Retrospective Exhibition Displaying 45 Years of Work by Colorado State University Art Professor

Peter Jacobs, professor of Art and Native American Studies at Colorado State University, will present a retrospective exhibition of his art work spanning a 45-year period Nov. 2 to Dec. 14 in the Curfman Art Gallery at the Lory Student Center.

An opening reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Nov. 2 and an informal gallery talk will be given at 5 p.m. during the reception. Admission is free and open to the public.

The show will feature Jacobs’ sculptures, paintings, drawings and prints reflecting his experience as a world traveler and lifelong scholarship in the field of Native American arts and culture.

Jacobs’ has shown more than 70 solo exhibitions of his art and has participated in more than 150 group showings. His work has been displayed in Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, India, Canada and China as well as across the United States.  

This fall Jacobs was recognized by the Colorado Art Education Association as the 2007 Colorado Art Educator of the Year in Higher Education.  

Jacobs, who will retire in May 2008, joined the Colorado State faculty as chair of the art department in 1976. He served as department chair for 10 years and for 20 years as a representative on the Faculty Council.

For additional information, contact Stanley Scott, director of the Curfman Gallery, at (970) 491-2810 or