Important notice regarding Masks and Coronavirus
Dear friends of the museum,
Out of an abundance of caution, and in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the DaVinci Sign Systems/Eye Center of Northern Colorado Masks Exhibition will move to an online auction and will open for bidding on May 6 – June 28th. If we feel it is safe for staff and our public, we will open the museum in mid-June for onsite masks viewing.
We do not take this closing and shift in our programming lightly and we appreciate the significant impact that these decisions have on our city—including the extraordinary community of artists who have created these breathtaking masks, our tireless staff and volunteers, and our vibrant MoA family of members, sponsors, donors, arts lovers and advocates. We are continuing to pay our staff, so your support is even more vital than ever.
While we are closed, we will do everything in our power to bring our museum to you with enhanced digital content. Our goal will be to continue to foster and cultivate the power of visual art. This is a challenging time for us all and we hope to do our part as masks matter now more than ever.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the museum soon.
In good health,
The Museum of Art | Fort Collins has plenty of masks behind its doors closed due to Covid-19. To be exact, 220 community art masks are sheltering in place until it’s safe to open MoA to the public.
This is the 16th year of the Masks Exhibition and Benefit. The annual exhibition is a crowd favorite that over the years has raised more than $1.6 million dollars to support the museum’s mission. During that time, Masks artists, most of whom live in Northern Colorado, have designed and donated over 2,750 masks. Each year has been an exciting journey as the unadorned ceramic forms leave the museum and return as an amazing collection of unique masks.
Since 2003, Masks has attracted both professional artists, whose creativity is their economic mainstay, and recreational artists, who respond to their need to express their creativeness in ingenious styles.
The annual Masks exhibition and auction will be online May 6 and run through June 28. Register below to view and bid on Masks.Register Here
Masks In the News
- Coloradoan article, May 11, 2020 Fort Collins Masks Exhibit to go on using virtual technology used in real estate
- Loveland Reporter-Herald article, May 7, 2020, Museum of Art Fort Collins takes its 16th Masks Exhibition & Benefit Online
Here is a small photo journey on how the Masks are made every year.
Contact Us About Masks
Have a question about Masks, a Mask sponsorship, or how to become a mask artist? Contact us:
201 South College Ave Ste 101
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Email: [email protected]