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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

Dec 19, 2018

Art of the Southwest
Oct 27, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019

The art works presented in three galleries highlight some of the most celebrated work by indigenous and Latina/o artists in the FAC’s permanent collection. Within an overall chronological flow, the galleries focus on three periods of time...

Art of the Southwest <p><span>The art works presented in three galleries highlight some of the most celebrated work by indigenous and Latina/o artists in the FAC’s permanent collection. Within an overall chronological flow, the galleries focus on three periods of time spanning over 150 years: mid-19</span><span>th</span><span>century, 1930s, and late 20</span><span>th</span><span> century to the present. This exhibition explores individual stylistic movements, artists, and topics such as colonial encounters, art markets, and creative innovation, among other subjects. Art works in these galleries will be periodically rotated in an effort to feature a wide range of artworks from the FAC’s extensive collection.</span></p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Desert ArtLab
Oct 13, 2018 - Jan 13, 2019

Desert ArtLAB is an interdisciplinary art collaborative, established by museum curator/educator April Bojorquez (Chicana/Rarámuri) and artist/educator Matthew Garcia (Chicano). The collaborative reconceptualizes desert/dryland ecologies not...

Desert ArtLab <p>Desert ArtLAB is an interdisciplinary art collaborative, established by museum curator/educator April Bojorquez (Chicana/Rarámuri) and artist/educator Matthew Garcia (Chicano). The collaborative reconceptualizes desert/dryland ecologies not as post-apocalyptic growth of wasteland, but as an ecological opportunity. The exhibition <em>Ecologies of Resistance</em> illustrates the artistic process of the collaborative’s site-specific ecological installation in the high desert of Southern Colorado through the use of artifacts, archival materials, and botanical samples. The collaborative is transforming a plot of blighted land into a thriving dryland ecosystem that also serves as an edible indigenous landscape. Informed by social sculpture, the collaborative believes artists have the ability to altruistically transform and shape their environments and society. Regrowing indigenous ecologies in community space allows for the revitalization of ecological practice and a reimagining of an indigenous dryland cosmology and aesthetic.</p> <p><em>Organized by the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM</em><br /><em>Curated by Andrea R. Hanley, Navajo</em></p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

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

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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

Dec 19, 2018

Museum Scavenger Hunt
Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 10, 2019

Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt? Pick one up at our front desk and as you explore the art in our first floor galleries, see how many items you can find on our list! From a cheeseburger to a slice of bread, this fun scavenger hunt...

Museum Scavenger Hunt <p><span>Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt? Pick one up at our front desk and as you explore the art in our first floor galleries, see how many items you can find on our list! From a cheeseburger to a slice of bread, this fun scavenger hunt will open your eyes to things you’ve never even noticed before.</span></p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Decades before Katharine Lee Bates penned the famous words of her poem Pikes Peak in 1893, artists working in the European academic traditions were depicting the sublime grandeur of the Pikes Peak region. Colonizers of the Ute, Arapaho,...

O Beautiful! Shifting Landscapes of the Pikes Peak Region <p>Decades before Katharine Lee Bates penned the famous words of her poem <em>Pikes Peak</em> in 1893, artists working in the European academic traditions were depicting the sublime grandeur of the Pikes Peak region. Colonizers of the Ute, Arapaho, Cheyenne, and other native lands sent tales of the rugged, dramatic scenery of the West back East, compelling artists such as Harvey Otis Young and Hamilton Hamilton to explore as well. The natural landscape of spacious skies, amber waves of grain, and purple mountains majesty of which Bates wrote, and would later become the famous anthem <em>America the Beautiful</em>, provided ample inspiration to late 19<span>th</span> and early 20<span>th</span> century painters.</p> <p>By the early 20<span>th</span> century, Colorado Springs was a popular tourist destination and a celebrated place for healing. Known as “Little London” largely due to significant British financial backing, this nickname also represents a desire for the city to create a cultural landscape mimicking established cosmopolitan cities. The Broadmoor Art Academy was born in 1919 from these expressed ideals and soon attracted students from across the country to immerse themselves in the landscape.</p> <p>The Broadmoor Art Academy shifted in name and facility to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 1936, but the ongoing commitment to art education remained a pillar of the institution. The subsequent years were unprecedented in terms of artistic production. Informed by modernism and abstraction, creatives such as Mary Chenoweth and Robert Motherwell challenged traditional expectations by producing works that were on the leading edge of the contemporary American art scene.</p> <p>A century after the founding of the Broadmoor Art Academy, we celebrate the ingenuity of the artists and patrons who helped to shape the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College into the fine museum, performing arts theatre, and art school it is today. Through these works, created by exceptional visual artists over the course of 100 years, we can witness the dramatic shifts that have occurred in the physical and artistic landscapes of the Pikes Peak region. As Colorado Springs continues to grow, so does the importance of a strong cultural identity. We are proud to have been an early and ongoing participant in this endeavor and strive to embrace the many avenues toward a doubly inclusive and dynamic FAC for all.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 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

