The Lory Student Center Arts Program is a division of Campus Activities. The Arts Program seeks to bring the visual arts to all students at CSU. Through The Curfman Gallery, The Duhesa Lounge, and a variety of other student art exhibition opportunities, we hope to create an environment that welcomes both art novices and art professionals. The Curfman Gallery exhibits contemporary and student art, including such exhibitions as The Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, The Art & Science Exhibition, and the annual Student Art Exhibition. The Duhesa Gallery is dedicated to showing the works of living Native American artists.
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The Lory Student Center Arts Program has created several spaces to display visual art including the Curfman Gallery, the Duhesa Gallery, and a variety of other smaller student and faculty exhibition spaces. Located in the Lory Student Center, these galleries showcase work from nationally and internationally recognized artists as well as CSU students, staff, and alumni.
Throughout the LSC, there are more than 250 works of art cared for by the LSC Arts Program. Created by a variety of artists, including CSU faculty, students, and other renowned artists, these pieces create a diverse visual experience for all LSC visitors. The Arts Program has made it their mission to share this collection with students as it continues to grow.
Exhibitions in the LCS Galleries highlight the works from student, emerging, and established artists. These exhibits focus on artists working to create an environment for art to thrive, from highlighting Native American culture to studying the collision of science and art. Through these exhibits the Arts Program shares with LSC visitors a diverse collection of work and artists.
The Curfman Gallery, located in the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University, provides a showcase for the creations of nationally and internationally recognized artists, as well as the work of local and student artists. For more than three decades, the Student Center’s diverse exhibits of varying media have offered patrons an opportunity to interact with thought-provoking art, stimulating cultures, and the history of CSU.
The Duhesa Gallery was created in 1986 to acknowledge the significance of the Native American heritage in this country. The Duhesa Gallery exhibits the works of Native artists throughout North America. Duhesa (Dew-He’-Sah) means ‘One Who Appreciates Beauty,’ and as such it is the goal of the Arts Program to highlight artists who are thriving within the realms of both contemporary art practice and traditional methods and art forms.
How Can I Contact LSC Arts?
Do the Galleries Display Student Work?
Yes! There are many opportunities for students to showcase their art throughout the year in several locations in the LSC. Additionally, there is an annual student exhibition for students to submit work. For more information about the student exhibition follow the LSC Arts Program on Facebook at “LSC Arts at CSU”.
Where Are The Galleries Located?
The galleries are located in the Lory Student Center. The Curfman Gallery can be found on the 200 level near the South entrance across from Morgan Library. The Duhesa Gallery can be found on the 300 level of the LSC near the Grand Ballroom and the Native American Cultural Center.
How Will I Know When a New Exhibit is Coming?
Keep up with all of the Art Program happenings by following us on Facebook at “LSC Arts at CSU” and Instagram @csulscarts or check our website.
Where Can I Find Hours of Operation
During the summer the galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm – 5pm.
During the school year they are open Monday through Saturday from 12 pm – 7pm.