Action/Abstraction Redefined presents modern Native American art from the 1940s through the 1970s. The exhibition features 55 artworks by leading artists such as Fritz Scholder (Mission/ Luiseño), George Morrison (Chippewa), and T.C. Cannon (Kiowa), organized by influences of major twentieth-century art movements including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, and Hard-Edge painting.
This exhibition explores landscapes as a system of ecology, history, culture and belonging from a Chicanx perspective with new works presented by the interdisciplinary artist collaborative, Desert ArtLAB. Desert ArtLAB is an interdisciplinary artist collaborative co-directed by April Bojorquez (she/her) and Matthew Garcia (he/him) whose work promotes Indigenous perspectives on ecological practice and climate change. […]
The land that touches the Caribbean Sea has long been a space shaped by its relation to oceans, empires and colonization. The result is a region that is now inextricably intertwined with the rest of the globe, including parts of Africa, India, China, Japan, Europe, the United States and elsewhere. The nature of these histories […]
Join us for a First Friday celebration 5–8 p.m. + special performance at 5:30 p.m. Agua y Tierra (Water and Land) This special performance in our exhibition Chicanx Landscapes will feature Grupo Folklórico del Pueblo, this live performance recontextualizes Agua y Tierra (Water and Land), one of the video works featured in Chicanx Landscapes. The performance originally took […]
Join teacher Amanda Smolinski from Soulshines Yoga for a one-hour yoga class in our beautiful glass-walled Smith Family gallery. Participants are invited to stay and enjoy the museum for free after class. All experience levels welcome. Please bring your own mat. Water is allowed during class, but not in the museum galleries. Suggested donation of […]
Due to popular demand, we've again partnered with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for another downtown history stroll. This member only, "Law & Disorder" tour explores how Colorado Springs officials fought to remain a "dry town" in "wet times," the captivating story of how local law enforcement, concerned citizens and the Gazette newspaper worked to […]
Dancing Paintings: An Interactive Guide to Abstract Expressionism The lecture coincides with Action/Abstraction Redefined, an exhibition currently on view at the FAC. For many years I had a secret: to understand works of art, I would have to dance them. Discreetly, of course, or risk being thrown out of the museum. Years later, I was […]