Art & Friendship: the Hubbells and the Moras celebrates the art of Jo Mora in the context of his love of life in the West and his relationship with the Hubbell family and others in New Mexico and Arizona. The exhibit will open with a Friday evening reception November 19, 2021 and will be on view through Saturday, January 22, 2022. Jo Mora Trust Curator Peter Hiller will join us for the reception and give a gallery talk the following morning, after the GHHA annual meeting.
Joseph Jacinto Mora (1876−1947) created vibrant works depicting daily life in the West in a wide variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, illustration, cartooning, sculpture, photography, map-making, and writing. Mora was born in Uruguay on October 22, 1876, moved to the eastern United States when he was a young child, attended art school and worked as an illustrator and cartoonist in the Boston area, before spending the rest of his adult life living and working in the western United States. He spent time in California, Arizona, and living on the Hopi reservation, as well as traveling in the Southwest. Mora is probably best known for a series of maps – or cartes, as he referred to them – that he created. These historically accurate, humorous, and collectable prints have entertained viewers for years. Learn more about Jo Mora and view additional artwork at https://jomoratrust.com.
Join us for this colorful family-friendly exhibit featuring work from his time at Hopi, depictions of cowboy life, and anecdotes of his relationship with the Hubbell family. Lectures, art workshops, and other programs will accompany the exhibit. Find updated details soon at bernco.gov/MorasAndHubbells.
Exhibit opening reception
Friday, Nov. 19, 5-7 p.m.
Meet Jo Mora Trust curator Peter Hiller and see the new exhibit!
Optional registration: https://cerv.is/m?0097g2Aaiu5
Gallery Talk: Jo Mora and the Hubbells
Satuday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m.
Peter Hiller, Jo Mora Trust curator
Join the curator for a walk through the gallery and an in-depth dive into Jo Mora’s life and work. Learn about Peter Hiller’s new book and get your copy signed at the book signing after the talk.
Optional registration: https://cerv.is/m?0097gdHmkcL
Budgee Cottontail’s Rodeo
Saturday, January 15, 11 a.m. – noon
Enjoy a family-friendly morning of rodeo and ranch games. Try your hand at creating your own brand, join the potato sack race, or compete in a stickhorse rodeo game!
Optional registration: https://cerv.is/m?0097g63rFeD