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From the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library, exhibit on display May 2 through November 2016 on the upper level of the Anderson Academic Commons
This exhibit explores the history and impact of the Denver Civic Ballet, Denver's first semi-professional ballet company, and its support organization, the Denver Civic Ballet Guild. The company hosted world-renowned artistic directors and guest artists from the American Ballet Theatre and other international companies, bringing the sophistication of professional ballet to Denver for the first time. Though the company folded in 1979 after 21 years of performances, it was a launching pad for dance notables who have had a lasting impact on dance, and are profiled in the exhibit. The guild continues today as the Denver Ballet Guild. The Anderson Academic Commons hosts a number of events throughout the year. Some are sponsored by University Libraries, while others are presented by partners all across campus. This combination results in a variety of eclectic, insightful, and inspiring experiences within the Anderson Academic Commons.

All are welcome to attend the upcoming events listed below. Information about upcoming exhibits can be found on the Current and Upcoming Exhibits page.


For more information about events and exhibits in the Anderson Academic Commons, contact:

Andrea Howland
Community Relations Manager
Anderson Academic Commons, Room 370C
Phone: 303-871-3958
Email: Andrea.Howland@du.edu

May 2016

Author talk with DU alum Mike Rosen
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 5 pm, AAC Room 290
Political commentator Mike Rosen BSBA '72, MBA '75 hosts a talk show on radio station 850 KOA in Denver, and writes a weekly opinion column for The Denver Post. He will read from his new book Reality: A Plain-Talk Guide to Economics, Politics, Government and Culture which will also be for sale at the event. RSVP Rosen

AHSS Faculty Lecture Series, Featuring Rafael Ioris (Asst. Professor, History)
Fifty Years in Five: The Legacy of National Development in Brazil’s Postwar Era
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 4:00PM Reception, 4:30PM Lecture
AAC Room 290
Why has Brazil increasingly been seen as an emergent economy and society in recent years? At this lecture you’ll find out how the past five decades will likely influence the next five years. Looking back at one of the country's most promising times – in the first decades after World War II – sheds light on the country's growing potential and continued challenges today. Visit the AHSS event announcement for more information and to RSVP.


MAUREEN CUMMINS: DELVING INTO THE POETICS OF TORTURE
Friday, May 6, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, The Loft (AAC 340

Visual artist Maureen Cummins returns to the University Libraries to present on six of her artist's books, all of which delve into the subject of physical and psychological torture. Cummins' works use form, imagery, and language to expose contradictions and challenge received knowledge through her visual narratives. Her works incorporate found and archival objects, which reveal the "bodily trace" and real human impact of torture. Her featured artist books are Crazy Quilt , Cherished, Beloved, and Most Wanted , Divide and Conquer , Femme Fatales , Stocks and Bonds , and The Poetics of Torture*. Visit Maureen Cummins website to learn more about the artist and her works.

This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Reserve your seat now online or call 303-871-3074.

*Three of these works, as well as five others by the artist, are part of the Fine Press and Artists' Books Collection. Contact Special Collections and Archives for access to these materials.

Collecting and Collections, featuring Wesley Brown, collector, student, and author of and about old maps
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 5:30 – 7 pm, AAC Room 290
Co-founder and past president of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, Wes Brown will tell about being a collector – how he got into map collecting, some favorite stories, challenges and unexpected treasures of collecting. RSVP collecting

JUNE 2016

 Rising Stars: Denver Civic Ballet and Ballet Guild 

Exhibit reception and premiere of related documentary on Friday, June 10 at 6 pm.  AAC 290  RSVP reception and film

From the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library, on display May 2 through November 2016 on the upper level of the Anderson Academic Commons
This exhibit explores the history and impact of the Denver Civic Ballet, Denver's first semi-professional ballet company, and its support organization, the Denver Civic Ballet Guild. The company hosted world-renowned artistic directors and guest artists from the American Ballet Theatre and other international companies, bringing the sophistication of professional ballet to Denver for the first time. Though the company folded in 1979 after 21 years of performances, it was a launching pad for dance notables who have had a lasting impact on dance, and are profiled in the exhibit. The guild continues today as the Denver Ballet Guild.  

Ongoing

Book Sale
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Book Stack, Mary Reed Building
Used book sale benefiting University Libraries. Over 40,000 quality books for sale at the Book Stack, a used book store run by volunteers, located on the main level of the Mary Reed Building.