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MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

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MCA DENVER is an innovative forum for contemporary art that inspires and challenges all audiences, creating understanding and dialog about art of our time. As Denver's first institution devoted entirely to contemporary art, MCA DENVER is housed in a new environmentally sustainable facility designed by David Adjaye. Visit MCA Denver's website for current hours, exhibitions, programs and parking information.

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  • Hours: Tues-Thurs: 12pm-7pm Fri: 12pm-9pm Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
  • Miles to airport: 24
  • Blocks to CCC: 6
  • Indoor Fire Code: 175
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 175
  • Event Space:
  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Group Activities Description: Tours are available by request through our Education Coordinator.
Accommodations
  • Facility & Décor Description: The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver offers MCA Cafe and rooftop deck for private rentals with access to current exhibitions. MCA Café offers a Brazilian Cherry wood interior and views of downtown Denver. The rooftop deck hosts a south-facing outdoor bar along with June S. Gates multilevel garden.
  • Number of Restaurants on site: 1
  • Lunch:
Restaurant
  • Serves Lunch:
Green Practices
  • LEED Certified:
  • Green Practice Desc: recycle; green cleaning supplies; green water filtration practices; low flush toliets; cafe offers local products

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver offers MCA Cafe and rooftop deck for private rentals with access to current exhibitions. MCA Café offers a Brazilian Cherry wood interior and views of downtown Denver. The rooftop deck hosts a south-facing outdoor bar along with June S. Gates multilevel garden.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1100
  • Catering In-house or preferred list
  • Type of Venue Gallery/Museum
  • Type of Event Reception, Meeting Theatre , Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 150
  • Number of Rooms 1
MCA Cafe
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1100
  • Theater Capacity: 60
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 48
  • Reception Capacity: 60
MCA Cafe and Rooftop
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2600
  • Reception Capacity: 175

Events

Feb 24, 2019

Aftereffect: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Painting brings together a select group of artists whose work resonates with that of Georgia O'Keeffe. From her formal innovations, to her ambition to transcribe her ideas and emotions, to her...

Aftereffect: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Painting <p>Aftereffect: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Painting brings together a select group of artists whose work resonates with that of Georgia O'Keeffe. From her formal innovations, to her ambition to transcribe her ideas and emotions, to her distinctive approach to abstraction and the landscape of New Mexico, O'Keeffe's legacy is identifiable in the work of several generations of painters. These artists share her interest in capturing what Jerry Saltz refers to as the "objective and subjective all at once." That is, in their art, the physical world is neither subjected to, nor victorious over the imagination of the artist, but rather, the two are continuously at play.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2019

Amanda Wachob: Tattoo This
Feb 13, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Vanguard tattoo artist Amanda Wachob uses a tattoo machine and ink to create art on canvas, paper, silk, fruit, and leather, in addition to human bodies. Inspired largely by modern painting, in 2008, she pioneered a unique tattoo style...

Amanda Wachob: Tattoo This <p>Vanguard tattoo artist Amanda Wachob uses a tattoo machine and ink to create art on canvas, paper, silk, fruit, and leather, in addition to human bodies. Inspired largely by modern painting, in 2008, she pioneered a unique tattoo style incorporating brushstrokes, washes, paint splatters and spills, commonly referred to as "watercolor technique." During that time, she has also been using the tattoo machines and ink to push the boundaries of her field and make works for gallery walls. Wachob not only advances tattooing as an autonomous art form but also brings the medium into closer dialogue with the wider domain of art.</p> <p>Born in Buffalo, Amanda Wachob studied photography at State University of New York, at Purchase. Among numerous gallery exhibitions, she has shown her work at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the New York Historical Society, and done projects with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2015, Ad Age recognized her as one of the 50 "Most Creative People of the Year." She lives and works in Brooklyn.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2019

Andrew Jensdotter: Flak
Feb 14, 2019 - May 26, 2019

MCA Denver is excited to announce Andrew Jensdotter: Flak, which will open in the museum's Whole Room Gallery on February 14, 2019. This marks the artist's first solo museum exhibition. Since completing his MFA at the University of...

