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Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

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The FAC's permanent collection encompasses art of all media. With over 20,000 objects in its collection, it holds one of the strongest American, Latin American and American Indian collections in the United States. The museum is also noted for its outstanding collection of Dale Chihuly glass, one of the largest in the world, which includes the historic nine-foot Orange Hornet Chandelier. Museum Admission: Adults $10.00; Seniors $8.50; Students & ages 5-17 $8.50, age 4 & under Free.

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  • Hours: Open Daily: 10am-5pm
  • Miles to airport: 87
  • Miles to CCC: 70
  • Indoor Fire Code: 400
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 650
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 120
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  • Group Activities Description: Create an exciting, memorable trip with a visit to the FAC permanent collections of Native American, Hispanic, Latin American, and modern American art, the Tactile Gallery, and frequent world-class special exhibitions. Museum tours are available on all days except Mondays. Tours are $3.50 per person. To schedule a tour, call 719.475.2444 or email tours@csfineartscenter.org at least two weeks in advance.
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  • Number of Restaurants on site: 1
Restaurant
  • Hours of Operation: Wed-Sun
  • Pricing: $$
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  • Lunch Hours: 11:30am-2pm
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  • Dinner Hours: Pre theatre dining only
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  • Phone: 719.634.5583

Meeting Facilities

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Meeting Rooms
  • Description From the spectacular Smith Family Gallery and outdoor courtyard to renovated historical spaces likeTaste and the SaGaJi Theatre, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center creates the ideal setting for an exceptional gathering.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1
  • Catering Preferred list
  • Type of Venue Gallery/Museum, Theater/Performing Arts Venue, Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Meeting Classroom
  • Number of Rooms 7
Recital Room
  • Theater Capacity: 120
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Courtyard
  • Banquet Capacity: 160
  • Reception Capacity: 350
El Pomar Corridor
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 140
Smith Family Gallery
  • Banquet Capacity: 160
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Taste
  • Classroom Capacity: 49
  • Banquet Capacity: 49
  • Reception Capacity: 49
Deco Lounge
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Historic West Wing
  • Banquet Capacity: 189
  • Reception Capacity: 264
Smith Family Gallery + Courtyard
  • Banquet Capacity: 320
  • Reception Capacity: 650
Taste + El Pomar Corridor
  • Banquet Capacity: 149
  • Reception Capacity: 189

Events

Jul 22, 2018

Alex Harris: Red White Blue and God Bless You
Jun 27, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018

Documentary Photographer Alex Harris began creating images of Northern New Mexico in the 1970s, exploring how the interiors and exteriors of homes and vehicles expressed people’s lives in their particular place. This exhibition features a...

Alex Harris: Red White Blue and God Bless You <p>Documentary Photographer Alex Harris began creating images of Northern New Mexico in the 1970s, exploring how the interiors and exteriors of homes and vehicles expressed people’s lives in their particular place. This exhibition features a selection of nearly three dozen photographs from Harris’ series Red White Blue and God Bless You, taken between 1979 and 1988, and completed as a book project in 1992.</p> <p>Through intimate views of exuberant lived spaces within these Hispanic-American rural communities the artist presents his experience of the cultural landscape.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jul 22, 2018

John Frame: Three Fragments of a Lost Tale
Jun 27, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

Sculptor John Frame has lived and worked in Southern California since the early 1980s. In 2006, he began conceptualizing and creating the objects, film, and photographs contained in Three Fragments of a Lost Tale. In keeping with his...

John Frame: Three Fragments of a Lost Tale <p>Sculptor John Frame has lived and worked in Southern California since the early 1980s. In 2006, he began conceptualizing and creating the objects, film, and photographs contained in Three Fragments of a Lost Tale. In keeping with his signature style of finely carved wooden sculpture, Frame has developed an intricately fractured story featuring a cast of unusual characters, each gorgeously rendered, fully articulated figure brought to life through stop-motion photography. The Tale of the Crippled Boy is an ongoing film project that continues to occupy Frame’s studio practice more than a decade after inception.<br /><br />John Frame is a two time grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Individual Artist Fellowship winner from the J. Paul Getty Museum, and holds an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Cornish College of the Arts. His work is part of more than 300 public and private collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Renwick Gallery of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, and has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jul 22, 2018

In 1970, California-based conceptual artist Tom Marioni invited 16 friends to have a drink with him at the Oakland Museum of California, the museum’s curator provided the beer, and a tradition was born. By 1973, the artist was hosting...

