Attraction Spotlight: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

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The Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1996.  It then moved to its new home that was built by British architect David Adjaye in October 2007.

You can overlook the former rail yard near Riverfront Park in this three-story museum.  They are proud to be Green and feature an eco-friendly garden and Green construction that uses 40% less energy than other buildings their size.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver has five exhibition spaces that are devoted to traveling installations versus a permanent collection.  They have a mixture of new media, modern art and photography.

Upcoming Displays

“Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia” will be on display through April 12, 2015.  Mothersbaugh rose to fame from the music group Devo.  This display will travel to Austin, Santa Monica, CA and Texas after its premiere in Denver.

“When MCA invited me to work with their team on an exhibition of this kind, I was happy to have the opportunity to show Denver, and ultimately the world, what I'm really about.” Says Motherbaugh.

He goes on to say, "When I came to Denver while touring with DEVO a few years ago, I was struck by the vitality and positive energy in the city and experiencing the Museum of Contemporary Art was definitely a high point.”

Museum Information

The Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 1485 Delgany in Denver. They offer memberships for individuals at a cost of $45 and for families at a cost of $75 per year. The museum is open from 12pm to 7pm Tuesday through Thursday, from 12pm to 9pm on Fridays and from 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The MCA café is also open during the same hours.

Admission to the museum is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and free for those under 18 years of age. Adults get in for $5 after 5pm, as well.

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