Current and Upcoming Exhibits

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Littleton: Spirit of Community

This permanent exhibit depicts, through artifacts and text, the "Littleton Story" from its early beginnings to the the present.


The Way We Played; A Nostalgic Look at Toys

Exhibit dates: September 13, 2019 to January 3, 2021


The Littleton Museum is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition, The Way We Played. Inspired by
nostalgia, this is a toy exhibit for all ages. 


54th Annual Own an Original: Destination 

Exhibit dates: November 22 to December 29, 2019

The City of Littleton Fine Arts Board proudly presents the 54th Annual Own an Original art competition. Open to Colorado artists, the competition is for any art medium except photography. This year’s exhibition explores the concept of “destination.” In recent years, American culture has idealized the saying, “it’s the journey, not the destination.” A destination is really the end for which someone or something is going or sent. With so much focus on the journey, has the end point lost its meaning? What if the reason or objective of the journey held more value than the voyage itself?

This year’s theme of “Destination” will be juried by Gwen Chanzit, Curator Emerita of Modern Art and the Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive at the Denver Art Museum. Over her 36-plus years at the Denver Art Museum, Dr. Chanzit organized more than 30 exhibitions, including over a dozen on Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer. She is regarded as the world expert on Herbert Bayer; and has published several books highlighting Bayer’s wide-ranging artistic contributions.

2019 Winners:

  • Best of Show ($1,000 & 2020 joint exhibit) - Courtney CottonLanding, 2019, Acrylic on canvas
  • First Place ($500) - Pat FinleyDreaming of Africa, 2019, Acrylic & Resin
  • Second Place ($250) - Linda O’NeillBeyond Ordinary Limits, 2019, Acrylic, acrylic paint pen, collage, caran d’ache crayon
  • Third Place ($100) - Olga & Aleksy IvanovWishbone, 2018, Oil
  • Honorable Mention #1 - William RohsWonder of the Other Side, 2019, Acrylic and charcoal on panel
  • Honorable Mention #2 - Katherine WalterFloating the Arkansas, 2019, Acrylic on linen canvas
  • Honorable Mention #3 - Barbara VeatchMigration of Equus Ferus Caballus, 2018, Pastels, charcoal, acrylic ink & collage


54th Annual Eye of the Camera: Thematic Photography Competition Call for Entries

Exhibition Dates: March 20 to April 26, 2020

We are seeking printed photographic work which explores the concepts of “Artificial/Natural.” Artificial is something made by humans, or an imitation or substitute for something natural. Natural is what is produced or arising from nature, or the world without human impact. The tension between artificial and natural is experienced by humans and animals on a daily basis. Surprise us with your interpretation!

Related ideas include:

Wild or uncultivated
Synthetic or man-made
Real vs false
Imitation or simulation
Real vs imaginary worlds
Manufactured vs grown

Be sure to include a short statement on how your work relates to the theme of “Artificial/Natural" in the description field for each piece entered or in your artist statement.

All submissions must be made through CaFE beginning Monday, December 9, 2019 
Entry deadline: Midnight on Thursday, January 23, 2020
Juror: Angela Faris Belt  
Exhibition Dates: March 20 to April 26, 2020



Within and Without: Works by Nathan Abels

Exhibit dates: September 20 to October 27, 2019

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Winner of the 2018 Littleton Fine Arts Board Own an Original competition, Nathan Abels
brings his distinctly enigmatic style of pencil drawings and oil and acrylic paintings to the
Littleton Museum in the upcoming fine art exhibition.

Play of Light: Works by Jane Guthridge

Exhibit dates: June 28 to August 25, 2019

Inspired by the brilliance of Colorado’s sunshine, Jane Guthridge succeeds in manipulating thin, layered materials and altering the directionality of light. Playing with the very nature of light, she manages to capture the intangible by copying shapes made by natural dappled sunlight and shadows, then abstracting those compositions. Whether suspended, layered, or reflected, the “light forms” she creates evoke familiar visions of a moment in nature.

Over the Top: Selling the First World War to a Nation Divided

Exhibit dates: July 27, 2018 through June 2, 2019

Prior to entering the war in 1917, many Americans were against joining the conflict in Europe. A series of dramatic events, including the sinking of the HMS Lusitania, prompted President Wilson to ask Congress for a declaration of war. Within days, the US government mounted the largest propaganda campaign ever seen. Its goal was to convince the American people that survival of the nation and democracy depended upon entering and winning the First World War. 

Using images and artifacts from the Littleton Museum's collection, visitors are invited to experience and learn about forms of propaganda and how it was used in World War I.


Eye of the Camera - Best of Show

Exhibit dates: April 19 through June 2, 2019

Photography exhibit featuring the work of 2018's Eye of the Camera Best of Show winners Karen Kirkpatrick and J. R. Schnelzer

Eye of the Camera - EVOKE

Exhibition Dates: February 22 through March 24, 2019

The City of Littleton Fine Arts Board proudly presents the 53rd Annual Eye of the Camera art competition.
Open to Colorado photographers, the competition explores the concept of “Evoke.”

This year’s competition was juried by Gary Emerich, a fine art photographer, who has exhibited
regionally and nationally, and is represented by Robischon Gallery in Denver. All of the pieces in the
exhibit are available for purchase.

 2019 Winners:

  • Best of Show - Gabrielle Graves, A Temporary Martyr
  • 1st Place - Devin Johnson, Healing Process: Privacy; Shinjuku Crosswalk
  • 2nd Place - Steffany Wing, Youth Won't Stop
  • Honorable Mention - Robert Hyatt, Imagined Landscape No. 115
  • Honorable Mention - Peter York, Unity