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 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.*
This intimate museum of art and culture opens with three exhibits. In the main gallery, Sum of the Parts celebrates the wood assemblage sculptures by Salida’s renowned artist, Bernice Strawn. Bernice works close to nature, and she works from the heart. When asked recently how she would describe her art, she replied, It’s authentic! Bernice will be at the Museum Friday 3–5pm, Saturday10–12am, and Sunday 11–12am.
Sum of the Parts also includes a jumbo Moroccan rag kilim, and two large images by Thordis.