Wednesday, June 19 – All locations are closed for the Juneteenth holiday.

Celebrate the completion of the new NoBo Library!
Join us on Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our Grand Opening Celebration.

Exhibitions

Current

A four panel comic by Will Betke-Brunswick

LITTLE GAY (VEGAN AND GOOFY) FOUR PANEL LOVE COMICS

April 3 – June 30 at Main near the Canyon Theater and Canyon Meeting Room

These comics by artist Will Betke-Brunswick are, as the title promises, little, gay, vegan, goofy, love comics. Each four panel comic exists separately, but the autobiographical series showcases queer love in Boulder through small uplifting moments.

THE BEAUTY AND COMPLEXITY OF OUR MICROSCOPIC WORLD

May 2 – July 28 at Reynolds Library

Within this exhibition, see the beauty and complexity of the most fundamental components that make up our bodies and the world around us, and discover how our researchers are developing ways to improve our lives. The photographs on display were produced by Joseph Dragavon using the microscopes found within the BioFrontiers Institute’s Advanced Light Microscopy Core (ALMC).

UNCHAINED VOICES 2024: LIMINAL PRESENTS AND FUTURES

May 16 – June 22 at Main in the Canyon Gallery

Unchained Voices, an annual public art show, showcases art from incarcerated artists in Colorado. The exhibition celebrates creativity within correctional facilities, raising awareness of our connection with the incarcerated community. Artists have the opportunity to sell their work online, providing them with income. Leilani Lynch, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, serves as this year’s guest curator.

GROWING UP BOULDER: YOUNG ARTISTS ENVISION BOULDER’S FUTURE CIVIC AREA

June 7 – Aug. 27 at Main on the Arapahoe Ramp

BHS’s National Art Honor Society students are teaming up with Growing Up Boulder to contribute to Civic Area Phase 2 visioning. They began with a walk audit to grasp the current area experience. Visioning tasks prompted students to envision the space’s future, considering desired activities, emotions, and aesthetics. Art teachers are guiding students to transform these visions into pottery, photography, and paintings.

>>Past Exhibitions

Upcoming

BAA MEMBER’S SHOW: A CENTURY OF VISION

June 26 – Aug. 28 at Main in the Canyon Gallery

The Boulder Art Association’s Centennial Member Show honors 100 years of fostering a vibrant creative community. This exhibition reflects our current identity as an active, relevant group dedicated to supporting local artists through exhibitions, education, and events. Established in 1923 by Jean Sherwood and CU’s Dean of Arts and Sciences F.B.R. Hellems, the Boulder Art Association looks forward to another century and beyond!

TEEN AND ADULT LIBRARY CARD CONTEST ENTRIES 

Aug. 1 – Nov. 3, Reynolds Library 

Boulder has an artistic community. This exhibition displays submissions for the 2024 Library Card Art Contest in the Adult and Teen category. The library looks forward to holding the Library Card Art Contest again in March 2025 and invites all patrons to participate. 

EXPLORING THE INTIMACIES OF THE LIVING WORLD 

Aug. 2 – Oct. 30, Meadows Library 

Inspired by the colors found in nature, this exhibition showcases places lived in and traveled to by the artist, spanning the continent and globe. The artwork focuses on the living world—flora, fauna, funga, biota—serving as a reminder of the delicate world we inhabit. 

FACES OF FOOD ACCESS AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCY 

Aug. 30 – Nov. 24 on the Arapahoe Ramp, Main Library 

This photojournalism project brings to life the faces and stories of individuals throughout Boulder County who struggle with food insecurity and are creating community resilience by creating their own food access programming. Our goal is to educate about hunger as an issue Boulder residents face daily, but to avoid suffering and instead highlight the resiliency that exists within our communities. Capturing stories from individuals from Boulder Food Rescue’s No Cost Grocery Programs sheds light on a side of Boulder that is often pushed out of view, inspiring understanding and calls to action for social change. 

CELEBRATING INDIA’S BEAUTY 

Aug. – Oct. Hall near Native Plant Garden, Main Library 

This exhibit features oil paintings and collage by Jyotsna Raj and mixed media collages by Anita Nagpal Schwartz. Both artists use India themes and imagery. This exhibition compliments and coincides with the internationally respected Jaipur Literature Festival. 

MAKER MADE 

Oct. 1 – Nov. 14 in the Canyon Gallery, Main Library 

Opening Reception Oct 1, 4 – 6:30pm in the Canyon Gallery, Main Library 

The maker movement represents the collective energy and ambition of a community of inventors, designers, engineers, artists, craftspeople and tinkerers. Crafted in home studios, garages and local makerspaces, the work of these individuals stirs our imagination and provides a glimpse of what we can achieve as a culture of creators.  Curated by the BLDG 61 and Studio 24 Makerspace staff.