Western History & Genealogy Blog

Exhibits

Exhibit: The Art of Addiction and Impossible Healing

Exhibit: The Art of Addiction and Impossible Healing
Exhibit: The Art of Addiction and Impossible Healing
Exhibit: The Art of Addiction and Impossible Healing

Artist Bakheit Ibra debuts at the Blair-Caldwell Library

I met Bakheit Ibra through a mutual friend back in 2006. Little did I know that 8 years later I would be in the position to help introduce his art to Denver.

The Changing Image of Blacks in Comics Exhibit - Extended

The Changing Image of Blacks in Comics Exhibit - Extended
The Changing Image of Blacks in Comics Exhibit - Extended
The Changing Image of Blacks in Comics Exhibit - Extended
The Changing Image of Blacks in Comics Exhibit - Extended

Exhibit Available until March 29th

The Cousins Gallery of the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library has extended the traveling educational exhibit th

Calling All Artists – Let the Principles of Nguzo Saba Guide You

Calling All Artists – Let the Principles of Nguzo Saba Guide You
Calling All Artists – Let the Principles of Nguzo Saba Guide You

Kuumba in the Community Exhibit

To kick-off the 2013 Kwanzaa season, The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library is calling all artists for art submissions th

Thomas Moran and Chromolithographs of the American West. Join WHG and DAM for two events!

Mt. of the Holy Cross by Thomas Moran
Thomas Moran at Shoshone Falls

Join the Western History and Genealogy Department (WHG) of the Denver Public Library and the Denver Art Museum (DAM) for two events that celebrate the artistic discovery of the American West.

NEW! Exhibit: Back to School in the Archives

Elementary students sit around a table while a boy and girl write on chalkboard.
Cole Junior High student in laboratory, January 1938. WH1990
Stedman School kindergarten students using hand tools, circa 1930. WH1990

Go back in time to an era when typing class was mandatory and kindergartners were taught hand saw safety!

 

Pop quiz! How did kids let loose on the playground in 1910? Were there actually horse-drawn school wagons before buses? Just how big was a computer in a 1980 high school computer class?

Vibrancy, Color and Creativity Unfold With The RMWS Quilt Guild

Vibrancy, Color and Creativity Unfold With The RMWS Quilt Guild
Vibrancy, Color and Creativity Unfold With The RMWS Quilt Guild
Vibrancy, Color and Creativity Unfold With The RMWS Quilt Guild

Let the language of color speak to you during the month of August in the latest exhibit, Common Threads by The Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild

Exhibit: Culinary Chronicles of Blackness Returns For The Second Year

Exhibit: Culinary Chronicles of Blackness Returns For The Second Year
Exhibit: Culinary Chronicles of Blackness Returns For The Second Year

The Exhibit Culinary Chronicles of Blackness will be available for viewing from July 8 - July 31 in the Cousins Gallery – Level 3.

The Artistry of Railroads

The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads

A fantastic new exhibit on Level 7 of the Central Library! And we've added some teaser images to entice you to visit!

Railroads have been the objects of artistic interest since the day flanged wheels first rolled uncertainly over crude iron rails.

Upcoming Events, Exhibits and New Odds and Ends

Upcoming Events, Exhibits and New Odds and Ends
Upcoming Events, Exhibits and New Odds and Ends
Upcoming Events, Exhibits and New Odds and Ends
Upcoming Events, Exhibits and New Odds and Ends

Introducing two New Special Interest Classes Available at the Blair-Caldwell Library plus lots more!