Artist Spotlight & Collage Making

December 9th, 1-3:00p.m. Interested in an afternoon of free snacks, drinks, and collage making? Then this event is perfect for you! The Artist Spotlight Event provides an opportunity to learn about historically underrepresented artists and make art of your own. This time, we will be featuring artwork by Delita Martin...

FlexSpace Speaker Series: Building Community in Printmaking

Rescheduled to November 30th, 4:00p.m. Come join us to learn more about local artist Tony Ortega's practice in printmaking and how he builds community. Of his work Ortega says, "I believe that there is a relationship between art and social justice. My goal as an artist is to create artworks...
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Print Make and Take Workshop

Saturday, November 19th at 1:30p.m. Come make some art and trade some art with others in this free, student-led art workshop led by our lead attendants Lauren and Ella . You'll learn how to make prints using a common item you might be able to find at home - potatoes!...
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Virtual Lecture - Susan Tallman: "In, Not On, the Paper: Shark's Ink"

November 16th, 6:00p.m. Please join us on Zoom for a talk by art historian and essayist Susan Tallman. An expert in prints and print culture, Susan will contextualize the rich productions of Shark's Ink in relation to American printmaking. Susan Tallman has written extensively on contemporary art, the history of...

Culture Crawl - Fall 2022

October 19, 2022, 11a.m. – 2p.m. Explore heritage sites across campus by engaging in immersive, stress-free activities. During the day, stop by the art museum for some art-making and fun! Anyone who finishes our scavenger hunt can swing by our front desk for a sweet prize. Check back here for...

Family Weekend

October 14–16, 2022 Stop by the museum anytime during Family Weekend for a scavenger hunt! We’ll also have Take-n-Make art activities at the Take Care Street Fair on Friday, October 14th so you can get creative at home!

FlexSpace Speaker Series: Building Community in Printmaking

Thursday, September 15, 4p.m. Come join us to learn more about the art of lithographic printmaking. Artist Gregory Santos will discuss his Mixed Grit project and describe his work at Art Gym Denver. Lithographic stones and completed prints from Mixed Grit will be on view in FlexSpace. Described by Santos...

"Onward and Upward: Shark’s Ink" Open House

Saturday, September 10, 10am to 12pm Join curator Hope Saska and Bud and Barbara Shark for breakfast, fun, music, and art! You'll have a chance to meet some of the local artists in the show and create your own art! Come celebrate our newest exhibition! Free and open to everyone.

Welcome Week

August 16-20, 2022 Drop by the museum between 10 am and 2 pm on August 18 to explore the galleries and grab free take-and-make art kits to do at home. The museum will also offer a coloring and art making station anytime you visit August 16–20.

Summer Celebration and Opening Reception for Lasting Impressions

Thursday, July 14 5pm – 7pm Join us for food, fun, music, art, and a live printmaking demonstration by local artist Sam Cikauskas. Come stop by and make your own print to take home! Free and open to everyone !

Sound Walk

New date - 10a.m., Saturday, June 11th This program has been moved from May 21st to June 11th due to inclement weather. Join the CU Art Museum, artist Brittney Hofer, and Boulder County Open Space education naturalists Ellen Harris and Patrick Morgan for a guided deep listening sound walk. Participants...

Add-On Drawing Game

November 13, 1pm Working with others is a fantastic way to connect with art differently. Join us for a game of add-on inspired by pieces in The Art That Made Medicine where you work together to create something entirely new and unique. Collaborate on a piece and finish something someone...

In-Gallery Conversation with Kate Petley and Steven Frost

November 11, 2021 - 12pm Join us for an in-gallery conversation between exhibiting artist Kate Petley and Steven Frost, creative director of the B2 Center for Media, Arts & Performance at the ATLAS Institute and instructor in the Department of Media Studies.

Hybrid panel event: Abstract drawing, between thought and action (with virtual and in-person options)

Tuesday, September 21, 5 p.m. MST (with 4:30 p.m. MST tour) Moderated by Jarett Earnest Artists: Marina Kassianidou, linn meyers, Jason Stopa and Tim Whiten In connection with our exhibition Tim Whiten: Tools of Conveyance, join us for a hybrid panel event, Abstract drawing, between thought and action. Our moderator...

