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10/13/18 - 10/15/18 | Philadelphia | PA
10/15/18 - 10/18/18 | Philadelphia | PA
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Explore Denver! The following is a list of recommended events and local attractions you might check out while you are in town.



Free Night Meet-Up at the ART Hotel
1201 Broadway, Denver CO
Wednesday, 10/4 - 6pm - 8pm

Connect with attendees during this unofficial meet-up at the ART hotel - across from the History Colorado Center.

By day, Colorado boasts 300 days of sunshine. By night, Denver is aglow in twinkling lights. Meet up with other attendees at the FIRE Terrace, a unique Denver rooftop bar with a fourth-floor patio that overlooks the bustling life of the Broadway Street below.

Image caption: Aram Jibilian, 2007, Go die, come back, I'll love you, Archival ink jet print. Courtesy of the artist.

MINERVA PROJECTS - Project Launch Party
2534 Dexter Street, Denver, CO

Wednesday, 10/4 - 7pm - 10pm

Q & A with curator Hrag Vartanian at 8:30pm
Celebrate the launch of Minerva Projects' inaugural residency. Editor and curator, co-founder of, Hrag Vartanian, will share insights about his approach to curatorial research. 
In Fixed Point Perspective: The Legacy of Ottoman Studio Photography in Modern and Contemporary Art, Hrag looks closely at one of the most important images in 20th-century American art, Arshile Gorky's Artist and His Mother, a series that brought biography, history, and myth-making into the mainstream of the country's growing fascination with modern art. He questions the focus on the avant-garde style of the painting and drawing, wondering about the photography? We know the painting was based on a photo postcard mailed by the artist's mother in the Ottoman Empire to his father, who was a migrant laborer in New England. Most critics and historians stop there. Yet the image is part of a larger visual culture the artist was familiar with and understood. This curatorial essay investigates the source photograph, examining other modern and contemporary artists who similarly drew from the rich visual culture of Ottoman photography, giving the portraits an afterlife.

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The 2017 Conference is set in the Golden Triangle District - Denver's creative center for Art and Culture. Don't miss your chance to explore the Denver Art Museum, Denver Public Library, The Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Clyfford Still Museum, Curious Theatre Company, galleries, artist's studios, fine restaurants and specialty stores all committed to "the art of living with art!"

Denver Art Museum
W 13th Ave & Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place - features site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Dynamic artworks were created by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).

Show your conference badge for discounted admission!

Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

Still & Art - At the time of his mammoth 1979 retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Clyfford Still provocatively declared, "My work is not influenced by anybody." While many observers have regarded this view as merely typical of the artist's notoriously unyielding singularity, in hindsight Still's words ring true at a deeper level. The concept of "influence" suggests external forces acting upon a passive mind. Still's vision, however, was intensely active. His deep knowledge of world art history enabled him to "take and break" a wealth of images and ideas ranging from the distant to the recent past. Still & Art illustrates how he channeled these points of reference into his own intensely personal style.

Occupying all nine galleries of the Museum, the exhibition encompasses more than 80 Still paintings, works on paper, photographs, and sculptures. It breaks new ground for the Museum by also including a wealth of images of other artists' work in traditional printed reproductions in striking juxtaposition with Still's.

Show your conference badge for complimentary admission!



There are many excellent dining options just a short walk from the hotel. Here is a small sampling!

Breakfast + Lunch

Modern Market a short hop from the hotel on the free 16th Street Shuttle, Modern Market has healthy, delicious breakfast and lunch options -- made quickly.

City O' City - early-morning, and late-night artist-owned diner with good vegetarian fare.

Food carts - Metro Denver's largest gathering of gourmet food trucks and carts returns to Downtown Denver's Civic Center Park.
Dinner + After hours
Palace Arms, Ship Tavern - upscale New Peruvian cuisine and cocktails served in a lively space filled with music and art. Good for large groups. Next door to the Holiday Inn Express!
Las Delicias - good mexican food with festive atmosphere. Short walk from hotel.

Lunch is provided as part of your conference registration. Coffee/tea is available at the conference site each morning at 8:30am.

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