Date/Time
Date(s) - February 8, 2021 - June 20, 2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


In 1936, Clara Hatton (1901-1991) came to Colorado State College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts as one of the earliest faculty members to teach design in the Division of Home Economics. Over the next thirty years, Hatton built an art curriculum at the college, teaching a variety of media herself and hiring the faculty who would help her establish the Department of Art in 1953. This exhibition demonstrates the breadth of Clara Hatton’s art–from bookbinding to oil painting, printmaking to calligraphy, ceramics to weaving–and honors the founder of the Department of Art & Art History at Colorado State University.

Curated by Dr. Emily Moore, Associate Professor of Art History and Associate Curator of Art, Colorado State University, and Bill North, independent curator and former director of the Salina Art Center, Kansas.

This project is made possible by the FUNd Endowment at CSU. Museum operating support is generously provided by Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Clara Hatton (1901–1991), Pine and Aspens (detail), date unidentified, oil on canvas, 24 x 28 in., on loan from Don and Carol Hatton.

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