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Museum Of Friends

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing Discovery!

This museum is a real prize, hidden in Walsenburg where you might least expect this quality of art... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Amazing, something for all!

This gem in Walsenburg is filled with collections from artists of all talents. There are wonderful... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Nichole D
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The Museum of Friends is the first Counter Culture Museum in the United States. It is comprised of art given to each of the co-founders as gifts from fellow-artists. The first floor is accessible on Main Street and 6th and features changing...more
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600 Main St, 109 East 6th Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089-2136
+1 719-738-2858
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a real prize, hidden in Walsenburg where you might least expect this quality of art. I toured the upstairs studio and very painting carries its own story. The wide variety of styles and mediums in this one location is amazing and well...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2018

This gem in Walsenburg is filled with collections from artists of all talents. There are wonderful pieces to be found here, and the staff is so inviting and knowledgeable of each piece presented. This is definitely a must see and should not be missed!

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Fantastic and unexpected museum in the small town of Walsenburg. I'll admit, I wasn't expecting much, but the collection blew me away. The second floor is jam-packed with contemporary art given to the owners, Brendt and Maria, by artist friends over a lifetime (hence the...More

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Brooklynworldvoyager, Manager at Museum Of Friends, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you, you summarized the collection and our lives in just a few paragraphs!!! Outstanding, thank you for stopping in and please visit again, as the changing exhibits on the first floor keep changing, and new works are added to the collection regularly, so always...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018

We just stopped in for a peek and spent an hour. THe reception could not have been warmer. This place is a gem. There is a great exhibit at the moment (Artists from teh Libra Community) . The woman in charge , Maria, gave us...More

Thank Nancy J
Brooklynworldvoyager, Executive Director at Museum Of Friends, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thanks Nancy, great to meet you and that you enjoyed the tour, please stop in again and visit the permanent collection on the 2nd floor. I think you would enjoy it.!

Reviewed June 24, 2018

Best kept secret in small town Colorado. Changing collections on the main floor. Permanent collection upstairs should not be missed. Includes local and national artists.

1  Thank Monica B
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

I was tickled to stumble across this amazing collection of fascinating works right in downtown Walsenburg. Maria and Brendt are wonderful folks who are happy to show you around and have a chat about the many eclectic pieces that make up their museum. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Jacques L
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

A gem in southern Colorado. The Museum of Friends houses a large and significant collection of works by noted contemporary artists including painting, photography, and sculpture. Located in the historic Roof and Dick building in the center of Walsenberg, the first floor of the museum...More

1  Thank Sherpa85330
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Fantastic museum in Walsenburg; definitely worth taking the tour of the amazing upstairs gallery with a wide variety of national and international artists. Really cool space and friendly staff!

1  Thank Kim W
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by Museum of Friends on our way through the mountains and enjoyed the current exhibit. The historic building is being restored in stages, and the gift shop is especially nice. I really like the concept of Museum of Friends, showing work by area...More

1  Thank Jennisqueeze
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Wow! We were pleasantly surprised by the large gathering at the gala and also very impressed with the quality and sophistication of the artwork in the upstairs museum. The whole experience was made that much more interesting by hearing the museum founders stories and anecdotes...More

1  Thank Valarie A
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