Museum Exhibitions

The 132,286 square-foot facility hosts major international traveling and changing exhibitions and features works from the FAC’s significant permanent collection including an unprecedented Tactile Gallery.

Additional Art on Display

Deco Lounge & First Friday

The Deco Lounge, accented by Dale Chihuly’s Blue Sapphire Chandelier, functions as a gallery space showcasing and selling the work of Colorado’s finest artists with First Friday Art Party events and displays managed by the FAC Museum Shop.

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.

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, vulnerability 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

Upcoming

Bruce Munro

As a child, the book 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke ignited Munro’s imagination about all things ‘space’ […]

Jul 2, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
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Wendy Mike and De Lane Bredvik

Hailing from the Pikes Peak region, visual artists Wendy Mike and De Lane Bredvik prove that art is inherently powerful […]

Jul 15, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018
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Transformations in Contemporary Brazilian Art

Raizes/Roots presents some of the questions regarding Brazilian national identity in the 21st century. Featured artists Henrique Oliveria, Ana Carolina […]

Aug 19, 2017 - Nov 15, 2017
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Raven Chacon

Raven Chacon is a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, an educator, and an installation artist. […]

Oct 14, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018
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Jennifer Steinkamp

Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer Steinkamp is best known for her animations exploring notions of perception and reality, often choosing to […]

Oct 14, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018
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Steven Durow

Steven Durow creates large-scale sculptures and installations using glass, stone, steel, wood and works on paper. Durow disrupts the typical associations […]

Oct 14, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018
Adolf Dehn

Adolf Dehn and the American Land

An installment in the FAC Legacy Series, this exhibition will feature modernist Adolf Dehn, an important figure in the history […]

Dec 9, 2017 - Mar 18, 2018
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Chiho Aoshima

Drawing equally from traditional Japanese Shinto mythology and contemporary Anime films, this immersive, highly detailed video installation by Chiho Aoshima invites […]

Feb 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018
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Yoshitomo Saito

Born in Tokyo, Japan but residing in the United States since 1983, Yoshitomo Saito finds inspiration in the minutia of […]

Feb 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018
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Loas, History and Memory

Loas, History and Memory is a major exhibition which explores the contemporary significance of Haitian art. With paintings done by […]

Feb 10, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Blue-Star-Museums 

 

We proudly participate in the Blue Star Museums program to honor our military.

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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.