Dedication of complex, opening of museum highlight Arts and Culture Week

By Staff

The University of Colorado Boulder is highlighting the breadth of artistic and cultural resources on campus through a variety of free and low-cost events through Saturday, Sept. 25, for Arts and Culture Week.

One of this year's highlights is the public dedication of CU-Boulder's new Visual Arts Complex, including the grand opening of the new CU Art Museum, on Friday, Sept. 24. From noon to 6:30 p.m., the event will feature the opening of inaugural exhibitions in the new gallery space.

"This is a major cultural addition to support the educational mission of our campus," said Lisa Tamiris Becker, director of the CU Art Museum. The day's events will include the openings of the "archiTECHtonica" and "Peter Wegner: Wall-to-Wall-to-Wall" gallery exhibits; a performance of "Dwelling," an immersive, site-specific performance work at noon; and a public dedication ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on the plaza in front of the Visual Arts Complex.

Exhibits across campus are taking place all this week. A closing reception for the "Ground Game" exhibit in the UMC Art Gallery will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.

Music performances, film screenings, lectures and spoken-word events also are slated for the next few days. For a complete list of events hosted during the week, visit

Arts and Culture Week is presented through the cooperation of the Arts and Culture Roundtable of CU-Boulder, in recognition of the student fee funding support that is vital for cultural institutions on the Boulder campus.

CU-Boulder hosts thousands of lectures, exhibits, performances and sporting events each year. For a full listing of campus events visit