Through May 1, 2016
Co-curated by Hugh Grant and Christopher Herron
Kirkland Museum showcases the nationally important art history of Colorado. For this exhibition, the two main level exhibition rooms have been displayed with works from the 1870s to 2000s in a timeline from realism to pure abstraction. The exhibition draws from the museum’s unparalleled and still growing collection of over 6,000 works of art by more than 600 Colorado artists. Colorado artists have distinguished themselves in many media including painting, sculpture (both metal and ceramic), prints, functional ceramics, textile, enamel and furniture—all of which are on view. The Colorado artworks are accompanied by decorative art from similar eras in the hallmark salon style of Kirkland Museum—each augmenting the other and giving an experience unmatched in most museums.