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Current Exhibits

The Romance Novel: The Rise & Reputation Of A Bestselling Genre

Feb 7 - Apr 12 | Upper Level, The Loft (AAC 340)

An overview of romance fiction since 1930, this exhibit features materials recently acquired by Special Collections and explores the essentials and distinctions of the literary genre, the rise of a billion dollar industry, and circumstances that contribute to the book type's popularity and its stigmatized reputation. Best-sellers juxtaposed with unexpected titles underscore the romance novel's influence in the literary canon.

Health Disparities: Photojournal Exhibit

On Display | Upper Level, Deline Family Area (AAC 376)

In her fall course, Prof. Julia Roncoroni introduced students to the concept of health equity and provided a broad overview of health disparities in the US, from a biopsychosocial perspective. For four consecutive weeks, students took a series of photographs that evidenced health disparities our community. They used the theoretical frameworks (i.e., six social theories) discussed in class to interpret the health disparities depicted. Each student selected one of their photos which is featured in this exhibit. 

Seeking Grace: Early Black Alumnae at DU

On Display | Morgridge College of Education, Ruffatto Hall, 2nd Floor

Seeking Grace: Early Black Alumnae at DU

This exhibit features the history of early Black alumnae at the University of Denver (1900-1945). Most histories of women of color at predominantly white institutions begin and end with "firsts" – the first student, first faculty member, etc. Much is known about DU's first Black woman graduate Emma Azalia Hackley (1900) but less so for the second Black woman graduate Grace Mabel Andrews (AB 1908) and the Black women who followed her during the first half of the twentieth century. Online exhibit accessible here. 

Blazing the Trail: Colorado Jewish History

Ongoing | Lower Level, near Quiet Study Area (AAC 180)

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 

Stay tuned... or check out our online exhibits