Situated near our special exhibition space in the Museum, the Portal Gallery features large scale, site specific art created by regional artists. Admission is free to this gallery.
September 17, 2016 - May 14, 2017
Ever wonder what steps are required to take a car from the junkyard and transform it into a rolling piece of art? In conjunction with our Lowriders exhibition, the Portal Gallery will feature the entire right side of a Lincoln Town Car, showing the progression a car goes from rusted to restored. Tomas Quiroz, co-owner of Tomas and Alberto Quiroz Brothers Auto Glass and Body of Longmont, will showcase his talents with this one of a kind piece. The project included slicing the car in half lengthwise, mounting it to a twenty foot long platform, and moving the colossal artwork to the Museum. As you walk through the gallery you will witness the stages involved in the creation of a lowrider champion.