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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302-6226
Phone Number: +1 303-443-2122
11:00 - 17:00
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You'll find an eclectic mix of contemporary art from regional, national and...

You'll find an eclectic mix of contemporary art from regional, national and international artists at this innovative museum, which also features dance, poetry and other performances and an outdoor summer cinema series.

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A fun space, with changing exhibits. It's small, but worth dipping into when you're downtown walking around. Would be a great space for a modern party, a book launch, etc.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan S
Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fun space, with changing exhibits. It's small, but worth dipping into when you're downtown walking around. Would be a great space for a modern party, a book launch, etc.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, it was only a dollar to go in and it is right next to the Boulder Dushanabe tea house so you are right there to visit. 1 and 1/2 floors had exhibits. Appears fresh, up beat and the upstairs exhibit was about bee hives. They had a bee hive projected on 2 walls so you felt you were inside... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

As much for the architecture (which is always there) as for the exhibits (which change). The BMOCA people have worked on both, making them work together. The exhibits are meant to open new pathways in thinking and the staff does a good job of that.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It probably depends very much on the current exhibition. The one we saw was hung haphazardly and without much energy to it. It only costs a dollar and places like this should be supported, just don't expect much..

Thank jochenulrike
Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were so impressed with this fantastic community facility. All the more disappointing that the second floor - an amazing gallery and exhibition space - was empty. What a shame. We realize that not everyone likes or appreciates the same in art, so we expect that many folks liked the first floor show, "Bliss". We found it to be precious... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Maybe it's because I don't "get" contemporary art but I paid a dollar to go into an empty place. I'm a visual person but I could fathom the theme or what was going on. It might be fine with other people that are into that type of things but I was so lost. Waste of time really but that was... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Very interesting installations. Enjoyed the museum. It was somewhat hard to find but worth the effortt.

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Since it was listed as a must see, we ventured in to the two-story building a short walk from the Pearl Street Mall on a Saturday. The entry fee was donation-based. The Museum occupied approximately 2,000 square feet of space and most of it was vacant. Both my travel companion and I found it difficullt to understand the positive previous... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

It is free during Farmer's Market days and only costs $1 other times. I asked the difference between modern art and contemporary art and the answer is that modern art is stuff like Picasso and Salvador Dali and contemporary art is stuff done last week. It is a small place so why not stop in. The world needs artists.

Thank PMahdis
Savannah, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't makes special trip just for this. The ground floor had exhibits by just one artist, the upper floor had a performance going on. That's it.

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