Origami began in Japan during the 6th century when Buddhist monks from China brought paper to Japan. The crane bird has become one of the most well-known origami folds. In this class, we will use a photo reference and graphite tracing paper to create a drawing of an origami crane on canvas and then paint ... Read more
Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black seamlessly blend soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and lyrics in a collective creative force. The Stewart Auditorium comes alive with intimate “listening room” style concerts featuring established musicians from the region, part of our Thursday Nights @ the Museum series. Please note: masks ... Read more
The Museum welcomes Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra back to the Stewart Auditorium for a special performance from their signature repertoire, Mozart’s amazing Jupiter Symphony. One of Boulder’s favorite musicians, flutist Christina Jennings is also featured in two other works: the Goldfinch Flute Concerto by Antonio Vivaldi and a new work by CU Boulder composer ... Read more
Make handmade Valentine’s Day cards for all the people you love! You’ll carve linoleum rubber blocks to create your own personal stamps and then make prints on handmade cards. The stamps are yours to use again and again. This class is part of our Art & Sip series. Grab a drink and get creative with ... Read more
From classic cinema to contemporary Japanese artists, this season’s films celebrate the art and culture of Japan. The top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: growing up in Japan during World War II, a dysfunctional family, sexism, racism, and mental illness. On the cusp of her ... Read more
Enjoy an afternoon of live music in our Stewart Auditorium this winter and spring featuring an array of musical acts from up and down the Front Range. Purnell Steen & The Five Points Ambassadors are dedicated to playing and preserving the music of the legendary Five Points neighborhood in Denver. The Blues-oriented Hard Bop music ... Read more
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Italian Opera favorites including arias, duets, trios, and quartets by Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, Mozart, and more. The program will explore the many aspects of love—love yet to be, dreaming of love, new love, lost love, betrayal, and reconciliation—all set amidst a romantic café in Italy! Make it a date and enjoy ... Read more
The Dickens Opera House façade and sign is an iconic part of Downtown Longmont. In this class, we will paint that very scene with acrylic paint using photos for reference. Learn how to use graphite tracing paper over a photograph to create a realistic drawing you can then paint! This class is part of our ... Read more
Hear extraordinary people talk about issues of importance to Northern Colorado and beyond, part of our Thursday Nights at the Museum series. Featuring members of the Mayeda, Kanemoto, and Tanaka families. Members of Longmont’s longstanding Japanese-American community share their family histories and reflect on the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment ... Read more
The five-story Tower of Compassion in Kanemoto Park was built in the traditional style of a Japanese temple, with each level representing the meaning of compassion: love, empathy, understanding, gratitude, and selfless giving. In this class, we will use graphite tracing paper over a photograph to create a realistic drawing and then capture the landmark ... Read more
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