Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center,Colorado Springs, USA
The interesting Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) is an arts center located just north of downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. Located on the same city block are the American Numismatic Association and part of the campus of Colorado College. The center uses a thick red outline of a square as its logo. The 2006 FAC expansion was the most extensive renovation and expansion in the Fine Arts Center’s 70-year history. Nearly every area of the Center’s historic John Gawk Meme building was influenced by this project. A new wing immediately adjacent to the Center’s Bemis School of Art add studio space for classrooms and rehearsal spaces for the newly name SaGaJi Theatre. A new building was constructed near the eastern corner of the Center’s property that now provides modern exhibition space for the Center’s museum. The construction of this new building required the closing of the museum for over a year. With its opening in August 2007 the new building expanded by over 48,000 square feet, nearly doubling the total exhibition space and completely reconstituting the museum. Designed by award-winning architect David Tribe, the museum building provides the Center with a new museum of entirely new and modern design. The spaces were built to the very highest AAM standards attainable and are capable of exhibiting the best in museum exhibitions traveling the world. In addition, there are large expanses of gallery spaces reserved exclusively for the Center’s superb collections of American, Latin American and American Indian art.