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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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Restaurant
Green Practices
General
  • 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

Nov 21, 2018

Tara Donovan: Fieldwork
Sep 21, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019

Tara Donovan: Fieldwork celebrates American artist Tara Donovan’s distinct and varied practice, which includes sculpture, drawings, works on paper, and site-responsive installations. Often known for her transformation of neutral or mundane...

Tara Donovan: Fieldwork <p>Tara Donovan: Fieldwork celebrates American artist Tara Donovan’s distinct and varied practice, which includes sculpture, drawings, works on paper, and site-responsive installations. Often known for her transformation of neutral or mundane materials into elaborate, mind-bending objects that evoke the natural world or other organic material, Donovan’s work in many ways is about work. She manipulates a material over and over again, to see what it is capable of becoming, where it might lead, and how it will migrate from an object of practical use to something surreal or sublime. In some instances, she reworks a material into both two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms, engaging with space and light in nuanced and unexpected ways.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 21, 2018

Denver, CO 80202 Black Sheep Friday is back at MCA Denver for its ninth season of sophisticated nonsense. Friday, November 23 get ready for MR. ROGER'S SWEATERS: Make a One-Of-A-Kind Sweater in Celebration of Fred Rogers. Visitors are...

Black Sheep Friday Mr. Roger's Sweaters: Make a One-of-a-Kind Sweater in Celebration of Fred Rogers <p>Denver, CO 80202<br />Black Sheep Friday is back at MCA Denver for its ninth season of sophisticated nonsense.</p> <p>Friday, November 23 get ready for MR. ROGER'S SWEATERS: Make a One-Of-A-Kind Sweater in Celebration of Fred Rogers.</p> <p>Visitors are encouraged to drop by at any time and participate. All events are first-come-first-served. Capacity can be limited.<br />Free with $5.00 museum admission (Members free)<br />Happy Hour 5&#8211;7PM | Event 6&#8211;9PM in the MCA Cafe.<br />The museum is open until 9PM on Fridays (in Fall/Winter)</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 21, 2018

Our lives are a series of cycles and rituals that anchor us and propel us forward. These patterns and habits can also trip us up, hold us still, or keep us looking backward. As teenagers in 2018, we are hyper-aware that we and the world...

Teen Art Show: Still Loading <p>Our lives are a series of cycles and rituals that anchor us and propel us forward. These patterns and habits can also trip us up, hold us still, or keep us looking backward. As teenagers in 2018, we are hyper-aware that we and the world around us are changing rapidly, every day. We find ourselves regularly taking stock of where we've been, where we are, and where we're going next. Application deadlines, tryouts and playoffs, midterms, and changing seasons push us forward, while nostalgic images from social media, television, and advertising pull us back. We are caught feeling as though we are running in place or standing still as the world rushes past us. Our Still Loading exhibition will reflect on these ideas and more: the inevitability of time's passage; the evolution of identity; the importance—and burden—of memories. Technology and social media reflect and refract these concepts, making it difficult to ignore them.</p> <p>Join us for the exhibition opening Friday, November 30, 2018 from 6-9PM. Artwork will stay on display at the museum from November 30, 2018&#8211;January 6, 2019.</p> <p>Free for teens.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 21, 2018

Black Sheep Friday is back at MCA Denver for its ninth season of sophisticated nonsense. Friday, December 7 get ready for C'RAP KARAOKE: Country Versus Rap Karaoke. Visitors are encouraged to drop by at any time and participate. All events...

Black Sheep Friday C'Rap Karaoke: Country Versus Rap Karaoke <p>Black Sheep Friday is back at MCA Denver for its ninth season of sophisticated nonsense.</p> <p>Friday, December 7 get ready for C'RAP KARAOKE: Country Versus Rap Karaoke.</p> <p>Visitors are encouraged to drop by at any time and participate. All events are first-come-first-served. Capacity can be limited.<br />Free with $5.00 museum admission (Members free)<br />Happy Hour 5&#8211;7PM | Event 6&#8211;9PM in the MCA Cafe.<br />The museum is open until 9PM on Fridays (in Fall/Winter)</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 21, 2018

Black Sheep Friday is back at MCA Denver for its ninth season of sophisticated nonsense. Friday, December 21 get ready for XXX-MAS CRAFT FAIR with Ladies Fancy Works Society & Fancy Tiger Crafts. Visitors are encouraged to drop by at...

Black Sheep Friday XXX-Mas Craft Fair: With Ladies Fancy Works Society & Fancy Tiger Crafts <p>Black Sheep Friday is back at MCA Denver for its ninth season of sophisticated nonsense.</p> <p>Friday, December 21 get ready for XXX-MAS CRAFT FAIR with Ladies Fancy Works Society &amp; Fancy Tiger Crafts.</p> <p>Visitors are encouraged to drop by at any time and participate. All events are first-come-first-served. Capacity can be limited.<br />Free with $5.00 museum admission (Members free)<br />Happy Hour 5&#8211;7PM | Event 6&#8211;9PM in the MCA Cafe.<br />The museum is open until 9PM on Fridays (in Fall/Winter)</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 21, 2018

Black Sheep Friday is back at MCA Denver for its ninth season of sophisticated nonsense. Friday, January 4 get ready for NICKI MINAJERIE: A Nicki Minaj Concert Plus Make Your Own "Anaconda" Inspired Clay Figurines. Visitors are encouraged...

Black Sheep Friday Nicki Minajerie: A Nicki Minaj Concert Plus Make Your Own Anaconda Inspired Clay Figurines <p>Black Sheep Friday is back at MCA Denver for its ninth season of sophisticated nonsense.</p> <p>Friday, January 4 get ready for NICKI MINAJERIE: A Nicki Minaj Concert Plus Make Your Own "Anaconda" Inspired Clay Figurines.</p> <p>Visitors are encouraged to drop by at any time and participate. All events are first-come-first-served. Capacity can be limited.<br />Free with $5.00 museum admission (Members free)<br />Happy Hour 5&#8211;7PM | Event 6&#8211;9PM in the MCA Cafe.<br />The museum is open until 9PM on Fridays (in Fall/Winter)</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 21, 2018

Penny Saturday at MCA Denver
Jan 7, 2017 - Nov 21, 2018

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

Nov 21, 2018

Black Sheep Friday is back at MCA Denver for its ninth season of sophisticated nonsense. Friday, January 18 get ready for HOOKED ON PONICS: Hydroponic gardening class, book swap, and plant themed spelling bee. Visitors are encouraged to...

Black Sheep Friday Hooked on Ponics: Hydroponic Gardening Class, Book Swap and Plant Themed Spelling Bee <p>Black Sheep Friday is back at MCA Denver for its ninth season of sophisticated nonsense.</p> <p>Friday, January 18 get ready for HOOKED ON PONICS: Hydroponic gardening class, book swap, and plant themed spelling bee.</p> <p>Visitors are encouraged to drop by at any time and participate. All events are first-come-first-served. Capacity can be limited.<br />Free with $5.00 museum admission (Members free)<br />Happy Hour 5&#8211;7PM | Event 6&#8211;9PM in the MCA Cafe.<br />The museum is open until 9PM on Fridays (in Fall/Winter)</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Nov 21, 2018

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

Nov 21, 2018

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

Nov 21, 2018

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

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