MCA Denver's building was constructed with six small or mid-sized galleries (two on the first floor and four on the second), a decision that was dictated by the functional program developed by former director Cydney Payton. She laid out this idea of a multiplicity of discrete spaces instead of large open floors — the current vogue in museum design — even before architect David Adjaye was selected to design the building. Each of these tightly defined spaces was meant to be dedicated to a specific kind of art, mostly distinguishable by medium: video, photography, large works and so on. And they are typically devoted to single-artist displays rather... More >>>