Dec 19, 2018

Ralph Allen
Oct 27, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Born in Port-Au-Prince Haiti in 1952, is an accomplished Haitian artist whose work spans murals and painting. Committed to an artistic practice of public art, he has created many murals. Late 20th-century politics haunts his work and he...

Ralph Allen <p>Born in Port-Au-Prince Haiti in 1952, is an accomplished Haitian artist whose work spans murals and painting. Committed to an artistic practice of public art, he has created many murals. Late 20th-century politics haunts his work and he returns often to the terror of the Duvalier period. Allen does not belong to any specific Haitian school of painting and is often considered as working outside these different genres. Allen was awarded a scholarship to the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York in 1971, where he studied drawing, graphic design, painting and sculpture. He returned to Haiti in 1976, and presently resides there. His paintings have been exhibited at the Loeb Center at New York University, and the National Audubon Society.</p> <p>Allen’s mural Envoûtement captures the vibrancy of Haitian music and dance, which are always present in Haitian cultural activities. Through vigorous brushstrokes and vivid colors, Envoûement communicates the energy of Haitian music. Envoûtement was created as part of the exhibition The Art of Haiti: Loas, History, and Memory and will remain on view throughout 2018. Assistance was provided by Colorado College student Quang Vu.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
Dec 6, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

The five-time Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical, inspired by the twisted genius of MATILDA_FULL-ART_VERTICAL_LETTERVORTEX_4CRoald Dahl, revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who...

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical <p>The five-time Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical, inspired by the twisted genius of MATILDA_FULL-ART_VERTICAL_LETTERVORTEX_4CRoald Dahl, revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Full of catchy songs and exciting dance numbers, Matilda will captivate audiences with the story of a courageous little girl who has an extraordinary personality.</p> <p>Above all it’s an exhilarating tale of empowerment, as told from the perspective of the most powerless group of all … little children.” &#8211;The New York Times</p> <p>Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however &#8211; the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

The Tactile Gallery
Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 10, 2019

“Tactile Gallery” is a museum term that means a room for touching. This is the only gallery in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center where you are invited and encouraged to touch the art. The Mashburn/Marshall Tactile Gallery is always free...

The Tactile Gallery <p>“Tactile Gallery” is a museum term that means a room for touching. This is the only gallery in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center where you are invited and encouraged to touch the art. The Mashburn/Marshall Tactile Gallery is always free to enter and explore during normal museum hours.</p> <p>You are encouraged to experience each object in the gallery with as many of your senses as possible: hands, fingers, eyes. Spend as much time as you like. Getting to know a piece of art is like making a new friend — it takes time.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 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

Dec 19, 2018

Chuck Roy
Jan 4, 2019 - Jun 7, 2019

Chuck Roy is a comedian campaigning to change the world with laughter. He was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing (Season 5) and can be seen working the crowd in movies such as Ralphie May Filthy Animal Tour (Hulu), and Louie Anderson...

Chuck Roy <p>Chuck Roy is a comedian campaigning to change the world with laughter. He was a semi-finalist on<em> Last Comic Standing</em> (Season 5) and can be seen working the crowd in movies such as <em>Ralphie May Filthy Animal Tour</em> (Hulu), and <em>Louie Anderson Presents</em> (Hulu).</p> <p>In the late 1990s, Chuck achieved unexpected Hollywood success with an appearance on<em> Will &amp; Grace</em> and <em>3rd Rock From The Sun</em>. </p> <p><span>Due to adult content, this event is suitable for 18+.</span></p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

A New Brain
Jan 12, 2019

By the Tony Award-winning authors of Falsettos, this autobiographical musical deals directly with the writer’s own harrowing personal experience with arteriovenous malformation and the healing power of art. The hero, Gordon, worries that he...

