Curtis Center for the Arts
The Curtis Center for the Arts is home to many unique and exciting art exhibits, lectures, cultural events, concerts, activities for seniors, and youth and adult art programs. Curtis serves as the focal point in Greenwood Village’s commitment to the arts. Seven exhibits are offered at Curtis during the year including Youth Art Month, the Greenwood and Beyond Photography Show, and the All-Colorado Art Show. Learn more about the History of the Curtis School and Curtis Park and Cultural Arts Center.
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Curtis Center Hours
Monday through Friday - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturdays - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Curtis Center for the Arts will be closed from Saturday December 23rd to Friday January 5th to celebrate the holidays and prepare for our upcoming exhibit.
Art Exhibits, Lectures & Special Events
Women's Caucus for the Arts- Taking Up Space
Nov 4- Dec 22
Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6 pm to 8 pm
Juror's Talk: Saturday, November 18th 2pm
An exhibition of WCACO women artists working in large format. Our title is an homage celebrating women creating and owning their space, taking up residence and becoming a force in their communities. Women expand their influence by becoming their most authentic selves. This year's jurors are Autumn T Thomas and Genevieve Waller. Autumn is an interdisciplinary wood sculpture artist. Her work challenges the boundaries of visual literacy: hundreds of cuts placed into the wood transforms it into soft, twisting forms, mimicking the endurance required to thrive amidst the oppression and marginalization of women of color. Genevieve is an artist and curator from Wichita, Kansas who creates photograms, sculptures, and installations that deal with excess, substitution, transparency, and the status of everyday objects. She is the founder and editor of the art journal DARIA: Denver Art Review, Inquiry, and Analysis.
Of Chaos and Order- On the Edge of Transition
January 6- February 24
Reception: Saturday, January 13, 6 pm to 8 pm
Of Chaos and Order Art Collective (OCAO) chose the ideas of On the Edge of Transition for their second group project, on display at the Curtis Center for the Arts in January 2024. An edge is defined by Merriam-Webster as being the line where an object begins or ends. It is the outside limit or the place farthest away from the center of something. A transition is a change or shift, a passage, a movement. Edges can be a separation. Transitions can connect. In painting, edges might be soft or hard. They can be graphic or atmospheric. They help define shapes in a composition. Transitions create movement in a painting.
Artists have ways of working that are their individual mark and their process. These ways of working are familiar and help a viewer to recognize the artist’s paintings as a body of work. What if the artist shifts that way of working and tries a new way? Do the paintings still look like they are part of the body of work? Over the year of 2023, OCAO has explored experimenting with edges in paintings in different ways from their usual processes. This exploration has caused a transition from the familiar to the uncomfortable. Our ideas about edges have been expanded to new terrain.
Youth Art Month
March 2nd- March 23rd
Curtis Center Open Late on Wednesdays 4pm-7pm: March 6,13 and 20
Youth Art Month links over 800,000 K-12 students and over 200 art educators across America. The Curtis Center for the Arts is honored to exhibit the works of creative youth in our community. In lieu of receptions, the Curtis Center will be open until 7pm on Wednesdays, March 6,13 and 20 as well as Saturdays from 10–4 and regular weekday hours from 8:30–4:30.
Month of Print- Women of Print
March 30- April 27
Reception; Saturday, March 30 6-8pm
Step into a captivating world of printmaking with this exhibit featuring the remarkable works of women printmakers. This exhibition is a testament to the power of female artists who have harnessed the delicate art of printmaking to convey their unique perspectives. The Curtis Center comes alive with a diverse array of artworks, each revealing a rich tapestry of stories and techniques. From intricate etchings to bold linocuts, these women have harnessed the medium's subtleties and complexities to speak their truths. The exhibit celebrates the resilience and ingenuity of these talented artists, shedding light on their narratives, perspectives, and the vital role they play in the art world. Join us in this inspiring journey through their creations, where every piece amplifies the voices of women in art.
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Scientific & Cultural Facilities District
Through the Arapahoe County Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center is enriched by grants that enable the center to create new programs or enhance existing programs.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
If you require special accommodations for participation in our recreation programs, please call 303-486-5773. If you require special accommodations for participation in our art programs, or to access Curtis Center for the Arts, please call 303-797-1779.