Welcome to our 2018 Winter/Spring Lecture Series. 

The acclaimed Broadmoor Art Academy (1919-1945) is the focus of the 2018 four-part lecture series hosted by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs.

Four guest experts will present the fascinating story about this largely-forgotten component of our local cultural heritage. During the early part of the 20th Century, Colorado Springs was a renowned summertime arts colony where world-famous artists came to teach.  Through numerous esteemed instructors, the Broadmoor Art Academy sought to establish a purely American Art form.  Learn how Colorado work became important both from the standpoint of out state’s cultural development and from the burgeoning art history of the American West.

The evening lectures are open to the public and begin at 6:30. We suggest you arrive early; doors open at 6:00 for registration and refreshments. Seating is limited to 75 at the Penrose House Carriage House and 100 at First Lutheran Church.  (Please note the alternating days of Tuesdays and Thursdays.)  FREE TO MEMBERS.  $10 at door, all others.

  • Tuesday, February 6 features artist, historian and educator David Alvarez. Location:  Penrose House, Carriage House, 1661 Mesa Ave.
  • Thursday, March 8 features Blake Wilson, owner of The Art Bank and local authority on the Broadmoor Art Academy. Location:  First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade.
  • Thursday, April 12 features Leah Davis-Witherow, Curator at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Location:  First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade.
  • Tuesday, May 8 is the concluding presentation with architectural historian and consultant Chuck Benson. Location:  Penrose House, Carriage House, 1661 Mesa Ave. (NOTE: payment is required in advance for all events taking place at the Penrose House due to requirements by our host.)

Registration is free to members of the Historic Preservation Alliance.  Non-members (not-yet-members!) are invited to join at the door.  Annual Membership in Alliance begins at $25 for individuals and $10 for students.  For more information, visit www.hpasprings.org or email Al Rohr, rohrhpa@comcast.net.