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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 exhibit

Featuring 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. 

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, the MacLean Collection map library includes more than 40,000 maps dating from the 15th century to the present. The works represent a broad range of media and formats as well as all parts of the world.

Conversation with the Curator
December 5, 2017  |  7:00 – 8:30 pm  |  Special Events Room (AAC 290)                                     Free public event, but RSVP required.

Join Richard Pegg, curator of Asian art for the MacLean Collection, for an exhibition talk and tour to learn more about pieces from The Shogun's World: Japanese Maps from the 18th & 19th Centuries.

#RESIST: Student Activism at the University of Denver

Thru January 31, 2018 | Upper Level, Deline Family Reading Area (AAC 376)

student activism at du exhibit

#RESIST presents a visual narrative of student activism on campus over the past fifty years. It recounts such activist events and experiences through several photographs of historic and recent protests sourced from the DU Archives and from the personal collections of current students. Presented by University Libraries, Center for Multicultural Excellence, and various student activists.


Thru August 23, 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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