This is a temporary exhibit available to the public until spring 2020. Crested Butte in the 1970s laid the framework for the community we know today. In this decade, there was an explosion of creativity, proliferation of new activities and sports, and a political takeover. This was a riotous time, establishing some of our most loved traditions and community character.

Many of you will fondly remember The Princess Curtain from Steve Glazer’s Princess Theater. The curtain was commissioned by Glazer from Telluride artist Kenneth Wolverton in 1973. The hand-painted curtain is loosely based on Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, featuring a nude woman standing in a half shell in front of a detailed depiction of Crested Butte Mountain.

-by Duane Vandenbusche

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