Please join us at McNichols Civic Center Building on September 21, 6-9 p.m. for our next installment of the McNichols Project.
McNichols Project: Outside In, will celebrate the opening of the McNichols Building's fall exhibitions: Para Mi Pueblo, Bauhaus 100, Los Supersonicos and Street Art Murals: From Blank Urban Walls to Works of Art.
Celebrating interior design with Bauhaus 100 and outdoor artwork with Para Mi Pueblo, Los Supersonicos and Urban Arts Fund Murals, Outside In invites you to explore the connections between beautification, sustainable design, cultural heritage, and the past, present and future of Denver's thriving urban arts. Blend yourself a margarita by pedaling a bike, grab tasty treats from Taco Block, share your ideas on how to be greener and more!
We also encourage you to drop by the opening reception for History Colorado's Year of La Chicana before joining us at McNichols Building. A short walk from one venue to the next, both Year of La Chicana and Para Mi Pueblo celebrate the importance of Chicana/Chicano heritage in Colorado.
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Para Mi Pueblo: Chicano/a Murals from Colorado Artists
Inspired by the Mexican Mural Movement, young Chicano/a artists began to paint murals in low-income communities, beginning with the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood and spreading throughout the city and beyond. Like their Mexican predecessors, the Chicano/a muralists of Colorado have consistently used their art to call for political and social change.
2nd floor Boettcher Cultural Pavilion
Bauhaus 100: Good Design is for Everyone
This exhibition is designed to inspire a conversation about sustainable practices, highlighting beautiful, well-designed and well-made objects likely to be kept long-term.
1st Floor Community Space
Street Art Murals: From Blank Urban Walls to Works of Art.
Locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists transform the blank canvases of ordinary urban walls into stunning works of art.
1st Floor Nook:
The painting in this exhibition, “El Grito de Aztlán,” by Carlos Frésquez and Francisco Zamora shows the legacy of Chicano/a muralism as an important catalyst for creativity, community engagement and activism in Colorado.