Life of Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales 1928-2005

East Entrance

Life of Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales 1928-2005

Our permanent, interactive digital exhibit of Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales, for whom our library is named.
Learn about his history & amazing life in this multimedia exhibit that includes unique photos from the Gonzales Family such as the only recording of one his boxing matches. There are videos, photos, narratives, and audio as well as one of his most famous works, the epic poem "I am Joaquin."

Come and check it out!

La vida de Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales 1928-2005

Colorado Jewish History Panels

Second Floor Permanent Exhibit Hall

History panels dedicated to highlighting the richness of West Denver and Denver’s Jewish Pioneers.

Colorado Jewish History Panels is Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives,
Center for Judaic Studies and University Libraries Special Collections, University of Denver.

Visit our branch to learn about Denver’s Jewish Pioneers:
• Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society
• Charitable Contributions
• Open Air Therapy
• National Jewish Hospital
• Frances Wisebart Jacobs
• Heliotherapy
• Joseph & Nettie Goldfain
• Passover Seder
• Robert Lazar Miller

Breaking Barriers 2.0 ¡Vive El Tenis!: Common Threads Different Peoples

Second Floor Exhibit Hall

USTA Colorado’s Breaking Barriers ¡Vive el Tenis! Portrait Series
Inspired by the Rhode Island based International Tennis Hall of Fame’s traveling exhibit, called ¡Vive El Tenis!: Common Threads Different Peoples, which explores tennis players from South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, USTA Colorado created a portrait series devoted to showcasing Hispanic tennis pioneers, contributors, and rising stars from Colorado.

1985-2015: KUVO Celebrates 30 Years Exhibit

Foyer - Level 1

In celebration of bringing jazz to Denver for 30 years, KUVO has teamed up with the Blair-Caldwell Library to create an exhibit sure to take jazz lovers down a musical memory lane! Since its very first record dropped on August 29, 1985, KUVO 89.3 Jazz FM has proudly been offering a mix of jazz, Latino and blues. Located in a studio in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, KUVO has established a go-to hub for musicians from around the world.

11th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibit

Vida Ellison Gallery - Level 7

Please join us for a reception on July 12th from 1:30-4:30pm

For more details, visit http://www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org.

Photographer Amy K. Wright: “A Portrait of a Microloan” in India


Photography exhibit on display September 1-30.
Artist talk Wednesday, September 30, 6pm @ Ross-Cherry Creek

A Quilter's Journey: My Road to Denver - Extended


Members of the Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild will depict their individual journeys to Colorado. These quilts, original in design, are 18" x 24" and will be displayed both vertically and horizontally, with no borders or bindings, so that when hung together the roads and byways the members traveled will connect them to Denver. Though predominantly of African-American ancestry, the RMWSQG celebrates ethnic diversity in membership, as well as in the many different patterns displayed in their quilts. For information about the guild visit their website http://www.washonaji.org/

Growing Up...In Words and Images Exhibit (Cancelled)


***Due to unforeseen circumstances this exhibit has been cancelled***

Artist Joe Barry Carroll, seven-foot-tall NBA All-Star, wealth advisor, philanthropist, painter and author began painting several years ago in his home studio. His current exhibit Growing Up tells the story of a young boy who was shaped and guided by the people and places he encountered growing up in the American south, "up north" in Denver and eventually in the NBA. Visit his website at http://www.joebarrycarroll.com/

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