January 24, 2024 – May 19, 2024
The Rise and Fall of Mining Towns in Colorado Exhibit
J.J. and Margaret Brown collected mountain and mining-themed art works, including the painting by Helen Henderson Chain seen in the Museum’s collection today. In this spirit, the Molly Brown House Museum will showcase an exhibit of works depicting Colorado mining towns from prominent early 20th-century artists.
The paintings in The Rise and Fall of Mining Towns in Colorado portray the rise, prosperity, and fall of these towns and the lives of those who built Colorado — the Brown family included. We invite you to journey into this forgotten world with a new lens, considering mining towns as cultural and social centers of the West. The Rise and Fall of Mining Towns in Colorado runs January 24 – May 19 and is included in Museum general admission.
Special thanks to our partners in curating this exhibit, ArtSol