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a nomadic contemporary art museum

Black Cube is a nonprofit, experimental art museum that operates nomadically. At Black Cube, we see ourselves as an unconventional museum pursuing the most effective ways to engage audiences with contemporary art while supporting today’s artists.

the traditional idea of a museum, on its head

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By operating outside of traditional museum confines, Black Cube endeavors to reach diverse audiences across the globe while supporting artists’ sustainability. Our key program is a year-long fellowship for contemporary artists, in which we work closely with artists to realize a site-specific artwork—anywhere in the world. At our core, we stimulate the public realm with ambitious, experimental, and engaging contemporary art that seeks to inspire. Since our inception, we have produced nomadic exhibitions in small Colorado mining towns, along the U.S.–Mexico border, the world stage of the Venice Biennale, and more.

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producing art in unexpected places

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Black Cube is always evolving as it explores experimental approaches to presenting and engaging the art of today. By constantly changing our location, our projects aspire to reach new communities not regularly exposed to contemporary art. Geographically speaking, we are based in Denver, Colorado and produce projects regionally, nationally, and internationally. Our newsletter is the best way to find out where our next project will launch… sign up here.

mission statement

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Black Cube is a nonprofit, experimental art museum that nurtures the self-sufficiency of artists and inspires people to discover and appreciate contemporary art beyond traditional white museum and gallery walls.

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nurturing + supporting artists

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At Black Cube, we believe that freedom of expression is essential to the arts. We strongly support the artists we work with and their endeavors to produce ambitious projects that push the boundaries of art-making. We have a curatorial approach when it comes to selecting artists, including our Artist Fellows. These projects most commonly begin with artists’ visions and from there, we collaboratively make their ideas a reality. We encourage artists to investigate, experiment, and question, while maintaining ideals of diversity and inclusivity.

open to ambitious ideas

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We produce projects that have a balanced approach to both artistic growth and audience engagement. Black Cube’s Artist Fellowship seeks adventurous artists who may have a penchant for site-specific work, experimentation, and adaptability. We work with artists who have clear ideas that relate to specific sites, communities, or moments in time. Have an idea for a site-specific artwork? Email us at hello@blackcube.art.

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supporting access to contemporary art

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Black Cube was founded by artist and philanthropist, Laura Merage, and is incubated by the David and Laura Merage Foundation. Our institution upholds the belief that all deserve access to art, which is critical to a vibrant, just, and healthy society.

the people behind our nomadic art museum

our team

cortney-lane-stell

Executive Director + Chief Curator

Cortney Lane Stell

hannah-james

Program Manager

Hannah James

laura-merage

Founder + Chair

Laura Merage

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Director, Secretary & Treasurer

David Merage

sue-renner

Vice President

Sue Renner

ADA

policy statement

One of the pillars of our mission is accessibility. We are committed to improving the accessibility and usability of our website for the greatest number of people possible. We are striving for the highest level of accessibility for people with disabilities. Currently, we are in the process of updating our website to implement relevant portions of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These efforts are active and ongoing.

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