Art lovers, and those who enjoy the arts, will enjoy stopping in the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) in Boulder, CO. Over the years, the museum has grown, along with its exhibits and activities, to bring to their visitors the finest in a number of art venues - both local and international.
The museum opened in 1972, under the oversight of a number of local artists, for the purpose of presenting current talent and modern works of art to the community. It quickly grew and had moved into new facilities on a couple of occasions, the last move being in 1995.
Today, the museum has three different galleries, and a 100-seat blackbox theater. Its goal is to give to artists an opportunity to display their talents. While their focus is on more local talent, they also display modern art forms from around the world.
Special exhibits highlight the work of various artists. These change from time to time so visitors may want to check their online calendar to see if there are exhibits that are of special interest to them, or to their family members.
One activity that the children are sure to love is called ArtStop. This program takes place every Saturday morning during the time that the Farmer's Market is going on - from 9 AM until 2 PM. This program provides children with a hands-on art opportunity. Local artists help with the program. The Museum also conducts a similar after school program called Art Stop on the Go at The Family Learning Center.
Tours of the museum are available by docents (tour guides). The guides will help visitors understand modern art as well as seek to give an interest in them. Groups will need to call at least ten days in advance. The tours take about 45 minutes. Local school groups of the Boulder Valley School District can take the tour for free.
Occasionally, the museum likes to help artists raise some money - and for themselves at the same time. In order to do so, they will have an occasional silent auction for any artwork that is brought into the museum. They pay on a 50-50 basis. They will take artwork, sculptings, photographs, and jewelry in the auction.
Groups can also rent the Museum for their special event or private party. Your event or wedding could be made perfect with the background of the Museum. It certainly would be unique and memorable.
The Museum is open six days a week and is closed on Monday. On Tuesday through Friday, it is open from 11 AM until 5 PM. On Saturday, the hours are from 9 AM until 4 PM, and on Sunday it is open between Noon and 3 PM. There is no charge if visitors go to the Museum during the hours of the Farmer's Market. There is a bookstore in the museum selling books, art tools, and much more.
The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), Boulder, CO, has a number of programs and exhibits that are sure to be of interest to people of all ages. Be sure to make it a part of your next visit to the city of Boulder.