By Lincoln Center
For almost 40 years, The Lincoln Center was fortunate to have gallery exhibitions designed by the legendary Jack Curfman. We are sad to share that Jack recently passed away of natural causes at the age of 95. We will forever miss his innovative ideas and creative gallery designs along with his sweet disposition and generosity that he was able to share with the Fort Collins community.
Jack Curfman started working with The Lincoln Center even before the building opened. He had an extraordinary talent for designing a gallery experience that allowed the viewer to get the most from the artworks on display and brought out the best in the art. He had an intensely curious eye that caught all the details, finding relationships between artworks that were often entirely unrelated and would have been overlooked by other less searching eyes.
Jack designed art exhibitions throughout the region for over 50 years including the Denver Art Museum, Colorado State University and around Fort Collins. An internationally-recognized exhibit designer, he was recognized for his talents by the Bonfils-Staton Foundation in the Arts, the Denver Art Museum and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Jack also had a remarkable career teaching at Colorado State University. One of Colorado State University’s prominent art galleries bears the Curfman name.
We are grateful for the decades we had with Jack Curfman, and our hearts go out to those who loved him. He will be deeply missed.