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MCA Denver


Photo courtesy of Mark Sink

The Denver Art Museum is home to art from all phases of the history of our planet and all cultures. What Denver has needed for a long time is a museum devoted entirely to contemporary art; a showcase for the art and architecture of our current world. MCA Denver fills the void. In the fall of 2006, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) was opened to fill the niche of art so many desire. MCA boldly displays the esthetics of art, from the entrance to the glass building to the individual spaces. There are five spaces, each dedicated to a single artist, and the exhibits change on a regular basis. Currently on exhibit are the works of:   

  • Kevin OConnell – Photography Gallery – Closes October 4, 2009
  • Arlene Shechet – Paper Works Gallery – Closes January 16, 2010
  • Jim Green – Projects Gallery – Closes August 30, 2009
  • Rex Ray – Promenade Space – Closes January 30, 2010
  • Damien Hirst – Large Works Gallery – Closes August 30, 2009

Each exhibit is exciting; different, eclectic, and complementary. Hirst presents variety with binding themes – religion and morality, animals and humanity, beauty and tragedy – calculated to evoke a reaction, whether the feeling is outrage or awe. The animals preserved in formaldehyde are shocking and redolent with sadness. His works make you think. The works of Green are in direct contrast. He evokes humor and playfulness, but he also makes you think.

Photo courtesy of MCA Denver

The MCA Denver building is art in architecture. Gold LEED certified, MCA blends beauty and simplicity with sensibility, and strives to preserve our precious resources. The architect is David Adjaye, notable for his unique, brilliant, earth-friendly design. MCA houses five galleries, live art/lecture hall, shop, café, research art library, rooftop deck, and an “Idea Box” education center.

For more information: Visit the MCA Denver website:

Members - Free
General - $10
Students and Seniors - $5
Kids (under 6) – Free

Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
Every Friday until 10 pm