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Current Exhibits


April 7 – June 25, 2017 | Main & Upper Levels, near the main stairs

Celebrate! Artists Books Exhibit

Celebrate! is the third in an ongoing series of satellite art exhibits curated by Abecedarian Gallery. The exhibit features contemporary artists' books that celebrate any aspect of food, dance or music – primary collecting areas for the University Libraries Special Collections & Archives.

Conversation with the Curator
May 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm | The Loft (AAC 340)

An informal reception featuring an open book presentation and discussion from Alicia Bailey, curator, artist and director of Abecedarian Gallery.

Program is free and open to the public, but registration required. Register today!


Colorado Women's Hall of Fame Exhibit

March 27 – June 26, 2017

Anderson Academic Commons, Bonfils Stanton Music Library & Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women

This exhibition commemorates and celebrates the 152 inductees in the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame since its founding in 1985. Spread across three campus locations, come explore the extraordinary stories and contributions of these trail-blazing women, many of whom are part of the University of Denver and Colorado Women's College communities. Presented by the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame, Colorado Women's College, and University Libraries.

Seeking Nominations for the Class of 2018
Deadline: August 1, 2017

The Hall inducts women every two years on an even year cycle. Up to 10 women, usually 4 historical and 6 contemporary are inducted at a time, and The Hall depends on members of the public to nominate extraordinary women. 2017 is a nomination year, so submit your The next group of extraordinary women will be chosen in late 2017, so support your nominations now! Submit your nomination and find out more about the process on the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame website.

A Short History of the Long History of DU Student Writing

Thru June 31, 2017 | Upper Level, The Loft (AAC 340)

Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the University Writing Program, this exhibit offers a glimpse of the diverse writing of DU students (and a few faculty members) from 1882 to 2016. Highlights include full issues as well as curated stories from DU's three student newspapers, protest flyers and other ephemera from "Woodstock West," selections from student yearbooks, and many other artifacts.


Thru June 15, 2017 | Upper Level, Deline Family Reading Area (AAC 376)

 chemistry and inforgraphics

Using the services and resources of the University Libraries, sophomore students in Prof. Debbie Mitchell's analytical chemistry course created infographics to simplify and share the complex and cool stuff happening in chemistry. This exhibit showcases these intellectual and creative student works as well as highlights the successful DU partnership between professors and librarians to integrate information literacy and creative thinking into science curriculum. #DUCHEMINFO

Blazing the Trail: Colorado Jewish History

Ongoing | Lower Level, outside Special Collections (Room 101)

The Gold Rush of 1859 brought the first Jewish Settlers to Colorado in search of opportunity and adventure. The unpredictability of gold mining and a growing demand for supplies encouraged many of the early Jewish pioneers to open small businesses. By the 1870s, Jewish families helped to establish stable communities in Denver as well as Leadville, Central City, Trinidad, and Pueblo as part of Colorado's development. This exhibit traces the central role of Denver's early Jews in the city's growth and prosperity.

Upcoming Exhibits 

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