MCA Denver is refreshing its galleries for spring with a triple threat of fascinating exhibitions that explore the roots of DIY while dovetailing with the Month of Photography: Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright and Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980, both curated by Nora Burnett Abrams; and Wall Writers: Graffiti in Its Innocence, curated by cultural polymath and graffiti expert Roger Gastman. The shows open to the public on Saturday, February 11, at the MCA, 1485 Delgany Street. Basquiat, which traces artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s life and work in the East Village from 1979 to 1980, and Wall Writers, a history of graffiti and street art, run through May 7, while McGinley’s extensive exhibit, anchored by a wall of more than 1,500 Polaroids depicting life in the ’90s East Village underground, hangs through next August. Museum admission is $5 to $8 for non-members and free for members and youth ages eighteen and under. For more information, visit mcadenver.org.