White Gallery | June 8 - September 29, 2019


About the exhibition:

The birth of the modern car occurred over 150 years ago in 1860 in Germany.  In the United States, the Henry Ford Company was established in 1901. A year later it morphed into Cadillac Motor Company which Ford left, along with the rights to his name. A new Ford Motor Company emerged in 1903 in Detroit with backing from a dozen investors, including the Dodge brothers. The same year, 1903, Harley-Davidson, was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Much has changed since those early automotive years, but perhaps nothing more so than America’s love affair with cars and motorcycles, which has expressed itself culturally and artistically in so many ways.

During this exhibit, anyone who visits the Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver receives $2 off admission when they mention the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center.

Special events:  

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | Community Day (admission to Luster is 1/2 price this day)

Sat, June 29, 2019 at 2pm | Art Lecture: Harley Davidson Calendar in Pueblo 

Harley-Davidson, Pueblo and many of its iconic historic structures have gone global! Each year the legendary Milwaukee-based manufacturer searches for locations and in the eyes of its executives, Pueblo more than fit the eye-catching bill. Learn how this milestone event captured the attention of millions and served as the trigger in creating the newly formed Pueblo Regional Film Commission. Program included in price of admission.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 | Community Day (admission to Luster is 1/2 price this day)



The Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation, Dr. Jarvis & Mary Jo Ryals, The Jackson Foundation,
Wendy & Dr. Barry Rapp, The Walter & Lucille Timme Foundation, Carolyn Jackson,
The Bob & Doris Johnston Foundation, Carolyn Jackson, Dr Richard & Joyce Lawrence, Mona Askwig,
Rita Gersick, Dan & Kerry DeRose, Bill & Elaine Nicoll, John Oechsle in memory of Ing Oechsle,
Banner & Bower, P.C., Drs. Gregorio & Haydee Kort, Kathy Farley & Fran McClave
Dr. Chris & Judy Stjernholm, Dr. Carl & Kay Bartecchi, Ted & Sylvia Clair
Drs. Bob & Sara Tonsing, KPHT 95.5

Additionally sponsored by:


LUSTER Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director.