Monday, May 10, 2010

Katsinas in Clay at Hiwan

Exhibit at Hiwan Homestead Museum

Hiwan Homestead Museum is very pleased to announce its newest exhibit, Katsinas in Clay: Hopi Tiles 1882-Present. The exhibit consists of the third-largest collection of antique Hopi tiles in the world, as well as a smaller collection of contemporary tiles. The collections are on loan from Tad Anderman of Albuquerque, New Mexico. There are more than 160 antique tiles dating from 1882 until approximately 1910, and more than 20 tiles done by contemporary Hopi-Tewa artist Mark Tahbo between 2007 and 2009. “Katsinas in Clay” will be the first time that this private collection will be on display in a public forum.

The exhibit will be open to the public Tuesday, April 27 through Sunday, November 21, 2010, and can be seen during the Museum’s open hours. Hiwan Homestead Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 PM September through May, and 11 AM to 5 PM June through August. Please call 720-497-7650 for more information. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to see this never-before-seen collection!

Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 17-room log mansion constructed in the Rustic style of architecture. It is located in Evergreen at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive and is a Jefferson County Open Space facility operated through a partnership with the Jefferson County Historical Society. The Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Events--Coming Up Fast!

Exhibit opening reception May 7th-- Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Friday, May 7 from 4-7pm --- Free and Open to the Public.

Exhibit will feature quilts from our most recent acquisition ranging from mid 1800s to Mennonite Quilts of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to rare baby quilts, to quilts of the roaring 20s. Come share in the celebration of our 20th birthday!

May 8th--Happy 20th to the Quilt Museum

The Colorado Railroad Museum and Foothills Art Center celebrate the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum's 20th Anniversary with an exciting joint fundraiser on May 8, from 5:30 - 8:00PM at the Colorado Railroad Museum

Enjoy a unique Golden, Colorado experience back in time...

  • Sip a choo-choo tini
  • Ride a 1930's vintage Galloping Goose,
  • Stroll the gallery of train themed quilts and art work by Colorado artists
  • Swing to the music of a Dixieland band
  • Savor southern-style food
  • Bid in a benefit auction of unique art, quilts and railroadiana.

Tickets are $50/person or $90/couple. Order online at the Depot General Store, but do it today!! Proceeds benefit programs at all three organizations.

Special exhibit --- Lost Heroes Art Quilt ---

First exhibit in Colorado as part of the National Tour will be at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum from May 1 - May 10.

RMQM will be the first of three Colorado locations in the national tour for exhibiting this 15 foot quilt honoring America's fallen heroes in Iraq & Afghanistan. After it leaves RMQM it will go to the CO Capital and then to Fine Arts Museum in Co Springs (AFA unable to host event due to security --- so this is the closest off-sife venue for AFA). We are very excited to be hosting this magnificent quilt and honoring fallen heroes, especially those from Colorado. If you want more information, check this website!