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MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

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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.

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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
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  • Group Activities Description: Tours are available by request through our Education Coordinator.
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  • 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
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  • Green Practice Desc: recycle; green cleaning supplies; green water filtration practices; low flush toliets; cafe offers local products

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  • 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

May 26, 2018

CLEON PETERSON - SHADOW OF MEN
Feb 2, 2018 - May 27, 2018

This winter, MCA Denver will dedicate its second floor to the work of Cleon Peterson. The installations will introduce Peterson’s murals, paintings, and sculptures to a new audience and will transform the museum inside and out. With his...

CLEON PETERSON - SHADOW OF MEN <p>This winter, MCA Denver will dedicate its second floor to the work of Cleon Peterson. The installations will introduce Peterson’s murals, paintings, and sculptures to a new audience and will transform the museum inside and out.</p> <p>With his boldly graphic style, Peterson’s work is newly meaningful in the current political climate, given its frequent depiction of violence. The exhibition, titled Cleon Peterson: Shadow of Men, focuses on this current in Peterson’s work and showcases the artist’s aesthetic mastery, long under-recognized by the museum field. This solo presentation also demonstrates the importance of representing violence to highlight a disturbing though fundamental element of society. The exhibition squarely addresses the nature of violence at a time when this subject seems increasingly uncomfortable, yet urgent.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 26, 2018

Kristen Hatgi Sink: Honey
May 24, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018

Honey is an exhibition of new work by Denver-based photographer Kristen Hatgi Sink. Sink has created a series of videos featuring the exhibition’s eponymous sticky substance—dripping and pouring over composed objects and human subjects. In...

Kristen Hatgi Sink: Honey <p><em>Honey</em> is an exhibition of new work by Denver-based photographer Kristen Hatgi Sink. Sink has created a series of videos featuring the exhibition’s eponymous sticky substance—dripping and pouring over composed objects and human subjects. In them, flowers, fruit, and a young woman remain nearly motionless as honey runs over their respective delicate forms. Their inertia and Sink’s composition and use of a cold, bright light recall traditional styles of painting such as the portrait or the still-life. In the middle of the gallery, and in contrast to the videos’ delicate imagery, sits an austere glass vitrine containing honey. A simple, geometric basin resembling a minimalist sculpture, the tank will be the setting for multiple performances taking place throughout the duration of the exhibition.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 26, 2018

Lisa Oppenheim: Spine
May 24, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018

For the exhibition Spine, Lisa Oppenheim repurposed photographs from Lewis Hine, a photojournalist from the early 20th century. Hine’s images dwell on the conditions of immigrant and child labor in American mills and factories from that...

Lisa Oppenheim: Spine <p>For the exhibition Spine, Lisa Oppenheim repurposed photographs from Lewis Hine, a photojournalist from the early 20th century. Hine’s images dwell on the conditions of immigrant and child labor in American mills and factories from that time.</p> <p>Oppenheim appropriated specific works by Hine from the Library of Congress’ photographic archive that depict adolescent textile workers—primarily young women with physically misshapen backs. Hine originally documented these figures to illustrate the damaging effects of textile manufacturing on the spine. Oppenheim printed the images life-sized and bisected each image at the vertical points of the figure’s spine, effectively collapsing the subject and the photograph together.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 26, 2018

For this exhibition, Washington, who trained as a sculptor, has continued to add work to a recent series of ceramic bas-reliefs. Several of these works depict recognizable food items, organic and packaged, such as yams and Southern Recipe...

Patrice Renee Washington: Charts, Parts, and Holders <p>For this exhibition, Washington, who trained as a sculptor, has continued to add work to a recent series of ceramic bas-reliefs. Several of these works depict recognizable food items, organic and packaged, such as yams and Southern Recipe brand fried pork rinds. Additional new works feature the human body and tools used for grooming it. These subjects have in common stereotyped associations with Black bodies and culture.</p> <p>Washington uses modernist conventions, such as the grid and a monochromatic palette, visual indicators of abstraction and objectivity, to disrupt the conventional interpretation of her subjects’ racialized meaning. The works expose an inadequacy of formalism, which here fails to eliminate political meaning. Indeed, Washington adapts the grid and monochrome both to elevate the banal items she depicts and also call critical attention to them. Washington’s grids are neither pure geometric abstractions, nor reiterations of a single image; her palette is minimal, but suggestive of flesh tones; and, though wall-based, her works are subtly three-dimensional and fabricated from a medium still associated with craft. Presented together, these new works prompt questions about racial stereotypes and signifiers and the extent to which such ideas are conveyed in the marketing and circulation of consumer products.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 26, 2018

Derrick Adams: Transmission
Jun 8, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018

The sculptures, installations, and works on paper included in this exhibition illustrate American artist Derrick Adams’ ongoing study of racial identity as it is both filtered through popular culture and also reimagined for the future. Each...

Derrick Adams: Transmission <p>The sculptures, installations, and works on paper included in this exhibition illustrate American artist Derrick Adams’ ongoing study of racial identity as it is both filtered through popular culture and also reimagined for the future. Each body of work featured in this exhibition highlights a particular strain of Adams’ sharp yet unexpectedly playful representations of figures both real and imagined, from the past and the future.</p> <p>Included in Transmission is his series of Boxhead sculptures depicting androgynous figures as viewed through an analog TV set. Held within these tight frames, the figures seem to burst forth from their boxes. Adams presents these faces as though from multiple viewpoints, toying with their flatness and suggesting that such portrayals on television might do better by endowing their characters with more dimensionality. His interactive sculptures On invite viewers to perform their own infomercials, using generic objects as stand-ins for consumer products similarly pitched to a captive audience via television and the internet. Another interactive installation completes this survey of Adams’ work: Future People. A video projection transports viewers who are sitting in specially designed chairs on a platform into an imagined future. Passing through constellations of objects in a sci-fi setting, the viewer journeys to a particular future—one that is inspired by far-ranging sources related to AfroFuturism.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 26, 2018

Join MCA Denver for the summer opening celebration of: DERRICK ADAMS LISA OPPENHEIM KRISTEN HATGI SINK PATRICE RENEE WASHINGTON OPENING CELEBRATION 5-11PM ALL AGES, 21+ TO DRINK 5-11PM Opening Celebration Join us for: Free sushi from Bamboo...

Summer Opening Celebraion <p>Join MCA Denver for the summer opening celebration of:<br />DERRICK ADAMS<br />LISA OPPENHEIM<br />KRISTEN HATGI SINK<br />PATRICE RENEE WASHINGTON<br />OPENING CELEBRATION 5-11PM<br />ALL AGES, 21+ TO DRINK<br />5-11PM Opening Celebration<br />Join us for: Free sushi from Bamboo Sushi*, beer from Ratio Beerworks*, music outside, DJs on the roof, cold beverages, good company, great art, and an amazing start to summer.</p> <p>Performances by:<br />DJ Polyphoni<br />MILE HIGH SOUL CLUB<br />Cooper Saver<br />Tickets:</p> <p>GA $10 Members | $15 Nonmembers<br />Remember you can join the Broke Heart Club for $1.95 a month and get membership pricing for all events (including this one) and get into the museum for free whenevs.</p> <p>*Free sushi and small bites available while supplies last</p> <p>*Beer provided to the first 300 (21+ through the door)</p> <p>Derrick Adams: Transmission is generously supported by Jim and Julie Taylor. MCA Denver exhibitions are also sponsored in part by the Director's Vision Society. MCA Denver also thanks the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Special thanks to From the Hip Photo, Ratio Beerworks, &amp; Bamboo Sushi.</p> <p> </p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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