Historic Kolb Studio Art and History Exhibits

Kolb Brothers historic photos slide show.

The Amazing Kolb Brothers - Historic Photos

Now Through September 8, 2015
The Amazing Kolb Brothers

A Grand Life at the Grand Canyon !

At first glance, Kolb Studio appears to be an old house perched on the rim of the canyon.

However, if you step inside, or see it from Bright Angel Trail on your hike out of the canyon, you get the sense it is much more than that.

This is the Victorian home of the Kolb Brothers who created a lasting legacy of adventure, exploration, family love, and amazing Grand Canyon photography that will last as long as the Canyon itself.

  • See Unusual Antique Cameras
  • Watch Their Movie That Played Continuously for 61 Years
This exhibit is presented by the Grand Canyon Association, Cline Library and Grand Canyon National Park. Additional funding is provided by the Babbitt Foundation, Pink Jeep Tours, Las Vegas and Sedona and Ms. Penny Schultz.
View of exhibit in Kolb Studio

Kolb Exhibit runs through September 8, 2015

Now through September 8, 2015

Take a virtual tour of the exhibit here.

Photos of Kolb Studio and recent historic renovation work

Kolb Brothers Collection at Northern Arizona University


view of kolb studio

Kolb Studio on the Rim

Kolb Studio
Once the home and business of the Kolb Brothers, pioneering photographers and filmmakers at Grand Canyon, this rambling, Victorian era building (1905) is currently being restored to its original splendor through the help of donors. Learn more... The studio showcases the Kolb Brothers Exhibit and the annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art exhibit.

Kolb Studio is located in the Village Historic District at the renovated Bright Angel Trailhead. Open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (winter hours)

Additional Visitor Centers

Exhibits at Kolb Studio are sponsored by the Grand Canyon Association and Grand Canyon National Park. For more information on this exhibit and the Grand Canyon Association and its programs, please visit http://www.grandcanyon.org

Collage of 6 Artists doing "Plen Air on the Rim" September 8-12, 2012

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art: "Plen Air on the Rim" September 12-18, 2015 -Exhibit at Kolb Studio: September 20, 2015 - January 18, 2016

Paintings on display in exhibit

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Exhibit

2015 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
September 12, 2015 - January 18, 2016

Hosted each year by the Grand Canyon Association, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is an annual event that includes 6 days of art related events followed by a 3 month long exhibition in Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

The exhibit will open with a reception on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 12 noon to 2 pm, which was free and open to the public.

The Celebration of Art will feature over 25 artists from around the country who will engage in a plein air competition and exhibition. Park visitors have the opportunity to watch the artists paint as they seek to represent the shifting light and shadow, amazing land forms, and vibrant colors of this vast landscape.


Each artist brings a completed studio piece with them and then spends a number of days creating more artwork on the South Rim, on the North Rim, at Phantom Ranch and at Indian Garden during the Plein Air at the Canyon Event.

At the end of the week, on Saturday, September 19, 2015, the Quick Draw Event takes place in the historic district of Grand Canyon Village. During the auction that immediately follows the Quick Draw event, park residents and visitors will have the opportunity to bid on the paintings that they watched being created that morning, and to bring a piece of Grand Canyon home.

Proceeds from this event support the goal of funding an art venue at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This permanent home will ensure that future generations of park visitors will be able to view the stunning art collection in the Grand Canyon National Park Museum and Grand Canyon Association Collections.

For more information about the 2015 Celebration of Art visit:


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