Andrew Jensdotter: Flak <p>MCA Denver is excited to announce Andrew Jensdotter: Flak, which will open in the museum's Whole Room Gallery on February 14, 2019. This marks the artist's first solo museum exhibition.</p> <p>Since completing his MFA at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2014, Jensdotter has honed a process that synthesizes abstraction and figuration: over a period of months, he paints layers of representational imagery, each layer successively obscuring the others, then meticulously cuts into the built-up surface to create a variegated field of color. It is his singular process that defines these "carved paintings."</p> <p>In addition to several of these carved works, Flak features a group of new paintings that further Jensdotter's experimentation with figuration and abstraction and additive and subtractive methods. He makes these new works by building up layers of paint via a repetitive transfer technique, using large sheets of inexpensive plastic and canvas. The results of the new process are jagged, violent, and emotional abstractions that contrast the painstakingly composed, pseudo-organic carved works.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2019

Close Encounters
Mar 6, 2019

Georgia O'Keeffe's body of work is so much more than sexy flowers and New Mexican landscapes. Join Colleen Sullivan, Program and Marketing Coordinator at the American Museum of Western Art, and twenty-four of your soon-to-be closest friends...

Close Encounters <p>Georgia O'Keeffe's body of work is so much more than sexy flowers and New Mexican landscapes. Join Colleen Sullivan, Program and Marketing Coordinator at the American Museum of Western Art, and twenty-four of your soon-to-be closest friends for an up close and personal deep dive into the O'Keeffe works on display in Aftereffect: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Painting.</p> <p>Presented in partnership with the American Museum of Western Art<br />If you want to check out the American Museum of Western Art (before or after the event at MCA Denver) you can use the code MCA2019 at checkout on the American Museum of Western Art's website to receive buy one get one museum admission tickets.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2019

B-Side Music Fridays is a music series that focuses on presenting the best emerging Colorado bands. This year we are excited to have a spring session featuring one night with Bellhoss & Midwife in a more intimate setting in our Rooftop...

B-Side Spring Session with Bellhoss & Midwife <p>B-Side Music Fridays is a music series that focuses on presenting the best emerging Colorado bands. This year we are excited to have a spring session featuring one night with Bellhoss &amp; Midwife in a more intimate setting in our Rooftop Cafe &amp; Bar.</p> <p>Free with museum admission. No tickets needed.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2019

ONE TWO KAZOO! Three storytellers test their talents and are thrown tricky, ridiculous surprises along the way. Hold on to your butts, kids, this is One Two Kazoo!

One Two Kazoo! A Storytelling Experience <p>ONE TWO KAZOO!<br />Three storytellers test their talents and are thrown tricky, ridiculous surprises along the way.</p> <p>Hold on to your butts, kids, this is One Two Kazoo!</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2019

ONE TWO KAZOO! Three storytellers test their talents and are thrown tricky, ridiculous surprises along the way. Hold on to your butts, kids, this is One Two Kazoo!

One Two Kazoo! A Storytelling Experience <p>ONE TWO KAZOO!<br />Three storytellers test their talents and are thrown tricky, ridiculous surprises along the way.</p> <p>Hold on to your butts, kids, this is One Two Kazoo!</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2019

ONE TWO KAZOO! Three storytellers test their talents and are thrown tricky, ridiculous surprises along the way. Hold on to your butts, kids, this is One Two Kazoo!

One Two Kazoo! A Storytelling Experience <p>ONE TWO KAZOO!<br />Three storytellers test their talents and are thrown tricky, ridiculous surprises along the way.</p> <p>Hold on to your butts, kids, this is One Two Kazoo!</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2019

Penny Saturday at MCA Denver
Jan 7, 2017 - Feb 24, 2019

Every first Saturday of the month, MCA Denver invites Colorado residents to partake in Penny Saturday where admission is $0.01. Check out art, get some culture, and do it for one cent.

Penny Saturday at MCA Denver <p>Every first Saturday of the month, MCA Denver invites Colorado residents to partake in Penny Saturday where admission is $0.01. Check out art, get some culture, and do it for one cent.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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