Upcoming – Pushing Boundaries

Pushing Boundaries: Early Women Artists of Colorado

Opening Reception

Thursday, March 24, 5-7 PM

Show will run from March 24 to May 1.

We are pleased to announce our next exhibit, Pushing Boundaries: Early Women Artists of Colorado. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth  centuries, social norms dictated a number of paths that women were expected to follow. Although some roles in art and education were considered acceptable occupations for educated women of the time, female artists were expected to stay within relatively narrow confines. Tenacious, resilient, and persistent in the face of gender norms, the eighteen Colorado artists featured in this exhibit pushed against these boundaries.

Through a long term research project between the University and the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, students at the University of Denver School of Art and Art History planned and presented the exhibition with faculty leadership.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, March 24, 5-7 PM. Enjoy light refreshments co-hosted by the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. The event is free and open to the public.

Helen Hagerman, Mt. Audubon and Brainard Lake (Colorado), before 1952, oil on canvas. Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver
Helen Hagerman, Mt. Audubon and Brainard Lake (Colorado), before 1952, oil on canvas. Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver