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.

The arts are an important aspect of every student's experience at DU. Check out the benefits of a creative and liberal arts education.

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Lamont Opera Theatre performs in the Newman Center.

Performing Arts

From DU students to international visiting artists, outstanding performers bring our stages to life through music, theatre, dance and more.

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Traces Memory and Mortality in Contemporary Photography Opening Reception at the Vicki Myhren Gallery.

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.

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Students have access to a wide collection 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.

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201905160694_Emergent Digital Practices student capstone project presentation.

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. 

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