A New Brain <p>By the Tony Award-winning authors of Falsettos, this autobiographical musical deals directly with the writer’s own harrowing personal experience with arteriovenous malformation and the healing power of art. The hero, Gordon, worries that he may not live to complete his work, and his near death experience encourages him to re-evaluate and better appreciate the people and relationships in his life.</p> <p>William Finn wrote many of the songs soon after his release from the hospital.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Jan 12, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Jan 18, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company’s latest laughter-inducing undertaking, It’s Not You, It’s Me. –The Second City takes shots at...

It's Not You, It’s Me <p>The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company’s latest laughter-inducing undertaking, <em>It’s Not You, It’s Me.</em> &#8211;The Second City takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents, even your blind date will find something achingly familiar to laugh at, thanks to comedy’s newest generation of writers and performers...who all fit squarely into the “it’s complicated” category!</p> <p> </p> <p>About The Second City<br />Since opening its doors 1959, The Second City has grown to become the world’s premier comedy club, theater and school of improvisation, entertaining 1 million theatergoers a year around the globe. Alumni of The Second City’s resident stages, touring companies, and theatrical divisions across Chicago and Toronto include some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Drawings by Bernard Arnest
Jan 19, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019

Bernard Arnest was a pupil of Boardman Robinson and Henry Varnum Poor, received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1940, and had his first solo show at the San Francisco Museum of Art. During WWII, he served as Chief War Artist for the U.S. Army...

Drawings by Bernard Arnest <p>Bernard Arnest was a pupil of Boardman Robinson and Henry Varnum Poor, received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1940, and had his first solo show at the San Francisco Museum of Art. During WWII, he served as Chief War Artist for the U.S. Army Historical section in the European theater. Following the war, he worked in New York City exhibiting at the Whitney Annual of American Painting, the Pittsburgh International, Corcoran Biennial then and subsequently, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In 1947, he became chief instructor at the Minneapolis School of Art and prior to coming to Colorado Springs in 1957, he was Associate Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota. After his arrival in Colorado, Arnest served as both the head of the FAC Art School (which became the Colorado College Art Department) and Professor of Art at Colorado College.</p> <p>The most ambitious project of his career, <em>Scenes from Life</em>, is a series of 51 large drawings that encapsulated his reactions to a world that he has decided was essentially tragic. The subject matter can be challenging, depicting human strife and conflict, but the images are beautifully rendered. <em>Scenes from Life</em> is Bernard Arnest’s “Goldberg Variations,” distilling a lifetime of experience into a few harrowing images that are regrettably as relevant today as they were in 1975. This series, presented in its entirety, is a 2017 gift from the widow and children of the artist.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Amos P. Kennedy, Jr and the Press
Feb 2, 2019 - Apr 7, 2019

Letterpress printer Amos P. Kennedy, Jr. will be teaching a 9-day letterpress workshop at The Press at Colorado College in January of 2019. The workshop will be an open-ended experiment in the public, collaborative nature of letterpress...

Amos P. Kennedy, Jr and the Press <p><span>Letterpress printer Amos P. Kennedy, Jr. will be teaching a 9-day letterpress workshop at The Press at Colorado College in January of 2019. The workshop will be an open-ended experiment in the public, collaborative nature of letterpress printing. According to Amos, this show will be: “A lot of sheets of paper with ink on them. These sheets of paper are evidence of the process of making unintentional marks intentional.” The workshop and exhibition at the FAC are part of a year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Press at Colorado College.</span></p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Although widely known for her iconic “soak-stain” canvases, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was an equally inventive printmaker who took risks in a medium not frequently explored by abstract expressionists. Fluid Expressions: The Prints of...

Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler <p>Although widely known for her iconic “soak-stain” canvases, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was an equally inventive printmaker who took risks in a medium not frequently explored by abstract expressionists. Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler highlights the artist’s often-overlooked, yet highly original, whimsical, and powerfully evocative print production. Drawn from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, this exhibition includes more than 25 prints made using a diverse range of techniques, including lithography, etching, screen printing, and woodcut. The artist’s adaptation of her painterly aesthetic for the graphic medium offers a stunning look at how printmaking &#8211; notorious for being a slow, methodical process &#8211; can exude a sense of spontaneity and immediacy. From splattered pigments to translucent layers of ink, the radiant prints brought together her pulse with creative energy.</p> <p>This exhibition was organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, which through a generous grant also made possible the associated publication.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Anna in the Tropics
Feb 7, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! Anna in the Tropics is a poignant and poetic play set in 1929 Florida in a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand, and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain...

Anna in the Tropics <p>Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! <em>Anna in the Tropics</em> is a poignant and poetic play set in 1929 Florida in a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand, and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from <em>Anna Karenina</em>, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners <em>&#8211;</em> for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and the American dream prove a volatile combination.</p> <p>Recommended for ages 16+</p> <p>Wed | 7 p.m.<br />Thurs, Fri | 7:30 p.m.<br />Sat | 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.<br />Sun Matinées | 2 p.m.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Feb 9, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

The award-winning classical quartet continues their impressive residency at the FAC with two concerts over the course of the season, featuring some of the finest performers in the Pikes Peak region.

Veronika String Quartet <p>The award-winning classical quartet continues their impressive residency at the FAC with two concerts over the course of the season, featuring some of the finest performers in the Pikes Peak region.</p> <p> </p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Feb 15, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Adrianne Chalepah
Feb 19, 2019

Adrianne Chalepah is an American Indian (Kiowa/Apache) entertainer from Anadarko, Oklahoma. In 2010 her comedy career took off when she teamed up with the popular comedy troupe “49 Laughs Comedy.” Since then, Chalepah’s performances have...

Adrianne Chalepah <p>Adrianne Chalepah is an American Indian (Kiowa/Apache) entertainer from Anadarko, Oklahoma. In 2010 her comedy career took off when she teamed up with the popular comedy troupe “49 Laughs Comedy.”  Since then, Chalepah’s performances have gained recognition, landing her features in magazines and on television.</p> <p><em>Sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for Southwest Arts &amp; Culture and Colorado College NEH Professorship Funding</em></p> <p>*Ticket requred </p> <p> </p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Nora Naranjo Morse
Feb 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019

Throughout her career, Nora Naranjo Morse’s artworks have addressed the commodification of indigenous culture. In her new project, Remembering , she appropriates the billboards in the Southwest to disrupt commercial advertising. Her...

Nora Naranjo Morse <p>Throughout her career, Nora Naranjo Morse’s artworks have addressed the commodification of indigenous culture. In her new project, <em>Remembering</em>, she appropriates the billboards in the Southwest to disrupt commercial advertising. Her billboards promote the protection of the sacredness of life. This exhibition will present her billboard project and recent sculpture.</p> <p>Nora Naranjo Morse selected this site to engage the public’s awareness of Tava mountain (aka Pikes Peak), a sacred space for the Ute people, and the industrialized space of the Martin Drake Power Station on I-25. The power station exists on traditional tribal lands of the Ute people — a fact so many travelers along I-25 are unaware of. The message of the billboard is accompanied by an image Native people will recognize as cultural in nature. This message is for them as well. <em>Remembering </em>acknowledges and reaffirms the values crucial to our survival as indigenous people — Land. Culture. Community. Family</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Ben and the Magic Paintbrush
Mar 8, 2019 - Apr 7, 2019

Megan and Ben are orphaned siblings alone in the world. She earns pennies as a human statue – painted silver – while her little brother draws marvelous portraits with only a stubby pencil. One fateful day, his artwork catches...

Ben and the Magic Paintbrush <p>Megan and Ben are orphaned siblings alone in the world. She earns pennies as a human statue &#8211; painted silver &#8211; while her little brother draws marvelous portraits with only a stubby pencil. One fateful day, his artwork catches the eye of the malicious Mrs. Crawley, who has a scheme to make millions with a magic paintbrush. When she captures Ben and puts him to work, it’s up to Megan and their new friend Pierre to help him escape, discovering the value of kindness and bravery along the way. An enchanting story from olden times comes to life in this modern-day fairy tale.</p> <p>Recommended for ages 6+</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Mar 9, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Mar 15, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Hands on a Hardbody
Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019

Nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, 2013! Inspired by true events, and infused with a “fresh roots-rock vibe,” this is the hilarious, hard-fought contest where only one winner can drive away with the American...

