We encourage faculty and student study of the collection by installing works in our galleries for course-driven teaching during the semester.  We have designated gallery space for small exhibitions with curricular ties. The space can accommodate approximately 5-10 works. We seek proposals for the installation of artwork that will be accessed by students for projects and study at multiple points during the semester.

For inquiries, please contact Hope Saska.

Installation shot of the exhibition "Herbert Bayer: from Bauhaus to Aspen." The corner of a gallery in the C-U Art Museum featuring many framed artworks hanging from the walls or resting on pedestals.

Herbert Bayer: From Bauhaus to Aspen

Herbert Bayer: From Bauhaus to Aspen On view through June 2022 Herbert Bayer (1900–1985) studied and taught at the Bauhaus, an art school in 1920s Germany that shaped art and design on an international scale. As a commercial artist and catalog designer in 1930s Berlin, he strove to communicate clear...
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OBJECT:COLOR March—October, 2019 OBJECT:COLOR brings together seven artists’ works that are unified by the use of basic compositional elements—line, shape, and color—to influence the viewer’s experience of the artworks’ physical limits and their relationship to surrounding space. These artworks pay attention to elements and materials of composition that are often...
Grey background with yellow and pink lines

Art in Action: The Process of Design

Art in Action: The Process of Design March 27—September, 2018 This project was curated by students in the Program in Environmental Design as part of Marianne Holbert’s Advanced Design Lab 2, a Senior Architecture Studio. Prints from the CU Art Museum are paired with interpretive designs by students to demonstrate...
Black ink woodblock print of an elderly woman reaching to the ground

ARGUSEUM: Curating the Controversial

ARGUSEUM: Curating the Controversial November 16, 2017—February 3, 2018 This exhibit was curated by Thora Brylowe’s First-Year Seminar students as part of her class "Saving the World: Museums, Collections, and Archives". Over the course of the semester students learned why and how people and institutions collect and display artifacts. For...
Thora Brylowe in the gallery

Narrative Im[press]ions: 200 Years of Printed Illustrations

Narrative Im[press]ions: 200 Years of Printed Illustrations November 14, 2016 - June 24, 2017 This exhibition was curated by students in the University of Colorado’s English course "Introduction to Media Theory in the Humanities". Over the course of the semester, students selected and researched prints from CU Art Museum’s collection,...
A watercolor of a Native American man posed as a paper doll

Can You See Me Now?

ARTH 4919: Can You See Me Now? July 25 - October 15, 2016 By challenging stereotypes and confronting colonial histories the artists in this exhibition invite us to see the historical and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples. In the works on view, they bring past events into the present, disrupting...