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Museum exhibit awaits end of shutdown order

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 4/7/20

Works by two famous American artists, Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, are presently exhibited at the Denver Art Museum through June 7. The two were contemporaries and famous in their day, but …

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Sonya's Sampler

Museum exhibit awaits end of shutdown order

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Works by two famous American artists, Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, are presently exhibited at the Denver Art Museum through June 7. The two were contemporaries and famous in their day, but we don’t know if they ever met. The exhibit, called “Natural Forces,” contains about 60 paintings and “reveals common artistic themes and techniques,” according to the museum. The museum is closed as part of the COVID-19 precautions as of press time. Watch for the doors to reopen and plan a visit. See denverartmuseum.org.

Write on

Young scribes: The Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum’s Writing Contest winners will be announced by April 13 and all entrants will be notified that their manuscript is received. The awards ceremony date is pending at press time, among many other impatiently awaited events. Stay tuned ...

Take a hike

Area trails are popular with all ages right now, with welcoming weather as we write ... From my balcony at Vita in Littleton, I can see a nesting great horned owl with a pair of little ones — and a walk in any of our parks will no doubt reward one with similar views, plus new leaves and sprouting tulips at area gardens, including Hudson Gardens. Look for migrating birds as well as those who are settled in for the season.

Libraries

Amid the coronavirus shutdowns, we’d suggest going to the websites of your local library system and others nearby, for eBooks, discussion sites, reading ideas and programs you can do from home: Bemis Library (Bemis.Marmot.org) in Littleton includes: TumbleBooks, Dial-a-Story at 303-795-3960. All have COVID-19 updates, should you seek them, and ideas for all ages. See also: ArapahoeLibraries.org; Englewood.Marmot.org; DouglasCountyLibraries.org. Kids and adults will find segments that intrigue them.

Museums may offer online virtual tours

See: Denver Art Museum, DenverArtMuseum.org; Museum of Contemporary Art, MCADenver.org; Kirkland Museum, KirklandMuseum.org; Denver Museum of Nature and Science, DMNS.org; Black American West Museum and Heritage Center, BAWMHC.org; and individual museums in our hometowns that spell out stories of local characters and customs.

Wonderbound dance troupe

See dance lesson videos at Wonderbound.com while stage performances are unavailable.

Depot Art Gallery

Visit the website of Littleton’s Depot Art Gallery — DepotArtGallery.org — for photos of this historic building and of exhibits. We look forward to the day when it is able to reopen.

Postponed show

The Governor’s Art Show, featuring a half-dozen well-recognized Colorado artists, is postponed to Sept. 26 to Nov. 1 at the Loveland Museum. It will include works by: Quang Ho; Carolyn Barlock; Amy Laughesen; Desmond O’Hagen; Sheri Farabaugh; and Lindsey Bittner Graham. Address: 503 N. Lincoln Ave. (070-962-2410; LovelandMuseumGallery.org. Admission fee, $7.)

Town Hall Arts Center

Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center had scheduled “Almost Heaven: John Denver’s Music” which is “Currently closed.” Summer programs for young actors are mentioned on the website. Stay tuned for these popular listings if young theatrical types live amongst you. TownHallArtsCenter.org.

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