Terry Maker: Because the World is Round

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Terry Maker exhibit

$8 adults, $5 students/seniors, children 3 and under free, Museum members free

Terry Maker is a celebrated artist who is having a moment, one that is testament to her lasting impact. She’s recently had a comprehensive retrospective at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Museum, featured solo shows at the Fulginiti Gallery in Aurora and the Littleton Museum, and is on frequent rotation at the Robischon Gallery in Denver. The beauty, wit, and message of her work seem to be hitting a chord.

And now, in collaboration with our own Curator of Exhibitions, Jared Thompson, and his team, Terry has created a unique exhibit especially for the Longmont Museum: Because the World is Round. Terry mines commonplace materials, cutting and re-combining them into dense and tactile wall reliefs and large-scale freestanding sculptures. For this show, she is focusing on a recurring theme in her work—the circle. Circles have a host of symbolic meanings, and Terry wants to invoke them all—cosmic, cyclical, universal, sacred… Her transformation of our gallery is awe-inspiring.

Maker lives in Louisville, Colo. with her three furry dog children and husband Chris, who designs and builds robots and is often a collaborator in her work.

Opening Reception

Friday, January 24, 6–8 pm
$8 adults, $5 students/seniors, children 3 and under free, Museum members free

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Terry Maker’s one-of-a-kind exhibit with light hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and DJ Marlowe spinning vinyl (because it’s also round). Cocktail attire requested, dancing recommended. Buy tickets online, at the door, or by calling 303-651-8374. 

Exhibition Programming

Terry Maker's work sets the stage for our programming this season. Her featured exhibition provides a rich context for exploring outer space, symbolism, spirituality, and the environment. Using the exhibit as an inspiration, our team has assumed a selection of films, talks, classes, and concerts that weave in and out of the themes in Terry's show. Check out these programs, all held on Thursday evenings as part of our Thursday Nights at the Museum!

2001: A Space Odyssey (Rated G) - February 20
Contact (Rated PG) - March 19 
Solaris (Rated PG) - April 2
Avatar (Rated PG-13) - April 23

Music of the Spheres: A Conversation on Art, Science, & Faith - February 27
Because the World is Round: A Conversation with Artist Terry Maker - March 26
The Air We Breathe: Front Range Air Quality with NCAR scientists - April 16

River Voices: The Confluence of Art & Science, hosted by KUNC Colorado River Basin Reporter Luke Runyon - March 12

Art & Sip Classes: 
Resin Jewelry - March 12
Abstract Circle Painting - March 19
Painting Mandala Stones - April 2
Upcycled Earth Day Jewelry - April 16

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Terry Maker art

Terry Maker, (clockwise) Cowgirl Hat Ball, 2019; Trigger, 2018; Marks (yellow) and Marks (red), 2014 and Self Portrait in a Tootsie Roll Pop, 2013. All photos by Chris Rogers

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