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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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  • 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
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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

Jul 18, 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

Jul 18, 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

Jul 18, 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

Jul 18, 2018

Open Mic Infomercial
Jun 13, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018

Using Derrick Adams’ artwork On as inspiration, join guest performers and their friends to create your own on-the-fly infomercial in the galleries of the second floor. Using the artworks as props, hang out, watch, or make your own...

Open Mic Infomercial <p>Using Derrick Adams’ artwork <em>On</em> as inspiration, join guest performers and their friends to create your own on-the-fly infomercial in the galleries of the second floor. Using the artworks as props, hang out, watch, or make your own infomercial. Live webcams stream performances to MCA Denver’s website. Open Mic Infomercial nights are free with museum admission and visitors of all ages welcome to watch and participate. </p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jul 18, 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

Jul 18, 2018

B-Side Music Friday
Jun 15, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018

This is a serious question: who doesn't like listening to live music from local Colorado bands on the best rooftop in Denver with a refreshing refreshment in hand? Seriously, if you know anyone who doesn't think that's a good time, can you...

B-Side Music Friday <p>This is a serious question: who doesn't like listening to live music from local Colorado bands on the best rooftop in Denver with a refreshing refreshment in hand? Seriously, if you know anyone who doesn't think that's a good time, can you make sure to tell them NOT to come to MCA Denver's Friday night summer B-Side Series. They'll hate it. Oh, also make sure to mention that the sunsets are so breathtakingly majestic up there on the roof, that relaxation and inspiration is bound to permeate the soul. They'll just hate it.</p> <p>If you do think that sounds pretty good, check out the lineup and get ready to SUMMER.</p> <p>B-Side Music Fridays is a rooftop summer music series focused on presenting the best emerging Colorado bands.</p> <p>Free Ratio Beer for the first 100 people (21+) every B-Side Music Friday 5-10PM | Happy Hour 5-7PM | Music 7-9PM</p> <p>Free with museum admission. Only $5 after 5PM. Always free for Members (Join the Broke Membership for $1.95 a month to get into every single B-Side FREE)</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jul 18, 2018

Consuming Nature, Nature Consuming
Jun 17, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018

See Consuming Nature, Nature Consuming, a performance created by Kristen Hatgi Sink that is staged in the vitrine filled with 115 gallons of honey in the exhibition. Performances are at 3PM on the following dates: 6/17 7/15 8/26 -The...

Consuming Nature, Nature Consuming <p>See Consuming Nature, Nature Consuming, a performance created by Kristen Hatgi Sink that is staged in the vitrine filled with 115 gallons of honey in the exhibition.</p> <p>Performances are at 3PM on the following dates:</p> <p>6/17<br />7/15<br />8/26</p> <p>-The performance free with museum admission<br />-FREE for members<br />-We suggest arriving a few minutes before 3PM</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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