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Museum Address, Phone, Fax, Web:
Longmont Museum & Cultural Center
400 Quail Road
Longmont CO 80501
303.651.8374 (Phone)
303.651.0483 (FAX)
http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum

Media Contact:
Erik Mason
Curator of Research and Information
Longmont Museum & Cultural Center
303 651-8969 (direct line)
erik.mason@ci.longmont.co.us

Museum Hours:
Mon. - Sat. 9-5
Sun. 1-5 p.m.
Closed city holidays

Building Information

Square Footage:
24,171 total building
5,361 gallery space

Opening Date:
June 6, 2002

Architect:
OZ Architecture, Denver

Contractor:
Roche Constructors, Inc., Greeley, CO

Materials:
Exterior finishes include Lyons sandstone, red brick, Rheinzink and standing seam metal roof. Interior finishes feature maple trim, slate and sandstone flooring in the entry, frosted glass, and cedar ceilings.

Costs:
$6 million - includes building and site preparation
Funded by a $5 million City of Longmont bond issue, part of a $22.9 million bond issue that also funded the new Longmont Recreation Center and improvements to Roosevelt Park. An additional $1 million came from a private donation from Bill and Lila Stewart. Their generosity allowed for higher-quality finishes throughout the building, and a third educational classroom.

Setting:
The Museum & Cultural Center is located on the still-developing Quail Campus in south Longmont. When completed, the Quail Campus will include the Museum, the Longmont Recreation Center, links to the Left Hand  and St. Vrain Greenways and additional recreational amenities.

Public Art:
Inside the Museum is Lyons, Colorado, artist Kathy Bradford's sandblasted glass wall Hidden Paths, Unseen Trails. The Quail campus features several additional pieces of public art: Lefthand's Compass, a 20 foot tall copper and terra-cotta tower by Kentucky artist Zoe Strecker; Feather Flight, five iridescent "feathers" that respond to the breeze, by Colorado artists George Peters and Melanie Walker; and Air Play, a kinetic piece located inside the Recreation Center, also by Peters and Walker. Other temporary art pieces also appear around the Museum.