On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, we will travel to Denver to visit a collaboration between the Denver Art Museum and the History Colorado Center. This is a high-profile, high caliber collaboration titled Backstory: Western American Art in Context.” This is an excellent opportunity to understand the romance of the West that continues to seduce people to this vast expanse and to Colorado today, much as it did in the mid-19th Century.

The exhibit’s focus interweaves art and artifacts as it draws the viewer into the western allure that is the past, present and future. We will see an American identity emerge from this new twist of history, archaeology, and art. This is not simply just a documentary of a period of time, but rather a creative interpretation of the people who lived here, of environments, of artists, of builders, of soldiers, of Native Americans and Hispanics, of the earth and what lies under it. And the list goes on. This is an exhibit which breathes and lets you breathe with it.

We will leave the Senior Center at 8:30 am and return around 4:30 pm. The number of participants is limited to 12, all of whom must be members of Front Range Forum.

Registration sign ups will begin at 7:00 am Wednesday, August 11th and the cost is $35 which includes transportation and all entrance fees. Lunch will be on your own (there is a nice restaurant in the History Colorado Center).

You may register using registration number 305955-01 by calling the Senior Center front desk at 221-6644 or by stopping at the front desk. These trips tend to fill up very fast so sign up quickly!