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David Avalos, this year’s Richard T. Castro Visiting Professor, discusses Chicano art with MSU Denver professor Dr. Joan Foster at the open- ing reception of “In Lak’ech San Diego to Denver: You Are My Other Self” at the Center for Visual Arts in Denver, held Aug. 15.
Photo by Trevor Davis • tdavis84@msudenver.edu

In Lak’ech: San Diego to Denver

In Lak’ech: San Diego to Denver

David Avalos, this year’s Richard T. Castro Visiting Professor, discusses Chicano art with MSU Denver professor Dr. Joan Foster at the open- ing reception of “In Lak’ech San Diego to Denver: You Are My Other Self” at the Center for Visual Arts in Denver, held Aug. 15. Photo by Trevor Davis • tdavis84@msudenver.edu “In Lak’ech

Partygoers are over the moon at Supermoon event

Whenever a full or new moon happens at the time of its closest point to earth in its orbit, you get what’s called a “perigee-syzgy” — or, to the layman, a supermoon. And in celebration of the biggest and brightest moon of the year, friends and Denver musical cohorts booked a do-it-yourself, bring-your-own-drinks-style supermoon party

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The Sacred Self Portrait: Part II

Cindy Sherman, Self Portrait Photo from blogs.artinfo.com Looking at Robert Mapplethorpe’s penetrating gaze in one of his black and white self portraits reminds me how seldom I actually see such moving, self-shot photographs. If you know Mapplethorpe’s work, you know that many of his photos are also highly controversial, depicting in great detail the BDSM scene

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Top 5 films of the year…so far

This has been a big, loud, spectacular year for movies. We’ve had superheroes left and right, quirky animated characters, monsters of every description and one or two delightful indie surprises. And 2014 still has five months left to go! We took an office poll of the Metropolitan staff and came up with our 5 favorite

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Nature and science museum unlocks ancient Maya

Photo by Lauren Elden Intricate sculptures lined the dark, narrow hallways. A giant monolith of a great corn god blesses spectators as they fill the room. With an eerie feel to the atmosphere, a video is projected onto a replica of a Mayan temple, beginning the story of an ancient world. The Denver Museum of

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