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 email@example.com or call 303-871-2543.
May 5–June 30, 2022
Future Fossils: Art and Anthropology of the Anthropocene
Opening Reception: May 5, 5–8 p.m.
Future Fossils: Art and Anthropology of the Anthropocene is a collaborative exhibition project between the University of Denver School of Art and Art History and the Department of Anthropology. Faculty and students were invited to submit work that reflects on the concepts of future fossils and the Anthropocene—the proposed name of the current geological epoch defined by humankind’s profound disturbances of the earth’s atmosphere and ecosystems.
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.