We’re open this Friday!

Good news for you and your visiting guests - the museum will be open on Friday, November 28 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM as well as our normal weekend hours: Saturday and Sunday noon to 5:00 PM.

[caption id="attachment_645" align="alignright" width="214" class=" "] Ashley Perry at the Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon opening. Image by Tim O'Hara Photography.[/caption]

We hope that you will come and also tell your friends that we're open. Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon is a wonderf...


First Friday donation admission night

Join the museum and Fort Collins Brewery for a donation admission night this Friday, November 7 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. With  a $10 donation per person you will receive admission to the Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon and two Fort Collins Brewery beers!  See you Friday!



Whatever Blows Your Skirt Up!

Start your Halloween night off at the Fort Collins Museum of Art from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, October 31. This opening event for the exhibit Marilyn: Celebrating An American Icon is a retro Hollywood Halloween Party. You are encouraged to dress as Marilyn or a character from one of her movies. The attire is Whatever Blows Your Skirt Up!

While Marilyn costumes are optional, have a little fun and glam it up in 50’s femininity. Be an Marilyn icon. Character up with Gentlemen Prefer Blond...


Warhol Influenced and Influence

Yesterday, I was doing some research on the late 19th century French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.  Lautrec's reputation and fame stem from his posters whose design was inspired by Japanese woodblock prints as well as his choice of subject matter:  the prostitutes, actresses, circus performers and dancers who populated the Montmartre district of Paris around 1880.  One art historian commented that there could be no Warhol without Lautrec. This is certainly true. Warhol, like Lautec, engag...


Ajean Lee Ryan

Ajean Lee Ryan, visual artist and Assistant Professor of Drawing at Colorado State University, will present a series of new large-scale drawings, smaller collage works and ornate sculptures in the Mezzanine Gallery at the Fort Collins Museum of Art.

Ryan’s recent work involves the investigation of rituals, ceremonies and spectacles.  Her initial research began with society’s fascination with royalty and notions of living our lives through the lives of others’. The pomp and circumstance...


Shapes and Chagall

The Shapes of Art exhibit is now underway, and we are very excited to host the Gala and Live Auction Saturday, April 28, at the Fort Collins Masonic Lodge.  The closing reception for Shapes of Art is Friday, May 4, 2012  so be sure to get your bids in before then!

The Marc Chagall and the Bible: Etchings and Lithographs exhibit opens May 3 and goes through July 1 in the Mezzanine Gallery.  It is one of the most monumental printing projects, and we are looking forward to bringing it to Fort...


Chihuly Glass Blowing Demonstrations

Nothing is more fascinating than watching an artist take a shapeless glob of molten glass and transform it into a work of art!  Visitors to FCMOA's Chihuly Venetians show have the opportunity to watch Chihuly and his team blow a number of amazing works in the video Chihuly in the Hotshop that plays on a looped video.

But on select weekends, visitors are also able to see live glass blowing demonstrations by local glass artists Brad Wilson and Cary Hollenberg.  Brad was with us several weeks ...