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

We are sorry, but due to concerns for the health of our community the gallery will remain closed until further notice.

Many of our collection items can be viewed digitally on our online collections database.

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DU Covid-19 Response

Featured Virtual Colloquium Recordings

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Undergraduate Capstone Presentations – Rosa Gutierrez and Zoi Johns

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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

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Graduate Thesis Presentations 2021 – Nichole Baumer and Nicole Jacobson

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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

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

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Bonnie Clark – Finding Solace in the Soil

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

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NAGPRA at DU

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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