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Last Memorial Day we opened the 2nd part of our counterculture exploration focusing on the 1970s. This decade would come to define much of who we are today.
As part of this exhibition, we hung the Princess Theater Curtain. Many of you will fondly remember the curtain from Steve Glazer's Princess Theater. Glazer commissioned the piece from artist Ken Wolverton out of Telluride, CO. While the hand-painted curtain is loosely based on Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, Glazer insisted that the curtain have certain elements added, stating "we were doing some dramatic remodeling and I didn't want people to think we were taking ourselves too seriously." One such element is the figure of Mickey Mouse hidden within the scene. To safely hang this large, iconic artifact, the Museum partnered with Ben Eaton of Get Bent Blacksmithing.
Please consider contributing towards the hanging of the Princess Curtain by clicking the box to designate your donation to a specific fund under Donation Information. You can help us preserve and share the uniquely diverse cultural history of the Gunnison Valley.