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click to enlarge "Smog," by James Wolnick.
  • "Smog," by James Wolnick.

Art Museums and Galleries

American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. The Faces of Money: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly begins May 25 and runs through September. money.org

The Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center & The Wildlife Experience, Westminster and Parker. Featuring Project InSect (International Spectrum of Enormous Crawling Things) June 12-Sept. 11. Butterfly pavilion, open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wildlife Experience, open Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit butterflies.org or thewildlifeexperience.com for more.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring Pike's World: Exploration and Empire in the Greater Southwest, the first of three exhibits commemorating the bicentennial. Runs through Oct. 14.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. Denver, 720/865-5000. $4.50-$6. Building Outside the Box: Creating the New Denver Art Museum and Cheyenne Visions II run through Aug. 30. denverartmuseum.org.

FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring James McNeill Whistler from May 27 through August 20. csfineartscenter.org.

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park. Featuring the Charles R. Knight prehistoric exhibit through Sept. 4. Kids' summer camp with the Dinos, June 12-July 28. Call 719/686-1820 for more or visit rmdrc.com.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Zero Gravity, cosmic works by James Wolnick, Doug Chaing, Therin Berrett and more through Aug. 19. sdc-arts.org.

The Squash Blossom, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Seeing Red in June; opening reception Thurs., June 8. Life on the Road in July; opening reception Thurs., July 13. Higher Ground in August; opening reception, Thurs., Aug. 10.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 N. Gate Blvd. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Sat. Cool Science Exhibit through July 1. Outside Machinery Operations Tours, June 19-July 21. Colorado Rockhounding Exhibit, Aug. 17-30. 800/752-6558, wmmi.org.

Art Events

L'Exposition de Gong, Smokebrush Center for the Arts, An all-ages interactive art happening set for the second Saturday of every month through summer, 1-3 a.m. 332-6384.

Colorado College Summer Festival of the Arts, June-Aug. 14. Various venues on the Colorado College campus. A summer arts festival made up of many individual events as well as several specialized festivals, celebrating music, dance, art, theatre, literature, voice and film. 389-6098, artsfestival.coloradocollege.edu.

Woodland Park Fine Arts Fair, June 24-Sept. 2. Railroad Station Kokopelli Rotunda, Woodland Park. Presenting fine arts, entertainment and more. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 687-3731.

Colorado College Extraordinary Dance Festival, June 26-July 16. International faculty lead classes in diverse forms such as Arabic-American tribal fusion, acrobatics, modern dance, hip-hop and jazz. All classes are open to the public, and the event ends with a gala dance performance. 389-6098, artsfestival.coloradocollege.edu/dancefestival.

2006 Festival of World Theatre, July 20-30. Various venues in Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. Featuring American and international theatre artists in seven dynamic productions. 888/225-8812, coloradofestival.org.

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