Museum Info
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Museum & Store Hours

Tues – Sun

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  • $1 – adults
  • $1 – seniors
  • $1 – students
  • & educators

Free for members and children under the age of 12.

Public Programs

Access: Programs for Persons with Disabilities

Access Programs
BMoCA Access Programs engage individuals with disabilities and special needs in the world of contemporary art. Specially trained docents and workshop leaders offer tours and hands-on art making workshops based on the exhibition. Special requests are encouraged and welcomed. BMoCA is equipped with a wheelchair lift and is fully handicap accessible.

Access Tours & Workshops
BMoCA is providing youth and adult visitors of diverse physical and cognitive abilities opportunities to visit BMoCA at no charge. On ACCESS Days, Visitors from the general public, as well as members of local service organizations, will receive an educational tour of the museum’s exhibitions, partnered with a hands-on art making workshop specifically designed for their abilities. One ACCESS Day is held per exhibition cycle.

2015 ACCESS Days:
Tuesday, February 17, 11am-1pm*
Tuesday, July 28, 11am-1pm*
Tuesday, October 13, 11am-1pm*

*Tours & workshops will be led every hour on the hour.

Free access is sponsored by a generous grant from the Boulder Human Relations Commission.

Access Art: Tours for Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
ACCESS ART is specifically designed to make BMoCA’s art exhibitions accessible for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers. BMoCA staff has received specialized training and professional development from Laurel Humble, Assistant Educator for the MoMA Alzheimer’s Project and co-founder of Meet Me at MoMA. One Access Art tour is held per exhibition cycle.

2015 Access Art tours:
Thursday, February 19, 2:30pm
Thursday, July 30, 2:30pm
Thursday, October 15, 2:30pm

For more information or to schedule a tour or workshop, contact Nicole Dial-Kay, Education Coordinator at 303-443-2122 ext 13 or


MediaLive brings together artists who explore forms of live audiovisual performance. The very notion of what it means for a work to be live, the interplay between modes of perception such as sight and sound, and the entanglement of human interaction with technology all come into focus as artists investigate the elasticity of form and content, bridging the analog and digital realms.

This three-day festival presents a variety of approaches, discusses the technology and underlying theoretical, formal and conceptual considerations, and offers opportunities to explore live media tools first-hand.

MediaLive Curators
Janet Feder & David Fodel

MediaLive Presents

Medialive Presents events are small-scale, temporal evening programs infused with interdisciplinary arts screenings, performances, and talks. BMoCA and curator Jon Satrom (co-founder of GLI.TC/H) present two events, Homebrew Technologies and Digital Psychedalia, that blend Colorado culture and history with contemporary digital art practices. This program is presented as part of BMoCA’s Medialive, a festival celebrating new media and live audiovisual arts.

Summer Games

Summer Games is a series of free outdoor events for all ages and abilities that features artists, games, food trucks, and local breweries. In 2014, Summer Games included a large-scale Ping-Pong tournament, trivia, yoga, a volleyball-dogeball mashup, lawn sports with curated soundtracks; as well as BMoCA’s popular Art Stop, art-making for youth and families on the museum’s front porch; free screen-printing workshops; music; and artist interventions. On Friday, June 19, BMoCA will offer one large Summer Games event with favorites from 2014, plus new explorations into the intersections of art and sports.

Your Brain On Art

How and why do artists create? Are artists wired differently to perceive the world differently? How do we interpret and experience their work? How does brain function encourage and inspire the making and enjoyment of art?

Throughout time, artists have intuitively made observations and practiced techniques that scientists, through the use of advanced neuro-scanning methods, are just now beginning to explore and understand.

Join BMoCA for a series of conversations and demonstrations with artists, neuroscientists, historians, and other great minds in the field of neuroaesthetics and explore creativity through the lens of science.

Your Brain on Art is presented by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) in collaboration with Bill Stoehr & the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Sponsored by Gretchen & Neil King, Boulder Arts Commission, The Citizens of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Colorado Creative Industries, The Community Foundation, The Denver Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts.

For further research

TED: Charles Limb: Your Brain on Improv
NPR: Art, Mind and Brain Intersect in Kandel’s Vienna
University of Michigan: Margaret Livingstone: What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain
PBS: Arts & The Mind
The Science of the Arts: Perceptual Neuroscience and Aesthetics at Johns Hopkins Brain Sciences Institute

Expert Talks

BMoCA’s signature series of panel-led community discussions that expand our definition of “expert”. Exhibiting artists are joined by professionals from different fields to bring new, often-unexpected perspectives on art at BMoCA. Typically held in the gallery with work by the presenting artist, the experts talk informally with the artist about his or her career, techniques, and works as well as a range of other topics. Expert Talks encourage audience participation and the exchange of ideas.

Experts in lectures have included parents and friends of the artist, participating revolutionaries of the Romanian Revolution, Scott Jurek, world-class ultramarathoner, collectors who have developed close relationships with artists, local historians, architects, and art historians.