Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Artists in Residence

FAC Museum Exhibition Schedule and Mellon Foundation Artists in Residence 

Due to the nature of our work, exhibitions are subject to change or cancellation. We will be updating this schedule regularly to keep it as current as possible. Please bookmark this page and stay tuned!

CURRENT

Nora Noranjo Morse: Gathering Ground: (7, 8, A, B) (commercialization, cultural commodification, waste,  sustainability, sacred practice, sculpture, found object, mixed media innovation)

Christine Howard Sandoval: CHANNEL  ( 7, 8, A, B, 1, 2) (water rights, land use, policy, place, identity, New Mexico, Southwest, colonization)

Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler(7, 8)(EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING; ABSTRACTION, INTAGLIO, WOODBLOCK, LITHOGRAPHY)

Drawings by Bernard Arnest ( 7, 8) 1970s GLOBAL EVENTS; SOCIAL INEQUALITY; POLITICS

Virgil Ortiz: The Revolution Continues (7, 8) (PUEBLO REVOLT HISTORY; IDENTITY; STORYTELLING; CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT)

Art of the Southwest: 1840s to the Present: Ongoing (SOUTHWEST HISTORY; ARTISTIC INNOVATION; IDENTITY; CATHOLICISM; SPANISH COLONIALISM; AMERICAN IMPERIALISM; TRADE; POTTERY; TEXTILES)

P.S. I Love You: A Portrait of Miss Elsie Palmer:  (7, 8) (COLORADO SPRINGS HISTORY; LATE 19thCENTURY; ELITISM; TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT)

O Beautiful: Shifting Landscapes of the Pikes Peak Region: Ongoing (EXPANSIONISM; COLONIZATION; DEVELOPMENT; COLORADO HISTORY; PROPAGANDA; CULTURAL CHANGE; PAINTING; LITHOGRAPHY)

UPCOMING

W.O.W (A, B, 1) An exhibition of award winning submissions to the international World of Wearable Art (TM) competition.  Keywords: materials, costume, fashion, globalization, innovation, futurism

NEXT YEAR (IN DEVELOPMENT/TENTATIVE)

UTOPIA  (1, 2, 3) An exhibition of diorama sculpture that contemplates scale and environment, creating a conceptual neighborhood and inviting viewers to participate. Keywords: conceptual art, community, collaboration

MELANIE YAZZIE: SHE WALKS FORWARD THROUGH IT (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Recent works addressing decolonial strategies in contemporary Native art. Keywords: Diné worldview, feminism, indigenous, printmaking, sovereignty

DETOUR (2, 3, 4) An interactive audiovisual installation by Denver-based artist Thomas “Detour” Evans. Keywords: urban culture, pop culture, identity, modes of communication, interactive, audiovisual

BROADMOOR ART ACADEMY (3, 4) A series of exhibitions will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Broadmoor Art Academy. Keywords: Colorado Springs history, 19th century, colonial gaze

PERTENECER: CHICANO ARTISTS ON BELONGING TO PLACE   (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) This exhibition expands on themes from the print portfolio Reflexiones del Corazon, created in 1992 to present personal perspectives on the essence of place. Keywords: Chicana/o, community, identity, place, poetry, printmaking

REBECCA BELMORE: FACING THE MONUMENTAL (6, 7, 8)  Belmore’s artwork explores her lifelong commitment to the relation of beauty and politics in art. Keywords: water and land rights, cultural freedom, homelessness, violence against Indigenous people, performance art.

NANCY LOVENDAHL (7, 8) Nancy Lovendahl’s artwork investigates the landscape and the human place in and influence on it. Keywords: sense of place, landscape, human-environment relationships, perception, illusion

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The FAC Museum hosts Artists in Residence.  During their residency, they will be available for class visits, workshops, and special projects with students and faculty. For more information, please contact Julianne Gavino, Director of Academic Engagement  (jgavino@ColoradoCollege.edu)

 

Christine Howard Sandoval multimedia artist, teacher at Parsons, and Program Coordinator for CALL/ City as Living Laboratory in New York City, will be on campus from May 20 – June 22, 2019 (Block A of 2019). Christine Howard Sandoval’s work will be exhibited in the FAC Museum from March 9 – October 20, 2019. 

Anna Tsouhlarakis (Diné/Creek/Greek) works across various media including sculpture, installation, video and performance art. She describes her work as a continued interest in building conceptual connections between seemingly disparate subjects by combining them to become the tool for deciphering as well as interpreting her own familial narratives. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in Native American Studies and Studio Art, and her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. She was an art resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the summer of 2002. Her work has been curated into exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, a traveling exhibition organized by Crystal Bridges Museum. Her residency will take place August 19, 2019 – May 17, 2020.

UnBlocked Gallery: 2019|2020 Call For Proposals

The UnBlocked Gallery is an exhibition and teaching space within the Museum that supports sustained pedagogical engagements with material and visual culture. As well, the gallery provides a public window into the learning processes experienced by our students.

The Museum is accepting applications for UnBlocked Gallery in academic year 2019/2020, blocks 1-8. Faculty from all departments across the college are encouraged to submit proposals; those whose proposals are accepted will work in consultation with museum staff in Spring 2019 to develop and support their projects.

Potential UnBlocked Gallery projects have included (but are not limited to): Continue reading “UnBlocked Gallery: 2019|2020 Call For Proposals”

2019 – 2020 FAC MUSEUM Exhibition Schedule (subject to change)

As you prepare your courses for the 2019-2020 academic year, we hope you will consider these upcoming exhibitions (below) as opportunities for  interdisciplinary engagement. For more details, please contact Julianne Gavino jgavino@coloradocollege.edu

Due to the nature of our work, exhibitions may be cancelled or delayed and opening and closing dates are subject to change. Continue reading “2019 – 2020 FAC MUSEUM Exhibition Schedule (subject to change)”

What is Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)?

Good question!

VTS, or Visual Thinking Strategies, is  a collaborative exercise in critical visual analysis – which is a cross-disciplinary skill and a  foundational component of a liberal arts education. While this excercise can be applied to almost any visual data – graphs, scientific diagrams, our physical environment – students of the sciences will benefit equally from doing VTS with art.

This is how the exercise goes: Continue reading “What is Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)?”

UnBlocked Gallery: Interview with Psychology Professor Jason Weaver

In Professor Jason Weaver’s 5th block course, Japanese Americans During WWII, his students explored the voices of people who were interned, and considered the social and political forces present during WWII. They also considered cultural factors common among Issei (first generation Japanese immigrants) and Nisei (second generation Japanese Americans) that could influence these experiences and events.

In the UnBlocked exhibit, students were asked to consider three groups of objects that might provide insight about the experiences of Japanese and Japanese Americans. The photographs allowed students to compare and contrast what one of the camps (Amache) looked like during the 1940s and present day. The artwork encouraged students to speculate about the experiences and perspectives of interned artists. And the propaganda provided context for ways that Japanese Americans were viewed and treated by society. 

The following is Jason’s response to his experience planning for and using UnBlocked Gallery with his students.

Continue reading “UnBlocked Gallery: Interview with Psychology Professor Jason Weaver”