The latter, notes MCA program director Patty Ortiz, reflects Elegy's higher intent in more personal terms, because, she says, "That's really our job: creating possibilities for people to better understand the exhibition." So the call is out for contributions to the wall, which Ortiz says will evolve throughout the show. Think of it as a way to commemorate our own emotional wrecking balls -- the hatcheted climbing trees, razed verandas and vanished attic rooms of all our pasts; the lost trips to the Republic Building, Elitch Gardens, the Denver Dry Tea Room, the Zeckendorf Plaza ice rink or the Aladdin Theater. And if it can't quite bring them back, it might just help preserve our memories of them.
Drop off photos at MCA, 1275 19th Street in Sakura Square; Elegy and its side exhibits will be on view through May 25. For information, call 303-298-7554.