Museum Info
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Museum & Store Hours

Tuesday – Sunday 11am-5pm

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  • $2 – adults
  • $2 – seniors
  • $2 – students
  • & educators

Always free for all on Saturdays & Wednesdays during the Farmers Market!

Mission & History

A Future BMoCA: BMoCA in North Boulder

In its 50th anniversary year, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art invites the community to help it shape a new flagship museum in North Boulder – a move that will fulfill city and neighborhood plans for this growing arts district and ensure the museum continues to bring creative experiences and innovative artists to the region for generations to come.

The Effort:
Our goal is to create a state-of-the-art museum that will serve the Boulder community by:

- Strengthening our impact
- Amplifying the voices of artists
- Building community

The potential site for BMoCA in North Boulder is on a parcel of land bounded by Violet Avenue, Broadway, and 10th Street. The new museum will be an arts anchor for a mixed-use “creative campus” envisioned by Boulder-based Emerald Development as a site for inclusive spaces for artist studios, housing, retail, and open space. We are excited to participate in an extensive community engagement process to further define the creative campus. The process will be led by Emerald Development and facilitated by consultants Centro and Ford Momentum, who have worked extensively with arts districts and are committed to accessibility and inclusion.

Additionally, BMoCA is working with the community to determine the museum’s site amenities, general design, and community programming. BMoCA needs your input about our new facility, and we hope you will join the conversation. Your ideas and feedback will be critical in shaping the museum’s future.

To get updates on planning and receive information about community engagement opportunities, subscribe HERE. In the meantime, if you have feedback or questions feel free to email us at

Current Partners & Community Engagement Supporters:
We are honored to work with the community and our community partners to imagine and build a museum that will carry us into the next 50 years and increase the impact of the arts.

Our community partners include the Boulder Chamber, City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture, Create Boulder, and the NoBo Art District. They support our community-driven process for envisioning a new North Boulder building and share our commitment to an inclusive facility that ensures everyone has access to all that art offers to our lives.

Projected Timeline:
May 2022 Community engagement process launches with Centro and Ford Momentum

June-July 2022 Centro and Ford Momentum conduct community interviews and online survey

Summer 2022 Creative campus design and planning

Winter 2022-3 Architect(s) selected

2025-6 Museum construction begins

2026-7 Museum to open in North Boulder

To read the Boulder Daily Camera’s article on BMoCA’s future in North Boulder, click HERE.

Daily Camera, Boulder City Council supports 4401 Broadway development plan , 7/13/2023 Click HERE