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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Our Failure Scholarship was designed to encourage risk-taking and 18-year-old Kaley Corinaldi AKA KCori embodies that wholeheartedly. A talented singer-songwriter from Colorado Springs, she's the lucky recipient of this year's scholarship which will contribute $20,000 to her college tuition. Congrats, Kaley! Applications for the 2022 scholarship will open later this year.

For Jason Moran's Fall 2021 exhibition "Bathing the Room with Blues," MCA Denver's Curatorial Intern Florence Blackwell was tasked with conducting thorough research on the Denver neighborhood of Five Points, dubbed "the Harlem of the West." Florence headed to the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library where she met Charleszine “Terry” Nelson, the library's Senior Special Collection and Resource Manager. Along with helping Florence with her research, Terry also became a good friend and mentor. Here, Florence and Terry sit down to discuss the history of the Five Points neighborhood in Denver and Terry's own experience growing up in the area.

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In case you haven’t heard, MCA Denver is turning 25 this year, so we decided to talk to human 25-year-olds about what it feels like to have a quarter of a century under their belts. We learned that being 25 is a complex time filled with uncertainty, excitement, confusion, and hope. It means noticing changes within yourself and unearthing who you are. Being 25 means having so much growth to look back on and just as much to look forward to in the years to come. In many ways, we as a museum feel the same.

To what extent are NFTs reimagining Conceptual Art, reigniting the art market boom of the 1980s, and/or just disrupting the field of contemporary art through technological innovation? Mark G. Falcone Director Nora Burnett Abrams and leading blockchain researcher Amy Whitaker address these questions and more.