Experience the DU Museum of Anthropology's latest exhibitions
The museum is proud to host events and exhibitions curated by students, faculty, staff, artists, community organizations and partners. Visitors can experience art exhibits in the main gallery, view collections on display around campus, browse our rotating displays and explore our virtual exhibits.
All DU Museum of Anthropology exhibits are free and open to the public. Explore our upcoming exhibits schedule below by using the dots at the bottom to navigate through the exhibits.
October 12–November 17
Cara Romero Photography: Storytelling Through an Indigenous Lens
An enrolled citizen of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, Romero was raised between contrasting settings: the rural Chemehuevi reservation in Mojave Desert, CA, and the urban sprawl of Houston, TX. Romero’s identity informs her photography, a blend of fine art and editorial photography, shaped by years of study and a visceral approach to representing Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and lived experiences from a Native American female perspective.
Opening Reception and Film Screening
Thursday, October 12, 5–7 p.m.
Sturm Hall room 102
Screening of Cara Romero: Following the Light, director Kaela Waldstein (2023, 27 min), at 6 p.m. in Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall 248.
Cara Romero: Following the Light, from director Kaela Waldstein, explores Cara Romero's perspectives on Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and lived experiences from a Native American female perspective. Includes behind-the-scenes footage of Cara's shoots, archival photos, never before seen work, as well as interviews with Cara and her friends, family, and collaborators. (Mountain Mover Media, 2023, 27 min.)
Artist Talk by Cara Romero
Reception by Tocabe
Thursday, November 9, 5–7 p.m.
Reception, Sturm Hall room 102, 5–6 p.m.
Artist Talk, Sturm Hall room 151, 6–7 p.m.
Traces of Home
Thomas Carr's photographic project focuses on the issue of homelessness pervading Denver. He explores the ethical dimensions of this topic as he seeks to portray the participants with respect and sensitivity.
Places of Memory
The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology and the Indigenous Film and Arts Festival are pleased to present a new virtual exhibit called Places of Memory featuring artwork by Brent Learned and Gregg Deal.
Pieces of the Pandemic
The students of ANTH 2020: Artifacts, Texts, and Meanings created an exhibition featuring the objects that represent their experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Join us for our main exhibition on the ground floor of Sturm Hall, where our gallery showcases exhibits curated by students, faculty, staff, artists, community organizations and partners. The gallery is typically open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Student-created virtual exhibits are available to view online.
Home to more than 100,000 unique ethnographic and archaeological artifacts, DUMA’s collections include Southwestern pottery, African and Native American textiles, masks from around the world, and remarkably well-preserved yucca fiber and animal hide footwear from cave sites in Colorado.
Virtual and Past Exhibits
Snake Blakeslee Apishapa Canyon Archaeological Site
First described in the 1930s by University of Denver archaeologist Etienne B. Renaud, the Snake Blakeslee Archaeological Site was home to a Apishapa phase (1050–1450 CE) community.
Projection Mapping with Emergent Digital Practices
Students created projection mapping videos using specialized software to add dimension and movement to DUMA artifacts.
Connecting the Pieces
Over the course of three years, over 10,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry lived at Amache, yet their experience is muted in our national discourse. The objects in this exhibit, fragments of those uprooted lives, encourage dialogue about this history.