Offering Hands-On Experience
We ensure our students get the hands-on experience they need to build skills and confidence as artists and art experts. Working with galleries, community partners and other resources, we offer opportunities for learning, employment and professional development.
These opportunities, combined with the University's career services, allow us to provide support throughout students' time with us and transition to post-graduation careers. It's never too early to begin mapping your path. Let us help you get started.
Annette Stott, Professor of Art History
Studying abroad is a unique opportunity to see firsthand the art and architecture you study in the classroom and to see it in its proper cultural context. Nothing can replace the experience of studying the Ghent Altarpiece at St. Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent or conserving old Italian paintings in Florence or painting in Akita, Japan, or making art at the Glasgow School of Art or wandering the halls of the Louvre in Paris.
Employment and Exhibition Opportunities
Along with providing opportunities to exhibit student work, our galleries allow students to acquire hands-on experience and employment through internships, museum publications, collections management and research. While most students who work in the galleries are pursuing art or art history degrees, our galleries also work with students from anthropology, library science and other disciplines.
Thanks to our range of gallery opportunities, by the time they graduate students can have a robust portfolio of exhibited work as well as job-relevant experiences to help jump-start their careers.
Vicki Myhren Gallery
The Vicki Myhren Gallery is our main exhibition gallery. It features work from students as well as regionally, nationally and internationally renowned artists. Students can take advantage of the gallery's current exhibitions, panels, lectures and informal meetings with artists and scholars.
Located in the Shwayder Art Building, Gallery 023 is an exhibit space dedicated to showcasing the works of our BA and BFA students. It's an ideal space for student exhibitions and studio critiques.
Shwayder Lobby Gallery
Located on the main floor of the Shwayder Art Building, the Shwayder Lobby Gallery showcases School of Art and Art History student artists, informal faculty exhibitions and other short-term shows.
Museum of Anthropology
A teaching museum and laboratory for experiential learning, the Museum of Anthropology Gallery hosts exhibits curated by DU faculty, graduate students and community curators and organizations.
Offering Job-Relevant Experience
Many of our faculty members are active practitioners at prominent arts organizations and institutions along the Front Range. Our community partnerships give students the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience through internships, volunteering and summer jobs. The Madden Museum, one of our partners, lets students get involved in local art. Currently, undergraduates and graduate students are planning and installing a new exhibit for the Madden Museum.
If you have a unique internship opportunity in mind, we encourage you to reach out to explore your options. Chances are we have a contact that can help facilitate an opportunity.