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Colorado Creatives Redux: Adam Lerner

4 months ago by Susan Froyd
Adam Lerner changed the course of contemporary art museum programming during his ten-year tenure at MCA Denver simply by applying a lightness of being: No pretense, a sense of humor, occasional joy, magical curation and a rooftop bar are all elements of his style, which drew young crowds to view...

100 Colorado Creatives: Adam Lerner

6 years ago by Susan Froyd
#4: Adam Lerner There's not much one can say about Adam Lerner that would truly do him justice. He runs MCA Denver with nothing resembling an iron hand: He's funny, impossibly smart, steeped in culture and a natty dresser, and he has a knack for surrounding himself with people of...

MCA Denver Director Adam Lerner Will Leave in June

11 months ago by Kyle Harris
Adam Lerner, the head of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, has declined to renew his contract and will be leaving his position in June.

Now Showing: Adam Lerner and Adam Gildar

6 years ago by Susan Froyd
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...

MCA's Adam Lerner on Risks, Failure, Creativity and Animating Museums

3 years ago by Susan Froyd
MCA Denver’s Adam Lerner doesn’t simply direct the museum he’s led since 2009 — rather, he animates it, drawing artists and non-artists alike into the MCA with party-like openings and offbeat programs like Mixed Taste, a series pairing lectures on unrelated topics.

MCA Denver's Adam Lerner over-caffeinates while recapping 2013

6 years ago by Susan Froyd
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 friends. This year's greeting, entitled "Caffeinated History,"...

Wall Street Journal's "Insider's Guide to Denver," with Jen Jasinski and Adam Lerner

6 years ago by Westword Staff
The Wall Street Journal just posted its "Insider's Guide to Denver" -- and it's a lot more insightful than the Denver destinations for foodies list that USA Today produced earlier this year. But there's a lot more than food here, too. The Journal spoke to actress AnnaSophia Robb, Museum of...

MCA's Adam Lerner on Cheap Wine, Cornholio and Art-Opening Fashions

4 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
Denver has a winning reputation — and not just because of the Denver Broncos. This city's arts scene is renowned across the country, and for our annual Winter Arts Guide, inserted in the February 18 edition of Westword, we asked a dozen people intrinsic to that scene a few questions...

Updated: Adam Lerner to replace Cydney Payton as executive director of MCA Denver

11 years ago by Michael Paglia
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 up...

From Russia With Doubt: Adam Lerner discusses the risky exhibition of unverified art

6 years ago by Bree Davies
In 2010, Adam Lerner was presented with what looked like a collection of pieces from the Russian Avant-Garde masters. Though the origin of the works was unverified, he showed them anyway -- a potentially career-shattering move for Lerner, who had recently taken the position of director at the Museum of...

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