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The Center for Visual Art provides diverse, high-quality art experiences that bring local and international artists, MSU Denver students and the broader community together to advance the global urban dialogue.

CVA is operating under the guidance of state, city, and university guidelines. For more information on what that means, see our FAQ page.


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See Our Upcoming Exhibitions

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Jaguar Man


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Contact Us

Center for Visual Art | Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204


Tuesday – Friday* 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday 12 – 5 pm 
Closed Sunday + Monday, major holidays, and between exhibitions

*open until 8pm on First Fridays




The Center for Visual Art is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Jan and Fred Mayer Fund, the Marcia Gold Naiman Fund, the Campbell Foundation Fund, BBVA Compass Foundation, Denver Arts and Venues – Imagine 2020, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti, Corona Insights, Delta Dental, the MSU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other private sources including CVA members and individual donors. 


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