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Address: 30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone Number: +1 719-634-5581
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Housed in an award winning art-deco facility, the Colorado Springs Fine...
Housed in an award winning art-deco facility, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has been the cultural center of the Pikes Peak region for nearly a century. With roots reaching back to the Broadmoor Art Academy, the Fine Arts Center has striven to promote the importance of fine art from its inception in 1936. The FAC's museum boasts a large permanent collection of regional, national, and international artists and hosts an array of traveling exhibitions. In addition to the museum, the Fine Arts Center also houses a Broadway-caliber theater with its own theater company as well as an established art school.
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The FAC if a great place to visit - they usually have special exhibits along with their other collections. Right now, they've got Garden of the Gods art on display and it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The FAC if a great place to visit - they usually have special exhibits along with their other collections. Right now, they've got Garden of the Gods art on display and it's interesting to compare all the different styles!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It's a great museum in a wonderful Art Deco Building. It focuses on Western Art from around the time of its founding in the 30s. I went for the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit with a group of colleagues. It didn't live up to the promise of the ads - with just 16 or so works. It's actually a great collection of... More 

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fineartscenter2015, Public Relations Manager at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, responded to this review

Thanks for posting feedback on your visit to the Fine Arts Center. This traveling exhibition "Eloquent Objects" looks at the still life as a more flexible notion among the painters of New Mexico around the turn of the last century. so, it's broad in its conception. Of the 47 total images, 12 are by O'Keeffe, which represents the largest group... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited specifically to see the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit, which was very good. I particularily enjoyed the film that they played about Ms. O'Keeffe. I found that it really helped me to appreciate her work more. The building itself is lovely and I liked the way the galleries were organized. I enjoyed the small, well curated collection, which I though... More 

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Kinsale, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Although we felt that the permanent exhibits were interesting and fairly well done, the Georgia O'Keefe Exhibition was not well done. The opening video was very informative, but the seating was lacking ( only sat about 10 people although it was in a very large room) and the sound was so terrible that you had to read the narrative instead... More 

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fineartscenter2015, Public Relations Manager at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, responded to this review

Thanks for posting feedback on your visit to the Fine Arts Center. We are sorry that you had a disappointing experience. This traveling exhibition "Eloquent Objects" looks at the still life as a more flexible notion among the painters of New Mexico around the turn of the last century. So, it's broad in its conception. Of the 47 total images,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Okay maybe some of it is considered fine art but overall the permanent collection that is inside this Museum is really kind of sub par if you ask me. My husband and I took advantage of the free admission day here and I'm glad we didn't have to pay because had we paid I would have been pretty upset. Maybe... More 

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fineartscenter2015, Public Relations Manager at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, responded to this review

First off, thank you so much for visiting the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and supporting the arts in our community. While our goal is obviously to exceed the expectations of each of our visitors, we very much appreciate you taking the time to share feedback on the experience. The foundation of the Taylor Museum collection is largely rooted in... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love the building and the view of Pikes Peak from the west side. I have rarely been inspired by any of the artwork except for an exhibition a few years ago by Sandzen in Colorado. that was incredible with his bright colors and realistic Colorado landscapes. The sculpture garden has a few incredible pieces but the layout just puts... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I paid $20/pp for tickets to the exhibit at the Colorado Springs Fines Arts Center that was supposed to feature 45 works of Georgia O'Keeffe and some of her contemporaries. Well, MOSTLY contemporaries. I think fewer than 14 paintings were actually O'Keeffe's, and of those, none were very memorable. I don't know why the FAC even bothered. The Paintings by... More 

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FACPatronServices, Manager at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, responded to this review

Thanks for posting feedback on your visit to the Fine Arts Center. We are sorry that you had a disappointing experience. This traveling exhibition "Eloquent Objects" looks at the still life as a more flexible notion among the painters of New Mexico around the turn of the last century. so, it's broad in its conception. Of the 47 total images,... More 

San Francisco, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I recently attempted a visit with two relatives, all of us older and one already a member. Because of a special exhibit in which we had little interest, the charge would have been $55. If I had bought a family membership this would have increased to over $100. We left without visiting. I would urge people to visit this lovely... More 

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FACPatronServices, Manager at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that the prices prevented you from seeing the museum with your relatives. As you can imagine, a traveling exhibition like "Eloquent Objects" is quite expensive, which necessitates the slightly higher ticket prices. Please try us again, though: On Free Museum Day (Aug 21), you'll be able to access the first floor and... More 

KC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We paid $20 per person for entry. WAY too much for what was there. I love the impressionists and my boy friend loves western stuff. So there was a little for each of us. But not enough for either of us. I must have been spoiled by my trips to other galleries! Hit the Fine Arts in Richmond VA -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The center is very well presented, go use of space, good representation, peaceful and serene, loved the local high school art

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