• highly stylized painting of the Teton Mountain range

    Eve Drewelowe, American (1899-1988), The Tetons—Wyoming, 1936, oil paint on canvas, 32 x 38 inches composition, Gift of Mary Rogers Thoms, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 85.1744, Photo: Jeff Wells, © CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Pencil drawing of a post office in the mountains

    Muriel Sibell Wolle, American (1898-1977), Potosi Mine Office, 1944, graphite on paper, 11 7/8 x 15 13/16 inches, Transfer from Chancellor’s Office, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 88.08.01. Photo: Kerry Doran, © CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder

Pioneers: Women Artists in Boulder, 1898-1950

September 16, 2016 - February 4, 2017
 

This exhibition celebrates the little-studied artistic contributions of women, who were the drivers of cultural life in the first half of the twentieth century within Colorado, and provides as an important case study into the ways in which women contributed to the development of American art. Artists include: Eve Drewelowe, Gwen Meux, Muriel Sibell Wolle, and Virginia True among others.
 
Curated by Kirk Ambrose, professor of art history, chair of the Department of Art and Art History; and Stephen V. Martonis of the CU Art Museum.
 
This exhibition is generously supported by CU-Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment fees, and CU Art Museum members.
 
This exhibition is on view concurrently with a community-wide event launching September 29, 2016 called "History of the Visual Arts in Boulder." For more information on this event please visit: http://hovabcelebrations.org/