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Exhibits

The Modbo Turns Ten

In 2009, Lauren Ciborowski and Brett Andrus started a tiny art gallery with a momentous mission: to create a new arts scene in Colorado Springs. Operating as a for-profit gallery at the height of the recession in a downtown alley meant the stakes were high and the odds were stacked. But this wasn’t just about […]

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Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Although widely known for her iconic “soak-stain” canvases, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was an equally inventive printmaker who took risks in a medium not frequently explored by abstract expressionists. Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler highlights the artist’s often-overlooked, yet highly original, whimsical, and powerfully evocative print production. Drawn from the collections of Jordan D. […]

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Amos Kennedy, Jr. and The Press at Colorado College

Letterpress printer Amos P. Kennedy, Jr. will be teaching a 9-day letterpress workshop at The Press at Colorado College in January of 2019. The workshop will be an open-ended experiment in the public, collaborative nature of letterpress printing. According to Amos, this show will be: “A lot of sheets of paper with ink on them. […]

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Scenes from Life: Drawings by Bernard Arnest

Bernard Arnest was a pupil of Boardman Robinson and Henry Varnum Poor, received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1940, and had his first solo show at the San Francisco Museum of Art. During WWII, he served as Chief War Artist for the U.S. Army Historical section in the European theater. Following the war, he worked in […]

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Virgil Ortiz: The ReVOlution Continues

For almost two decades, Virgil Ortiz has told the story of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt through his artwork, contemporizing the central characters as sci-fi superheroes to engage younger generations. This significant historic event is rarely taught, but represents one of our nation’s most dramatic uprisings as the Puebloan people banded together to defeat their Spanish […]

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