Museum Info
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Museum & Store Hours

Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

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

Free for members and children under the age of 12.

Special Events

Night of the Sharkive

BMoCA and the University of Colorado Art Museum (CU Art Museum) present an evening celebrating Shark’s Ink, a Colorado treasure. The gala supports CU Art Museum’s acquisition of the Sharkive, an internationally important collection of prints created by artists from around the world in the Boulder County studio of Bud and Barbara Shark.

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event that honors and preserves the Shark’s legacy in Colorado. Night of the Sharkive features artist-designed tables, farm-to-table dining, specialty cocktails, and music.

Dia Del Niño (Children's Day)

Celebrate all children with BMoCA at Día del Niño (Children’s Day)! Participate in a family-friendly day of traditional Latino festivities, including art-making, storytelling, live dance, and musical performances.

Ballet de la Diversidad Cultural
Danza Matachina Guadalupana

Fun for the whole family! Visit each organization’s website to find out about special programs and discounts.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Denver Art Museum History Colorado
Clyfford Still Museum Denver Public Library
Byers Evans House Museum

In Partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center and in collaboration with One Action 2016: Arts + Immigration Project

Chase Mortgage Banking

Nights at the Museum

Through Nights at the Museum, BMoCA presents innovative dinner events celebrating art, food, and the senses. Guests experience a unique artistic and culinary collaboration between one of BMoCA’s exhibiting artists and a local chef.

The Nights at the Museum series presents 3 dinner events each year. For each event, BMoCA invites an artist to partner with a local chef in the creation of a unique evening. Guests enjoy an incredible meal as they experience BMoCA’s innovative exhibitions and learn more about the museum’s diverse programming.

Guests and sponsors of Nights at the Museum enjoy opportunities to engage and network with philanthropic, arts, and community leaders from Boulder and the Denver metro-area.

BMoCA Featured Limited Edition Print

If This Light Can Hold (2015) is an inkjet print of the site-responsive installation by Melbourne-based artist Robbie Rowlands. Rowlands created the piece for BMoCA’s Spring 2016 exhibition Substrate, an exhibition that invited artists to make work using the floor of the museum. If you look down at the floor near this piece you will see the marks left by Rowlands’ installation. In 2016 BMoCA’s floors will be redone, this photograph will be the lasting memory for the extraordinary installation.

Rowlands is known for dismembering and eviscerating buildings to create dialogue between art and architecture. Cutting through BMoCA’s floors, across the main gallery, and into the heart and soul of the museum’s space, his work explores perceptions of permanence and vulnerability associated with objects and environments. The ripped-up floor becomes an exaggerated gesture that subverts the floors architectural function and alters the physical framework of the institution. The incision exposes the raw material of the building’s structure, and interrupts our interpretation of the museum as a sacred space to experience art.

Please call BMoCA at 303.443.2122 to learn more or purchase one of these limited edition prints.

Robbie Rowlands, If This Light Can Hold, 2015, is one of several limited edition prints available for purchase from BMoCA. Please contact the museum at 303.443.2122 or to learn more.

BMoCA Travel Opportunities

In February, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Students League made an exciting trip to the 35th Annual ARCO Madrid Art Fair! Guests experienced highlights of Madrid’s art scene with VIP access to galleries, museums, and the ARCO Madrid Art Fair.

New Year's Eve at The Dirty Baroque Ball

Ornament yourself for a scintillating New Year’s Eve at the Dirty Baroque Ball! The château will be filled with powdered wigs, masked courtiers, and a myriad of visceral surprises to overwhelm your senses. For your amusement, expect musical performances, mediums to the spirit world, a 17th-century French painting photobooth, and a midnight champagne sabrage. No detail too much, no drama too dirty.
New Year’s Eve is presented by Friends with Benefits (FWB), BMoCA’s membership affiliate group for young patrons. Proceeds benefit BMoCA’s exhibitions and education programs.

For news about New Year’s Eve 2016, visit BMoCA on Facebook or Twitter.


BMoCA has also partnered with Hyatt Place Boulder to offer 15 special VIP Packages. For just $190 you will receive 2 New Year’s eve tickets and a room at Hyatt Place Boulder. Call 303.443.2122 to book your package.

New Year’s Eve is presented by Friends with Benefits (FWB), BMoCA’s membership affiliate group for young patrons.

Proceeds benefit BMoCA’s exhibitions and programs.

Sponsors: Cured, The Farm, Finkel & Garf Brewing Company, Hyatt Place Boulder, Vapor Distillery

Open Wall

Twice a year, over 75 artists share their work at Open Wall – a one-night, self-curated exhibition and silent auction that raises funds for BMoCA and your local art community. Mingle with artists and art supporters, bid on a new work of art for your collection, and enjoy music, light hors d’œuvres, and drinks.

Call for artists:

Show your work at BMoCA’s Open Wall and support your museum. Participation is free, and pre-registration is not required. Artists install their work beginning at 5:30pm on a first-come, first-served basis. BMoCA provides wall space, pedestals, hammers, and nails. All artistic media are welcome.

Proceeds are split 50/50 between the artist and BMoCA. Artists who are members of BMoCA receive a greater percentage of the sale of their work through a 60/40 split with the museum. To become a member or learn about our membership levels, please click here. The minimum is $20 for the starting bid.