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October 31, 2017

Kid-Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh

You're invited to a Department of Theatre performance of Kid-Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh. Moll, a girl who invents things, wins the science fair with a machine for hearing sounds that can't be heard. But when a shapeshifting Mercenary steals the invention (and her heart), she must embark on a quest to save noise as we know it. Performances Nov 2-12 at the Byron Theatre, Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Check here for dates and times.

October 23, 2017

Art Exhibition

Professor Sarah Gjertson from the School of Art & Art History will be part of an exhibition, Archives as Muse, at the Leon Gallery in Denver in October. Gjertson's work includes an antique desk and chair and a hand made velvet book, items from the Smith family archive collection (circa 1880-1887) from Fairplay, CO. 

UPDATE Nov 15, 2017: Gjertson's project, “Human Imprint: An Exhibition Featuring the Women and Structures of Park County,” was on exhibit at the historic Park County Courthouse in Fairplay. Watch this video showcasing her project

September 5, 2017

Museum of Anthropology New Exhibits Coming Soon

The Museum of Anthropology is a resource for faculty from all disciplines and across campus. In addition to having a permanent collection of over 100,000 artifacts that are available for faculty teaching and research, the Museum also hosts a number of exhibits throughout the year.

August 31, 2017

The Theatre of Business

Students in the Daniels College of Business MBA program are beefing up their public speaking skills and “executive presence” through a collaborative DCB and theatre department course. Students are introduced to breathing and vocal techniques, improvisation and collaboration skills from a theatre perspective. The training is designed to help business students exude confidence, leadership, and energy in front of a group.

July 27, 2017

Exploring a Link Between Cultural Institutions and Wellbeing

In June, folks from the Alzheimer’s Association got hands-on experience in art making for an exhibit at the DU Museum of Anthropology (DUMA) gallery entitled, Spirited: Stories of Wellbeing. Participants in the workshop examined nine ethnographic masks from around the world, participated in a group discussion, and created an original artwork inspired by one of the masks. Artworks were then installed with the masks that inspired them, along with stories from participants about their creation.