Hands on a Hardbody <p>Nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, 2013! Inspired by true events, and infused with a “fresh roots-rock vibe,” this is the hilarious, hard-fought contest where only one winner can drive away with the American dream. Ten contestants. Four days. One truck.</p> <p>For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor, and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. Inspired by the true events of the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name.</p> <p>Recommended for ages 14+</p> <p>Wed | 7 p.m.<br />Thurs, Fri | 7:30 p.m.<br />Sat | 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.<br />Sun Matinées | 2 p.m.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Apr 13, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Apr 19, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Bad Dates
Apr 26, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Restaurant manager and shoe connoisseur Haley Walker is finally ready to re-enter the dating world. From the privacy of her bedroom, she relates a series of hilarious tales while preparing for, and recovering from, one dreadful date after...

Bad Dates <p>Restaurant manager and shoe connoisseur Haley Walker is finally ready to re-enter the dating world. From the privacy of her bedroom, she relates a series of hilarious tales while preparing for, and recovering from, one dreadful date after another. Theresa Rebeck’s sweet and sharp comedy will be the hottest date night in town, and a triumphant night out for women of all ages!</p> <p>Recommended for ages 18+</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
May 11, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
May 17, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

Barnum
May 23, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages … step right up and glance at the jugglers, clowns, trapeze artists, and the original ringleader of them all … Mr. P.T. Barnum! We’re giving a fresh, exciting new look to this...

Barnum <p>Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages … step right up and glance at the jugglers, clowns, trapeze artists, and the original ringleader of them all … Mr. P.T. Barnum! We’re giving a fresh, exciting new look to this classic Tony Award-winning American Musical. Based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum, this spectacle takes you to a world like none you’ve ever seen before! Here lies a rare gem that offers everything from traditional musical theatre to the tantalizing stir of excitement that one can only find waiting underneath the big top!</p> <p>Recommended for ages 8+</p> <p><span>Wed | 7 p.m.</span><br /><span>Thurs, Fri  | 7:30 p.m.</span><br /><span>Sat | 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.</span><br /><span>Sun Matinées | 2 p.m.</span></p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Jun 8, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Jun 21, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

World of WearableArt
Jun 22, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019

2018 marks the 30 th anniversary of the World of WearableArt ™ (known as WOW ), New Zealand’s largest arts show. WOW is an international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries, with an annual awards show that presents the...

World of WearableArt <p>2018 marks the 30<span>th</span> anniversary of the <em>World of WearableArt ™ </em>(known as <em>WOW</em>), New Zealand’s largest arts show. <em>WOW </em>is an international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries, with an annual awards show that presents the finalist garments in a theatrical extravaganza that collides at the intersection of fashion and art. The rules of the competition encourage anything that is in any way wearable, as long as it is original, beautifully designed, and well-made, resulting in garments that are constructed from an extraordinary array of traditional and unconventional materials. The challenge: take art off the wall and adorn onto the human form.</p> <p>The 32 award-winning garments presented in this exhibition represent some of the most original, provocative, and unorthodox objects in the <em>WOW</em> Museum collection, demonstrating what designers from a wide variety of occupations can imagine when they are released from the constraints of “fashion” and are encouraged to see the human body as a blank canvas.</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Jul 13, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Jul 19, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Aug 10, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Sep 14, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Sep 20, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Oct 12, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Oct 18, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Nov 9, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Nov 15, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Dec 14, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 19, 2018

FAC Museum Free Day
Dec 20, 2019

The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as...

FAC Museum Free Day <p>The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.</p> <p>We believe that a strong arts and culture presence is essential for a healthy community. GE Johnson Construction Company, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund have come alongside the Fine Arts Center to underwrite monthly free days at the museum. Museum Free Days require underwriting to pay for the costs of running the museum. Since the Fine Arts Center receives virtually no government funding, it is not able to offer free admissions without generous underwriting and support.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Fine Arts Center,” says GE Johnson Construction Company CEO, Jim Johnson. “We recognize that increasing participation in the arts is good for the community and actually fuels the economic growth we need in the Pikes Peak region.”</p> 30 W. Dale St. Colorado Springs, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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