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Current Exhibits


Thru June 15, Prysm Wall (AAC Cafe)

Mirco Macro An Exploration of Binary Systems Exhibit

This collection of videos by Emergent Digital Practices students in Professor Laleh Mehran's Video Art class interprets diverse micro and macro structures embedded in our individual and collective existence, including social environments, evolution, industry, politics, memory, and ecosystems, among others. By exploring diverse "micro/macro" themes, these videos shed light on the nuanced complexities of contemporary life.

+%&[]?;'*!#{}@: BA Portfolio Exhibition

Thru March 20, 2019 | Upper Level, Dean's Suite Area (AAC 370)

BA Portfolio Exhibition

more than a headstone: the lives & legacies of veterans at fort logan national cemetery

Thru March 15, 2019  | Upper Level, The Loft (AAC 340)

During Spring and Summer quarters 2018, History professors Elizabeth Escobedo and Carol Helstosky guided DU students through the process of researching the lives of veterans interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Colorado. This Autumn quarter, students will transform their research into an exhibit featuring materials from our Special Collections & Archives, as well as veterans' personal possessions collected from their families and communities. The exhibit will be displayed both at the Anderson Academic Commons, and as a digital exhibit through the University Libraries website.


Thru April 2019 | Lower Level, Fogel Reading Room (AAC 101)

Created from the Lloyd Shaw Foundation Archives, Square Dance in the American West documents the transition from traditional square dance to modern western square dance. Beginning in 1940s Colorado Springs, Lloyd Shaw inspired a new faster-paced and exciting form of this social dance. This exhibit highlights Lloyd Shaw's contribution to square dance and its rise in popularity throughout the United States. The Lloyd Shaw Foundation Archives are part of the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library at the University of Denver's Special Collections and Archives.

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.

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 

Portrait Project: Child Survivors of the Holocaust

April 1 - June 30 | Lower Level, near Quiet Study Area (AAC 180)

Holocaust survivor portraitThis exhibit will feature 21 drawings as well as study materials, photographs, and other associated artworks from Prof. Deborah Howard, DU faculty and Jewish artist, that are now part of the Ira M. and Peryle Hauytin Beck Memorial Archives.

Artist Talk: May 2, 11am-12:30pm, AAC Special Events Room (290) Public event, but reservations requested.