Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Celebration! A History of the Visual Arts in Boulder (HOVAB) is a once-in-a-lifetime, seminal exhibition event that officially launches September 29, 2016 and closes January 15, 2017.
Boulder, Colorado, is notorious for its independent spirit and its rich and vibrant art scene. So it’s no surprise that HOVAB has assembled a unique and unprecedented cultural event that will honor the city’s dynamic and diverse visual artists, from the late 19th century to the present. Through paintings, photographs, experimental and narrative films, sculpture, crafts, and more, HOVAB will explore Boulder's vivid past and celebrate its present to create a living archive and lasting legacy for future generations to come.
Explore our opening reception on Thursday, September 29 at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, with 17 additional exhibits open to the public that day, featuring over 300 artists and even more works of art.
Exhibition venues include Boulder’s Dairy Arts Center, the Boedecker Theater, the Canyon Gallery at the Boulder Public Library, Highland City Club, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and many others.
In addition to the exhibits, the project will feature staggered opening receptions for each venue and 42 adjunct programs, such as panel discussions looking at the artistic economy, art and aging, diversity, marginalized communities, science and art, emerging artists, and speakers such as renowned arts writer and activist Lucy R. Lippard.
Admission is free and open to the public.