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Jamestown Anvil Picnic Table Project

Artists, engineers, designers, chefs, elementary school students and teachers do not often work together. But Martha Russo, art instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder, has found a way to get all sorts of people involved in a public art project centered on building a picnic table.

Last fall, CU Boulder offered a class called “Art: […]

Art and Rural Environments Field School

Beyond Boulder: In rural Colorado, art students draw on the landscape [link]

While living and working together in rural environments, students create artwork specific to the landscape using a variety of mediums, from sculpture and printmaking to photography and ephemeral assemblages. The field school is designed to expand students’ definition of what a studio practice can be […]


Faculty feature – Melanie Yazzie

“I love working with students and seeing them grow,” Yazzie said. “It’s wonderful to see that moment when they make a self-discovery. It empowers them to move forward with their work. I know that my contacts will serve as a bridge for my students. That opens their research and their way of viewing our world in […]


M.I.N.E – A new exhibition experience

Undergraduates Haley Hyde and Matthew Vivirito created the Mobile Interdisciplinary Networking Exhibition (M.I.N.E.) as a participatory platform to bring communities into closer dialogue with institutional information centers like universities and museums. This project was financial supported by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).


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The Gold Hill Art Project

Molly Berger and Eric Stewart (recent alumni) are working with The Gold Hill Art Project this summer. This project brings together a series of site-specific contemporary art installations situated in cabins and open spaces in the historic mining town of Gold Hill. Three Black Cube Artist Fellows – Molly Berger, Jennifer Ling Datchuk and Eric […]


Alumni Spotlight – Curran Hatleberg

May 7 – June 18, 2016
Opening Saturday, May 7, 3 – 6pm
Higher Pictures / 980 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075

Curran Hatleberg received his BFA at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2006 and went on to get his MFA at Yale in 2010. He currently teaches at Yale and Cooper Union. Higher Pictures is […]


2016 Art & Rural Environments Field School

The Art & Rural Environments Field School is an intensive off-campus course designed for students interested in the intersection of art and the rural environment. The Field School experience puts students in touch with various rural landscapes and focuses on site and context-based approaches to art creation. While living and working together in rural environments […]