The CU Art Museum is a cultural gateway to the University of Colorado at Boulder, facilitating engagement with larger societal issues through a greater understanding of the arts in a global context.
The mission of the CU Art Museum of the University of Colorado at Boulder is to explore the transformative power of art and inspire critical dialogue.
Through exhibitions, collections, publications, and education programs, we serve as a generator and incubator of interdisciplinary research and programs engaging students, faculty, and the public at-large across disciplinary lines. In keeping with the mission of the university, the CU Art Museum promotes greater understanding of art and societal issues within a global and historical context.
The Permanent Collection of the CU Art Museum contains over 6,000 works of art. The collection was started in 1939 to be used as a teaching tool for students. It has grown into a comprehensive art collection that enriches the educational experience of students, faculty, and the broader campus community, as well as regional audiences, through exposure to original works of art.
The CU Art Museum is celebrating over 60 years on the University of Colorado at Boulder Campus, where it has enriched the lives of students, faculty, and the broader Denver-Boulder community, while also making significant contributions to the national/international arts community.