The FAC explores the enduring,
yet evolving, role of families.

Museum Hours & Admission

Tuesday-Sunday | 10a-5p
Closed Monday

General Admission is $10; Free for for FAC Members. The third Tuesday of every month is Public Free Day.

Questions? Contact the Box Office at 719.634.5583

Guided Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of the FAC Galleries! Choose from a variety of tour programs or have a custom designed tour. Available for adult and student groups. Contact us to help you plan your visit: 719.476.2444 or tours@csfineartscenter.org

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Carol S. Dass, The Helmet, 2009. Archival ink jet print, 24x24". Image courtesy of the artist.

Mother: Photographs by Carol S. Dass
| Feb. 23 - June 2, 2013 (Extended!)


"Typed out in bold that word seems foreign to me. Partly because I have never been or will ever be a mother. As I move through this life, thinking about aging and one’s place in the world a lot of time has recently been spent with my mother. She has been alone for several years, and I have been seeing her with new eyes while listening to her history. It’s funny how growing up we have a tendency to view our mothers as just that... Mother. Growing up I was unable to see beyond that role of the woman who carried me in her womb, raised me the best that she could, and will in many ways continue to view me as a child regardless of my age. My mother went to work when I was very young to support us, attended night school while working and also taking care of nearby relatives. She was not at home to greet me with a plate of warm cookies, asking after my day when I came home from school. I remember when I was an adult coming into my own finally seeing my mother as a person; a unique individual who had many adventures and stories to tell. The reasons behind perceived and real dysfunction became easier to understand. These images are a small documentation of my Mother, a small reflection of what has occurred and what is ahead." —Carol S. Dass

Photo Album: Mother Members-Only Preview

PHOTO ALBUM | Members Preview


The Big Something | Back and Forth with Photographer Carol Dass
Apr. 10, 2013

FAC blog | Q&A with Photographer Carol Dass, from "Mother"
Mar. 6, 2013

Andrew Tirado blog | Carol Dass, Mamarazzi
Feb. 21, 2013

Colorado Springs Independent | Everyday family life is an artistic treasure trove at the FAC
Feb. 20, 2013

Indy Blog | A peek at the Fine Arts Center's upcoming Families and more
Jan. 28, 2013

Press Release | FAMILIES: FAC explores the enduring, yet evolving, role of families
Media Kit | Families (includes news release and images with credit information)
Jan. 29, 2013

Members-Only Preview | Feb. 22, 5-7p

This exclusive event for FAC Members includes appetizers, cash bar, and a special panel discussion featuring artist Carol Dass, Instructor of Photography at UCCS, Kristin Rogers and H. Scott West-over, the Progressive curators of A Family Affair, and Joy Armstrong, FAC Assistant Curator. A short Q&A will follow the discussion. Join the conversation on Twitter: follow @FineArtsCenter and use #families.

Families | Feb. 22-May 10

The Sac's 2013 multidisciplinary project, Families, will examine the subject of family through theater, the visual arts and art education.  In addition, other public programs will include presentations by individuals from a variety of backgrounds including artists, humanists, clerics, historians, sociologists and others.  It will be our intention to encourage dialogue and conversation by representing a range of viewpoints.

The FAC offers many and diverse opportunities to engage deeper with themes presented in Mother: Photographs by Carol S. Dass. From classes and workshops to educational tours to writing reflections, browse some of the options below to dig deeper:

Take a class at the Bemis School of Art | Below are upcoming classes that teach the artistic media reflected in Dass' work. The Bemis School of Art offers three semesters of classes and workshops in 20 different disciplines taught by professional instructors for students of all ages and abilities.


Learn about photography.

Spend creative time with a loved one on Family Fridays. Be inspired by art in the FAC galleries at Sunday at the Museum.
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