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.


Amos Kennedy, Jr. and The Press at Colorado College

Letterpress printer Amos P. Kennedy, Jr. will be teaching a 9-day letterpress workshop at The Press at Colorado College in […]

Feb 2, 2019 - Apr 7, 2019

Virgil Ortiz

For almost two decades, Virgil Ortiz has told the story of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt through his artwork, contemporizing the […]

Jan 19, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Helen Frankenthaler

Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Although widely known for her iconic “soak-stain” canvases, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was an equally inventive printmaker who took risks in […]

Feb 2, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019
Bernard Arnest

Drawings by Bernard Arnest

Bernard Arnest was a pupil of Boardman Robinson and Henry Varnum Poor, received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1940, and had […]

Jan 19, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019

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 […]

Portrait of Elsie Palmer

P.S. I Love You

From 1887-1890, railroad tycoon and founder of Colorado Springs, General William Jackson Palmer’s wife and daughters, Mary Lincoln Mellen ‘Queen’ […]

Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 4, 2019
The Broadmoor Art Academy at 100

O Beautiful! Shifting Landscapes of the Pikes Peak Region

Decades before Katharine Lee Bates penned the famous words of her poem Pikes Peak in 1893, artists working in the […]

Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 30, 2019
FAC collection, John Wayne

Permanent Collection

The FAC collecting mission focuses on art produced in the Americas. We are committed to celebrating the existing quality of […]

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.

Eric Bransby 75th Anniversary mural

In 2011, the Fine Arts Center commissioned Bransby, now 102, to create his final mural, in order to tell the story of the FAC’s rich history. The mural pays homage to the Broadmoor Art Academy, music, dance, theatre, arts education and recognizable figures like Boardman Robinson and Martha Graham, in commemoration of our 75th Anniversary as the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and of the opening of this historic 1936 building. Permanent installation on view in the Smith Family Gallery.



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


John Frame

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:

  • John Frame: Three Fragments of A Lost Tale – An intricately fractured story featuring a cast of unusual characters brought to life through stop-motion photography.
  • The Art of Haiti: Loas, History, and Memory– A major exhibition which explored the contemporary significance of Haitian art.
  • Don Coen: The Migrant Series – A magnificent group of 15 large-scale realistic portraits of migrant farm workers.
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