Let’s Play Museum Bingo!

By Tegan Hollen, Office Support Specialist~
Museum Minute is a blog I came across earlier this year that shares a lot of helpful and fun resources for museum enthusiasts – professional or otherwise. One of their posts introduced this Museum Bingo Scorecard, and I thought it would be a good challenge to see if I could complete enough squares for a bingo.

Museum bingo card

Playing along is pretty simple. You can snag your own Museum Bingo Scorecard at the Museum Minute website here: themuseumminute.com/2015/02/09/whos-ready-for-museumbingo.

Then, just complete a square on the scorecard and share it via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or your blog. Remember to use the hashtag #MuseumBingo when you do.

And don’t feel discouraged about starting in August – since this a challenge for the whole year, Museum Minute has made it okay to retroactively count squares you may have already completed in 2015.

To kick off my museum bingo adventure, I decided to take a trip this past weekend to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Bam! Now I can mark off that “Visit an Art Museum” square.

sign at MCA Denver

Currently, MCA Denver is presenting the main Biennial of the Americas 2015 exhibition, which I have been wanting to visit since it opened in July. The Biennial of the Americas is a private nonprofit organization focused on highlighting the shared cultural heritage of the Americas by bringing artists, innovators, leaders, and experts together from North, South, and Central America as well as the Caribbean. The Biennial puts on a festival in Denver every other year that includes art installations, live performances, talks, workshops, and other activities.

The Biennial exhibition at MCA Denver this year is called Now? NOW! and it features artists from across the Americas who are questioning, transforming, and celebrating “our complex now.” The exhibition is curated by Lauren A. Wright, Artistic Director and Curator, Biennial of the Americas, with Anya Pantuyeva, Curatorial Assistant.

Exhibits at MCA Denver
Left: Campaign for Braddock Hospital (Save our Community Hospital) by LaToya Ruby Frazier. Right: Hitashya.org by Kari Altmann


Essays on Reconstruction exhibit at MCA Denver
Essays on Reconstruction (José Martí) by Joaquín Segura

I want to encourage you to visit MCA Denver and see this exhibition yourself – you have until August 30th – so I am not going to go into much detail about it, but I will say that it has certainly left me thinking about what it means to be here, living in the Americas, at this moment. The exhibition addresses issues such as the environment, technology, and political reform through photography, music, video, and more. I am so glad that I was able to see Now? NOW!, and I am excited to see where else my museum bingo adventure will take me!