by: Rachel Ralph
More American Photographs opened this past Thursday at MCA Denver. The visitors, and the works, filled every corner of the first floor galleries, including the wall opening onto 15th Street, Denver.
Visitors had the opportunity to hear the curator of this show, Jens Hoffmann, director of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, speak about his process in developing the exhibition. In the galleries, visitors engaged with the works and reflected upon the personal stories revealed within the photographs both new and old. By contrast, the third-floor roof-top was filled with music by special guests Joshua Novak and Ian Cooke and a photo booth for guests to document their time at the opening.
|MCA Denver Director, Adam Lerner introduces curator, Jens Hoffmann|
|Jens Hoffmann speaks about developing More American Photographs|
|Visitors discussing the work of Hank Willis Thomas|
|Visitors discussing the work of Catherine Opie|
|MCA Denver staff & guest musician, Joshua Novak celebrate a successful opening|
|Guest musician, Ian Cooke draws a crowd to the roof-top for a MCA Denver style party|