Museum Monday // MCA – Denver

Located in downtown Denver, I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art – Denver in late November. The three story museum was filled with an exhibit called Saber Acomodar, art and workshops of Jalisco 1915-now. Opened in September, 2017, in conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas, the exhibition investigates works created in Jalisco, Mexico, from 1915 to the present. The exhibition featured 25 artists who combined traditional techniques with contemporary ideas. MCA – Denver has a longstanding relationship with artists from Jalisco, artists including Jorge Méndez, and Eduardo Sarabia have showcased their work in the museum.

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One of my favorite works in the exhibit (pictured above) is Eduardo Terrazas‘ Crecimento exponencial. Made in 1975, Terrazas’ work is comprised of 16 paint on acrylic canvases. Terrazas’ work represents exponential growth. Exponential growth is signified by adding black lines to a white canvas until the canvas becomes totally black.

Overall, the MCA – Denver was a lovely little museum with a cute cafe on the top floor with stunning downtown views. The museum wasn’t all that busy when I was there, which gave me plenty of time to examine my favorite works in relative peace. I would recommend the MCA – Denver to a visiting museum buff, or a contemporary art fan. The museum itself probably would not take up more than an afternoon, which would leave you enough time to spend exploring downtown later in the evening.

 

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