We are a resource for the CU Boulder campus, local community and beyond. We are a place to exchange ideas, inspire collaboration, foster compassion, fuel imagination, and transcend boundaries.
It’s our mission to explore the transformative power of art and inspire critical dialogue. In keeping with the mission of the university, we strive to promote greater understanding of art and societal issues within a global and historical context.
Be Here Now: Conversations Between Objects Be Here Now is the second exhibition in a series subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provokes a dialogue between artworks that span different time periods and geographic locations. On view February 12 - March 19, 2016 at the CU Art Museum
Close Looking: details from our collection Each photograph in this exhibition is a highly magnified detail of an object in our collection; each one selected by a different member of our museum staff. These objects inspire us—from small ancient coins to large contemporary paintings—and the personal connections we make with them inform how we look at the collection as a whole. On view January 11 - February 29, 2016 at Macky Auditorium, CU Boulder
Selections from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection Artists included: Josef Albers, General Idea, Ellsworth Kelly, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Joan Snyder, Pat Steir, Barbara Takanaga. On view at the Law Library, Wolf Law Building through September 2016
First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare We're thrilled to be the only location in Colorado to host First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, commemorating the 400th anniversary in 2016 of Shakespeare’s death. On view August 9 - 31, 2016 at the CU Art Museum
Pioneers: Women Artists in Boulder 1898-1950 This exhibition celebrates the little-studied artistic contributions of women, who were the drivers of cultural life in the first half of the twentieth century within Colorado, and provides as an important case study into the ways in which women contributed to the development of American art. On view September 16 - December 17, 2016