Come see two exhibitions that celebrate the creativity and resilience of Black communities featuring Jason Moran: Bathing the Room with Blues and Deborah Roberts: I'm.GET YOUR TICKETS
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Ellen Bruss Senior Curator Miranda Lash gives a 60-second overview of Jason Moran's homage to a historic jazz club, now on view at MCA Denver.
Once a month for the run of Jason Moran's exhibition, his installation STAGED: Three Deuces is activated by performances by local musicians.