Art making is one civic practice, but there are various other ways to be engaged civically as well. How can we, like citizen-artists, practice citizenship? Every week, we’ll bring you speakers, artists, and experts who will help guide you through their ideas, their creative practices, and the ways in which they practice citizenship.
MCA Denver’s Luminocity Gala is one of Denver’s most coveted anticipated parties of the year. In 2020, we reimagined the Gala and brought it to you, to enjoy from the comfort of your screen for free. This was a truly inclusive event to celebrate MCA Denver! Our 2020 Luminocity Gala featured extraordinary talent, including the comedy of Janae Burris, music from the Flobots, beats from DJ Dopewave, a monologue by Yvie Oddly, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11, and of course, an exceptional performance from Nathaniel Rateliff.
What's Afternoon Saloon? Well, we were thinking wouldn't it be cool to host a good old-fashioned salon for our beloved members? One of those salons where we gather a fashionable assemblage of people like artists, makers, creators, and of course you, to engage in some meaningful, educational discussions? And then we thought wouldn't it be even more fun to turn that salon into a saloon and feature a cool Denver bartender too so we could drink and get smart? We thought it would be!
Inspired by Nari Ward: We the People, we hosted a series of conversations highlighting the first- and second-generation immigrant experience and representations of it in American media. Watch them now!