Archive for Mary and Harold Colton

Mary and Harold Colton, Founders of the Museum of Northern Arizona

Scholar and historian Betsy Fahlman describes the founding of the Museum of Northern Arizona.

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The early resident artist community of Arizona was comprised mostly of talented and adventurous women, and Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton (1889-1971) was a leading member of this group. Trained at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, she first visited Arizona in 1912 on her honeymoon with University of Pennsylvania zoologist Harold Colton, making her a true Centennial artist. Read more