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Big Sweep [The], Denver

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Even before entering the Denver Art Museum, visitors encounter unique works of art. From the design of the Art and Culture center square to the buildings themselves, the art museum lives up to its name in full. On a smaller scale, waiting just outside the entrance visitors can view The Big Sweep, a modern art statue by Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg. The Big Sweep is exactly what it sounds like; a big (35-foot tall) metal statue of a colorful broom sweeping rubbish into a blue dustpan. Simple but confusing and thought-provoking, the Big Sweep gives visitors a taste of what is yet to come when they enter the museum. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh