The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College has added two new staff members, Kris Stanec ’88, MAT ’89 and Polly Nordstrand, to the FAC’s museum department.

“With these two new positions, the FAC will be able to offer rich and exciting programs for our community, and to deepen our commitment to the arts and cultures of the Southwest,” says FAC Museum Director Rebecca Tucker.

Stanec, assistant chair of CC’s Department of Education and the first Mellon Grant Faculty Fellow, has been appointed director of museum education and will be responsible for the direction and management of the FAC museum’s public education programs. Stanec will collaborate with the museum staff to create innovative education programs developed around museum exhibitions, that will enhance the experience for all visitors. Stanec brings a longstanding commitment to the Colorado Springs community, outstanding collaboration skills, and a deep commitment to public education.

Nordstrand, a member of the Hopi, has been appointed curator of Southwest Art. Nordstrand will curate exhibitions from the museum’s permanent collection, including the historic Taylor Collection, as well as special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art from the American Southwest. Her work will support the museum’s efforts to bring the finest art from the Southwest region to the Colorado Springs community, and to build relationships with local, regional, and national artists, source cultures, and institutions.