

“19 Awesome Mile High Attractions to Add to Your Denver List (That Are Totally Free),” www.aroundme.com


The Dikeou Collection follows the recommended guidelines from the CDC as well as The American Association of Museums, and implements the following visitor guidelines to help keep our visitors, staff, and community safe:

  • Masks are required for all staff and visitors to enter the Colorado Building and The Dikeou Collection. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you. 
  • Physical distancing markers, designated entrance and exit points, and one-way directional signage have been placed throughout the collection.
  • Multiple sanitization stations have been placed throughout the collection.
  • All high-touch surfaces including doorknobs and checklists are sterilized before and after each scheduled visit.
  • Do not enter the collection if you feel sick or have a temperature over 100 degrees.