Since the foundation of our collections in 1939, we have been a hub for exploration of art. It's our vision to create a university culture that inspires creativity, innovation and original research. We aim to be an exemplary collecting university art museum that is held in high esteem by our peers.

Housed within CU Boulder's College of Arts & Sciences, it’s our mission to improve the accessibility of our collection and exhibitions for CU Boulder students, faculty, staff and the people of Colorado.

By the end of the 2020 academic year, CU Art Museum will:

  • Deepen learning opportunities.
  • Receive accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums.
  • Diversify revenue sources.