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Littleton Museum offers visitors a unique link between the past and present. Located on 40 acres adjacent to Ketring Lake, the museum encompasses three exhibition galleries, a children's interactive gallery, research center, and two 19th-century living history farm sites.

The Permanent Gallery exhibits a comprehensive historical look at Littleton from pre-history to the present through graphics, photography, and artifacts from the museum's collections. The Fine Arts Gallery hosts original art and photography exhibits sponsored by the Littleton Fine Arts Board. The Changing Gallery displays temporary and traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution, other museums, and the Littleton Museum Collections.

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Eye of the Camera: Myths and Legends

Exhibit dates: March 19 - April 24, 2021

This year, our annual juried photography exhibition explores the concept of “Myths and Legends.” From classic allegories to modern urban tales, the narratives of myths and legends are ideal for creating artistic imagery. These stories are often passed down generationally, through written text or orally. A legend is traditional narrative that is regarded as historical fact; heroic historical figures are often at the center of legends. Myths, on the other hand, are stories about early histories, or ones that explain a natural or social phenomenon. Supernatural beings or events figure strongly in mythologies. Artwork selected for the exhibit embodies these concepts in some obvious or distant manner.

This year’s exhibition was juried by John Lake, Photo Area Coordinator and Interim Foundations Coordinator at the School of Art and Design and College of Performing and Visual Arts at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. Lake selected forty-two artworks from twenty-four artists for the show, which will be on display from Friday, March 19 through Saturday, April 24, 2021.  

More juror info:
John Lake, Photography Area Coordinator, College of Performing and Visual Arts, School of Art and Design at University of Northern Colorado, has a Master of Fine Arts from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Eugene Lange, New School of Liberal Arts, in New York, NY. His photograph-based art practice involves creating and investigating artists books, installations, photo-sculpture, and traditional photographic practices. His research interests include the everyday, urban visual and cultural studies, experimental geography, vernacular and archival photography, visual poetry, the intersections of social studies and photography, artistic process theory, and the psychology of art. Lake is interested in the versatile and dynamic power of photography and how it can connect to multiple viewpoints, challenge and investigate ideas, and cause effective change. More info at www.johnbarnabaslake.com.

2021 Award Winners
Best of Show - Sherry Wiggans and Luís Filipe Branco, Outside Woman
First Place - Mattie Cox, Gondola Hill
Second Place - Kathryn Charles, Between Me and the Sea
Honorable Mention
- Emma Lilly, Three Figures on a Fence
Honorable Mention
- Danny Lam, Grand View
Honorable Mention
- Scott Lee, The Dance

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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 present.

Spirit of Community exhibit at the Littleton Museum Spirit of Community exhibit at the Littleton Museum


The Way We Played

Exhibit dates: September 13, 2019 to July 24, 2021

The Littleton Museum is excited to present the exhibition The Way We Played. Inspired by nostalgia, this is a toy exhibit for all ages. Featuring artifacts from the Littleton Museum collection, as well as objects on loan, the exhibit prompts visitors to consider the ways that they engaged with different types of toys as a child. The interactive stations included in the exhibit assist in the nostalgic experience through sensory engagement. There is even a memory share station where visitors can read other community members’ stories about their favorite toys from childhood, and in turn leave their message about the way they played. The museum has produced a video about this exhibit.

The Aroma of Play, part of "The Way We Played" exhibit at the Littleton Museum. The Way We Played, an exhibit at the Littleton Museum