Keep it low-key and free on Monday at BMoCA
This work by Henrique Oliveira is not a painting. It's made out of wood.
Whether you spend the morning of Memorial Day nursing a three-cumulative-day hangover or getting up early and running a perverse distance in the Bolder Boulder, chances are, by Monday afternoon, you are going to need something low-key -- and preferably free, since you spent all your money on booze/paying to run ten kilometers for some reason when your drunken counterparts did the same thing for free the night before from the cops. Worry not, then, friend, because we've got just the thing for you.
The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is having a free day on Monday, and not only will it be blessedly quiet, but there will also be some cool stuff to look at.
Currently on display are the works of Henrique Oliveira, who does massive painted-wood installations that he calls "tridimensionals" -- basically, he paints on old, warped or discarded pieces of fencing or scrap-wood, and then arranges those pieces into something between a sculpture and a painting. Seriously, it's really cool to look at.
In a similar vein, Jessica Moon Bernstein uses inner-tubes and other commercial plastics to create installations using totally recycled materials that kind of resemble groupings of some weird life-form out of Star Wars. Either way, both shows appropriate cast-away materials, and both have the potential to blow your little mind.
All you have to do to see it on Monday is show up; the museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.