Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

This museum wasn’t high on our to-do list, but we were given free passes by a friend so we gave it a try. We were pleasantly surprised—not that we found the art moving, but we did find it entertaining.

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For example, there were 2 (two!) sculptures on the front lawn of women playing disc golf!

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We had the galleries almost to ourselves. There were five or six rooms that exhibited the permanent collection.

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This beaded papoose is from the 1870s.

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Each of the canvases in this piece were covered with the sediment from a different Colorado river.

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There were six or eight original Audubon prints. This one is of Passenger Pigeons. 

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And a lot of religious artwork from Hispanic missions in New Mexico.

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One room was lined with sculptures that we were allowed to touch …

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… so I had one of them hold our gift-shop bag.

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There were three special exhibits upstairs that I wasn’t allowed to photograph—huge paintings of migrant farm workers, photos of rock-and-roll musicians, and collages. 

And while we probably won’t make a second visit anytime soon, we weren’t sorry we went, which is high praise coming from us.

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2 Responses to Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

  1. Tim Rathjen says:

    You know, if you had some ham and cheese …

  2. Roger says:

    OK. It took me a minute, but I get it. And you’d also need to fold the bread.

    Sally found that one particularly confounding. I just thought it was silly.

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