Observation, Experimentation and Reflection
The CVA's immersive programming reflects the unique dual assets of a university gallery as well as those of an urban contemporary arts center. We aim to engage students of all ages and demographics through observation, experimentation and reflection in response to the work in the gallery. University faculty, staff and students architect experiences that allow contemporary art to be relevant to the learner. Our highly qualified teaching apprentices lead experiential programs for adults and children and offer customized school visits.
We recognize and embrace experiential learning and to that end offer an engaged space for people to develop a more rich relationship with contemporary art through:
Young Artist Programs
The Educator Lab
Adult and Community Programs
MSU Denver Interdisciplinary Integration
The Center for Visual art develops strong community partnerships with a diverse mix of constituents including MSU Denver students, faculty and alumni; the La Alma/South Lincoln community; public schools and community centers; and private foundations to provide programs that change lives.The CVA shares common goals and intitatives with diverse constituents, foremost being Metropolitan State University and community groups in the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood that encompases the Arts District on Santa Fe.
- ACE Community Challenge Charter school
- Access Gallery
- Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver
- The Bridge Project
- TRIO: Upward Bound
- VSA Colorado/Access Gallery
- West Generation Academy
- West Leadership Academy