The Museum of Art Fort Collins is participating in Smithsonian Museum Day, a national day of celebrating our museums around the country. Get FREE admission on Saturday, September 18 from 12-5pm if you download this free ticket.Free ticket
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Poetry has a long tradition of depicting beasts, both real and imagined. From Beowolf to Sylvia Plath, the depiction of beasts and animals in poetry often delves into deeper truths or the darker side of our humanity. Drawing on the current exhibit, “Beauty and the Beast,” this workshop with poet Jodie Hollander, will examine questions of self as seen through the idea of the animal. Using celebrated examples of both traditional and contemporary poetry, we’ll also discuss techniques such as metaphor, imagery, sound and allusion as well as introducing basic techniques for creating musicality within a poem. No experience necessary.
Jodie Hollander, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was raised in a family of classical musicians. She studied poetry in England, and her poems have appeared in journals such as The Poetry Review, The Yale Review, PN Review, The Dark Horse, The New Criterion, The Rialto, Verse Daily, The Best Australian Poems of 2011, and The Best Australian Poems of 2015.
She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant in Italy, a Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland, and attended the MacDowell Colony in 2015. Her debut publication, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse (London) in 2012, and her full-length collection, My Dark Horses, is published with Liverpool University Press (Pavilion Poetry). She currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
$25 MoA Members
Please join us for a members opening to celebrate the Beauty and the Beast exhibition with Artists Lorri Acott and Adam Schultz
Thursday, August 26 from 6:00-8:00pm
Artist talk at 7:00pm
Masks required while in the museum.RSVP
Join us on Saturday, August 14 for an Open Admission Day sponsored by The Youth Clinic from 12-5pm.
As a special closing event for our exhibitions, Florence Alfano McEwin, Ph.D., will lead a walk through of Paper Boats in the Lynnette C. Jung-Springberg Gallery on Saturday, August 14th at 1pm.
Friday, August 13
1:00 – 4:00pm
FREE Drop In Event
Bring in your own shirt to tie dye at the Museum of Art. We will provide everything you need to make a festive Aloha shirt.
Sponsored By The Youth Clinic
Join us for a talk on the Aloha shirt woven with Hawaiian history by Martha Denney and Lloyd Walker.
Martha Denney is Director Emerita of International Education at Colorado State University. Since her retirement she has been able to indulge her love of textiles and travel. Lloyd Walker retired from Civil Engineering at CSU after 30 years and became a dedicated student of history. In 1986 they began traveling to Hawaii and in 2013 they purchased a home on the Big Island so they could spend more time learning about the Islands. Martha curated an exhibit on Hawaii with Molly Eckman at the Global Village Museum that featured Hawaiian shirts as a way to tell the Hawaii’s story. Lloyd explains the history that led to Hawaii’s role in transforming how people all over the world dress. It is a fun and unexpected story. If registering on Wednesday, August 11, you can buy tickets before the event or call the museum but the online portal closes at 11:55pm on August 10th.
FREE MoA Members
$4 Seniors, Students
Join us on Sunday, August 8 for an Open Admission Day from 12-5:00pm sponsored by Sean M. Dougherty, The Hawaiian Shirt Guy with the Aloha Team of RE/MAX Alliance.
Join us on Friday, August 6 from 5-9pm for FREE admission to our Art of the Aloha exhibition in our main gallery and Paper Boats in our Lynnette Jung-Springberg Gallery. Sponsored by Eye Center of Northern Colorado.
This link take you to information and a map of other venues participating in the Art Walk.
Join Us for Trivia Night at the Museum!
August 5th 6:30-8:00PM
Join us in person at for Hawaiian based trivia, snacks and prizes!
This is a FREE event.
You can tour the “Art of the Aloha” show and test your Aloha knowledge.
Wear your best Aloha shirt for a night of tropical trivia.Register
Keahi has been filled with the music and movement of her Hawaii culture since birth. She has been deeply influenced by her ohana (family). And her hula, songs, and stories bring the essence of her homeland. In Hawaiian, the name Keahi means the fire and guiding light.
Her performances bring song and dance from more traditional Hawaiian culture and contemporary musical genres—Island Music, R&B, Rock Balladry, Pop, and Country. Whatever she is singing, you hear her rich, heart-opening voice and the rhythm of the ukulele. You feel the heartbeat of the islands.
If you have the opportunity to attend one of her performances, you will leave knowing that you have been changed and refreshed by the spirit of Hawaii.
Tickets include 2 free drinks. Pre-registration required. No walk-ins. Doors open at 6:00pm on July 29th for exhibition viewing and seating.
To buy tickets on Thursday, July 29, please call the museum at 970-482-2787 or drop by as the online registration portal has closed.Tickets
Sponsored by The Bohemian Foundation