graphite drawing detail of a window

Muriel Sibell Wolle, Potosi Mine Office (detail), 1944 graphite on paper, Transfer from Chancellor’s Office to CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 88.08.01, © University of Colorado Art Museum

highly magnified detail of a manuscript page with bright gold, blue and red shapes

Follower of the Master of the Rohan Hours, Leaf from Tarletan Hours, verso: Saint Philip and James, c. 1450, tempera and gold on parchment, Purchase with The Carnegie Fund, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 57.218

Close Looking: details from our collection

Presented in the Theatre Gallery, Liniger Building at CU South Denver
April 5 - October 2, 2016
Presented as part of BMoCA at Macky
January 11 - February 29, 2016

What makes a museum? For us at the CU Art Museum an important pillar is our collection of over 8,000 objects spanning human history. Each photograph in this exhibition is a highly magnified detail of an object 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 our collection as a whole.

This project illustrates our desire to promote new ways of looking at artworks. Interested in seeing more? Visit the museum, located at the Visual Arts Complex, to make your own personal connections.