Terry Maker: Because the World is Round

Apr 2, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020


The Museum is opening with a host of new procedures in place to help ensure the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff, including enhanced cleaning and sanitation, limitations on the number of people allowed in the building at a time, signage for physical distancing, and reduced hours. Temporary reopening hours will be from 9 am – 3 pm Tuesday through Saturday; the Museum will be closed Sunday and Monday.

Visitors age 3 and older are required to wear masks at the Museum. Disposable masks will be available free of charge for people who arrive without one.

Terry Maker is a celebrated artist who is having a moment, one that is testament to her lasting impact. She’s recently had a comprehensive retrospective at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Museum, featured solo shows at the Fulginiti Gallery in Aurora and the Littleton Museum, and is on frequent rotation at the Robischon Gallery in Denver. The beauty, wit, and message of her work seem to be hitting a chord.

And now, in collaboration with our own Curator of Exhibitions, Jared Thompson, and his team, Terry has created a unique exhibit especially for the Longmont Museum: Because the World is Round. Terry mines commonplace materials, cutting and re-combining them into dense and tactile wall reliefs and large-scale freestanding sculptures. For this show, she is focusing on a recurring theme in her work—the circle. Circles have a host of symbolic meanings, and Terry wants to invoke them all—cosmic, cyclical, universal, sacred… Her transformation of our gallery is awe-inspiring.

Maker lives in Louisville, Colo. with her three furry dog children and husband Chris, who designs and builds robots and is often a collaborator in her work.