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Metropolitan State
University of

Denver, Colorado

  • Education
  • Mountain West
  • Art Curation
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • 39 artworks within 145,000 square feet

  • Features work exclusively from Metro State students, alumni, and faculty

  • 23-foot origami wall sculpture created from old Metro State textbooks

  • Interactive video artwork displays

  • 5 functional art shades

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The Story

The mission of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Student Academic Success Center (SASC) is to provide a holistic approach to student development, learning, and persistence towards academic and personal goal attainment. NINE dot ARTS, working in tandem with an art committee of faculty and students from the Art and Industrial Design Departments, curated an art collection featuring work only from Metro State students, faculty, and alumni. The artworks in the collection creatively interpret the concept of community through materials, content, or style and foster an environment dedicated to learning and critical thinking. Functional pieces such as shades and benches in addition to interactive works playfully encourage student engagement. The collection stands as a testament to Metro State’s rich and diverse commitment to excellence in the arts.

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- James Prendeville, General Manager, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Austin

“NINE dot ARTS continues to exceed my expectations. As curators, their ability to identify and source artworks that are immersive and experiential has helped make our property a unique destination.”

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- Thomas A. Gougeon, President, Gates Family Foundation

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- Jenna Samek, Director Corporate Communications, Fourpoint Energy

“NINE dot ARTS was great to work with and made the art selection fun while capturing our story. They captured not only our image, culture and diversity but also those things that are outside the box that make the project feel right.

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Our ability to create authentic experiences for our guests is a key differentiator against our competition, and the art program that NINE dot ARTS created is a prime example. Much of the art comes from current Boston University (BU) students and alumni, which really connects with our guests. As a result, we continue to grow our share of business from BU.”

- Adam Sperling, General Manager, Hotel Commonwealth

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