Tom Marioni: The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art <p>In 1970, California-based conceptual artist Tom Marioni invited 16 friends to have a drink with him at the Oakland Museum of California, the museum’s curator provided the beer, and a tradition was born. By 1973, the artist was hosting weekly salons in his studio and staging the still-ongoing participatory and social piece at designated times, presented in various contexts and by museums across the globe. Though superficially lighthearted, this installation suggests that communion with others, conversation and open dialogue, the exchange of ideas, knowledge, information and philosophies, and shared experiences are the greatest possible outcomes of engagement with visual art. This installation will include a performance and new works from the artist, highlighting the importance of his drawing practice, as well as weekly FREE BEER events.<br /><br />Tom Marioni received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981 and three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts during the 1970s. His work is in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Stadtische Kunsthalle in Mannheim, Germany, the Pompidou Center in Paris, and other museums. He is represented by Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco, the Margarete Roeder Gallery in New York, and the Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati.<br /><br />The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and the Downtown Partnership’s Art on the Streets public art program.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jul 22, 2018

Year of the Dog
May 19, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

Year of the Dog deeply examines the profound human-animal bond, from a cultural obsession with our canine companions, to the opposing attitude of disposability and disregard for the very same creatures. Featuring six highly renowned...

Year of the Dog <p><em>Year of the Dog</em> deeply examines the profound human-animal bond, from a cultural obsession with our canine companions, to the opposing attitude of disposability and disregard for the very same creatures.</p> <p>Featuring six highly renowned American artists working across a variety of mediums and each addressing a different facet of the theme, Year of the Dog asks us to examine the psychology of our sometimes contradictory relationships with animals. Through the power of visual art, it opens an opportunity for dialogue surrounding the ways in which we can all strive to live more compassionately for the benefit of all sentient beings and the world in which they inhabit.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jul 22, 2018

The Pajama Game
Jul 26, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018

Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the...

The Pajama Game <p>Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.</p> <p>The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and, over half of a century later, claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including Steam Heat and Hernando’s Hideaway. This perennial favorite is a surefire crowd-pleaser and a glowing example of classic musical comedy.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jul 22, 2018

From 1887-1890, railroad tycoon and founder of Colorado Springs, General William Jackson Palmer’s wife and daughters, Mary Lincoln Mellon ‘Queen’ Palmer and Marjory, Elsie, and Dorothy, were residents of Ightham Mote, a moated English manor...

P.S. I Love You: A Portrait of Miss Elsie Palmer <p>From 1887-1890, railroad tycoon and founder of Colorado Springs, General William Jackson Palmer’s wife and daughters, Mary Lincoln Mellon ‘Queen’ Palmer and Marjory, Elsie, and Dorothy, were residents of Ightham Mote, a moated English manor house built around 1320. An engaging hostess, ‘Queen’ welcomed some of the most highly regarded figures of the day to the manor, including artist John Singer Sargent, actress Ellen Terry, and author Henry James, making it an intellectual hub for the elite of the Aesthetic Movement. Late in the Palmer’s tenure at the manor, Sargent painted the stunning portrait of a then 17-year-old Elsie (A Lady in White), one of the most celebrated objects in the Fine Arts Center Collection and one that has been on loan to the National Trust/Ightham Mote since early 2017.<br /><br />To fete the return of our beloved Miss Elsie Palmer, the Fine Arts Center has organized an exhibition that represents Elsie’s domestic life and surroundings both in Colorado Springs and in England. From letters and photographs to furniture, paintings, and antique ephemera, we can capture a rare glimpse of what life may have been like for the Palmer family during the late-19th and early 20th centuries.<br /><br />P.S. I Love You: A Portrait of Miss Elsie Palmer is made possible thanks to our generous collaborators: The National Trust/Ightham Mote, The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and The Navigators/Glen Eyrie.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jul 22, 2018

Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician, Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.” 2017 was an...

