The Golden Hour: Selections from the Francis E. King Collection

King and 2nd floor Foyer Galleries
golden hour

The Golden Hour | 03.11.23 – 05.20.23

Throughout the years, Francis E. King accumulated a visually rich and historic collection of Western art. Mr. King was first approached as a donor in 1978 by a trustee of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center who recognized the value and significance of the collection to this region. On February 22, 1980, Francis King signed documents officially donating his collection of Western Art to the Board of Trustees of the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center

In photography, the golden hour is the period of daytime shortly after sunrise or before sunset, during which daylight is redder and softer than when the sun is higher in the sky. For an artist, the ability to capture these moments in time and how they reflect on the western landscape, is an exceptional talent.  These selected works from the Francis E. King collection evoke this warm and enigmatic view of the Southwestern and Western landscape, capturing a particular moment in time at its most idyllic state; the golden hour. 



March 11, 2023 to May 20, 2023

(Opening Reception on First Friday Free to the Public)

  • Members: Free
  • Adults: $10.00
  • Children: $8.00
  • Military & Seniors 65+: $8.00

Located in the King Gallery and 2nd floor Foyer of the Helen Thatcher White Galleries building.