The Center for Visual Art provides diverse, high-quality art experiences that bring local and international artists, MSU Denver students and the broader community together to advance the global urban dialogue.


CVA is currently closed for construction.

CVA is undergoing renovations to convert our bathrooms into all-gender restrooms. While we are excited to take this step to better welcome all our visitors, the downside is that we will be closed through February 2020. Join us in March for our Printmaking Studio and In-Process exhibition.


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Reconnect: MSU Denver Alumni Exhibition Call for Entry

Reconect: MSU Denver Alumni Exhibition 

Calling all roadrunners – every five years CVA holds a juried alumni exhibition celebrating the incredible work of talented MSU Denver alumni near and far and we want to include YOU! This call is open to all MSU Denver alumni who have graduated by May 2019 or earlier in any degree program. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.


MARCH 6 - 21

In Process: Printmaking Studio and Exhibition

Join us for three weeks of workshops, demonstrations and tours, along with an exhibition of "In Process."

The exhibition will provide a visual story of printmaking processes.

Click here for more information and to register for workshops.



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The Center for Visual Art is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Jan and Fred Mayer Fund, the Marcia Gold Naiman Fund, the Campbell Foundation Fund, BBVA Compass Foundation, Denver Arts and Venues – Imagine 2020, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti, Corona Insights, Delta Dental, the MSU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other private sources including CVA members and individual donors. 


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