Events

HOMING: More Than a Gallery Talk [Salida]

HOMING: More Than a Gallery Talk [Salida]

24 MARCH 2024 Sunday
HOMING: MORE THAN A GALLERY TALK
4:00pm gallery tour, 4:30pm gallery talk
Museum of Authenticity
124 E 2nd Street
$15 [cash or check]
thordis@museumofauthenticity.org / 303.585.1783
The current exhibit of works by Thordis Niela Simonsen and other artists that evoke a feeling of home and/or the road home serves as a backdrop for a moving presentation about the “sheep corral” in a Greek village that Thordis single-handedly restored and recently sold after a 38-year relationship.

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YOU MAY PLOW HERE: twice in April [Denver & Manitou Springs]

YOU MAY PLOW HERE re-release celebration [Salida]

5 MARCH 2024 Tuesday
CELEBRATING the release of YOU MAY PLOW HERE 2023 edition with photographs
4:00pm reception and book signing
4:30-5:30pm reading and discussion
Museum of Authenticity Annex
119-B E 1st Street
thordis@museumofauthenticity.org / 303.585.1783
Please see 13 OCTOBER 2023 post for more information

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THE RETURN OF YOU MAY PLOW HERE [ONGOING]

THE RETURN OF YOU MAY PLOW HERE [ONGOING]

13 OCTOBER 2023
THE RETURN OF YOU MAY PLOW HERE is a campaign to raise $22,000 for the NEW EDITION of The Narrative of Sara Brooks to be published, with an essay and photographs, by The Fundamental Note in conjunction with the Museum of Authenticity. At a time when books by Black writers and books about Black history are being removed from library shelves and school curricula, and disinformation about the African American experience is being disseminated, the re-publication of YMPH could not be more relevant.

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genuine encounters art & culture series

april, may, june 2023
The Museum of Authenticity is thrilled to introduce GENUINE ENCOUNTERS, a quarterly series of events related to arts and culture with its SPRING 2023 schedule. Held in the Museum or the Museum Annex, events will typically be held on the third Thursday of the month, with additional events scheduled when possible for the first Thursday.

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An Odyssey of Your Own

22-23 October 2022
Using Thordis’, your own, and others’ stories as springboards, and employing dialogue, writing, and creative visualization, we will explore four important themes:

celebrating your accomplishments
acknowledging your fears
honoring your intuition
defining and acting on your unfulfilled dreams

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For the Love of It: a reading & conversation

For the Love of It: a reading & conversation

19, 20, & 21 October 2022
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 undertaking that defied comprehension as much as it defied completion.

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1–5 June 2022: MoA beginning & backstory

1–5 June 2022: MoA beginning & backstory

In an intriguing and inspiring forty-five-minute presentation with slides, Thordis Niela Simonsen reveals how a gentle yearning for an unremarkable studio/gallery/residence morphed into an intimate, but elegant museum of art & culture.

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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 now mounted on the building at 124 E 2nd Street, Salida, Colorado. The Museum is thrilled beyond measure to finally welcome you in!

Please join founder/curator Thordis Niela Simonsen and featured artist, Bernice Strawn for an inaugural open house and artist reception at the Museum Friday 16 October, 3–7pm, Saturday 17 October, 10am–5pm, or Sunday 18 October, 11am–3pm.

Bernice will be at the Museum Friday 3–5pm, Saturday10–12am, and Sunday 11–12am.

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21–24 June 2018: MUSEUM PREVIEW

21–24 June 2018: MUSEUM PREVIEW

The Museum of Authenticity Gatehouse temporarily 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 for viewing, and the Museum Shop opened for purchases: books, graphic notecards, and prints. (Purchases can also be made at the Museum Shop on this website.)

The Museum of Authenticity Gatehouse closed to the public when the Museum main building opened on 16 October 2020 with he exhibit “Sum of the Parts.”

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