The CU Art Museum, located on the Boulder campus, will temporarily close to the public beginning Saturday, May 9, to facilitate repairs to the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
The CU Art Museum is scheduled to reopen in February 2016.
During the closure, the museum will offer programming and exhibitions in partnership with campus and community organizations, including the CU Museum of Natural History and the Department of Classics.
“Although the building will be closed over the summer and fall, we’ll still have a presence in the community and we’re very excited about the collaborations in development,” said Sandra Firmin, director of the museum. “Closing the building will allow contractors to complete the work more efficiently while protecting the museum’s permanent collection of more than 8,000 objects.”
When the museum reopens in February 2016, exhibitions will include:
· A new Artist-in-Residency program featuring Janelle Iglesias
· Life and Afterlife: Selections of Ancient Chinese Art from the King Collection
· An inaugural exhibition by Hope Saska, curator of collections and exhibitions
The First Folio, which is the first complete collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays and was published in 1623, will be on exhibit Aug. 8-31 in 2016 as part of a national tour sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Additional information on the museum is available at cuartmuseum.colorado.edu.
Malinda Miller-Huey, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3115