Community Programs


The CVA is honored to host public gatherings to leverage our exhibitions encouraging a dialog between contemporary art and MSU Denver students, faculty, and Denver community.  All programs begin at 6 pm and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Likewise, most events. Join our mailing list to learn about additional upcoming events!

Artist Workshops:

Hands-on explorations of concepts, techniques and strategies with conteporary artists showcased in our exhibitions.

Visiting Artist Talks:

Critially acclaimed artist share the stories of how the work develops.

Creative Mission:

Collaborative student led programs (performances, symposia, panel discussions, lectures, workshops, etc.)

Collective Vision:

Cross-curricular faculty lectures illuminating the natural cross over between contemporary art and other disciplines and dissolving boundaries between academic silos and the univerisity and the public.


Please join us! 

Fall 2013

Sep 11 Visiting Artist Talk - Swoon, muralist and activist, shares stories about her work in communities in transition
Oct 11 Film Screening - Design Thinking presented by students, faculty and professionals in Industrial Design
Oct 14 Creative Mission - Communication Design students present their experience living and working in La Peidra, Domincan Republic
Nov 6 Creative Mission - Live screen printing with the MSU Denver Printmaking Club
Nov 6 For Love or Money - Art Collecting 101 panel discussion in collaboration with Cherry Creek Arts Young Professionals
Nov 7 Artist Workshop - Explore encaustic painting with Art by Craft artist Adrienne DeLoe
Nov 22 Artist Panel - Cross Currents artists share a guided tour of the exhibition
Dec 3 Collective Visions - Adriana Nieto, PhD Chicano/a Studies and Matt Jenkins, MFA Art discuss contemporary life and art in the Native American community


Spring 2014

Jan 22 Visiting Artist Lecture - Rashawn
Feb 6, 7, 8 Artist Residency - Will Wilson, Diné photographer, converts  the CVA into a portrait studio and wet plate collodion darkroom.  Sitters will recieve the tintype photograph and hte image will become part of Wilson's larger body of work.
Mar 13 Collective Vision - Peter Bergman, Matt Jenkins and Tsehai Johnson speak about the faculty exhibiton Making Contact
Apr 23 Visiting Artist Lecture - Leah Buechley, MIT faculty and developer of the LilyPad Arduino toolkit speaks about smart textiles and soft circuits

Contact Us

965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO
Fax: 303.294.5210