Remembering Art Collector, Gallerist and Museum Donor Ginny Williams
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Remembering Art Collector, Gallerist and Museum Donor Ginny Williams

Ginny Williams was a major player in Denver’s art world. Courtesy of Elle Williams Ginny Williams , a significant player in Denver’s art world in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, died on September 3 at her Hilltop home at the age of 92. She had been born in rural Virginia in 1927, and despite having moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, back in the early 1950s, she retained her thick-as-molasses Southern accent her entire life. Williams went to Cheyenne to take a high school teaching job not long after graduating from Mary Washington College. More significantly for her future, Cheyenne was also where she met her future husband, Carl Williams . The couple moved to Denver in the late 1950s and became pioneers of the cable television industry, which essentially started out in this area. It was with the cable industry that the two made their fortune. In the 1970s, Williams began a new period in her life by focusing more heavily on art, a longtime interest for her even then. She completed her master’s in art history at the now-defunct Colorado Women’s College, and then threw herself headlong into the art world — first here, then around the […]

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