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Colorful Colorado Programs at History Colorado
Kirkland Museum is partnering with History Colorado to promote the Colorful Colorado Programs connected to their exhibition Backstory: Western American Art In Context, sponsored by The Sturm Family Foundation, on view through February 11, 2018.
Programs will take place in the Martin Room at
History Colorado Center
Denver, CO 80203
Each program is $5, or $4 for members of History Colorado. Reservations are required.
Pioneers: Four Women Who Changed Colorado's Artistic Realm
Monday, June 26, 2017, 1–2pm
Filmmaker Erika O'Conor explores four unsung Colorado heroes whose lives exemplify the role that women played across the American West in championing an environment of cultural opportunity for all. Hugh Grant, Founding Director & Curator of Kirkland Museum, and Stan Cuba, Associate Curator, were interviewed for the film. Three of the four featured artists are part of Kirkland Museum's collection: Helen Henderson Chain, Muriel Sibell Wolle and Eve Drewelowe.
Pioneers captures the social, racial and gender dynamics of a defining era in American history (1870–1970) through the stories of four Colorado artists. Join us for this extended program as we watch some of this documentary with commentary from Erika O'Conor on what inspired her to create this film and how that was accomplished. Today, their legacies live on through their art, the institutions they built, and in the progressive social fabric of Colorado.
Colorado Artists Painting and Sculpting the West (1900–1945)
Monday, July 24, 2017, 1–2pm
Stan Cuba, Associate Curator of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, discusses the mural and sculpture commissions awarded to Colorado artists by patrons and the federal government in the first half of the 20th century. He'll show their work, depicting the vanished Old West and more contemporary subjects, including examples still seen and enjoyed today in schools, post offices, hotels and other public buildings throughout Colorado and our neighboring states.
For questions or additional information regarding Colorful Colorado Programs, please contact History Colorado at 303.866.2394.
Denver Story Trek (Ongoing)
Denver Story Trek brings Denver history alive for visitors as it leads them on a customizable journey through a variety of Denver neighborhoods, showcasing five leading heritage sites: Four Mile Historic Park, Byers-Evans House Museum, Molly Brown House Museum, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and the Black American West Museum. The Trek Connect feature allows visitors to use their cell phones to hear stories about the city’s history as well as record their own experiences. Denver Story Trek is a program of Historic Denver Inc., in collaboration with the participating historic sites; Preserve America; the Colorado State Historical Fund; the Colorado Tourism Office; and the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau.
For more information, please visit denverstorytrek.org.