An Odyssey of Your Own

An Odyssey of Your Own

22-23 October 2022 an intensive two-day interactive workshop Like the hero of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, each of us is a traveler. Although Odysseus was determined to sail home to his beautiful wife, Penelope, like all of us, he sometimes lost sight of his dream....
For the Love of It—a reading & conversation

For the Love of It—a reading & conversation

19 October Wednesday, 10am 20 October Thursday, 3pm 21 October Friday, 7pm This program takes its name from an unpublished essay Thordis Niela Simonsen wrote in October 2012—almost 10 years ago to the day. It focusses on a hissing viper, a sacred precinct, and an...
1–5 June 2022: MoA beginning & backstory

1–5 June 2022: MoA beginning & backstory

a restaurant closing mid-afternoon a stream of postcards sent from the American West an article by a Turkish Noble prize-winning author a basket that answered a challenge a dream that became a reality In an intriguing and inspiring forty-five-minute presentation with...
16–18 October 2020: OPEN HOUSE & ARTIST RECEPTION

16–18 October 2020: OPEN HOUSE & ARTIST RECEPTION

With curiosity, many of you have peered—literally and/or figuratively—through the windows under the sign MUSEUM OF AUTHENTICITY mounted on the building at 124 E 2nd Street, Salida, Colorado. The Museum is thrilled beyond measure to finally welcome you in! Please join...
21–24 June 2018: MUSEUM PREVIEW

21–24 June 2018: MUSEUM PREVIEW

The Museum of Authenticity Gatehouse opened to the public on 21 June 2018, the first day of Salida’s 26th annual Art Walk. The Museum opening was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting at 4:00 pm on Saturday, 23 June. The first exhibit, Dances in Two Worlds, opened...