There’s still room available in some of the Denver tours, and we hope you’ll consider signing up for one (or two) if you haven’t already.

On Thursday, May 1st , from 3:00 to 5:00, get your bearings in downtown Denver by taking a Public Art Walking tour with art educator and lecturer Jack Kunin as guide. Public art in Denver is diverse, from 19th-century western bronzes to works by Fernando Botero, Jonathon Borofsky and Louise Bourgeois.

On Friday, May 2nd , join tour guide Annette Stott for a trip to Riverside Cemetery, Denver’s oldest, and Fairmount Cemetery, its largest. Dr. Stott’s is currently working on a book, Rocky Mountain Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens of the Old West, in which she considers 19th-century pioneer community cemeteries and their arts in the mountain regions of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Chapters include: “From Boot Hill to Fair Mount: the Transformation of Rocky Mountain Graveyards”, “Tombstone Carvers and Monument Makers of the Rocky Mountain West,” M. Rauh, Riverside Marble Works and the Gendered Cemetery,” “Mail-Order Monuments: Rocky Mountain Cemeteries in a National Context,” and “the Sepulchral Garden in Western Life.”

On Tuesday, May 6th , unwind after the conference with a trip to Boulder, Colorado, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), one of I.M. Pei’s most impressive works, set in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains just outside of Boulder, and the University of Colorado campus, with its striking “Tuscan Vernacular” architecture typified by buildings of indigenous sandstone, red barrel tile roofs and black wrought iron accents, where you’ll visit a special exhibit in the Art and Architecture Library. You’ll have time for shopping and lunch on your own on the Pearl Street Mall, a beautiful, four block pedestrian mall with historic buildings and native plantings, before the final stop, the Colorado Chautauqua National Historical Monument, comprised of cottages and lodges at the foot of Boulder’s Flatiron mountains.

We have one seat available on the Colorado Springs tour on Friday, May 2nd from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m!

If you have already registered for the conference and would like to sign up for a tour, please contact Susan Rawlyk at arlisna@mcphersonclarke.com.

Tom Riedel
Local Arrangements Co-chair

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