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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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Restaurant
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  • LEED Certified:
  • 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

Jan 20, 2018

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  • Image 1485 Delgany St., Denver, CO 80202
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SABER ACOMODAR: Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915-Now presents an investigation of the work carried out in studios and artisanal workshops in Jalisco, Mexico. Focusing on the last 100 years of production, the works included in the...

SABER ACOMODAR ART AND WORKSHOPS OF JALISCO 1915-Now <p>SABER ACOMODAR: Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915-Now presents an investigation of the work carried out in studios and artisanal workshops in Jalisco, Mexico.</p> <p>Focusing on the last 100 years of production, the works included in the exhibition showcase collaborations between artists and artisans (e.g. potters, carpenters, blacksmiths, jewelers, sign painters, and printmakers) who work and live in western Mexico. The result of these intersections is the integration of contemporary ideas and both pre-colonial techniques and methods introduced by the Spanish. Recently, artists have employed traditional materials and practices to produce complex conceptual objects and installations.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 20, 2018

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MCA Denver is excited to announce that Arthur Jafa’s video Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death (2016) will be on view in its Whole Room Gallery this winter. A montage of footage sourced primarily from the internet and set to Kanye...

ARTHUR JAFA - LOVE IS THE MESSAGE, THE MESSAGE IS DEATH <p>MCA Denver is excited to announce that Arthur Jafa’s video Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death (2016) will be on view in its Whole Room Gallery this winter. A montage of footage sourced primarily from the internet and set to Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam,” the video expresses the fraught reality of black life in contemporary America.</p> <p>An innovator of black cinema, Jafa is adept at capturing moving images of black America and, in many cases, pairing them with music for greater impact. Love Is The Message epitomizes this effect. The video employs gospel and hip-hop aesthetics to elicit a visceral response. Syncopated YouTube and World Star clips alternately depict black celebrities and anonymous figures in moments of joy and pain: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. waves from the back of a convertible; Walter Scott runs from a police officer and falls to his knees when he is shot in the back; young men and women juke in clubs and at house parties; two heavy bodies move slowly through waist-high floodwater; Mahalia Jackson belts a gospel solo; and, at his father’s direction, a little boy practices being held up by police. Edited together, these images alternately seduce and shake. They show black bodies performing the acts for which they are celebrated and fetishized and others for which they are mocked, cruelly stereotyped, and illogically punished. The artist’s montage envelopes the viewer in a visual and aural spectacle—a moving exaltation of achievement and resilience.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 20, 2018

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

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  • Image 1485 Delgany St., Denver, CO 80202
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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

Jan 20, 2018

DIEGO RODRIGUEZ-WARNER - HONESTLY LYING
Feb 2, 2018 - May 15, 2018

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MCA Denver is excited to announce the first solo museum presentation of work by painter Diego Rodriguez-Warner. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s production from the past five years, showcasing the evolution of his singular style,...

DIEGO RODRIGUEZ-WARNER - HONESTLY LYING <p>MCA Denver is excited to announce the first solo museum presentation of work by painter Diego Rodriguez-Warner. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s production from the past five years, showcasing the evolution of his singular style, including four new paintings.</p> <p>Trained as a printmaker in Havana, Cuba and at the Rhode Island School of Design, Rodriguez-Warner has developed a manner of painting that is informed by woodblock printing and characterized by tromp l’oeil, collage, and art historical references. He enhances the tromp l’oeil by carving into and staining the plywood panels on which he works. Painted shadows and subtly carved ones confuse the eye. This sensation—that of the possibility of depth—is amplified by the layering of forms, figures, and patterns that twist around, melt into, and overlap one another. Some of these fragments, those cribbed from works by ukiyo-e master Yoshitoshi, Henri Matisse, and George Grosz, among others, appear familiar, while others elude identification, even as simple shapes.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 20, 2018

TEEN TALK SHOW
Feb 13, 2018

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  • Image Starting: 6:00 PM
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Talk Show is a new 10-part series at MCA Denver for teens, hosted by teens. Go behind the scenes with a variety of experts, as they give advice, tell stories, and share industry secrets. New guests, and live musical acts each month. Shows...

TEEN TALK SHOW <p>Talk Show is a new 10-part series at MCA Denver for teens, hosted by teens. Go behind the scenes with a variety of experts, as they give advice, tell stories, and share industry secrets. New guests, and live musical acts each month.</p> <p>Shows start at 6PM in the MCA Cafe. Museum is open until 7PM on Tuesdays<br />All events free for 18 and under, all others pay general museum admission, $5 after 5PM. <br />Arrive early, seating is limited. All events are first-come, first-serve.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 20, 2018

ART FITNESS TRAINING
Feb 23, 2018

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  • Image 1485 Delgany St., Denver, CO 80202
  • Image Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Image $15 - $25

With an emphasis on close observation and easy to grasp principles, this three-part, participatory workshop is designed to give all audiences the ability to appreciate even the most difficult contemporary art! Learn the basics of Art...

ART FITNESS TRAINING <p>With an emphasis on close observation and easy to grasp principles, this three-part, participatory workshop is designed to give all audiences the ability to appreciate even the most difficult contemporary art!</p> <p>Learn the basics of Art Fitness Training at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, then flex your contemporary art muscles at museums, galleries, and private collections throughout the city. Sign-up for all three, or pick and choose your sessions.</p> 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jan 20, 2018

ART FITNESS TRAINING
Mar 9, 2018

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  • Image 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204
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  • Image $10 - $15

With an emphasis on close observation and easy to grasp principles, this three-part, participatory workshop is designed to give all audiences the ability to appreciate even the most difficult contemporary art! Learn the basics of Art...

ART FITNESS TRAINING <p>With an emphasis on close observation and easy to grasp principles, this three-part, participatory workshop is designed to give all audiences the ability to appreciate even the most difficult contemporary art!</p> <p>Learn the basics of Art Fitness Training at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, then flex your contemporary art muscles at museums, galleries, and private collections throughout the city. Sign-up for all three, or pick and choose your sessions.</p> 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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