How do museums build art collections? Lasting Impressions answers this question with a close look at the CU Art Museum’s collection of American prints. Among the first artworks acquired by the museum in 1940, prints continue to be a focus of the museum’s art collection. This exhibition features highlights from the museum’s 82 years of collecting prints, including new acquisitions on view for the first time. Exhibition on view July 14, 2022–June 2023.
Onward and Upward: Shark's Ink celebrates the “Sharkive,” a collection that includes editioned prints, production materials (drawings, mylars and proofs), and shop correspondence and records from Shark’s Ink, a print publisher and lithography studio directed by Bud Shark in Lyons, Colorado. Over its 46-year history, Shark’s Ink has foregrounded collaborative printmaking, working with over 106 artists from the US and Europe. Shark’s innovative productions capture each artist’s distinctive style, earning Shark and his studio an international reputation. The CU Art Museum is pleased to showcase the Sharkive with a selection of over 50 prints and related production materials. Exhibition on view September 6, 2022–July 2023.