Mixed Taste: Still At Home– Monoliths & Colonial Cartography


The off-beat series you’ve loved in person for nearly 18 years can still be enjoyed without having to put pants on. That’s right — Mixed Taste is back for a winter edition! And it's still virtual because we're still at home.

Two speakers get 20 minutes each to enlighten you on unrelated topics, selected by a guest curator for the first time: Mixed Taste fan-favorite lecturer Adrian Miller. After the speaking portion, ideas start to blend when audience members ask questions and anything goes. On February 24, join us for Monoliths & Colonial Cartography featuring our very own, Ellen Bruss Senior Curator, Miranda Lash & Apoorva Tadepalli.

This is our second edition of Mixed Taste presented virtually, so you can tune in from any device anywhere in the world. Mixed Taste: Still At Home will only be a three-part series, so don't miss out on this wildly popular program. 

Each evening will conclude with an original poem inspired by the topics performed by some of Denver’s best poets.

How to Watch

Please note: 3-event series bundles and tickets to this event are no longer available.

If you purchased tickets to this event, a streaming link was sent to you via the email on your DCPA account 24 hours prior to the event. A final reminder with the link was also sent at 6PM MST the day of the event. Ticket purchasers will be able to use the streaming details provided to watch through Apr 3, 2021 — one month after the final event.

About the Speakers & Poet

Miranda Lash is the Ellen Bruss Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, where she began working in September 2020. As Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum from 2014 to 2020, Lash orchestrated the museum’s installation of its first galleries exclusively dedicated to contemporary art in its new North Building and curated exhibitions including Yinka Shonibare CBE: The American LibraryKeltie Ferris: *O*P*E*N*BRUCE CONNER: FOREVER AND EVER; and Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art. From 2008 to 2014, Lash was the founding curator of modern and contemporary art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. There she curated over twenty exhibitions, including the large-scale traveling retrospective exhibition Mel Chin: Rematch and the exhibitions Camille Henrot: Cities of YsSwoon: ThalassaWayne Gonzales: Light to DarkDark to Light; and Parallel Universe: Quintron and Miss Pussycat Live at City Park. Lash has been a Clark Fellow at the Clark Art Institute, a consultant for Creative Capital, and a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a board member for the Joan Mitchell Foundation and graduate of Harvard University and the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. Web mcadenver.org 

Apoorva Tadepalli is a researcher, editor, and freelance writer from Bombay, focused primarily on the intersection of literature, culture, and cities. Twitter @storyshaped | Web atadepalli.com 

Brenton Weyi uses the power of word and performance to cultivate humanity. A son of Congolese immigrants, he is a first-generation essayist and award-winning creative polymath. Informed by travel to over 70 nations, Brenton’s work blends narrative, philosophy and history to examine how we build ethical societies. His professional journey began in Thailand and Central Africa, where he used writing as a healing modality for victims of war. Brenton’s poetry and poetic essays have been read worldwide and he was a founder of the award-winning Almighty Ink poetry and Step One dance. He is an Inaugural Playwrights’ Group member at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, a Truth Be Told storytelling GrandSlam Champion, a proud member of Playback Theatre West & Storytellers Acapella, and a TEDx speaker and lead organizer. He has been featured in INC MagazineLA Times, KGNU, and others. Instagram @weyiwithwords  | Twitter @bweyi | Web brentonweyi.com