Now On Display

Own Your Own Holiday Art Sale & Exhibition

Arrives November 19, 2015

Member Sneak Preview: November 18, 4-5 pm

Public Reception: November 18, 5-7:30 pm

Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts made by 90 local artists. Everything from pottery, jewelry, and paintings available for those who want to shop small this holiday season and support local artists.

Small Business Saturday Sale:  November 28 from 9 am - 5 pm

Super Saturday Sale:  December 12 from 9 am - 5 pm

Touched by the Hands of God: Michelangelo’s Models

King Gallery

Showing now - May 29, 2016

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.  -Michelangelo

This collection of six models has an incredible origin story founded in technology and art in which Dr. Harry Spell, of the Harry & Karly Spell Foundation, has created a way to replicate the fragile models Michelangelo used as maquettes for his famous sculptures.  In collaboration with the Museo Casa Buonarotti in Florence, Italy, Dr. Spell was able to use his five-step process to re-create the priceless pieces through laser scanning and rapid prototyping technology.  Reproduction – let alone travel or touching – of these pieces fashioned with clay, wax,  and wood has been unthinkable before now, because the risk of damage to the irreplaceable models was much too great.  This collection of models captures Michelangelo’s masterpieces in a version that will sustain time, travel, and wear.  

The bozzetti provide insight to Michelangelo’s process and preparation for his sculptures.  The pieces which will be on display are Nudo Virile (David), Torso Virile (Louvre Slave), Dio Fluviale (River God), Due Lottatori (Two Wrestlers), Nudo Femminile (Female Nude), and Crocifisso (Crucifix).  It is believed that Michelangelo was nearly blind when he created the piece Crocifisso late in his career.   

Visit us on Touch Tuesdays:  This exhibition allows touching each Tuesday in order to provide a tactile experience.  

First Fridays:  The Helen T. White Galleries are open free to the public every first friday of the month from 4:30 pm - 7 pm.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Dante Alighieri Society, Don and Helen Banner, Joe and Kris Bower, Gregory and Haydee Kort, Jim and Bernadette Warren, Mike and Fran Hurtado, Barbara Fortino, Kim and Kim Barickman, Rudy and Bernadette Padula, Elaine and Bill Nicoll, Rita Gersick, Michael Occhiato, Temple Hoyle Buell Foundation, Koncilja & Koncilja, Edward and Neta DeRose, Dr. Harry and Karly Spell, Ralph and Jan Williams, Carl and Kay Bartecchi, Ashok and Smitta Patel, Judy and Chris Stjernholm, Joe Arrigo and KC Savage, Pueblo Community College, Colorado State University - Pueblo and Classical KCME 88.7-FM.

Beautiful Grotesque 

White Gallery

Showing now - January 17, 2016  

"The beautiful is always strange."


Rooted in the long-standing movements of Mannerism and Surrealism; of the Vanitas and Memento Mori, visitors will witness a juxtaposition of perceptions: the grotesque- misshapen, monstrous and twisted, with the traditional ideals of the beautiful in our society. Featuring local artists Bonnie Waugh, Rodney Wood, and Mick Strescino, regional favorites such as Jason Limon and Kate McDowell, and internationally-acclaimed artists include Gottfried Helnwein, who is known for having the most successful exhibition of a living artist in the history of the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria and the “dark and highly sensitive universe” of French artist Murielle Belin.  The commonality between them all is how each artist’s approach prompts the viewer to consider mortality, the sublime, and the absurdity of life.

Following in the footsteps of such artists as Francisco Goya, Salvador Dali, and Francis Bacon, artwork showcased in Beautiful Grotesque allows viewers to explore fears of nightmarish and other-worldly concepts and creatures which express the daily horrors of life. Today’s popular culture fans flock to the genre when Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino films hit box offices, and a refresher course about the aesthetic movements of Mannerism or the Vanitas and Memento Mori will leave one with wrestling with primeval fears.  Featuring subjects like death, fantastic creatures, and dark forms, the exhibition explores humanity’s eternal search for a resolution to the transience of earthly pleasures and the fear of death.  

This exhibition is sponsored by KILO 94.3 and KRXP 103.9

Untitled: A Journey to Nowhere by David Caricato

King Gallery

Showing now - January 10, 2016

This personal journey through 40 years of work represents experiences and ideas of what art is. The title tells of how each piece should be experienced: through the viewer’s eyes, rather than the artist’s.

Invocation:  Sacred Works from the Collection

2nd Floor Foyer

Showing now - January 17, 2016  

Traditional sacred artwork in the Colonial Spanish style is often used to illustrate the suffering and triumphs of saints and martyrs. The works are rich with symbolism and pathos. Each piece in this exhibit is from the permanent collection at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center.