Established in 1936 by local notable Alice Bemis Taylor, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is a museum, art school and performing-arts venue. The original building was designed by New Mexico architect John Gaw Meem, who combined Pueblo Revival and Art Deco styles; it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The center’s permanent collection represents such artists as John Singer Sargent, Georgia O'Keeffe, Walt Kuhn, John James Audubon and Ansel Adams; the center also hosts traveling exhibits. In 2007, a major expansion—the Taylor Museum—was unveiled that blends well with the original space. An enormous Dale Chihuly chandelier hangs in the lobby, and other Chihuly pieces also are in the permanent collection. The center, home to the Bemis Art School, also has a gem of a small theater (home to a resident company), indoor dining and a bar. It’s open 10AM to 5PM Tuesdays through Sundays; admission is $10 for non-members.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
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