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Grand opening of the University Art Museum

March 30, 2009

The UCA brings together performing and visual artists in one place and provide them with the spaces, facilities, and tools they need to learn, teach, create, collaborate, display, perform, and excel.

Art Museum Opening

The University Center for the Arts will be celebrating the grand opening of the University Art Museum on Thursday, April 2 from 7-9 p.m. This will be Colorado State University’s first art museum and the first collecting art museum in Fort Collins.

Come enjoy the opening exhibitions and refreshments. All events are free and open to the public.


African art

The opening of the exhibit will be on April 2 and will be on display through Sept. 25. This exhibition features CSU’s collection of jewelry, textiles, and sculpture pieces that illustrate the rich artistic traditions of Africa.

“This exhibit is very unique and special as it has been researched by student and will be displayed alongside with texts from the student researches,” says Jennifer Clary, Director of Marketing & Publicity for the University Art Museum.

Japanese print

The opening exhibit, titled A Floating World: The Art of the Japanese Print, will be on display beginning April 2 and continuing through June 13.

The first exhibition into CSU’s intimate gallery examines 19th-century Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Ukiyo–e, which means “pictures of a fleeting, floating world,” captures the changing nature of modern society in Japan.


The Reflection, Refraction, Reconfiguration exhibition opens April 2 through June 13. This exhibit contains borrowed pieces which looks at images that – through the lens of the camera, through digital manipulation, or through the hands of the artist – change and challenge perceptions of the world.

The exhibition will feature work by a number of important contemporary figures from around the globe including Jana Sterbak’s and her piece, Sisyph Sport. The piece is a pairing of a granite backpack with leather and metal straps – a reality that many college students face. Linny Frickman, Director of the University Art Museum, says that the “bound work speaks eloquently to the heavy burdens of modern life.”

For more information, contact Jennifer Clary at (970) 491-3603 or e-mail

The opening of the University Art Museum is a part of "Celebrate Colorado State!" which takes place during the month of April. View more events on the website.

Contact: Anh Ha
Phone: (970) 491-4161