Creative & Performing Arts

Lamont & Theatre

Community safety and our commitment to instructional excellence require a prioritization of all performance activities. Extensive aerosol modeling of aerosol generation, mask efficiency, room ventilation and infection rate was conducted for many wind instrument and ensemble courses in comparison to a typical lecture room on campus. Distancing, course duration and time between classes were all manipulated to reduce possible exposure risk in these learning environments to be equivalent to or lower than a typical classroom. Instructional space was reconfigured, and safety protocols were developed to focus on our students while promoting safety for our faculty, staff and students. All student productions and recitals will be closed to the public and University community but live streaming will be available in whenever possible.


The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts canceled all in-person events through May 31, 2021. The Newman Center has invested in collaborations with the Denver arts community and DU departments, such as the Morgridge College of Education. The Newman Center is also in regular communication with patrons and donors and will announce a virtual season of content featuring national and local artists in November. This content will be “pay-what-you-can” for patrons, and free for Denver Public Schools and participants in the DU Prison Arts Initiative.


Access to the Vicki Myhren Gallery continues to be limited. As of September 2020, a few controlled showings have been and will continue to be held to support the creative work of our faculty and community memberbs. Members of the DU community and, when not prohibited, off-campus visitors may attend with advance reservations for timed-entry slots Friday-Sunday, 12-5 pm; the direct link for visitor sign-up is here. Visitation protocols (approved by the Provost’s office and University Counsel) are avaliable. The Madden Museum is closed to the public. It is used by students for classes and for associated graduate projects and collection care duties. The approved protocols include a process for reopening the museum to the public, there is currently no plan to do so. The Museum of Anthropology is closed to visitors. Two student workers occupy separate spaces (the gallery and the collections lab) to work on accessioning collections.