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MCA Denver

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Address: 1485 Delgany St, Denver, CO 80202-1100
Phone Number: 303-298-7554
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Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Small Museum

The displays/installations that were there are nice, but we were surprised how small the museum was. The size of it made it feel like it should be a free museum. The staff was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Our young family visited this quaint museum and were pleasantly surprised by the range of interactive exhibits and educational subject matter, four exhibits total but ranged from photography to experiential/provocative installations. A definite must visit even if your slightly interested in modern or contemporary art. Great spaces and roof top deck with bar space. Kids are Free! Takes about 1-2... More 

Thank Steven K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The displays/installations that were there are nice, but we were surprised how small the museum was. The size of it made it feel like it should be a free museum. The staff was very friendly & helpful about other things to do in the area.

Thank vacationer66
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

I have a condo real close to the MCA, and probably don't go as much as I should. I try to make it every time they switch exhibits. My last visit the other day reminded me that I need to go more often. I am a member and encourage you to join...if you try to catch most of their exhibits... More 

Thank cubfaninco
Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Only one artist was represented in the building, limiting the experience a lot. The building itself is not very inspiring and the layout and proportions give a very cold overall impression. Last not least the staircase case and some of the walls looked grubby and dirty. Too bad.

Thank SigDakar
Denver, Colorado
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80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

great for me. We saw the Marilyn Minter "Pretty Dirty" exhibit in this small easy visit museum. The exhibit we saw was both fascinating and disturbing. The acrylic on steel paintings showed spectacular technique with images that were bold, provocative, magnetic and repulsive. There was even a small display of pornographic material walled off with a warning about the contents.... More 

Thank Garry H
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Over years and many exhibits, our take on the curatorial choices at the MCA has been more experiments in repackaging and reassembling existing objects without much substance or thoughtful meaning or dialog. So much so that we probably will not visit again, and simply have not found something worth supporting here. Building itself was designed and put up very cheaply,... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a rather small contemporary art museum, and I suggest visitors check out what the current exhibit is featuring before going ahead and visiting the place. I personally loved the Marilyn Minter exhibit, but I was already familiar with her work and knew that I was going to enjoy it. A pleasant surprise was the Bubble Room, where families... More 

Thank Sayaka S
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I dropped into the MCA Denver because I had only an hour and couldn't devote myself fully to the Denver Art Museum. It was the perfect choice. I rode up on the 16th Street Free Shuttle from the Hyatt and within minutes I was immersed in an all-encompassing four-floor Marilyn Minter exhibit. The cool thing about the MCA Denver is... More 

Thank Gomalez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I had great fun at the MCA. Not every piece/exhibit called out to me or was something I could relate to but as I wandered through the gallery I found it engaging and had a great time working my way up to the rooftop. The bubble garden was a pleasant surprise and the rooftop garden and cafe were great places... More 

Thank Chris P
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Beautiful space in a happening part of Denver to explore contemporary art. MCA Denver brings fascinating exhibits to the City, including a recent original multimedia exhibit of the works of Mark Mothersbaugh. It does not have a permanent collection, so there is a constantly rotating set of curated artist installations to bring you back again and again. A café on... More 

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