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Daniel Wolf, rancher and visionary art collector, dies in Ridgway

Daniel Wolf, whose collections now are housed in such places as the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Denver Art Museum, was as at home on horseback at his Western Slope ranch as he was hobnobbing in New York.

Coloradans

Movshovitz: The coronavirus pandemic will inspire filmmakers, but we’ll have to wait a while to see

Films from Chaplin to Coppola have captured and reflected the trauma of world war and crises

Arts

Philanthropic angels rescue some Colorado arts groups, but most still struggle under coronavirus

Online performance and events don’t feel the same, but some organizations say they’re buoying attendance to about 90% of that in non-pandemic times.

Culture

Colorado Convention Center bidding misconduct leads to $9 million settlement

Trammel Crow Company and Mortenson Construction must pay $4.5 million each and issue a public apology to the city, according to the settlement.

News

Denver Zoo struggles during coronavirus to feed its hungry animals

The zoo was closed nearly three months early in the pandemic, then imposed restrictions on crowd sizes since reopening to the public June 12

Culture

Grand Junction woman transforms coronavirus’ staggering death toll into a comforting work of art

Artist Linda McBride began honoring the pandemic’s dead when the toll was 120,000. Now it’s over 300,000 and her work is far from finished.

Coloradans

“Black in Denver” illustrates through photos — and words — the vast diversity of the Black diaspora

Nashville-born artist Narkita Gold might have chosen a larger canvas, like Chicago or New York, but she found “communities” in Colorado

Culture

In southwest Colorado, high tech plays in the mud to produce ecologically sound architecture — and art

Combining age-old materials like adobe with the wonders of 3D printing, two California-based artists create museum-worthy homes

Culture

Murals return to Pueblo’s levee as artists make concrete above the Arkansas River their canvas

Structural repair ground the old murals to gravel, but now painters have begun the physically demanding work to restore the critical public works project’s role in the city’s essential artistic life.

Culture

Denver lands CARNE y ARENA, a powerful immersive, virtual reality experience about refugees

Filmmaker Alejandro Iñárritu collected the stories of refugees and guards, using VR goggles to share the very real anguish and terror of surreptitious crossings of the southern border

Culture

Old stage scenery from Leadville’s Tabor Opera House sat moldering for years. Now, it’s considered a treasure.

That stage scenery, along with more pieces added in later years, has been in the Tabor attic under layers of coal and bat guano dust for more than a century.

Arts

Forrest Fenn, art dealer whose treasure sent hunters scouring the West, dies

Police confirmed Fenn died Monday of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

News

Can government investment in the arts help lift Colorado, the U.S. out of the economy’s coronavirus slump?

In light of the pandemic and resulting unemployment for creative workers, more than a few influential arts advocates have floated the idea of a New Deal for the arts.

Culture

Coronavirus killed 59,179 arts jobs in Colorado and crippled key economic and cultural engines. Can they be revived?

Local philanthropists are working on grants to support artists, venues and groups. But one study suggests reviving a massive, national New Deal-like program.

Culture

“We want to lead”: Frisco uses art to reckon with the high country’s lack of diversity

Frisco is the first known mountain community to host a Black Lives Matter mural as many cities, including Denver and Washington, D.C., have done

Culture

Telluride Film Festival canceled due to coronavirus

Organizers said Tuesday that the festival's 47th edition, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, was scuttled entirely due to the pandemic

Culture

How a new community of Black artists was born out of Denver’s police brutality protests

What started with volunteers spraying “Black Lives Matter” on temporary plywood boxes became a full-fledged exhibit in Denver’s Civic Center park

Culture

Drone. Lights. Camera. Art. “Space-time sculptures” create one-of-a-kind works of art in Colorado’s mountains

Breckenridge artist Mark Bellncula flies his LED-mounted drone through as many as 93 waypoints to create light sculptures above Colorado’s mountain landscapes.

Culture

Young turk gives venerable Mountain Gazette a second, second life

The legendarily irreverent magazine that featured the writings of Hunter S. Thompson, George Sibley and Edward Abbey was purchased by a young entrepreneur eager to revive the title that has been dormant since 2012.

Outdoors

Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies at 84

Two of Christo’s planned projects did not come to fruition before he died, including Over the River, which would have involved draping translucent fabric above 42 miles of Colorado’s Arkansas River

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