Martha Russo and student

An out-of-this-world art project

April 16, 2019

A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass project will be a permanent public art installation inside the Regent pedestrian underpass.

Dakota Nanton at Open Studios

Open studios, student artists draw wide inspiration

April 10, 2019

Emerging Artists Open Studios, an annual event at the Visual Arts Complex in the Art and Art History Building, co-sponsored by Open Studios Boulder and the King Family, in conjunction with the Conference on World Affairs

UuDamm Tran Nguyen, film still from "Serpents' Tail"

'Urgent Elements' focuses lens on eco-video from Southeast Asia

Feb. 8, 2019

Four acclaimed video artists from Vietnam and Cambodia are traveling to the University of Colorado Boulder to take part in an immersive art program—in the hopes of taking a cross-disciplinary look at environmental issues.

Annette deStecher presenting artwork at the CU Art Museum

Art of the Americas is focus of new PhD program

Jan. 29, 2019

“The new program will challenge traditional and mainstream understandings of art by unpacking, contextualizing and decolonizing the term (art),” Cordova says. “We’re not just here to appreciate art,” he says. “We’re here to analyze and to be critical of the forces that surround its production, consumption and interpretation.”

digital artwork by Rick Silva

Once a frontier discipline, digital arts now well established at CU Boulder

Dec. 10, 2018

“We are trying to make things more flexible for students who don’t want to put themselves in some sort of disciplinary box,” Mark Amerika, professor of distinction, art and art history

Paul Ramirez Jonas, "Key to the City"

There’s an art to helping students become citizens of the world

Nov. 28, 2018

Art has always taken our imaginations to unexplored places, and now two University of Colorado Boulder art professors are finding it can also encourage freshmen, through a first-year seminar, to actively explore the campus, community and, hopefully, the wide world of academia.

Stephanie Su

CU Boulder art history students deepen learning through ‘object-based learning’

Sept. 28, 2018

‘What does this art mean?’ students muse. You tell me, prof replies

Aaron Treher, lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History, developed a novel approach to conservation that’s part site-specific artwork and part structure to entice the birds into making it their home.

Pushing Boundaries: Grad students think like barn swallows to craft an artistic nesting site

Sept. 5, 2018

Molly McDermott, a PhD student, and Aaron Treher, an MFA graduate, collaborated on the wooden sculpture that has been installed at a barn swallow colony on private land north of Boulder.

George Rivera

CU Boulder Professor Is Taking Art For Human Rights Straight To The Korean Border

June 19, 2018

George Rivera is facing the age old traveler’s dilemma. He’s about to board a flight and his suitcase needs to fit in the overhead compartment — with 117 pieces of art gently stuffed in there. The University of Colorado Boulder art professor is taking this art the carry-on route for an art show at the DMZ Museum in South Korea, just miles from the North Korean border. Rivera has traveled the world, organizing hundreds of art exhibitions in regions experiencing conflict or human rights issues, through Artnauts, an artist collective he founded in 1996.

artwork by Sandy Lane, "Between You and Me", 2018.

The Artnauts are erasing borders through art near Korea's demilitarized zone

June 14, 2018

Professor George Rivera is a strong believer in the power of art as a medium to connect people around the world.