Rocky Mountain Cloudscapes

The Gathering of the Herds, William Jacob Hays, 1866, 42x75.6"

William Jacob Hays, The Gathering of the Herds, 1866. American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection

Colorado has one of the most dramatic skies in the country. Summers see towering thunderheads thanks to the mountains and winter winds can whip clouds into flying saucers. 

That atmospheric grandeur is why the Cloud Atlas Project wants more of us to turn our eyes skyward, snap photos and then share those images on social media. Instead of an Instagram of your latest farm-to-table meal, why not a cloud?” — Sadie Babits, Colorado Public Radio

What a thrill! Colorado Public Radio featured the Land Library’s Cloud Atlas Project today. Here’s a link to the interview and accompanying article!

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Ben Sherrill, Eileen Roscina Richardson, & Denver’s reflected cloudscape

Reporter Sadie Babits interviewed the Land Library’s Cloud Atlas team, Ben Sherrill and Eileen Roscina Richardson on the lure of clouds, and why it’s so important to simply look up. Also featured in the interview is Colleen Sullivan, the program and marketing coordinator for the American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection.

The Rocky Mountain land Library is thrilled to be partnering with AMWA on two museum tours that Colleen will be leading: Cloudscape: Tracing the Evolution of Clouds in Art. Both walks have quickly sold out, but stay tuned for more Cloud Atlas outreach and programs!

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Maynard Dixon, Desert Journey, 1935. American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection

More on The Cloud Atlas Project

The Rocky Mountain Land Library has long felt that nature is always near, whether we are at South Park’s Buffalo Peaks Ranch, or in downtown Denver. Nature, and in particular clouds, enrich our days no matter where we are.

The Cloud Atlas Project’s goal is to cultivate community appreciation for clouds in the city and the country, to foster conversations about clouds and encourage simple awe at the sky above. We will also be advancing related programming in partnership with local neighborhood groups, art institutions, public schools, and local governments.

For more information, be sure to visit our project website, CloudAtlasProject.org!

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