DU plays a prominent role in the Denver art scene, and our students are at the heart of this community. The College's state-of-the-art galleries and performance spaces house our own talented student and faculty artists. And we regularly bring nationally-renowned creators to campus to grow our artistic community.
Hundreds of events stack our calendar each year, many of which showcase our student musicians, actors and artists. You'll find visual art across campus, including exhibitions at the Vicki Myhren Gallery, Gallery 023, C Cubed Studio and the Museum of Anthropology, with students playing important roles as both artists and curators. Writing, filmmaking and digital art are among the other creative pursuits explored by our faculty, students and alumni.
You'll also be able to draw from the cultural resources of the city of Denver. The Denver Art Museum, First Friday Art Walk, world-class music venues and many other experiences are just a quick light rail ride away.
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From DU students to international visiting artists, outstanding performers bring our stages to life through music, theatre, dance and more.
- Lamont School of Music Performances
- DU Department of Theatre Performances
- Newman Center Presents
- All Performances
Galleries and Museums
Explore a range of art from graduating student shows to exhibits by established artists. Experience art and culture firsthand through our galleries as well as the Museum of Anthropology’s collections.
- Vicki Myhren Gallery
- The Davis Gallery
- Gallery 023
- Shwayder Lobby
- Museum of Anthropology
- Madden Collection at the Madden Museum of Art
Our wide range of tangible artworks and digitalized media gives students opportunities to immerse themselves in collection management and research. You can find portions of our collections displayed regularly across campus.
Technology and the Arts
Emergent Digital Practices expands opportunities in degree programming and coursework so students can creatively combine technical, critical and aesthetic skills that put innovations into practice.
About this Course
An intensive course in painting the human body--the most timeless subject of art. Students work mainly in oils and experiment with a variety of surfaces and techniques. Students also investigate line, proportion, light and shadow, composition and color. Final project: life-size painting of two figures. Lab fee.
North Indian Classical Ensemble
About this Course
The arts of India are distinguished by their close interrelationship; rhythm, melody and movement are all encompassed by the term "sangeet." In keeping, DU's North Indian Classical Ensemble is dedicated to the practice of all three of these arts, through singing, rhythmic recitation and dance. Participation in this ensemble involves studying the ornate and highly refined systems of Hindustani music and Kathak dance. No prior experience is necessary; all that is required is a positive attitude and a desire to learn!
About this Course
This course surveys and functionally implements the foundations of sustainable design strategies as a praxis intersecting the domains of digital media design, dissemination, community organization and networking. The course builds upon the basic paradigms that have coalesced in the organizational and critical platforms of the sustainable design movement including ecology/environment, economy/employment, equity/equality and education/pedagogy/dissemination. The class reviews a wide spectrum of sustainable design strategies including: mapping of consumptive origin-thru-fate, green materials usage, creative commons, open source software/hardware movements, collaborative design, predictive complexity modeling, biomimicry, evolutionary design methods, and greening infrastructure among others.