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‌CVA offers programming, events, lectures and much more to foster a deeper understanding of the art we have on view, encouraging a dialog about contemporary art between MSU Denver students, faculty, and the greater Denver community. All programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

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August 25, 2016

Artist Panel, 6:30pm

Moderator Michael Paglia, Guest Curator of Colorado Women in Abstraction.

Artists: Patricia Aaron, Teresa Booth Brown, Trine Bumiller, Monroe Hodder, Margaret Pettee Olsen, Lorelei Schott


REGISTER HERE: Paglia Panel Discussion


September 6, 2016

Light, Medium and Message, 6:30pm

Presentation by artist Jane Guthridge


 REGISTER HERE: Light, Medium and Message

September 13, 2016

Women of Abstract Expressionism: A Curator's View, 6:30pm

Lecture by Gwen Chanzit, curator of Modern Art at the Denver Art Museum and curator of Women of Abstract Expressionism.


REGISTER HERE: A Curator's View


September 22, 2016

Artist Panel, 6:30pm

Moderator Dr. Deanne Pytlinski, Chair, MSU Denver Department of Art and Executive Director, CVA.

Artists: Tonia Bonnell, Carlene Francis, Ania Gola-Kumor, Nancy Lovendahl, Kate Petley


REGISTER HERE: Pytlinski Panel


September 26, 2016

Athena Project presents Cocktails and Comedy, 7pm, $35 in advance / $40 at the door

Mixology competition and fundraiser. Tasting flight of each mixologists' drink, stand-up comediennes & heavy appetizers.



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