Date(s) - April 27, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Communities in Common:
An Evening at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
You are invited to Communities in Common: An Evening at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art!
This after-hours open house will feature light refreshments, access to current exhibitions, and a unique opportunity to learn more about your very own Colorado State University art museum. Come explore GAMA’s diverse and growing collection of more than 5,000 works of art in more than 10,000 square feet of gallery space!
Free and open to all! All ages welcome. Light refreshments available.
Communities in Common: An Evening at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art is organized by Justin Burry, an Arts Management master’s student at the Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Arts Advocacy, and the Public (LEAP) Institution for the Arts.
“The Municipality of Fort Collins is routinely characterized as a destination community to live, work, play, and visit. A robust network of arts and culture organizations operate harmoniously with the region’s thriving creative sector to satiate a population eager to engage with stimulating content. These cultural and creative industries (CCI) manifest themselves in a variety of forms and the traditional museum space is no exception.
Alongside institutions like the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and the Museum of Art Fort Collins, the Colorado State University system offers an assortment of cultural spaces throughout its campus. The purpose of my event is to draw attention to one of these spaces: the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. More broadly, it is my goal to expand the awareness of CSU’s arts and the cultural infrastructure.”
Exhibitions you can explore:
This exhibition is organized in partnership with CSU’s Black/African-American Cultural Center and ACT Human Rights Film Festival. Black Art at CSU: Building a Presence examines the history of inclusion of works by African-American artists in University collections, and the efforts of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art to increase representation by Black artists.
Dead and Lost in Detroit is Carl Wilson’s graphic story, in progress, of a worker’s experience in an auto factory with dangerous working conditions, racism, and a bullying supervisor. Parallel is the tale of his abusive marriage which intensified his job misery. Both threads magnify his sense of being lost in a labyrinth of pain as he obsesses about his failures.
Survivance is a term coined by Anishinaabe scholar Gerald Vizenor to describe how Indigenous people have not only survived but actively resisted the ongoing pressures of settler colonialism in North America. Art is essential to survivance, as Indigenous artists have long fashioned objects that tell their stories and assert their agency to create. This exhibit, curated by students in Art 317: Native North American Art History, highlights historical and contemporary Native art from the museum’s permanent collection. Students contacted Native artists and other knowledge bearers in an effort to ensure accurate and respectful interpretations of the art on display. Aided as well by secondary sources and class discussions, our study resulted first in research papers on each object, then in this exhibition. We invite you to join us in studying these powerful expressions of Indigenous survivance, and to join the growing dialogue around Indigenous histories and futures in North America.
Where to find us:
Gregory Allicar Museum of Art (GAMA) is located on the first floor of the University Center for the Arts at 1400 Remington Street, on the southeast end of the Colorado State University campus in Fort Colllins, Colorado.
1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone (970) 491-1989 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessible entrances can be found at the Griffin Lobby Entrance near the giant Warhol Soup Can sculpture, with wheelchair accessible parking spaces on Remington Street, or by entering through the museum’s sculpture garden from the alley to the east of the building.
Free parking is available on the streets surrounding the University Center for the Arts and paid parking is available in the CSU parking lot on the west side of College Avenue, which can be reached by entrances on Pitkin or Lake Streets.
A short stroll through the College Avenue underpass brings you through the Annual Trial Gardens to the University Center for the Arts.