Best of the Springs 2012: Museum
Gold: Colorado Springs
Fine Arts Center
30 W. Dale St., 634-5581, csfineartscenter.org
It was neck-and-neck with the Pioneers Museum this year, but the FAC — and museum director Blake Milteer’s often-inspired programming — won again. As always, Milteer’s genius lies in his keen sense of balance: international names with regional up-and-comers, the historical with the contemporary, out-and-out beautiful with the head-scratching curious. He’s ambitious as well: His summer exhibition of South African artist William Kentridge, who also saw a Museum of Modern Art retrospective earlier that year, was a coup for the museum and the city.
Silver: Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Bronze: American Numismatic Association Money Museum