50 Years in the Making

In 2016, Anderson Ranch Arts Center celebrates an incredible milestone: 50 years at the forefront of art making and ideas in art. Throughout the year, the Ranch will host exciting events—on campus, in the Roaring Fork Valley community and around the country—that honor this legacy and the evolution of the Ranch today and in the next 50 years.

Upcoming 50th Events

Private: ANNUAL ART AUCTION PREVIEW

FREE. Public Invited. Preview over 200 works of art... View Event

Private: 50th ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL ART AUCTION & COMMUNITY PICNIC

The Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic is Anderson... View Event

Private: 50th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
Chris Gustin, Doug Casebeer and Randy Johnston

Exciting exhibition featuring new vessel work by three... View Event

Private: 50th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION: Celebrating Community We Share: Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Colorado Mountain College

FREE. Public Invited. In honor of the 50th anniversaries... View Event

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Our History

“It is a center, not a school. We’re different.” — Paul Soldner, Founder of Anderson Ranch Arts Center In the beginning… It was the vision of prominent American raku ceramist Paul Soldner combined with an incredible land opportunity that paved the way for what Anderson Ranch...

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50th Anniversary Celebration & Recognition Dinner

What an incredible evening! It was a privilege to host our honorees, Carrie Mae Weems and Eleanore and Domenico De Sole, and all of our 50th Anniversary Celebration & Recognition Dinner guests for an event to remember. You made this very special anniversary a wonderful success! A big thank you goes...

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