News & Events

The Museum Gallery hosts exhibits curated by DU faculty, graduate students and community partners. Learn about exhibits and read museum news.

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 or call 303-871-2543.

Featured Virtual Colloquium Recordings


Undergraduate Capstone Presentations – Rosa Gutierrez and Zoi Johns


Dean Saitta – Looking South and Looking Back

The Role of Comparative, Trans-Historical Research in Contemporary Urban Planning

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Patrick Cruz – Phiogeh: A Pre-Contact Tewa Community in New Mexico


Graduate Thesis Presentations 2021 – Nichole Baumer and Nicole Jacobson


Alison Krogel – Tracing Solitude, Inscribing Presence

Poetry, Aspen Arborglyphs and Quechua Sheepherders in the Andean and Colorado High Country

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Ashleigh Ruehrdanz – IRB Implications of Ethnographic Research


Conversation ("Wauwau") with the Creators of When the Salmon Spoke


Bonnie Clark – Finding Solace in the Soil

The Archaeology of Gardens and Gardeners at Colorado’s Japanese American Internment Camp

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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.

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Collection Highlights

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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