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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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Tue & Wed Feb 7 - Mar 22, 2017

Young Artist Studio: Manipulated Photography, 3:30-5:30pm

Open studio and workshops for youth ages 11-21. Learn more about YAS and workshops here.

Wed Mar 29, 2017

Artist talk with Golnar Adili, 5pm
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Remembering Tehran: A Decade’s Review - Golnar Adili will discuss the beginning of her art practice including an architecture travel grant to Tehran, the stages of her artistic development, and the non-boundaries between craft, design and fine art in her own work.

Tue Apr 4, 2017

Artist talk with Rachel Harper, 6pm

Rachel Harper is a Chicago-based artist who was a residential artist at the Art Institute of Chicago, a Learning Fellow at Chicago Art Department, and grant recipient from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Rachel is the current Stockyard Institute Artist in Residence. Her research studio is a converted classroom in a Chicago public school where she works alongside 600 child colleagues. She also is the founder of Seen + Heard, an artist project advocating for children’s cultural works, leads the Teacher Institute at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and teaches Education courses at DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Chicago where she is doctoral candidate and a Schubert Fellow. Her BFA and MA are from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where her thesis was awarded the Fellowship in Art Education. For more information about Rachel's projects and recent scholarly publications go to


Fri Apr 7, 2017

First Friday on Santa Fe, 6-8pm

Last evening to see Presence: Reflections on the Middle East before it closes on April 8. Come see the galleries and all the Art District on Santa Fe has to offer during First Friday art walk. CVA is open late for exhibition viewing and art making for all ages. 


Fri Apr 21, 2017

BFA Thesis Exhibition I opening reception, 6-8pm

The first of two week-long exhibitions showcasing MSU Denver's BFA Thesis Exhibitions opens during Third Friday on Santa Fe.


Fri May 5, 2017

BFA Thesis Exhibition II opening reception, 6-8pm

The second of two week-long exhibitions showcasing MSU Denver's BFA Thesis Exhibitions opens during First Friday on Santa Fe.






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