Learn About the Grand Canyon’s Kolb Studio — and Help Save It

Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon | Courtesy of Grand Canyon National Park

Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon | Courtesy of Grand Canyon National Park

Kolb Studio is an indelible part of the human history of the Grand Canyon. Built in the early 1900s by Ellsworth and Emery Kolb, the studio served as the Kolb brothers’ home and workspace for decades. Today, the studio, which is situated on the South Rim near the Bright Angel Trailhead, houses an exhibit on the Kolb brothers and the annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art.

Now, the Grand Canyon Association — the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park — is raising money to renovate the historic studio. Priorities include restoring and stabilizing the structure, painting some areas, and rebuilding the studio’s retaining wall and porch.

GCA’s interactive site provides a fascinating audio history of Kolb Studio, paired with the Kolb brothers’ photographs. If you’d like to contribute money to the renovation effort, click the “Donate” link at the bottom of the page. Or, for a direct link to the contribution page, click here.

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