Mixed Taste

DCPA Off-Center and MCA Denver to bring Mixed Taste lectures online

Virtual series will feature a line-up of
favorite past speakers with all-new topics

DCPA Off-Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver are excited to bring the popular Mixed Taste series virtual with six free tag team lectures every Wednesday this summer, beginning July 15.

Conceived by Adam Lerner in 2004, Mixed Taste pairs two speakers, speaking for 20 minutes each on completely unrelated subjects, followed by questions from the audience on both topics at the same time. This season will bring back favorite speakers from years past to tag-team on a new lineup of unrelated topics.

“Summer wouldn’t be the same without Mixed Taste,” said Off-Center Curator Charlie Miller, “so we are excited to present it online for everyone to experience from the comfort and safety of their homes – for free! It is so much fun to collaborate with the team from MCA Denver, and we can’t wait for this all-star roster of speakers to entertain, educate, and delight.”

“Charlie and I are thrilled to be presenting an all-star lineup of some of the best topics and speakers we’ve worked with over the years for free into people’s homes, phones and wherever else they watch online videos. Mixed Taste has been a one of a kind offering for Denverites for many years and now we can share this absurd, enlightening program with many others,” said Sarah Baie, MCA Denver Director of Programming.

Registration for virtual lectures is available at denvercenter.org/mixed-taste.

2020 Schedule and Topics
Wed, July 15 at 7pm MT – Polar Forests & Trendy Soul Food
Featuring Kirk Johnson & Adrian MillerWed, July 22 at 7pm MT – Keith Haring & Smog Meringues
Featuring Nora Burnett Abrams & Nicola TwilleyWed, July 29 at 7pm MT – Napping & Slovenian Zombies
Featuring Maya Kroth & Nancy WadsworthWed, August 5 at 7pm MT – Augmented Reality & The Cult of the Dead
Featuring Till Nowak & Elizabeth HarperWed, August 12 at 7pm MT – Church Signs & Icelandic Hip Hop
Featuring Joe York & Nathan HallWed, August 19 at 7pm MT – Zeno’s Paradox & Artivism
Featuring Elisabeth Stade & Suzi Q. SmithEach evening will conclude with an original poem inspired by the topics performed by some of Denver’s best poets, including Suzi Q. Smith, Brenton Weyi, Mahogany, and James Brunt.