With her blog Violet Against Women, Los Angeles-based artist Ellina Kevorkian explores how she informs and presents her own identity through online curation. Kevorkian, who was commissioned by MCA Denver to expound upon Violet Against Women: Confronting Notions of the Feminine, a collection of live ... More >>
Feminism & Co., the innovative social gathering and lecture series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, always packs a well-crafted and intellectually aware pop-culture punch. Previous sold-out discussions have brought feminist scientists, sex workers, Tupperware saleswomen and female body buil ... More >>
If you're looking for things to do this weekend, you're in the right place. Whether you want to build Day of the Dead altars, see zombie burlesque, dance at an '80s party, or chill out with a speed Reiki session, we've got it all here -- and more. And here's the really excellent part: None of these ... More >>
Editor's note: Westword cartoonist Noah Van Sciver paints the town like nobody else, as demonstrated in his recaps of visits to the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, our own Artopia, MCA Denver and StarFest 2012. (Make sure you read Noah's blog for more comics and wondermen ... More >>
Editor's note: Westword cartoonist Noah Van Sciver paints the town like nobody else, as demonstrated in his recaps of visits to the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, our own Artopia and MCA Denver. (Make sure you read Noah's blog for more comics and wonderment.)
Last week ... More >>
Every week, Noah Van Sciver serves up both art and insight into local bands in 4 Questions, his comic. But occasionally we send him out to paint the entire town, as he did for the recent opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
Editor's note: Westword cartoonist Noah Van Sciver paints the town like nobody else, as demonstrated in his recaps of visits to the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and out own Westword Artopia (Make sure you read Noah's blog for more comics and wonderment, including his sp ... More >>
If you need gifts for your friends and relatives and you've got no Cheddar to spare, then the Cheap Christmas Crapfare at the Museum of Contemporary Art is the place for you tonight.
At the Crapfare, which is part of MCA Denver's "Black Sheep Fridays," you'll learn how to make the crappies ... More >>
What does Colorado taste like? We'll finally know tonight, as the ten finalists in the Colorado Cocktail Contest pour out their creations at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany Street. The festivities run from 5 to 9 p.m. and admission is $40 (industry discounts are available) ... More >>
With blue skies predicted for the next few days, there ain't no way First Friday won't be sprouting artwalkers like dandelions. Spring is here, the art is good and the art districts are alive with the breath of things to come. Here are a few of our First Friday picks.
It's a common complaint about art: "I don't get it." The French theorist Nicolas Bourriaud explored that idea back in 1996 -- how art can often be so removed from the everyday human experience, cordoned off in museums and behind velvet ropes, that it becomes something obscure, something elite ... More >>
Teal NippPete Marczyk (left) and Jimmy Cross meat the audience.It wasn't bloody, it wasn't smelly and it didn't attract flies.
But then, the bison had already been slaughtered and quartered at a Nebraska ranch, separated from its head, hide and organs and hung up to age for two weeks. Anythi ... More >>
The Buffalo Boys prepare to meet the beast at MCA Denver.Jimmy the Butcher isn't used to performing for a large audience.
"He spends most of his day bundled up in a sweatshirt and fourteen coats in the meat-processing room which, frankly, is how he likes it," says Barbara Macfarlane, co-owne ... More >>
Mark Falcone, head of the board at MCA Denver and the founder, former board chairman and current boardmember of the Lab at Belmar, is apparently running both not-for-profit institutions as though they were his own private business interests -- which they are not. With the announcement t ... More >>
A photo-illustration from MCA Denver's website.
Ever since word leaked out that Adam Lerner, who's guided the Belmar Lab, would replace Cydney Payton as executive director of MCA Denver, many art-scene observers (me included) were concerned that he would bring his hip geegaws and trendy gimcracks t ... More >>