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All New Women

Unique takes on women who change the world

June 11, 2016 - September 18, 2016

This innovative exhibition pairs the esteemed portraiture of John Singer Sargent with provocative self-portrait photographs by contemporary artist Cindy Sherman, whose Society Portraits depict her as a number of aging women of means. Sherman is one of the most important living artists in the United States, and her work has taken photography to new and fascinating places. This exhibition matches Sargent’s paintings with Sherman’s photographs, and together they make curious visual statements about trailblazing women who forged new paths for the next generations.

Also included in the exhibition are Lyle Ashton Harris and Sara Howsam. Sara is a Colorado Springs based artist making new work inspired by the theme of influential women and looking to her own peers and to the history of the FAC and Colorado Springs to find subjects for the paintings.

All New Woman

Artist Talk

Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. in the Music Room
Join artist Sara Ware Howsam for an artist talk illuminating her new series of paintings created specifically for inclusion in All New Women. Sara will take a humorous look at the often confusing world of contemporary art, contrasting her classical art training and her personal artistic journey against the backdrop of the absurd, riotous, radically-changing art world from the 1960s to the present.

The talk is included with museum admission. Space is limited.

Women in Art

Members Art History Lecture

Thursday, May 26, 5-6 p.m. in the Music Room
In this member lecture, learn about the history of women in art and how it  led to the breakthrough decade for women’s rights in America, the 1960s. Along with a struggle for basic equality, many women fought for recognition in the art world. Discover the lives and art of these female pioneering artists, including Cindy Sherman — who is featured in this summer exhibition. FAC Members $5 | Become a Member

Exquisite Corpse Company

Immersion Theatre

Tess Howsam, founder of Exquisite Corpse Company, directs an original monologue responding to artist works featured in the All New Women exhibition performed in the exhibition space. No reservations required; early arrival recommended as attendance will be on a space-available basis and standing room only.

Friday June 17 | 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Saturday June 18, Sunday June 19 performances | 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Video Teasers: Promo 1Promo 2Promo 3 | Promo 4


Lori Cohen Charitable Trust
El Pomar Foundation
Ron and Una Brasch
Colorado Creative Industries