An Evening with Paul Reiser (CO Springs) <p>Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician, Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.”</p> <p>2017 was an exciting year for the NY-bred and LA-based Reiser, who made a number of appearances on screen and even lent his talents behind the camera.</p> <p>Reiser joined the cast of Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ for the series’ highly anticipated second season. In a role created by the Duffer brothers with him specifically in mind, Reiser will play Dr. Owens, a high-ranking member of the Department of Energy who is brought to the small town to investigate the supernatural situations at play.</p> <p>Reiser collaborates with David Gordon Green (‘Pineapple Express,’ ‘Prince Avalanche’) and Steven Sorderbergh on the critically-acclaimed hit Amazon series ‘Red Oaks.’ Reiser’s role as Doug Getty, the president of a New Jersey country club in a nostalgic 80s themed setting, was called “one of his absolute finest, not just of late, but of ever.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jul 22, 2018

Juane Quick-to-See Smith
Aug 28, 2018 - Feb 10, 2019

  • Image Jul 22, 2018
  • Image Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Image Museum admission varies, see website for details

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 curatorial achievements to her credit. Coming of age when Abstract Expressionism with its white...

Juane Quick-to-See Smith <p>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 curatorial achievements to her credit. Coming of age when Abstract Expressionism with its white male tenor dominated, Smith pushed back and developed a strong personal vision forged from belonging to two marginalized groups by birth (female and Native American) and one by choice (non-urban), aligning them more closely with the mainstream art world. This exhibition mines Smith’s cross-cultural experience and Salish-Kootenai identity and demonstrates the evolution of her lifelong aesthetic investigations in which she simultaneously questions and creates American history.<br /><br />In the Footsteps of My Ancestors examines themes that perennially recur in Smith’s work, including conflict, compassion, peace, the cycle of life, irony, and identity. The artist has always operated on a cusp &#8211; culturally, temporally, aesthetically, and from a gender perspective &#8211; which gives her work an attention-getting vitality, originality, and relevance. Her role in the shift toward deepening respect for Native American contemporary art cannot be understated, and her work is at once earthy, vibrant, sophisticated, and compassionate.<br /><br />Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors is organized by the Yellowstone Art Museum.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jul 22, 2018

Virgil Ortiz: Revolution
Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

For the past 15 years, Virgil Ortiz has sought a way to tell the story of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt through his artwork and simultaneously make it more relevant and engaging to the next generation by using contemporary art to blend historic...

Virgil Ortiz: Revolution <p>For the past 15 years, Virgil Ortiz has sought a way to tell the story of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt through his artwork and simultaneously make it more relevant and engaging to the next generation by using contemporary art to blend historic events with sci-fi fantasy &#8211; think Star Wars, Prometheus, The Avengers, and Justice League. His material choices and techniques draw from the past, while his imagery is both ultramodern and futuristic.<br /><br />Ortiz’s Revolt storyline transports the viewer back more than 300 years to the historical events of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, and then hurtles forward through time to the year of 2180, introducing a cast of characters along the way. Though the narrative will be largely based on the Revolt 1680/2180 storyline that the artist has been developing for some time, Revolution will focus on the force and fierceness of the Animals: Nevid Herd, Dogs of War, and Centaurus. Set in the future of 2180, the Animals come to the aid of the main Revolt characters: Po’Pay, Translator, Tahu, Aeronauts, Runners, and Gliders to fight their common enemy, the Castilians.<br /><br />Hailing from a family of celebrated Pueblo potters, Virgil Ortiz moves into a new era combining art, fashion, video, and film at lightning speed. Ortiz, who works and lives in Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, is one of the most innovative potters of his time. His exquisite works are exhibited worldwide in museum collections that include the Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands; the Fondation Cartier in Paris, France; Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond Virginia; and the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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