One Day in Denver, Colorado: Itinerary & Where to Go in 24 Hours
Umi by Daniel Popper
Looking for a quirky stop on your way to Denver International Airport? Take a short detour through The Aurora Highlands master-planned community to check out its two-mile-long art park. While the park’s full artistic vision is still in progress, it already has one stand-out art installation: Umi by Daniel Popper.
Umi was completed in August 2023 by world-renowned artist Daniel Popper, known for his large-scale, figurative artwork. Umi stands 21 feet tall and depicts a woman holding her womb. The stunning sculpture is already creating quite a buzz, with travelers venturing to the Aurora Highlands on their layovers to check out the installation.
LOCAL PERSPECTIVE: When asked about Umi, Denver local Liz Kotalik explains, “We all knew people would love her, but we didn’t realize how much. Umi has become a MASSIVE deal. People travel from all over the state and the world to visit her and take pictures/videos. (Just search Umi on TikTok, and you’ll see what I’m talking about!) News has spread so wide that people are stopping to see Umi on their layovers since she’s so close to the airport. The last time I was at the sculpture, I even met a woman from New York!”