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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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July 15, 2016

Colorado Women in Abstraction opening reception, 6pm

Colorado Women in Abstraction features the work of women artists who have been influential in the abstract movement in Colorado. This exhibition is presented at a time when the worldwide art community is examining the role of women in contemporary art and questioning their uneven representation in major exhibitions, publications and sales. Guest Curator Michael Paglia, (art critic for Denver Westword newspaper, art ltd magazine, and author of books Colorado Abstract and Texas Abstract) brings his extensive knowledge of past and current Colorado artists who have been instrumental and influential in the development of abstract art in Colorado. ‌



August 5, 2016

CVA Summer Celebration, 5-9pm

Join students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members for an outdoor party featuring food, music, art and more! Santa Fe Drive will be closed to traffic, join us for this fun, festive, summer evening celebration!



August 25, 2016

Artist Panel, 6:30pm

Moderated by Michael Paglia



September 6, 2016

Light, Medium and Message, 6:30pm

Presentation by artist Jane Guthridge



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.



September 22, 2016

Artist Panel, 6:30pm

Moderated by Deanne Pytlinski, Chair, MSU Denver Department of Art and Executive Director, CVA.


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