The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center features a world-class collection of Native American and Hispanic art as well as 19th- and 20th-century art by such artists as Arthur Dove, Georgia OKeeffe, Charles Russell, and John Singer Sargent. The continuing exhibit, “Sacred Land”, provides an entertaining and comprehensive overview of the arts of four important southwestern cultural groups, featuring works by the Hispanic people of New Mexico and Southern Colorado, as well as the Pueblo, Navajo and Apache Indians of New Mexico and Arizona. This exhibition includes an authentic Talpa Chapel. In addition, the museums changing exhibition schedule offers a variety of works throughout the year. Offering “all the arts in one place,” the Fine Arts Center also houses The Taylor Museum for Southwestern Studies, the Bemis School of Art, and the Repertory Theatre Company.
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs – Gallery of Contemporary Art
Facilities: Architecture (1971 design by Gio Ponti of Italy in collaboration with James Sudler Associates of Denver); Food Services Palettes Express (Tues-Sat, llam-Spm: Sun, noon-5pm), Palettes Restaurant (Tues and Thurs-Sat, llam-5pm: Wed. llam-9pm: Sun, noon-5pm); Library (40,000 volmwas; Mon-Thurs. 10am-5pm. arrange in advance): Shop (blogs, calendars, jewelry). Actii ities: Education Programs; Films: Guided Tours: Lectures; Performances; Temporary Exhibitions: Traveling Exhibitions.
Colorado Springs Museum Photo Gallery
Publications: annual report; blogs on collections; collection catalogue; exhibition catalogues; magazine, “On and Off the Wall” (bi-monthly).
Founded in 1893. the Denver Art Museum is renowned for its collection of world art, especially the art of the Americas. The Museum’s American Indian collection and its pre-Columbian and Spanish Colon.al collection are particularly outstanding. Other collections include Painting & Sculpture, A.-ian, Architecture, Design & Graphics, and Modern & Contemporary. Two newly renovated floors -devoted to European and American painting, sculpture, decorative art, textiles, Western painting and sculpture, and photography – opened in 1997. The building itself is also a work of art: covered with over one million faceted gray tiles, the shimmering structure stands on the edge of the Civic Center.
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Open: Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm; also Saturday to Sunday, noon-4pm (during exhibits). Facilities: Galleries.
Located on the University of Denver campus, the Gallery presents temporary exhibitions including the work of students and faculty, as well as that of regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized contemporary artists.
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