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Department of Anthropology

DUMA exhibits

Museum of Anthropology



Icons of the Diné

Inspired by identity and life on the Navajo Reservation, artist Jonathan Nelson has created a series Diné (Navajo) icons. These graphic representations of iconic roles contrast with stereotypes of Native peoples as mascots and are meant to empower and honor the Diné and other Indigenous peoples.

The exhibit runs September 30. Free and open to the public.

Exhibit Reception: Friday, September 13, 6-8 pm

University of Denver Museum of Anthropology
2000 E Asbury Avenue
Sturm Hall, Room 102
Denver, CO 80208

The gallery is typically open Monday thru Friday, 9am - 4pm or by appointment.

To confirm gallery hours or for persons needing special accommodations, please call 303-871-2687 or email [email protected]

Next in the gallery 

 Osage hide drum decorated with image of person in profile

Selections from Voices From the Drum

Osage artists use the form of a traditional drum to demonstrate what the drum means to the Osage people, their culture, and their history. Selection from this exhibit, organized by the Osage Nation Foundation, is presented as part of the 16th Indigenous Film and Arts Festival

Exhibit Reception: Friday, October 11, 5-7 pm

Exhibition proposals

The Museum of Anthropology Gallery  presents temporary exhibits each year on the first floor of Sturm Hall. Exhibits showcase student projects, faculty research, and collaborations with campus organizations and community partners.

The Museum of Anthropology is currently accepting proposals for temporary exhibits.
For more information see the exhibit proposal form or contact Christina Kreps.