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The Broadmoor Art Academy and Its Legacy, 1919-1970

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

Oct 12 2019
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Jan 12 2020
The Broadmoor Art Academy and Its Legacy, 1919-1970 presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

This FAC Legacy Series exhibition is a confluence of hundreds of works from dozens of local, national, private, and public collections, and interpreted by some of the finest regional art historians.

On October 15, 1919, the Broadmoor Art Academy (BAA) was born. Through the generosity of Julie and Spencer Penrose, the art school was housed in their former residence at 30 West Dale Street.

Drawn to the idea of exploring the Wild West, artists came to Colorado Springs to experience its clear blue skies, dramatic lighting, and rugged landscape. Countless influential artists came to the school through 1935, contributing to its inspiring and creative environment.

From great American Impressionists and Post-Impressionists to celebrated muralists, Regionalists, and Social Realists, the Academy was concurrently rooted in tradition and responsive to the zeitgeist of the first half of the 20th century.

Built on the foundation of the prestigious Broadmoor Art Academy, the Fine Arts Center opened in 1936 with a new name and new building on the same site, perpetuating the legacy of the BAA.

Elevating techniques in printmaking and embracing the language of abstraction, the mid-century was a period of innovation that progressed toward the establishment of a unique regional artistic identity.

In 2019, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College continues to celebrate and embody the vision of our predecessors. We honor Colorado’s arts and cultural heritage through vibrant programming in our non-profit art museum, performing arts theater, and arts education center.

Proudly looking back on 100 years, we are inspired to continue progressing boldly toward tomorrow, creating an institution in service to our local and global communities. The FAC of 2019 is testament to our storied past, and the future will be what we dream of today.

This FAC Legacy Series exhibition is a confluence of hundreds of works from dozens of local, national, private, and public collections, and interpreted by some of the finest regional art historians.

ADMISSION INFO

FAC Members: Free

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Contact: (719) 634-5581

Email: fac@coloradocollege.edu

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Nov 20, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Nov 21, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Nov 22, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Nov 23, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Nov 24, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Nov 26, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Nov 27, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Nov 28, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Nov 29, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Nov 30, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Dec 1, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Dec 3, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Dec 4, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Dec 5, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Dec 6, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Dec 7, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Dec 8, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Dec 10, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Dec 11, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Dec 12, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Dec 13, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Dec 14, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Dec 15, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Dec 17, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Dec 18, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Dec 19, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Dec 20, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Dec 21, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Dec 22, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Dec 24, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)

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* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Dates and Times

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Sat, Nov 23, 2019

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Sun, Nov 24, 2019

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

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