Museum Exhibitions

Founded in 1936, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Museum is committed to innovative, educational and multidisciplinary arts experiences, building upon our history as a unique cultural pillar of the Rocky Mountain region. The recent 2007 museum addition, designed by nationally recognized architect David Owen Tryba, complements and enhances the original structure designed by New Mexican architect John Gaw Meem in 1936. The addition features nine permanent collection galleries, two traveling exhibition galleries, and an unprecedented Tactile Gallery. The expanded 132,286 square-foot facility hosts major international traveling and changing exhibitions and features works from the FAC’s significant permanent collection.

Additional art on display

Additional Art on Display

Andrew Ramiro Tirado Lacuna

Lacuna by Andrew Ramiro Tirado

Lacuna means a gap, pause or blank space. In relation to the monumental sculpture, the title is suggestive of something incomplete, perhaps in formation. “There is an unmistakable and powerful human element inherent in the iconography of the hand involving ideas like connection and touch, venerability and strength.” –Andrew Ramiro Tirado


Eric Bransby 75th Anniversary mural

The Fine Arts Center commissioned Bransby, now 94, to create his final mural that tells the story of the FAC with nods to the Broadmoor Art Academy, music, dance, theatre, arts education and recognizable figures like Boardman Robinson and Martha Graham, in commemoration of the FAC’s 75th Anniversary. Permanent installation on view in the Smith Glass Gallery.

Kenneth Adams, Dancers Mural

Mural art in our restaurant, Taste

Kenneth Adams, American (1897–1966), Dancers or The Ballet, ca. 1936, Oil on canvas mounted to wall
Andrew Dasburg, American (1887–1979), Untitled Fresco, 1937
Ward Lockwood, American (1894–1963), Fresco Pertaining to a Western Theater, 1936


The Mashburn/Marshall Tactile Gallery

One of the first galleries of its type in the country, the Tactile Gallery was established in 1981, the brainchild of docents Peggy Marshall and Mary Mashburn. As a prototype for their bold plan, they used the Mary Duke Biddle Gallery for the Blind in the Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art. The founders set about creating a space where all patrons could be self-sufficient and able to enjoy the full experience of the art.



A quick look at our exceptional exhibitions

Pieces made of light, steel, glass, paint and clay have graced our galleries at the Fine Arts Center. Works that speak from past generations to ours and our generation to the next. Some of our recent exhibitions have included:

  • Chihuly Rediscovered – The Denver Post said this dazzling display of Dale Chihuly’s work packed a “visual punch.”
  • Continuance: Charles and Collin Parson – A father-and-son exhibition showcased provocative contemporary works of illumination and steel.
  • Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd – This Aspen artist combined kinetic carnival gadgetry with commentary and insights into societal outsiders.