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Just in time for the holiday season the Dairy Arts Center is hosting the official launch of the Celebration! A History of the Visual Arts in Boulder catalogue! We will have copies of the catalogue available for purchase as well as an open reception for all to enjoy. Some of the catalogue contributors will also be on hand for signed copies. Come mingle with friends and purchase a copy of this beautiful new catalogue for yourself or a loved one!
This book commemorates the lively history of the visual arts in Boulder, Colorado. Launched as an unprecedented event in 2016, Celebration! A History of the Visual Arts in Boulder, exhibited the work of 300-plus artists from the 19th century to the present in 18 local venues. Few places the size of Boulder have comprehensively documented their art histories with an inclusive catalogue, as well as city-wide exhibitions and multiple programs.
Twenty-six essays in this full-color volume – many by noted writers and art historians – consider the historic, demographic, geographic, institutional, and political conditions that shaped the arts in Boulder, from the early establishment of a Chautauqua through the artists who pioneered and fostered the city’s cultural life to the post-WWII introduction of big science, the 1960s counter-culture, the blossoming of the university’s art museum, and today’s profound ecological concerns.
Boulder is notorious for its independent spirit and its rich, vibrant art scene. This book honors that bold history and aims to serve as a lasting legacy for future generations.
The catalogue will be on sale at this event for $45 by cash, check, or credit card.