May 30 – June 22, 2013 

Literary and fine art works of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s students and alumni, published in the Metrosphere magazine.



"Unicorns and Other Sparkly Gardens"

 Artist Lecture by Daniel Nilsson Saturday, June 1, 3pm


Interrrupted Process and Theory Loves Practice

 July 5th- September 21st

Opening Reception July 12, 6-8 pm 


08/2/13 - 08/24/13

Ghost Ranch 2013
Ghost Ranch 2013
Impressions of Piedra Lumbra: Plein Air Painting in Northern New Mexico-

Ghost Ranch


The work in this exhibition was created during a competitive scholarship course offered through the MSU Denver Art Department. Along with the opportunity to focus on location painting and drawing this course augmented students' creative experiance through the process of documenting the specifics of place and regional art history as part of thier artistic expression.

Upcoming Exhibition

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects Aug. 29 – Nov. 1, 2008

The Center for Visual Art (CVA) is proud to host the Colorado debut of Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Pri


nts and Objects, a collection of original works by the world-renowned artists.

Exhibition | Aug. 29 – Nov. 1, 2008
Opening Reception | Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 Members only: 6–7 p.m.; Open to the public: 7–9 p.m.
Public Lecture by the Artists | Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, 5:30 p.m. Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex Exhibition and lecture are free and open to the public.
The artists are presenting this lecture as a gift to the CVA.

CVA Supporters get the best seats in the house
Become a member of CVA at the $100 level or higher and get reserved seating for two at the Christo and Jeanne-Claude public lecture. All proceeds benefit the CVA. Inquire at the Center for Visual Art for membership info or call 303-294-5207.

General Seating: Click here to visit the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Public Lecture page.


The exhibition includes 130 works, numbered editions of prints and objects by Christo and photographic editions by Wolfgang Volz of works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Works in the collection, from 1962 through 2004, represent the diversity in their oeuvre.

The works in the exhibition relate to the large projects in which Christo and Jeanne-Claude have made short-term, reversible interventions in cityscapes and landscapes. Some show completed projects, others show the artists’ conceptions of projects never realized. The act of drawing and collage is a preparatory one for Christo in anticipation of a project’s realization. Once completed the large-scale, temporary projects are recorded in photographs, books, touring exhibitions, films and videos.

Top right image: CHRISTO: The Mastaba, 1,240 Oil Barrels, Project for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Lithograph, 1968-1998. © Christo 1998. The indoor installation was created in 1968 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.
Bottom left image: CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE: VALLEY CURTAIN, RIFLE, COLORADO, 1970-1972. Photo: Wolfgang Volz. © Christo 1972.

The Metro State CVA wishes to thank Josy Kraft, Vladimir Yavachev and the following sponsors:

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude derive no income from this exhibition.


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