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Mining Museum: New Exhibit, Chocolate and Wine!
As winter settles in, there are certain annual events that locals look forward to; they get them out of the house, giving them a chance to catch up with friends and neighbors. In February, that includes the annual wine tasting event at the mining museum. And now that gathering just got a whole lot sweeter, and neater, with a chance to speak to an artist with a bent towards the underground.
So mark the calendar and make your plans! Here are the details.
OnSite: Men of Mining. OnSite, on loan from the artist László Bencze, opens February 17, at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (NMHFM). László Bencze will be in the exhibit gallery and available to talk to people attending the Museum’s annual Wine at the Mine event that evening from 6 – 9 p.m. But if you can’t make it then, there will be plenty of opportunity in the months to come, as Onsite will be on view through July 2, 2017.
OnSite features large, remarkable color photographs of modern miners at work in mines across the globe. Bencze has come to admire the dedicated people of mining, “the workers, craftsmen, and artisans who transform dirt into the raw material of civilization. In my photography onsite, I am always on a quest for the telling detail, the revelatory moment, the meaningful pattern. Most of all, I look for people,” explains Bencze.
“I’m excited to unveil our third temporary exhibition and to continue to bring unique and complimentary exhibitions to the museum and our community,” says Curator, Stephanie Johnson.
Tickets for Wine at the Mine featuring this year’s theme Chocolate, Wine, & Beer: a deep, dark, decadent tasting event, can be purchased online via the Museum’s website.
The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development and processing of our nation’s mineral resources. Known as the “Smithsonian of the Rockies” and the “Premier Showcase of American Mining,” the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1987. The museum houses 25,000 square feet of interactive and informative exhibits showcasing one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of mining’s colorful history.
For more information contact: Stephanie Johnson, NMHFM Curator, (719) 486-1229, Stephanie@mininghalloffame.org