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Current and Upcoming Exhibits
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May 5, 2022
Opening Reception for Future Fossils: Art and Anthropology of the Anthropocene
Faculty Work Exhibition May 5–June 30, 2022
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.
Museum Gallery, Sturm Hall, First Floor
Artist / Curator Panel
Please follow the link below to view the event recording
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) provides a process for tribes to request the return of items from museums and federal agencies. DUMA works with Tribal Nations to promote repatriation and foster stronger relationships.
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.
DU’s Anthropology Department welcomes new assistant professor and cultural anthropologist Kelly Fayard. A former assistant dean and director for the Native American Cultural Center at Yale College, Fayard emphasizes the importance of supporting and mentoring Native students, as well as first-generation, low-income, LGBTQ+ and/or BIPOC students in her classrooms.
Regina Huang, a 2019 anthropology master’s graduate who originally hails from Taiwan, has done her thesis work on the Amache Museum, which holds the history of Colorado’s only Japanese American internment camp during World War II.
Julian Nilsson, a cultural anthropology master’s student and self-described “people person,” has thrived studying and celebrating various people groups through academics, research, and a diverse array of extracurriculars.