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Racism and Discrimination at the Lafayette Swimming Pool

JUNE 22, 2022 - AUGUST 14, 2022

Racism and Discrimination at the Lafayette Swimming Pool is a historical exhibit examining events in Lafayette during the 1930s, when the first Lafayette Swimming Pool was built and then shuttered. The exhibit, which features extensive research and photographs, highlights the brave efforts of Latina Rose Lueras, who fought for civil …

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Blue Line: Drawings Celebrating Life on the Boulder Foothills

JUNE 8, 2022 - AUGUST 2, 2022

City design majorly impacts the well-being of earth and its inhabitants. This collection of drawings represents the eco-conscious balance of natural and man-made systems. The 1959 creation of the “Blue Line” in Boulder, CO allows urban and natural spaces to flourish together. Artist Statement: My art is born out of …

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100 Years of Boulder Community Health

AUGUST 18, 2022 - SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

2022 marks Boulder Community Health’s 100th anniversary. This fall, the Museum of Boulder is celebrating the contributions BCH has made to the community with an exhibit highlighting the organization’s history, partnerships, and innovations. Explore 100 years of history, from medical procedures in the 1920s to the pandemic response, and beyond …

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Jennifer Hohlfelder: “People and Places”

APRIL 13, 2022 - JUNE 16, 2022

Otherwise known as the art of travel, through time and place. This is a collection of oil paintings centering around scenes of locales near and far as well as figurative work with a nostalgic flair. The collection hopes to take the mind to a recent memory, or one long ago, …

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Unmask Racism Graphic
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Unmask the Racism

March 2-April 4 2022

Since March 2020, Stop AAPI Hate has collected over 10,300 reports of hate incidents targeting people of Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander descent. Incidents are fueled by xenophobia and racism from the COVID19 pandemic. To bring visibility to the Asian/Asian American community and hope to all communities during these tumultuous …

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Boulder Strong: Still Strong, Remembering March 2021

FEBRUARY 18, 2022 - APRIL 10, 2022

March 22nd, 2022 sadly marks the first anniversary of ten lives lost in a tragedy that had an impact on many people. We believe that photography can serve as a tool for reflection, story-generating and healing. A series of collaborative portraits made by Ross Taylor, an assistant professor at the …

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RETURNING: Contemporary Works by Arapaho Artists

DECEMBER 3, 2021 - FEBRUARY 14, 2022

The Museum of Boulder is excited to collaborate with a group of Arapaho artists in the region to create a pop-up exhibit exploring the notion of indigenous artists coming back to their historical territory. RETURNING will feature the contemporary work of ten artists, with their individual perspectives displaying exclusive visual …

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Open Studios

SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 18

Visit the Open Studios Exhibit at the Museum of Boulder! This exhibit features over 150 pieces from each local Open Studios artist. Open Studios is more than just the annual studio tour. Since 1995, the organization has grown to encompass numerous programs and projects designed to raise awareness and appreciation …

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Food Access in Boulder, CO

THROUGH FEBRUARY 2022

In 2019, 1 in 9 residents of Boulder County were considered food insecure. A high cost of living exacerbates the gap between federal poverty guidelines and a living wage. This community mini display on our second floor, developed in partnership with Boulder Food Rescue, showcases the findings from research they …

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Music Buffs
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Music Buffs: A Century of Music at CU

OCTOBER 7, 2021 - NOVEMBER 28, 2021

In 2020, the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder celebrated its 100th anniversary. The Museum of Boulder is partnering with the College of Music to bring you the history of this beloved part of Boulder. How did a single piano in Old Main grow into a thriving …

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B.E.A.T. | Boulder Experiments in Art and Technology: Convivial Machines

OCTOBER 30TH, 2021 - FEBRUARY 6, 2022

B.E.A.T. is a gathering of artists, biologists and technologists. Led by Jiffer Harriman, PhD., brilliant collaborators, sharing past and emerging work, have created a very unique exhibit at the Museum of Boulder – featuring interactive digital art and music in a “dark side” exhibit and a “light side” exhibit. One …

