Voting rights haven’t always been guaranteed to people of color or women in America. Explore the most significant moments in history that have lead up to this monumental decision though the blood, sweat, and tears of the thousands of individuals who fought for equality.
Fashion/Culture, originally exhibited at the McNichols Civic Center Building, showcases contemporary Colorado based artists that use photography to explore the intersection between art, fashion, beauty and culture. The diverse group of works reflects the many connections between Denver’s growing fashion and art communities. Artist in this exhibition explore themes such as roles of gender and identity in reference to fashion, the affects of fashion in our culture and ideals/ideas of beauty.
African American Women have played a role in every war effort in United States history. Sisters, Soldiers examines the past and present military service of black women, from the Civil War to the War on Terror. Placing black women as soldiers within a broad historical context, the exhibition highlights the impact of race and gender issues on military service as well as the "breakthrough" moments in the history of that service.
This exhibition was created by the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.
The Way We Worked, explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affect the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The exhibition draws from the National Archives’ rich collection to tell this compelling story. In addition, the exhibit will feature four local Get the Inside Story audio recordings highlighting businesses in the historic Five Points neighborhood.
More than Gold and Silver: Mining in Colorado
Saturday, January 24, 2 p.m.
The African American Quilters and Collectors Guild of Denver (AAQ&CG) will exhibit a variety of quilts made by guild members. Themed "Civil Rights: Past, Present and Future", this exhibit continues the annual Table of Brotherhood celebration in honor of the MLK Holiday festivities. AAQCG is committed to serving the Rocky Mountain Front Range region in the preservation of quilts and promoting the art of quilting.
Table of Brotherhood Award Ceremony
Saturday, January 31, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Students from the Bridges of Silence Academy used Functional Art and Color Theory Figure Ground Study to create art objects using wooden boxes, hardware and found objects. Students also participated in a collaborative piece with Artist Michael Gadlin using acrylic on a 73x21 canvas. Youth Artists include: Leandra Augustin, Tessa Carrethers, Delilah Flores, Francisco Salazar and Angel Salyn.