Woman sitting in front of an easel in a painting class

Lasting Gestures: Painting and Movement

About the Educator

Mary Grace Bernard (MG, she/her) is a transmedia and performance artist, educator, advocate, and crip witch. Her practice finds itself at the intersection of performance art, transmedia installation art, art scholarship, art writing, curation, and activism. Exploring seemingly separate fields like the material and immaterial realities of (dis)ability, the living dead, queerness, cyborgism, crip time, post-humanness, spirituality, madness, care, dependency, and the boundaries between the personal and political spheres of existence. Bernard seeks to dissolve binary thinking while converging otherwise invisible communities and their stories. In 2017, MG launched the digital contemporary art platform Femme Salée (F&S) which is dedicated to starting, sharing, and making accessible difficult conversations frequently absent from the art world. She is a co-founder of the semi-anonymous performance and curatorial collective, Hexus, a staff art writer for DARIA Magazine, and an art collections assistant at the University of Denver. She holds a bachelor's from the University of New Orleans, and two master's—one from New York University and the other from the University of Denver.

Creative Classes

Connect with professional creatives, learn a new skill, and expand your own creative practice in 1-day, 4-week, and 6-week creative classes at the Denver Art Museum. These classes are taught by practicing artists and are taught in a studio art environment in the new Creative Hub located on level 1 of the newly reimagined Martin Building.