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Building & Gallery Hours


We’re sorry to inform you we are closed for repairs to the building’s HVAC system.
We will reopen for the BFA exhibition at 5pm April 24, 2015. The exhibition will be on view through May 8, 2015.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 12pm – 4pm

Street Address

1085 18th St., Boulder, CO 80309

Admission / Suggested Donation

There is no fee for admission to the museum. The suggested donation is $5.
Groups of 10 or more must schedule their visit by calling Samuel Bair in Visitor Services at 303.492.1705.

The CU Art Museum is celebrating over 70 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.

The Visual Arts Complex (VAC) is the new home for the CU Art Museum and the Department of Art and Art History.

The new CU Art Museum features five galleries including Changing Exhibitions Galleries, Permanent Collection Galleries and a Video Gallery. The new CU Art Museum also includes state-of-the-art collection storage, a collection study center and an education/workshop room.

Designed by award-winning architects, Kallman, McKinnell & Wood in conjunction with OZ Architecture in Denver, the Visual Arts Complex incorporates environmentally sustainable building strategies for water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Leading by example, the project is expected to spur construction of other educational, commercial, and residential green building throughout Colorado and the nation.

Top and bottom images (details): The New CU Art Museum and Visual Arts Complex, University of Colorado at Boulder, designed by Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects (KMW) in association with OZ Architecture. Image courtesy of Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects. Photo by Robert Benson.