room with potted tree leaning toward lighted mirrors

Sculpture class opened a door to art, and alum went all in

May 1, 2019

Rebecca Vaughan didn’t go to college planning to become an artist, yet she’s a successful artist and leader of an art nonprofit.

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Students collaborate with CU Art Museum on new Roman coin exhibit

Jan. 20, 2019

One of Diane Conlin's goals is to encourage creative thinking among her students.

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Anthropologist launches high-tech study of color in ancient art

May 18, 2018

It’s easy enough to marvel at a tapestry of color in your local museum, but University of Colorado Boulder students are getting a first-hand look at human history that only an ultra-close examination of color can provide.

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Coinciding exhibitions transform Visual Arts Complex into fine arts gallery for one afternoon

April 4, 2017

The CU Visual Arts Complex will join its neighboring CU Art Museum and Boulder’s Open Studios in hosting a unique joint showcase of two annual Art and Art History Department events: The King Exhibition and Emerging Artists Open Studios.

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Staging Shakespeare in a war zone

Aug. 3, 2016

Shakespearean plays often include fight scenes, but they’re not usually produced in a war zone. Author Qais Akbar Omar has staged a play in Afghanistan and is coming to CU Boulder to talk about it.

Who wants to see animals in art? Humans do, as a CU-Boulder art exhibition demonstrates. Unidentified artist, Greek, Ob: (Head of Athena r., later style, in helmet with olive leaves and scroll) | Re: ΑΘΕ, 454 – 404 BCE, silver tetradrachm, 1 inch dia., Transfer from Classics Department to CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014.06.99, Photo: Katherine Keller, © CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder

Long before kitten videos, animals inspired art

Dec. 2, 2015

n a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum and the CU Museum of Natural History, the exhibition Animals in Antiquity will explore the relationships between humans and animals through the ages. The exhibition is on view at the Museum of Natural History through September 2016.