Fall 2020 Remote Student Programs

Looking for a way to connect with the CU Art museum while we’re closed this semester? Join staff and student employees as we take a sneak peek at some of the art we’ll be highlighting in an upcoming exhibition, The Art That Made Medicine. Experience museum programs from the comfort...

Spring 2020 Chamber Music Series

The inaugural CU Art Museum Chamber Music Series presents three short concerts featuring students from the College of Music Honors Chamber Ensembles performing in the museum. Students work with museum staff to craft programs that highlight a central thematic relationship between music and the art on view. Reception hosted by...

2019 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Friday, April 19th, 2—5 p.m. CU Art Museum Education Room Please join us and our friends from CU Boulder Libraries and the Boulder Feminist Initiative for a fun, inclusive one-day event that brings together diverse communities to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts! Despite its...

Anthropocene Resonance: Interdisciplinary Approaches

February 8, 2019. Presented by CU Art Museum and the Nature, Environment, Science, Technology (NEST) Studio for the Arts, this symposium complements events and exhibitions across the University of Colorado Boulder in 2018-2019 around the theme Documenting Change: Our Climate . Our present geologic era, the Anthropocene, has already mobilized...
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2018 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

International Women's Day is Thursday, March 8 and we're honoring the day with an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, 2—7 p.m. Please join us and our friends from CU Boulder Libraries and the Boulder Feminist Initiative for a fun, inclusive one-day event that brings together diverse communities to create and...

Faculty Exhibition: 2017 Film Screening

Faculty Exhibition: 2017 Film Screening Saturday, October 21, 4 p.m. Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater Screening line-up: Jeanne Liotta Climate Fictions , 2017 1 min Each variation of Climate Fictions speculates on the image of our planet in the age of the Anthropocene. I call these short films climate fictions,...
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Frankenstein First Thursday

Frankenstein First Thursday October 5, 2017, 5-7 p.m. CU Art Museum A dare to write a scary story led to the creation of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein", which turns 200 this year--help us kick off celebrations and explore the grotesque & creepy on October 5’s First Thursday at the CU Art...

Night of the Sharkive

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and University of Colorado Art Museum joined together to host a once-in-a-lifetime event at the Boulder Jewish Community Center celebrating the life’s work of Bud and Barbara Shark: the Sharkive. The evening supported the University of Colorado Art Museum’s effort...

Exhibition Talks: HOME

Join us for a three-part series of casual in-gallery conversations with experts from across campus discussing our exhibition Home: American Photography at the CU Art Museum. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:00 p.m. Laura Shill , Denver-based artist and CU alumna Melanie Walker , Associate Professor of Photography at CU Boulder...

Pioneers Panel Discussion

Pioneers Panel Discussion Saturday, January 28, 2017 1 p.m. CU Art Museum Women have played an important, though largely unrecognized, role in the visual arts of the American West. Taking as a touchstone the current CUAM exhibition, "Pioneers: Women Artists in Boulder, 1898-1950" on view through February 4, 2017, this...
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Celebrate International Women's Day with us!

International Women's Day is Wednesday, March 8 and we're celebrating with two great programs in 2017. Home exhibition talk 12:00 p.m. Join us for a three-part series of casual in-gallery conversations with experts from across campus discussing our exhibition Home: American Photography at the CU Art Museum . This week's...

Performing & Translating Objects & Each Other

PERFORMING & TRANSLATING OBJECTS & EACH OTHER Thursday, March 3, 2016 5:00-7:00 p.m. CU Art Museum Please join us for a night of art, dance and performance. As CU Art Museum’s artist-in-residence, Janelle Iglesias sees her role as a ‘creative troublemaker’ and catalyst for unlikely connections. As part of her...
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CELEBRATE: 2016 Exhibitions Opening Party

CELEBRATE: 2016 Exhibitions Opening Party February 12, 2016 5-7 p.m. Opening festivities 7-9 p.m. Dance Party Great Art. Festive activities. Music. Snacks. Bring a friend and join us! Lunar New Year, Mardi Gras, and Valentine's Day fall within a few days of each other this year. We're adding another reason...