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eTown Nick and Helen
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Celebrating 30 Years | eTown, A National Treasure

JULY 17TH, 2021 - OCTOBER 4TH, 2021

In April of 2021 the locally created, world-renowned radio/podcast program produced by the multimedia nonprofit, eTown, celebrated 30 years and was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. From July 17th through October 4th, 2021, the Museum of Boulder and eTown present an exhibit of archival memorabilia, including historic photographs, …

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Boulder County Plein Air Event
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Plein Air Preview Exhibit

June 3rd - July 12th, 2021

Pieces from “Plein Air” artists will be on display at the Museum of Boulder from June 3rd through July 12th, 2021. Two “Preview Exhibits” will provide a taste of what’s to come from artists who are competing during the event week. Find these at the Museum of Boulder (the Muse) …

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Memorial Crane Project
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MEMORIAL CRANE PROJECT

APRIL 13, 2021 - SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

I created the Memorial Crane Project as a way to honor the victims of the Coronavirus. I started folding Origami Cranes in May of 2020 to help me process and contemplate the volume of the Souls we were losing from the Pandemic. On May 14, 2020 the number ticked up …

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Paper butterflies
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DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN

APRIL 8, 2021 - MAY 31, 2021

The monarch butterfly is at risk of extinction. Monarchs face numerous threats, from extreme weather due to climate change to the liberal use of pesticides, to habitat loss and fragmentation.To raise awareness for the plight of the monarch butterfly and their connection to us all, the Endangered Species Coalition, together with …

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viviendo aqui
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VIVIENDO AQUÍ – PERSPECTIVAS DE LOS JÓVENES

APRIL 8, 2021 - MAY 31, 2021

The Museum of Boulder wants to know how teens of Latin American descent represent themselves and their culture for museum visitors when given the opportunity to tell their stories without being filtered through an adult’s perspective. Over the course of the school year, Museum staff and University of Colorado students …

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Rick Dallago
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RICK DALLAGO: PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PERSPECTIVES

FEBRUARY 3RD – APRIL 5TH, 2021

RICK DALLAGO, a Boulder-based artist and film producer, will be exhibiting his paintings, photographs, and collages in a solo show at THE MUSEUM OF BOULDER from February 03 to April 05, 2021. Rick’s photorealistic oil pastel paintings are often satirical, socially relevant, and humorous. He considers himself a “modern day …

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Drawing Parallels
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DRAWING PARALLELS: COMMUNITY ART & ARTIFACTS FROM 2020

OCTOBER 30TH, 2020 – SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2021

2020 has been a year of chaos and quiet. In our fall exhibit, Drawing Parallels: Community Art & Artifacts from 2020, we invite you to explore the relationships among simultaneous, sweeping events — from world wars, to movements for civil rights, to pandemics — in Boulder’s past and present. Drawing …

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Dog in Sheep Suit
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“THE BAAAAA! SHOW”

DECEMBER 3RD THROUGH FEBRUARY 1ST, 2021

Take the initial caps from the Boulder Art Association, add sheep and you get, “The BAAaaa! Show” – In & Around Boulder”. For “shear” fun, 54 member artists are “dyeing” to show you how they creatively responded to, “anything about sheep”. Plus, each artist presents a piece in their own …

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Live from Boulder Poster with band on stage
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LIVE FROM BOULDER: A SNAPSHOT OF BOULDER’S MUSICAL HISTORY

October 1 – November 30, 2020

Has COVID-19 got you missing live music? Through the upcoming exhibition, titled Live from Boulder: A Snapshot of Boulder’s Musical History, you will have the opportunity to reminisce and take a glimpse back at Boulder’s rich live music scene. The exhibit features some of  Boulder’s most iconic live music venues, …

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