This museum wasn’t high on our to-do list, but we were given free passes by a friend so we gave it a try. We were pleasantly surprised—not that we found the art moving, but we did find it entertaining.
For example, there were 2 (two!) sculptures on the front lawn of women playing disc golf!
We had the galleries almost to ourselves. There were five or six rooms that exhibited the permanent collection.
This beaded papoose is from the 1870s.
Each of the canvases in this piece were covered with the sediment from a different Colorado river.
There were six or eight original Audubon prints. This one is of Passenger Pigeons.
And a lot of religious artwork from Hispanic missions in New Mexico.
One room was lined with sculptures that we were allowed to touch …
… so I had one of them hold our gift-shop bag.
There were three special exhibits upstairs that I wasn’t allowed to photograph—huge paintings of migrant farm workers, photos of rock-and-roll musicians, and collages.
And while we probably won’t make a second visit anytime soon, we weren’t sorry we went, which is high praise coming from us.