Black in Denver

November 19 - December 27, 2020

Narkita Gold: Black in Denver is currently open to single-household groups through timed reservations. In our effort to keep our staff and our patrons safe, we ask that you visit the galleries with members of your immediate household only. We're allowing one group to visit the gallery at a time, to keep you safe during your visit.

Please call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 to make a free reservation!

Black in Denver is a photographic exhibition of work by photographer Narkita Gold, taking over the Arvada Center's Upper Gallery this winter. Curated at the Arvada Center from Gold's body of portrait work, Black in Denver takes a critical look at identity.

Series participants offer poignant, poetic, and revealing accounts of life in Denver, ranging from the importance of community building to taking up space in an ever-evolving city. As a whole, this series shows that Denver’s Black community fosters a culture of authenticity.

Black in Denver supports and demonstrates the notion that blackness, and identity in general, is not a monolith. In a society where Black people are often stereotyped and seen as homogenous, the artist hopes to change the narrative and raise awareness about the power of being one’s self.⁣

Visiting Black in Denver

Narkita Gold: Black in Denver is currently open to single-household groups through timed reservations. In our effort to keep our staff and our patrons safe, we ask that you visit the galleries with members of your immediate household only. We're allowing one group to visit the gallery at a time, to keep you safe during your visit.

Please call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 to make a free reservation!

The Arvada Center Galleries hold the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and artists as the highest priority. To allow for recommended distancing and to monitor the number of people in our galleries, we are utilizing a reservation system for this exhibition. As always, our galleries are free and open to the public.

  • All visitors are encouraged to reserve a free ticket for a one-hour time slot before you come to the Arvada Center.
  • Call our Box Office at 720-898-7200 to reserve your timeslot. Please only plan to visit with members of your household. 
  • Once you reserve your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with your chosen time slot and the number of people in your party.

Visitors to this exhibition must wear a mask or facial covering, and have your temperature checked at the entrance. Please do not visit the Center if you are feeling ill.

About Narkita Gold

Denver-based photographer, Narkita Gold has been honing her skills in digital photography since 2009. Originally a public relations professional, Narkita blends her photography skills with storytelling, bringing a perfect marriage of her two passions. Her first creative endeavour, Black in Denver, is a visual ethnography series that takes a critical look at identity, specifically at small black communities, solitude/isolation, and the evolution of the self. Narktia’s approach includes participant observation, face-to-face interviews, and surveying both locals and transplants to gain a better understanding of Black life in Denver. She’s passionate about arts and culture, and finds inspiration in the human experience, city life, and architecture. 

Narkita Gold's website

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Health and Safety

The Arvada Center Galleries hold the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and artists as the highest priority. To allow for recommended distancing and to monitor the number of people in our galleries, we are implementing a reservation system for this exhibition.

  • Be sure to wear a mask or cloth face covering before you enter the Arvada Center.
  • As you enter the building, you will use a self-service kiosk to check your temperature.
  • Follow the sign and check-in with the Box Office staff (directly in front of the Main Gallery).  They will check you in and give you the go-ahead to enter the Upper Gallery.

As always, our galleries are free and open to the public.

Health and Safety

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