#6: Nora Burnett Abrams Nora Burnett Abrams makes exhibits happen, and that's not easy: As curator at MCA Denver, she can't just pick up artists at a supermarket. Instead, it's about developing a relationship -- with a little detective work on the side -- and getting inside each artist's head to fi ... More >>
There's nothing stuffy about Adam Lerner, whose whimsical yet intellectual sensibility propels everything that happens at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, where he's the museum's director and "Chief Animator." The same goes for his annual holiday message to MCA visitors, supporters and frien ... More >>
The results are in, and Denver Museum of Contemporary Art's Twelve and a Half Days of Xmas Live! has selected 12 performers who will rock the museum's modernist atrium throughout the holiday season. Each act earns a $50 honorarium as they compete f ... More >>
Don't let the snow keep you inside this weekend. There are plenty of great events to lure you out of the cozy comfort of your home, from a comedy show with free pizza to a Doctor Who dance party. And get this: All of these events are under $10, and six are totally free. Did we overlook some bargains ... More >>
For this year's Now Showing, Westword's fall arts guide (you'll find it tucked into our September 26 issue), we asked artistic movers and shakers to answer a few questions about the state of the arts, both locally and around the world. We'll be rolling out their answers over the next few weeks in pa ... More >>
Guillermo Kuitca, "Diario (16 October 2008 - 14 April 2009)." Photo courtesy the artist.Alongside tonight's flurry of Biennial-sponsored events -- a 5:30 p.m. symposium led by Arianna Huffington at the Buell Theatre and a Canada Night shindig at Sustainability Park from 7 to 11 p.m. -- MCA Denver wi ... More >>
As of July 1, anyone eighteen and under can get into Museum of Contemporary Art Denver for free thanks to a new initiative in partnership with David and Laura Merage of the David and Laura Merage Foundation. "The partnership is designed to give Denver's teenagers access to the art that the museum h ... More >>
Sarah Kate Baie has seen Mixed Taste -- the recurring lecture series kicking off tomorrow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver -- grow exponentially over the last nine years, from its early days at Belmar to its current, summer-season mainstay status at the MCA. Programming curator Baie and her ... More >>
The Highland Farmers' Market begins today, June 1, and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October 12. Check the website for more information -- and keep reading for four more places to eat, drink and be merry this weekend. See also: - May showers bring beer flowers at taphouses in Denver, ... More >>
#82: Elissa Auther As co-curator of the MCA Denver's annual Feminism & Co. (there's another installment tonight), Elissa Auther has been responsible for bringing untold stories and untrue stereotypes to the forefront.Through the creation of panels on polyamory, feminist science and women's roles in ... More >>
The word "symposium" can conjure up the image of some uptight, academic scenario, but that's exactly the opposite of what this weekend's Postscript Symposium at MCA Denver has been designed. Created as a companion event to the museum's current Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art exhibition, the ... More >>
The inaugural Art Meets Beast at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver was a surprise hit in 2010, featuring local chefs and arts enthusiasts in a mashup of mammoth proportions. And now the beast is coming back, with a two-day exploration of art that will culminate in a bison feast prepared by six ... More >>
When Sandra Fettingis looked at the shop housed within MCA Denver, she saw potential beyond the traditional confines of a retail space. The buyer for Shop MCA, Fettingis was interested in bringing "secondary programming" to the museum -- an event beyond staple art openings and the consistently chall ... More >>
Creating a great cocktail is a true art. And so the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will be raising awareness of what makes a good drink -- and raising the roof in general -- at its rooftop bar all summer. But tonight kicks off a particularly important show: the Bartender in Residence program, in ... More >>
J. WohletzMCA Denver after dark.The Cheap Christmas Crapfare at the Museum of Contemporary Art was a festival of joyful hipsters, free eggnog -- and the finest paper plate wreaths in the city. Part of MCA Denver's "Black Sheep Fridays," Friday evening's crappy craft-making party was lively, ... More >>
The 2010 Lumberjack partyThings are starting to slow down a bit with Thanksgiving creeping up on us, but that doesn't mean there isn't still a little fun to be had on the cheap this weekend. In fact, you can hit up a date night with the Buntport Theater, a midnight movie, a clothing swap or e ... More >>
MCA DenverIf you're still trying to figure out what to do tonight, you might want to ingest some culture and pick up some tickets to the booze-themed Mixed Taste lecture tonight at MCA Denver.
Homing pigeons are amazing birds. From a young age, they have the ability to find their way home to where they were raised from hundreds of miles away. This ability -- which has yet to be fully understood - made them perfect for delivering messages in ancient Egypt, where people would tie not ... More >>
Colorado's got its green on good, and the success of Denver B-cycle offers major proof that metro area pedal-pushers welcome the opportunity to get out of their cars and onto the city streets. The city's member-supported bike sharing program, now in its second year, will appropriately celebra ... More >>
Two new shows at MCA Denver focus on the environment.
Mixed Taste gets even tastier at MCA Denver.
MCA Denver. Update below: According to reliable sources, MCA Denver will soon announce that Adam Lerner, the director of the Lab at Belmar, is to be hired as its new executive director. The MCA is supposed to have mounted an international search, so it does seem strange that the institution wound ... More >>
A true veteran of the Denver arts scene, Joshua Hassel's done time as a professional gallerist, curator, art historian and video producer/director. But every hat he's worn has hung on his reputation as an indefatigable local arts booster. When he isn't touting someone's works in a galler ... More >>
Wish Nightclub paints up the town.
The Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver opens its doors.
Hoof it to the Asbury Event Center for the Shoe Ball.