Press Release
July 9, 2020

MCA Denver announces robust slate of free, virtual programs and public offerings to complement Nari Ward: We the People


The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) announced today a robust slate of free, virtual programs related to the current exhibition Nari Ward: We the People.  

MCA Denver will be offering programs, events, and conversations throughout the run of the exhibition digitally, free of charge, and available for people to experience on their own devices. 

The offerings include:

“We are proud to offer these thought-provoking programs, especially at this critical moment in our city, and across the country, as we reckon with the legacy of slavery, systemic racism, and police brutality. Our goal is to help foster thoughtful dialogue and provide connection, community, and consolation around these issues as they are raised by Nari’s profound exhibition, and have been central to his practice for decades,” said Nora Burnett Abrams, MCA Denver’s Mark G. Falcone Director. 

Information about individual offerings, as well as registration for “tickets,” which will include a link to the virtual program, can be found at

MCA Denver is also partnering with Orange Barrel Media to bring Ward’s work to digital spaces across downtown Denver, so that the entire city can engage with the monumental themes of Ward’s work such as identity, migration, displacement and gentrification, among other critical ideas relevant to cities like Denver. The 38 digital ads are located along 14th and 16th Streets and along Speer Boulevard. Additionally, a new work titled LAZARUS Beacon will be projected on the Daniels and Fisher Tower as part of the Artists for Night Lights Denver, the Permanent Projection Mapping Installation on the tower. This project was curated by Diana Nawi on behalf of Orange Barrel Media.

Nari Ward: We the People is organized by the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and is curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator; Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director; and former New Museum Associate Curator Helga Christoffersen. To learn more about the exhibition or reserve your tickets to see this exhibition, visit

Major support for Nari Ward: We the People has been provided by The Ed Bradley Family Foundation, Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer, Erica Gervais and Ted Pappendick, Dakis Joannou, Noel E. D. Kirnon, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Jody and Gerald Lippes, Jennifer McSweeney, The Robert Lehman Foundation, and Vilcek Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Ron and Ann Pizutti, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Scott C. Mueller, Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi, and Joshua and Sara Slocum. Special thanks to Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul; and Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijin, Les Moullins, and Havana.