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Metropolitan State University of Denver - Center for Visual Art

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Located in the heart of the Arts District on Santa Fe, the Center for Visual Art is the off-campus art gallery of Metropolitan State University of Denver examining current issues through contemporary art. In addition to showing significant contemporary art, the award-winning CVA serves as an interactive art laboratory for both MSU Denver students and the community.

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  • Hours: Hours: TUE - SAT: 12:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Miles to airport: 28
  • Blocks to CCC: 13
  • Miles to CCC: 1.4
  • Indoor Fire Code: 300
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 300
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 25
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  • Group Activities Description: The CVA is free and open to the public and offers a full schedule of changing exhibitions of significant local, regional and international contemporary art. Tours are available upon request. Group size limitations are based on the current exhbition.
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  • Facility & Décor Description: Located downtown in the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District, the CVA boasts more than 5000 square feet of contemporary gallery and classroom spaces for meetings and special events. Inclusions: free parking for up to 25 vehicles, tables, chairs, linens, PA system, kitchen, generous staging areas.
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  • Description Located downtown in the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District, the CVA boasts more than 5000 square feet of contemporary gallery and classroom spaces for meetings and special events. Inclusions: free parking for up to 25 vehicles, tables, chairs, linens, PA system, kitchen, generous staging areas.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 5000
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  • Type of Venue Gallery/Museum, Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Classroom
  • Number of Rooms 1
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  • Total Sq. Ft.: 5000
  • Theater Capacity: 15
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 300

Events

Feb 24, 2019

Gravity of Perception
Jan 11, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019

Gravity of Perception features lens-based work by artists investigating themes of oppression and institutionalized discrimination. These investigations include reflection on the past by reclaiming and re-contextualizing archives, whether...

Gravity of Perception <p>Gravity of Perception features lens-based work by artists investigating themes of oppression and institutionalized discrimination. These investigations include reflection on the past by reclaiming and re-contextualizing archives, whether from appropriated or newly created archives.</p> 965 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2019

Join us for an evening of fascinating discussion with Xaviera Simmons and learn more about her Sundown series, on view now at CVA. Discover how Xaviera Simmons investigates present and future histories, experience and memory in her varied...

Xaviera Simmons Artist Talk <p>Join us for an evening of fascinating discussion with Xaviera Simmons and learn more about her Sundown series, on view now at CVA. Discover how Xaviera Simmons investigates present and future histories, experience and memory in her varied and distinguished art practice.<br /><br />FREE for CVA Members &amp; MSU Denver Art Students | $10 Nonmembers<br /><br />Xaviera Simmons' sweeping body of work centers photography and includes performance, choreography, video, sound, sculpture, and installation. Simmons’ interdisciplinary practice is rooted in shifting definitions of landscape, character development; art, political and social histories and the interconnectedness of formal processes.<br /><br />Simmons' Sundown series explores the ways in which systemic and local prejudices and policies have rendered major aspects of the American narrative virtually invisible; the effects of which reverberate into the present day. The series speaks to the advantages that have been lost specifically to the descendants of American slavery. The works are tasked with the question, what would our contemporary landscape look like had Black Americans been able to create continued generational stability within America without the consistent threat of disenfranchisement by a multitude of forces? The sculptural and photographic works in this exhibition seek to re-engage and activate this historical narrative to recover some of the possibilities of this vision.<br /><br /><br />More about the artist:<br /><br />Simmons received her BFA from Bard College (2004) after spending two years on a walking pilgrimage retracing the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade with Buddhist Monks. She completed the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in Studio Art (2005) while simultaneously completing a two-year actor-training conservatory with The Maggie Flanigan StudioXaviera Simmons is a recipient of Agnes Gund’s Art for Justice Award (2018), as well as Denniston Hills’ Distinguished Performance Artist Award (2018). Her work is included in numerous upcoming exhibitions and projects including Sundown at David Castillo Gallery, Miami, “The Restless Earth” curated by Massimiliano Gioni, at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (2019); Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places Commission (2018-2019), among many others. Recent solo exhibitions include “Convene” at Sculpture Center, New York; “Overlay” at Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University; “The Gold Miner’s Mission to Dwell on the Tide Line” at The Museum of Modern Art- The Modern Window, New York; and “CODED” at The Kitchen, New York. Current and recent museum group exhibitions include The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro; MassArt, Boston; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Seattle Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Nasher Museum of Art, Durham; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Prospect.4, New Orleans; Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan; Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Cincinnati Art Museum; Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, among others. Simmons’ work has been featured and reviewed in many publications over the years, most recently in ArtNews, The Art Newspaper, Artnet News, Artforum, Hyperallergic, New York Magazine, Bloomberg, Paper Magazine, The New York Times and others.<br /><br />Simmons’ works are in major museum and private collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Deutsche Bank, New York; UBS, New York; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Agnes Gund Art Collection, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Studio Museum in Harlem; ICA Miami; Perez Art Museum Miami; The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro; The Nasher Museum of Art, Durham; The High Museum, Atlanta; The Rubell Family Collection, Miami; among others.</p> 965 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2019

Immerse yourself in the stories and histories that inform Kris Graves' and Zora Murff's photography work. Join us on Thursday, March 21 at 6 pm for an evening of discovery and discussion with both artists and to see their work in Gravity of...

Kris Graves and Zora Murff Artist Talk <p>Immerse yourself in the stories and histories that inform Kris Graves' and Zora Murff's photography work.<br /><br />Join us on Thursday, March 21 at 6 pm for an evening of discovery and discussion with both artists and to see their work in Gravity of Perception on view now at CVA.</p> <p>Kris Graves and Zora Murff both use photography to investigate themes of oppression and institutionalized discrimination. Graves' photography is a form of visual communication in which he speaks on what he views as wrong with American Society and works to elevate representations of people of color in the fine art cannon. He focuses on the topics of race, representation and urban life. With degrees in both psychology and studio art, Murff uses his combined knowledge of human experiences and art to express how images are used to reinforce social and cultural constructions of race and criminality.</p> 965 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 24, 2019

Join us in celebration of this profound and moving exhibition. About this Event Celebrate Gravity of Perception. Come raise a glass, say goodbye to your favorite pieces, share your own stories and enjoy a wonderful dance performance by MSU...

Closing Reception and Dance Performance by MSU Denver Students <p>Join us in celebration of this profound and moving exhibition.<br />About this Event<br />Celebrate Gravity of Perception. Come raise a glass, say goodbye to your favorite pieces, share your own stories and enjoy a wonderful dance performance by MSU Denver dance students.</p> 965 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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