The Gregory Allicar Art Museum made it debut on September 10th.
Linny Frickman is getting ready to share her years-long labor of love with CSU and the Fort Collins community.
Frickman, the founding director of CSU’s first art museum in 2009, has long believed the community deserved a first-rate museum to display CSU’s many collections of artwork. In less than two weeks she will get to see her dream become reality when the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at Colorado State University officially opens.
“A lot of us have been dreaming about this opening for a really long time,” said Frickman, who has been part of the Department of Art and Art History faculty since 1988. “We needed a space like this to serve our campus and community in the appropriate way that an art museum should. I think people will be very excited.”
Frickman said she offered a recent “sneak peek” tour to art faculty and grad students.
“One of the faculty members said, ‘I can’t believe this. I’m overwhelmed. I can’t believe this is in Fort Collins,’ ” Frickman said. “We are giving something to our campus and community that is very, very special.