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Donate Today! Princess Theater Curtain
This Memorial Day, we will be opening the 2nd part of our counterculture exploration focusing on the 1970s. This decade would come to define much of what we are today.
As part of this exhibition, we are planning to hang 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 is partnering with Ben Eaton of Get Bent Blacksmithing at a discounted cost of $2000.
Would you like your chance to find Mickey again? Or to see the beautiful artistry that was the backdrop to many a fun Crested Butte night in the '70s and '80s? Please make a contribution using the form to the right by clicking the box to designate your donation to a specific fund. You can help us preserve and share the uniquely diverse cultural history of the Gunnison Valley.
The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.