ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd features couture fashion sculptures made from everyday throwaways. Glamorous, shimmering evening gowns, appearing as fine couture and refined garments, are made from crushed glass and salvaged upholstery fabric. Artist and environmental educator, Nancy Judd began creating recycled fashions in 1998 while serving as the recycling coordinator for the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Through her art, she encourages people to look differently at trash, to see garbage NOT as waste, but as wasted resources. This exhibition has been organized by Nancy Judd and is circulating through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions.


The Lynnette C. Jung Memorial Lecture Nancy Judd

Friday, September 8, 6:00 PM– Lynnette C. Jung Memorial Lecture: Nancy Judd
Columbine Room, The Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., FREE

This lecture will feature artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd who utilizes her beautiful couture fashion sculptures made from trash to engage audiences in a conversation about different ways of looking at waste.

Presented in Loving Memory of Lynnette C. Jung


Thursday, August 17, 6:00 PM, Andrew Michler: Passive House Building
Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House, 316 Willow St. FREE

Andrew Michler: Passive House Building

Andrew Michler will lecture on the Passive House building system as a Global Phenomenon. Andrew is a Certified Passive House Consultant and designer. He developed the first certified International Passive House in Colorado, which is the state’s most energy efficient home and has been on the cover of international architecture magazines and covered extensively in design media. Developed in Germany but utilized around the world, Passive House refers to a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency for any type of building to significantly reduce its ecological footprint. The standard is also about improving a building’s comfort well beyond what is typical in even “green” design.

Thursday, September 7, 6:00 PM, Book Club
Fort Collins Museum of Art, 201 S. College Ave., FREE

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline.  In Overdressed, Elizabeth Cline takes us on a retail journey through the factories of China to the streets of New York City, pioneering the idea of how fast fashion disrupts not only the fashion industry but the environment.

Bring a dish to share for potluck!

Book Club Registration

  • Please fill out the form below to register for the Fort Collins Museum of Art's Book Club. Thank you!

Saturday, September 9th, 1:00-5:00 PM, Transforming Tee-Shirt Workshop with Nancy Judd
Community Creative Center, 200 Mathews St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, $30 a person, $20 for FCMOA members

Join artist Nancy Judd for a half day workshop to transform old, torn tee’s into new bags, necklaces, skirts and other items. Tee-shirts will be provided thanks to Burt’s Logo Apparel, but please feel free to bring your own if you wish. Sign up here or call 970-482-2787. Presented in Loving Memory of Lynnette C. Jung.


Thursday, September 14, 6:00 PM, WASTE LAND Film Screening
Wolverine Farm and Publick House, 316 Willow St., FREE

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.

Saturday, September 23, Noon, Odell Brewing Company Sustainability Tour & Tasting
Odell Brewing Company, 800 E Lincoln Ave., $10  a person, $5 for FCMOA members

During our exhibition ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd we’re offering this interactive tour which willexplore how and why Odell Brewing Co. became a sustainability leader in Fort Collins and the beer industry.Your tour will conclude with a private beer tasting and discussion of delicious local brews. Sign up here or call 970-482-2787.


Thursday, October 19, 6:00 PM, Manufactured Landscapes Film Screening
Wolverine Farm and Publick House, 316 Willow St., FREE

Manufactured Landscapes is the striking documentary on the world and work of renowned artist/photographer Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of manufactured landscapes – quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines, and dams – Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution.

First Friday Gallery Walk

Friday, August 4, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Please join us on Friday, August 4 for our monthly First Friday Gallery walk with FREE Admission sponsored by:

Lunch ‘n’ Lecture Series

Complementing the Fort Collins Museum of Art’s exhibition, ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Jud, the FCMOA Lunch ‘n’ Lecture series returns. These exclusive gatherings, each featuring a unique topic, will entertainingly educate on the topics of art and ecology, art and fashion and art and design.

Lunch is at Jay’s Bistro, 135 West Oak Street, at 11:30.

Each day’s menu will be designed exclusively for the Lunch ‘n’ Lecture guests by Jay’s Bistro Chef. Lectures are at the Fort Collins Museum of Art, immediately following lunch. A tour of ReDress: Upcycled style is included. To thoroughly enjoy each Lunch ‘n’ Lecture in its entirety, please plan on 2 1/2 hours.

The ticket cost is $50 for each Lunch ‘n’ Lecture and includes lunch, lecture, and an exhibition tour. The cost is a donation supporting the Fort Collins Museum of Art.

ReDress I – Friday, September 8, 11:30 am
Nancy Judd – ReDress: Upcycled Style
Presented in Loving Memory of Lynnette C. Jung.
ReDress II – Thursday, September 14, 11:30 am
Dr. Terry Ruoh-Nan  – Fast Fashion: The Environmental Impact of Fashion
Register & Purchase Tickets Here
ReDress III – Thursday, September 28, 11:30 am
Elizabeth Morisette – The Intersection of Art, Fashion, and Design
ReDress IV – Thursday, October 12, 11:30 am
Gary & Carol Ann Hixon – Art Wear: Clothing as Art and Personal Expression
Register & Purchase Tickets Here
Pre-registration is required; you may call FCMOA at 970.482.2787 for more info.
Please register by the Monday before your lunch date.
*Group reservations gladly accepted with full payment.

FCMOA Art Class:

A Taste of the 20th Century: Artists on the Leading Edge

New for 2017! The Fort Collins Museum of Art is hosting two adult Art Appreciation courses, one in the spring and one in the fall. Designed for adults with little prior knowledge of the visual arts or for those desiring a refresher, these courses will provide participants with an introductory understanding of the visual arts and offer opportunities to engage in art-related conversations. If you desire to make your next gallery or museum visit more meaningful or to simply understand the art that surrounds us, these courses are just the thing.

Each course consists of five class meetings, held at the museum on alternating Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:15 PM.

Fall Session Classes

The fall session consists of five class meetings, held at the museum on alternating Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:15 PM. A list of optional readings will be distributed at the first class meeting. Classes are led by Margaret Sharkoffmadrid, a member of the FRCC Art History faculty and a Consultant for the Advanced Placement® Art History program.

Cost is $50 per course (five classes); fee includes admission to the FCMOA on class days. Museum members receive a $10 discount.  Space is limited to 20 participants; please call 970-482-2787 or register here.

Fall Session: A Taste of the 20th Century: Artists on the Leading Edge

Class 1:  September 7, 2017         Art from the 1900’s -1920’s
Pioneers of the early 20th century: Matisse, Picasso, Brancusi, and Kandinsky

Class 2:  September 21, 2017   Art from the 1920’s-1940’s
Dreams and Realities: Dali and Surrealism, Duchamp and Dadaism, Hopper and American Realism

Class 3: October 5, 2017                Art from the 1940’s – 1950’s
Abstract Expressionism: Pollock, Rothko, and why a kindergartener probably didn’t paint that

Class 4: October 19, 2017              Art from the 1960’s – 1980’s
Pop! goes Warhol and Lichtenstein, Photo-realism thrives, and the Minimalists’ reactions to it all.

Class 5: November 9, 2017           Art from the 1980’s – now
Anselm Keifer’s Social Commentaries, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Earth Installations, and Contemporary artists’ new media