The Museum Of Friends (MOF) is a contemporary art museum which opened in October of 2006 in the Southern Colorado community of Walsenburg by artists Brendt and Maria Cocchiarelli Berger. MOF occupies 6,000 square feet of museum display space with room for expansion.
The museum’s name stems from the fact that the initial 600 piece collection on exhibit is almost entirely comprised of paintings, photographs, sculpture and other pieces of art which had been given separately to Brendt and Maria by their respective artist friends. These friends continue to provide the museum with additional art to expand the collection. Today, the collection includes 1,700 works of art.
Be sure to check out the Made in Walsenburg Gift Shop located in the Museum! The shop offers quality locally sourced art, crafts, handcrafts, photographs, ceramics, made by our own creatives.
Robinson Payne, ex-professional football coach, and Prolific artist, has taken up residence and created a new studio space on Main Street in sleepy and historic Walsenburg, Colorado.
Walsenburg is the Huerfano County Seat which proudly includes the Spanish Peaks, Cuchara, La Vet, and the beautiful Lathrop State Park. The gateway to South Western Colorado!
If you are driving through town on Main Street or traveling west on Hwy 160 to the Dunes, Durango or Taos, stop and take a stroll around Walsenburg. You will find some great antique stores and the historic Fox Theatre. Grab a beer at Sarti’s Bar and walk down the street to visit one of the more eclectic abstract art and photography studio’s in Southern Colorado.
Open by appointment and spontaneously on weekends.