Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Inside the White Cubicle: Meet the Staff of MCA Denver

Ever wondered about the hopes and dreams of the staff of MCA Denver? How long have they toiled away in their windowless basement under the museum? Where did they come from? What did they want to be when they grew up? What is their least favorite mode of transportion? What embarrassing songs did they once listen to? What do they look to in terms of an inspirational quotation? Here are their answers, part of a new, semi-recurring feature we are calling: MCA Denver: Inside the White Cubicle.

Nick Silici, Exhibitions Manager (pictured above)

Nick has worked with the museum since 2007. He was born in Fairfield, California and has lived in Denver since 1993. While growing up Nick always wanted to be a scientist but then gave up and became an artist. His least favorite mode of transportation is running. Although Nick claims to have exceptional taste in music, he did once own an album by WHAM, a fact he denied until George

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Five Questions About Teen Music Night

Kamron Hazel and Bailey Luke curated the upcoming Teen Music Night at MCA Denver. Kamron is a former Teen Council (TeCo) intern who has spent the past summer working for MCA Denver’s special events and programs. Kamron went to Cherry Creek High School in Aurora and joined TeCo during his senior year. Bailey is also a former TeCo intern who attended Colorado Academy in Denver and joined TeCo during her senior year. She has worked over the summer as the technical assistant during Mixed Taste: Tag Team Lectures on Unrelated Topics.

MCA Denver: What is Teen Music Night and who can attend?

Kamron Hazel: Teen Music Night is an event this Saturday, July 10 from 6–9PM. It is an opportunity for teens to come down to MCA Denver to hear six of Denver's most promising young bands play sets on the museum's roof deck. Anyone can attend – teenagers, their parents and siblings or anyone who wants to see local talent.

Bailey Luke: People can hang out with their friends while supporting and learning about Denver's music scene. The evening is FREE for everyone under 18, thanks to the Merage Foundation Grant we received. It is 10¢ for anyone else.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mothersbaugh & Lerner's Mexican Vacation

In preparation for Mark Mothersbaugh’s upcoming exhibition at MCA Denver, Mothersbaugh (left) and Director & Chief Animator Adam Lerner traveled to Ceramica Suro in Guadalajara, Mexico to begin fabrication on Motherbaugh’s large-scale fiberglass work Farewell Arch to Luxemburg City, a sculpture which resembles a My Little Pony, but with two, err, rumps.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Artistics: Fayette Hauser

I recently returned from the Mills College Art Museum, where the exhibition I co-organized with Elissa Auther, West of Center, opened to great countercultural, gender-bending, DIY fanfare. And thinking about the spectacle of opening-night performances, I was reminded of the extraordinary nature of one of the event’s key organizers Fayette Hauser.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Why I Love This Art – John McEnroe's Beauty Does

Why I Love This Art features museum employees, volunteers, and interns talking about art they love from the exhibitions at MCA Denver. Here Director of Programming Sarah Kate Baie writes about John McEnroe's Beauty Does, on view as part of the celebration of the 2013 Biennial of the Americas from July 17 – Sept 29, 2013.

John McEnroe uses specially formulated industrial polymers to create large scale sculptural forms. For his installation in the atrium of MCA Denver, I found him balanced twenty-five feet in the air on

Thursday, July 11, 2013

You are Welcome Here

Beginning in July 2013, admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is FREE for anyone age 18 and under. We are so proud to be the first museum in Denver where children and teenagers can

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Doctor Rates Your Pain with Brett Littman

The Doctor Rates Your Pain is a new (hopefully) recurring feature in which MCA Denver Director & Chief Animator Dr. Adam Lerner interviews visiting artists and guests about hypothetical scenarios that might evoke pain. The featured guest today is Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center in New York and curator of Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios, on view through September 15, 2013 at MCA Denver.