You are invited to the opening reception of our new exhibition,
In Thin Air-The Art of Phyllis Hutchinson Montrose
Thursday, May 2, 2013
5:30 to 8:00 pm
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Brief remarks will be made midway through the evening.
This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar.
RSVPs are required. Email email@example.com or call 303.832.8576 x201 with your name and the names of your guests.
The Visitor, 1965, by Phyllis Hutchinson Montrose
The exhibition, on view May 3 through July 14, 2013, is co-curated by Hugh Grant, Founding Director, and Christopher Herron, Collections Manager & Deputy Curator, with Maya Wright, Exhibition Coordinator & Researcher.
Over dinner when Hugh Grant asked Phyllis Hutchinson Montrose why she thought there were so many extraordinary surrealist artists in Colorado, she replied, "Well Hugh! It's the altitude; the thin air; the lack of oxygen. We're all loopy." So what else could we do but title her exhibition, In Thin Air. Phyllis is certainly one of the greatest surrealist painters we have had in Colorado and consequently she has made contributions to American art. She is a Colorado native, born in 1928. Kirkland Museum is proud to mount a 54-year retrospective of her career, with paintings and prints from 1946 to 2000--with an accompanying catalog reproducing all the works in the exhibition and additional paintings that have been sold and are not available for display.
Parking is available in the museum's lot on the SW corner of 13th & Pearl and additional event parking is available at the Credit Union of Colorado lot on the SW corner of 14th & Pennsylvania.
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