We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

MCA Denver

Neighborhood: Downtown
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1485 Delgany St, Denver, CO 80202-1100
Phone Number: 303-298-7554
See all hours
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 63 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
  • 10
  • 6
Pleasantly surprised by the exhibition.

The museum staff were very friendly and helpful. The Adam Pendleton exhibition was well presented and nicely curated. We enjoyed the visit very much.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
Add Photo Write a Review

63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 61: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
403 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum staff were very friendly and helpful. The Adam Pendleton exhibition was well presented and nicely curated. We enjoyed the visit very much.

Thank MingmeiHong
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
398 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Adam Pendleton exhibit is currently at MCA Denver. There are actually three (2 1/2) floors of exhibits, but not a lot to actually see. Both my wife and I left a bit confused. I guess we just didn't get it. The admission is very reasonable and parking was not difficult. We actually only stayed about 30 minutes. I'm not... More 

Review collected in partnership with Windows 10 app

Thank IverJohnson
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hidden gem in Denver! Great art that seems to always change. Great gift shop too. Excellent location to walk to visit, centrally located. Parking can be a challenge.

Thank jmdeans
1 review
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
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Level Contributor
768 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
133 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 SigInDenver
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
250 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank SaraF742
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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

Been to MCA Denver? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from MCA Denver staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?