Exhibits

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.

Current and Upcoming Exhibits

The gallery is typically open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment. Due to COVID protocols, access to Sturm Hall is currently limited to DU staff, faculty and students. Visitors to DU must make arrangements to have access to Sturm Hall. To confirm gallery hours, schedule access to Sturm Hall, or for special accommodations, please contact sarah.carlson@du.edu or call 303-871-2543.

Virtual Exhibits

Current Exhibit

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.

Virtual Exhibits

Student-created virtual exhibits are available to view online.

Collections

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.

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Submit an Exhibit Proposal

The Museum of Anthropology welcomes exhibit proposal ideas from students, faculty and community partners. Please fill out the form linked below.

Download the Submission Form

Virtual and Past Exhibits

Photo of the Snake Blakeslee Apishapa Canyon site.
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. 

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EDP DUMA projection mapping project still.
Projection Mapping with Emergent Digital Practices

Students created projection mapping videos using specialized software to add dimension and movement to DUMA artifacts.

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Amache volunteers
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.

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