Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs

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The story of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) begins with the founding of the Broadmoor Art Academy by Julie and Spencer Penrose in 1919. During the Great Depression, three dedicated philanthropists – Julie Penrose, Alice Bemis Taylor, and Elizabeth Sage Hare – envisioned expanding the Broadmoor Art Academy into an entire arts district under one roof. The FAC changed its name, built a grand building, and opened as the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 1936. In August 2016, the FAC announced an historic alliance with Colorado College and on July 1, 2017, became the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. The FAC is deeply rooted in the legacy of its founders, who possessed bold visions, a deep passion for the arts, and dedication to the Colorado Springs community. The FAC honors this legacy and spirit today by providing innovative, educational, and multidisciplinary arts experiences designed to elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality, building on its history as a unique cultural pillar of the Pikes Peak region. For more information, visit www.coloradocollege.edu/fac
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  • When I attended there was an exhibit of Helen Frankenthaler's prints. Her work in very abstract, a great experience for those who like this art - and appriciate her role in art history. Also, the perm...  more »
  • What a nice museum! Used my reciprocal membership from my local museum to get in. Was greeted warmly. Two floors each with several rooms. Lots of paintings, but also sculptures and other art pieces. E...  more »
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  • This is a great art museum with a strong permanent collection and a good program of temporary exhibitions. The highlights include a number of glass sculptures by Chihuly and a variety of pieces by Native American artists. The museum is conveniently located near downtown, with easy access from I-25 and a decent-sized parking lot in front of the building. Adult admission is $10, which is a reasonable price for the size and quality of the exhibits.
  • Amazing collection that should be on everyone's list of things to see or do in Colorado Springs. The Chihuly Collection is worth the admission price alone. We brought my Mother-in-law who was in a wheelchair with no difficulties. The classic architechture of the building is also a delight to be in.

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