Local Art

Courtesy of Senga Nengudi

Colorado Springs-based artist Senga Nengudi is currently showing her work at one of the art world's most influential international exhibitions, the Venice Biennale. It's the latest in a recent string of high-profile showings for Nengudi, who's been living and working in Colorado Springs for nearly 30 years. As curators will tell you, the recognition has been a long time in the making.

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91.5 KRCC is partnering with KCME on an upcoming special looking at the historic alliance between The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Colorado College. In this hour-long program, we aim to explain the deal, provide some background on the history and significance of Fine Arts Center, and ask what it will mean for the future of the arts in southern Colorado. 

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Colorado Springs-based artist, educator and activist Senga Nengudi hasn’t had much in the way of local recognition despite the fact she’s been collected by The Museum of Modern Art in New York and The Brooklyn Museum. Denver has just given Nengudi her due with two openings at both the Museum of Contemporary Art and The Redline Gallery. We spoke with her about her career and the success she’s now enjoying.

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