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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

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Tuesday – Sunday 11am-5pm

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  • $2 – seniors
  • $2 – students
  • & educators

Always free for all on Saturdays!

Past Exhibition

A.R.T. Strings

September 10 – January 3, 2005

Boulder Museum of Art, in partnership with The Museum of Outdoor Arts, will premiere a new body of work by Denver artist, Todd Siler. Through a 120 foot long multimedia installation in the museum’s East Gallery, Siler sets up a visual comparison between the river-rapid changeability of our consciousness and the assault of information we are bombarded with daily.

Siler has been exhibiting his artworks internationally in major museums and galleries since the early 1980s. His works are in numerous private and public collections, including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (20th Century Collection), The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, The Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in Moscow, and the Belsar Verlag Print Archives in Stuttgart and Zurich.

“We compress and expand everything, as naturally as gravity distorts time and shapes space.
These compressed expansions and expanded compressions affect everything under the sun: from our sense of truth to our experiences of beauty;
from blissful joys to beastly horrors.
Today we find ourselves staring at the edges of things, wondering about the subliminal stories our minds create to cope with our eternally turbulent universe,
and potentially terrifying future.

Are we, as physicists and string theorists relate, merely anonymous creations of invisible strings of matter too subtle to see?
Does each nameless string contain a world of information that will forever elude the touch of human understanding?
Does every string embody A.ll R.epresentations of T.hought?
Do A.R.T.Strings link everything from tranquility to terror?

Perhaps life is only one pattern nature represents in infinite ways with all strings attached.”

Todd Siler

A.R.T.String: A Guide To The Works of Todd Siler. Boulder, CO: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Outdoor Arts, 2004. ISBN 0-9638696-0-4

Curated by Ken Bloom and co-produced with The Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO.