Wednesday, October 31, 2007

mcart denver opens to commoners

[ photo by mark leffingwell]

"black milk; leed gold; recycled monopan; no corridors; idea box; no front door?"-- all after the jump[s]

article at

also at daily camera

and at rocky mountain news 1 & 2

and ucd advocate

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

nerman museum

with not as much fanfare as what came with the nelson-atkins, but still a worthy update on mid west culture...

from the kc star, the nerman museum of contemporary art will soon open its doors to the public [Oct. 27th]. located on the jccc campus and designed by architect Kyu Sung Woo from cambridge, it is basically an austere limestone box [the material was harvested from a nearby bluff] which floats quietly above the landscape. see for yourself... [all images from nmoca website]

the architect proves you can create a "beacon" without it being overly iconic, and the museum proves how to get an extension built without having $1000 per ticket parties.

also take a virtual tour.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

mcart denver opening

passing on from an email i received earlier this week:

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver -- Inaugural Gala and Exhibition. MCA’s exclusive Inaugural Gala of the new facility designed by David Adjaye, on Friday, October 26, will be the party of 2007! This gala includes a gourmet dinner, fantastic atmosphere and hip entertainment.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s inaugural exhibition opens to the public on October 28. It is entitled Star Power: Museum as Body Electric, and is curated by Cydney Payton, MCA Denver’s Executive Director and Chief Curator. It features seven emerging and established artists including: Carlos Amorales (Mexico), David Altmejd (Canada), Candice Breitz (South Africa), Rangi Kipa (New Zealand), Wangechi Mutu (Kenya), Chris Ofili (UK/Trinidad & Tobago) and Collier Schorr (United States).

Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am –10:00 pm, is the official, free admission, public opening of the MCA’s new facilities and includes a series of activity opportunities to engage and become part of cutting edge contemporary art! Visit

as well as the flyer on the mcart's website:

MCA’s exclusive Inaugural Gala will be the party of the year. Come join us on Friday, October 26, 2007 from 6-11pm as we celebrate the opening of our new David Adjaye designed building.

MCA's Inaugural Gala will include a gourmet sit-down dinner for 800 MCA members and friends. In addition to fantastic atmosphere and cuisine. The evening will include entertainment from hip musical acts including Brightblack Morning Light, a guest DJ and a celebrity host.

“MCA always has the best parties.” - Overheard.

Individual tickets are $1,000. Individual tables are $10,000 and corporate tables are $15,000.