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Current Exhibits

The Shogun's World: Japanese Maps from the 18th & 19th Centuries

September 5 – December 10, 2017 | Upper Levels, outside The Loft (AAC 340)

japanese maps exhibitFeaturing cartographic works from the MacLean Collection, this exhibition of maps showcases the beauty of Japanese printmaking. The maps focus on the world, the Japanese archipelago, and major cities, including Osaka, Yokohama, Edo, Nagasaki, and Kyoto. Highlights include a Buddhist map of the world that translates spiritual forces into physical locations and a blue and white "map plate" that features a relief map of Japan divided into provinces, with additional land masses and mythical locations such as "the land of women" circling the edge of the plate. This exhibition was curated by Richard A. Pegg, PhD, Director and Curator of Asian Art, Maclean Collection.

The MacLean Collection, housed in a private museum outside Chicago, focuses on the cultures of Korea, China, and Southeast Asia and boasts over 35,000 maps, globes, and books ranging from the 15th century to the present.

Conversation with the Curator
December 5, 7:00 – 8:30 pm | The Loft (AAC 290)

Details coming soon.


Thru August 30, 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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