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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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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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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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boulder open studios logo
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BOULDER OPEN STUDIOS

October 2nd – 18th, 2020

For the month of October, the Museum of Boulder will host an exhibit of art by Open Studios’ juried Artist Members. Open Studios has operated as a non-profit organization supporting and educating local artists for 26 years. Their mission is to advance and enrich the visual arts and promote the role …

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Blocks of text
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RIGHT ON!

2020

Right On! is a public art installation by Angie Eng, featuring a series of skin-tone plaques with the dates of key civil rights cases from 1865, the decade when Eng’s great-great-grandfather came to the United States from China, to 2020. Use your phone’s camera to read the code and follow …

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Since March in text
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SINCE MARCH

JULY 12-SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

So far in 2020, we have experienced a bombardment of breaking news, health risks, and injustice, and the story changes every day. Our new exhibit, Since March, offers a space to pause and reflect on your personal experiences and the experiences of fellow community members, past and present, in the …

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Leaving a Mark
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LEAVING A MARK

FEBRUARY 1 – MARCH 14, 2020

Join us to watch Boulder artist Bryce Widom create a temporary chalk mural! Over the course of this all-ages exhibit, Bryce will come in at scheduled times to work on a large chalk mural. Join this collaborative community exhibit by leaving your mark on other chalkboard surfaces throughout the space. …

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Our Living Landscape
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OUR LIVING LANDSCAPE: EXPLORING BOULDER’S WATERSHED

JANUARY 31 - MARCH 30, 2020

Boulder is known for its landscapes that sweep from the peaks of the Continental Divide to the iconic Flatirons, and down to the grassy plains. Everyone lives in a watershed – the land that forms our streams and supports life. Boulder’s watershed is diverse in life, landscapes, geology, and climate. …

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Boulder Creek and Bridge
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DRAWING A (BLANK) IN BOULDER

DECEMBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 27, 2020

This juried exhibition features drawings with subject matter relating to Boulder. Nineteen artists who are member of Boulder County Arts Alliance will have works in a variety of mediums on view and for sale. The term “drawing” is applied loosely. Artists were encouraged to submit works created by any kind …

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Archive 75
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ARCHIVE 75 | 75 OBJECTS FOR THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MUSEUM OF BOULDER

OCTOBER 10, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

For over 150 years, Boulder has undergone an astounding evolution – from pioneer mining town to quiet college town to bastion of liberal social causes and global center for science, technology, and outdoor recreation. Throughout, Boulder has seen conflicts from within and challenges from outside the community. But this small, …

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WILD | BUFFALO IN BOULDER – CELEBRATING OUR NATIONAL MAMMAL

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 – JANUARY 12, 2020

“Always be yourself. Unless … you can be a bison. Then always be a bison.” – unknown The American Bison is a unique native species that has played a critical role in the natural history of North America. Millions of bison once roamed from Appalachia to Alaska, Florida to Canada, …

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Boulder Through the Decades
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BOULDER THROUGH THE DECADES

AUGUST 1 – DECEMBER 2, 2019

“Boulder Through the Decades”, comprising over 40 works by artist Johnathan Machen in oil, watercolor, pen-and-ink and plein-air pencil and chalk studies, is a wide-ranging artistic study of Boulder’s natural and architectural environment. Boulder has been Jonathan’s home since he arrived from Los Alamos, New Mexico as a freshman at …

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Girl in old wagon
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PACK-IT-UP

JUNE 8, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

The whole family can enjoy the challenges and puzzles of this exhibit together! Picture this: you’re going on a unique trip. What supplies do you need for your endeavor and how will you make them fit into your vessel? Where will you put your food in your space capsule? How …

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Rooster Magazine
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ROOSTER MAGAZINE EXHIBIT

JUNE 6 – JULY 29, 2019

After starting in a small house on the Hill in Boulder, CO more than a decade ago, Rooster Magazine has become the largest art and culture magazine in Colorado and the Southwest. To celebrate, Rooster will take you on an artistic and visual journey from the first issues distributed by …

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A maze
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A·MAZE·D

MAY 18, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

Did you know that mazes and puzzles challenge you to use logic, math and problem-solving skills, all while having FUN?! Explore giant indoor mazes that challenge you to use logic, math and problem-solving skills at the Museum’s temporary exhibit A·MAZE·D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips. In A·MAZE·D, children and …

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Art of Resilience
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THE ART OF RESILIENCE: NICARAGUAN PERSPECTIVES

APRIL 6, 2019 – JUNE 3, 2019

Boulder’s original sister city, Friendship City Projects, presents the inspirational, healing, and transcendent art of two Nicaraguan artists: Marlon Moreno and José Ortiz Bracamonte. Marlon Moreno is one of the founders of the volunteer-run, grassroots art school, Taller Artístico Xuchialt. From its inception, this school has championed art as a form …

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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE™

FEBRUARY 9 – MAY 12, 2019

Stomp on over to Museum of Boulder’s Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit, where children of all ages (including children at heart!) can explore touchable dinosaurs, go on an adventure in their prehistoric habitats, and investigate dinosaur fossils! The exhibit was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum. Visitors and school …

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