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.
Documentary Photographer Alex Harris began creating images of Northern New Mexico in the 1970s, exploring how the interiors and exteriors […]
In 1970, California-based conceptual artist Tom Marioni invited 16 friends to have a drink with him at the Oakland Museum […]
Sculptor John Frame has lived and worked in Southern California since the early 1980s. In 2006, he began conceptualizing and […]
Year of the Dog
Year of the Dog deeply examines the profound human-animal bond, from a cultural obsession with our canine companions, as well […]
Dutch artist M. C. Escher (1898–1972) is known for his striking prints that often defy the realm of possibility: stairways that never end, […]
Born in Port-Au-Prince Haiti in 1952, is an accomplished Haitian artist whose work spans murals and painting. Committed to an […]
The FAC collecting mission focuses on art produced in the Americas. We are committed to celebrating the existing quality of […]
Art of the Southwest
The art works presented in three galleries highlight some of the most celebrated work by indigenous and Latina/o artists in […]
Additional Art on Display
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.
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.
P.S. I Love You: A Portrait of Miss Elsie Palmer
From 1887-1890, railroad tycoon and founder of Colorado Springs, General William Jackson Palmer’s wife and daughters, Mary Lincoln Mellon ‘Queen’ […]
For the past 15 years, Virgil Ortiz has sought a way to tell the story of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt […]
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is one of the U.S.’s finest indigenous talents and a late-career artist with extraordinary aesthetic, intellectual and […]
World of WearableArt™
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the World of WearableArt ™ (known as WOW), New Zealand’s largest arts show. WOW is […]