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Museum of Anthropology


Ludlow Memorial: 100 Years later 

September 8 - October 1, 2014

A student-curated exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow massacre. On April 20, 1914 several people were killed, including striking coal miners, two women and 11 children. The exhibit focused on the memorial that stands at the Ludlow site and how it has been used in the past and present to remember those who fought and still fight for worker's rights.

raven cry message from the stronghold 

October 7-November 21, 2014

Walt Pourier is Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He currently lives in the Denver, Colorado area where he is Creative Director of Nakota Designs and Executive Director of the Stronghold Society a nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.

Walt’s focus, through his fine art painting, graphics and design work, brand identity campaigns and through the many creative movements he supports, is to share messages of hope, inspiration and of healthy way of life outlooks. His outreach work, through youth movements, language revitalization, suicide prevention, ending domestic violence, defending childhood initiatives, sustainable housing, healthy food distribution, etc, has reached many communities.

One November Morning: Art on Sand Creek by Cheyenne & Arapaho Artists

January 5 - March  6, 2015

George Curtis Levi
Brent Learned
Merlin Little Thunder
BJ Stepp
Nathan Hart

Read an interview with one of the artists, Brent Learned, in the  University of Denver Magazine . Learn more about the exhibit in  American Indian Magazine's article Art and Healing: The Sand Creek Massacre 150 Years Later

Can You See Me?

March 30 - May 8, 2015

Curated by University of Denver graduate student Taylor Morrison, Can You See Me? featured photography by three homeless women living in Denver.

Connecting the Pieces: Dialogues on the Amache archaeology collection

May 22 - September 18, 2015