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Western History Art Collection joins the Digital World

Western History Art Collection joins the Digital World

Not just photographs, but art as well!

The Western History Department holds a fine collection of western art.

Manuscript Mondays: Bookplates, Part I

Manuscript Mondays: Bookplates, Part I
Manuscript Mondays: Bookplates, Part I
Manuscript Mondays: Bookplates, Part I
Manuscript Mondays: Bookplates, Part I

What treasures lurk in the insides of books?  Well, lots, including really great bookplates.  Here’s the first batch that caught our eye.

 

One of the fabulous volunteers working here in WH/G is busy processing a huge collection of bookplates.

Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park

Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park
On the War Trail
Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park
Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park
Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park
Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park

Rediscover Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denver.

While you’re enjoying the tasty food truck cuisine at Civic Center Eats this summer take

Nadine Kent Drummond Art Exhibit

Divide by Nadine Drummond
Artist Group
Southern Colorado Farm Sale by Nadine Drummond, DPL art collection

Featuring the works of Colorado artist Nadine Kent Drummond (1912-1966), in the Eichman Gallery at Park State Bank & Trust, Woodland Park, Colorado. The Exhibit will run from May 1-30, 2012.

 This exhibit will feature numerous paintings from the Drummond family's private collection, as well as works on loan from the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Arts in Denver and the Fin

What is happening in Western History?

Symbol of the West shrouded

Has Christo been let loose at the DPL?

Christo is best known for his successful installation art projects involving draping materials in unexpected places.  His project in Central Park, NY a few years ago was met with muc

The Western History/Genealogy Department selling its art?

The Western History/Genealogy Department selling its art?

The Western History/Genealogy Department selling its art? No, not really.  

The Denver Public Library’s Western History/Genealogy Department has a significant collection of Western art.

Manuscript Monday: Muriel Sibell Wolle

Manuscript Monday: Muriel Sibell Wolle

March is Women’s History Month, and this week’s Manuscript Monday features a collection from painter, designer, photographer, explorer, teacher, and historian, Muriel Sibell Wolle.  Read on!

Manuscript Monday: Railway Passes

Manuscript Monday: Railway Passes
Manuscript Monday: Railway Passes
Manuscript Monday: Railway Passes
Manuscript Monday: Railway Passes

In a world where airline and train tickets are issued on the internet, the Railroad Pass Collection in the Western History and Genealogy Department is a special treat.  Read more in this week’s Manuscript Monday.

 

 Did you know that railroad passes used to sometimes be made from silver, gold, and even buckskin?

Kuhler is Kool

Come see our Kool Kuhler paintings

Next time you're in the WHG department, check out our wonderful Otto Kuhler paintings on the south wall near the genealogy area. Kuhler was an American industrial designer trained in mechanica

Exhibit: Colorado Face to Face

Caroline Bancroft, Age 25; (1900-1985); Pastel; by Mark Richard Milbanke, 192
General James W. Denver (1817-1892); Oil on Canvas, Artist Unknown.
Leopold H. Guldman (1853 - 1936); Oil on Canvas; by Paul Theodore Koenig, c.1
Muriel Sibell Wolle (1898-1977); Oil on Canvas; by Gwendolyn Dufill Meux

Colorado Face-to-Face:
Portraits from the Denver Public Library Collection

March 21 - May 22, 2011
Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Central Library, Vida Ellison Gallery - Level 7

Denver Public Library presents Colorado Face-to-Face: Portraits from the Denver Public Library Collection, on view in the 7th floor Vida Ellison Gallery at the Denver Central Library.