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(Slide show contains images of the first Broadmoor Academy catalog from 1921 and images by artists who taught at the Broadmoor Art Academy. Catalog and images courtesy of Blake Wilson and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center).
When you think of great southwestern arts colonies, you probably think of Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. But in the early part of the 20th Century, Colorado Springs was also a renowned summertime arts colony where world-famous artists came to teach at The Broadmoor Art Academy. Noel Black spoke with art collector Blake Wilson of The Art Bank and Fine Arts Center Curator Blake Milteer about this largely-forgotten part of our local cultural history.
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You can learn more about past and present of the arts in the Pikes Peak region on this month’s episode of Western Skies HERE. Tomorrow we’ll bring you a feature about the opening of the Fine Arts Center in 1936 and the early days of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center School.