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!
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.
Collaborative student led programs (performances, symposia, panel discussions, lectures, workshops, etc.)
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!
||Visiting Artist Talk - Swoon, muralist and activist, shares stories about her work in communities in transition
||Film Screening - Design Thinking presented by students, faculty and professionals in Industrial Design
||Creative Mission - Communication Design students present their experience living and working in La Peidra, Domincan Republic
||Creative Mission - Live screen printing with the MSU Denver Printmaking Club
||For Love or Money - Art Collecting 101 panel discussion in collaboration with Cherry Creek Arts Young Professionals
||Artist Workshop - Explore encaustic painting with Art by Craft artist Adrienne DeLoe
||Artist Panel - Cross Currents artists share a guided tour of the exhibition
||Collective Visions - Adriana Nieto, PhD Chicano/a Studies and Matt Jenkins, MFA Art discuss contemporary life and art in the Native American community
||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.
||Collective Vision - Peter Bergman, Matt Jenkins and Tsehai Johnson speak about the faculty exhibiton Making Contact
||Visiting Artist Lecture - Leah Buechley, MIT faculty and developer of the LilyPad Arduino toolkit speaks about smart textiles and soft circuits