EXHIBITIONS - The Story of Our Strengths
The 75th Exhibitions opened April 20 in the galleries of the Taylor Museum with fanfare, cupcakes and champagne. In the second-floor galleries, the FAC featured Boardman Robinson's History of Commerce.
Apr. 20 Opening: 75th Anniversary Exhibitions | 5-7 p.m.
A quick video slideshow highlighting some of the 75th Anniversary Exhibits, including the Talpa Chapel Installation and other strengths of the Permanent Collection
For the 75th Anniversary, the first floor galleries will tell the story of the significant FAC permanent collection with a complete reinstallation of the nine galleries organized by strength.
The Fine Arts Center’s Permanent Collection features masterworks by such American artists as Richard Diebenkorn, Georgia O'Keeffe, Walt Kuhn, John Singer Sargent, and artists associated with the Broadmoor Art Academy, as well as one of the strongest collections of Hispanic and American Indian art in the nation.
Over the years, the FAC established a national reputation for strengths in southwestern art, Broadmoor Art Academy, mural painting, western art, modern American art, contemporary art, and installation art.
“No comprehensive story of Colorado art, which for much of the 20th Century was centered in Colorado Springs, can be told without including selections from the Fine Arts Center’s extensive collection,” writes Kyle MacMillan of the Denver Post.
“With this comprehensive reinstallation we will honor our tremendous collecting history and point the way to the future by creating an immersive experience for our community,” said Blake Milteer, FAC Museum Director.
“For this exhibition, we will bring you the depth of our collection. We have conducted an exhaustive search of our collection vault to illustrate the very best of our history telling the story of the Fine Arts Center through these amazing works.”