Visual Arts Complex

The Visual Arts Complex, located centrally on campus along Colorado Avenue, houses both the CU Department of Art and Art History and the CU Art Museum.

The Department of Art & Art History presents visiting artist lectures in the VAC auditorium, 1B20. 

The CU Art Museum is free and open to the public, and houses a growing collection of over 8,000 objects representing the wide range of materials used in the creation of art, and features works from diverse aesthetic and cultural origins encompassing over 10,000 years of human history. Nearest bus stop

Location: Colorado Ave & 18th Street Routes 209/209GHopJStampedeDepartmentArt and Art HistoryBuilding code: FABuilding number: 229

1085 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309

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Banana BFA show

On view in the visual arts complex: April 26-May 10 Opening Reception: April 26, 2024 from 4-6 PM Featured artists: Seleny Bañuelos Emily Conklin Jessica...

4/26 4pm
Commuting Buffs Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Indulge your sweet tooth at our ice cream sundae commuter social event. Join us to celebrate the end of...

4/29 1:15pm
Graduating students smiling

On behalf of the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering & Applied Science and the ATLAS Institute, family and friends of ATLAS graduating...

Graduation photo

Join us from 10 AM-12 Noon for the Art & Art History graduation on the Visual Arts Complex plaza. The ceremony is from 10-11 AM followed by morning...

5/10 10am

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