Newsroom University of Denver (Art)

2018
July
11,
2018
Roddy MacInnes’ new life began in 1993 with a trip to a Denver antique store. Struggling with substance abuse and longing for a greater sense of community, MacInnes — now a DU photography professor — happened upon a family album filled with ph...
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June
18,
2018
Heather Drake’s brain overflows with knowledge about famed surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. Her enthusiasm colors her words, and what seems like a simple question — “What is your favorite piece by Dalí?” — turns into a guided tour through the DU...
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May
09,
2018
Arthur C. Jones, after a collective 27 years in the Psychology Department, Women's College and Lamont School of Music, announced his retirement this year. The psychologist, award-winning author, former associate dean of the Women's College and Fa...
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April
02,
2018
In early 2017, Morehshin Allahyari had been living and working as a permanent resident in the United States when she found herself trapped in Germany after the Trump administration issued an executive order banning entry for citizens from seven Musli...
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March
13,
2018
Lauren Abman admits that an exhibit on social practice art isn’t the easiest thing to install in a traditional gallery. The form relies so much on human dynamics and community participation, she explains, that sometimes the best a gallery can do ...
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March
06,
2018
In May of 1981, the 76-year-old Vance Kirkland lay dying in a Denver hospital. Knowing his days were dwindling, the city’s most famous modern artist wanted nothing more than to paint. Enter his longtime friend Hugh Grant (Hon. PhD, 2003), who ...
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January
22,
2018
As an artist, Deborah Howard has exhibited all over the world. Themes of Jewish history and identity are central to her work. Last summer, Howard completed the most ambitious project of her career with a solo exhibition, “Migration and Memory,” at th...
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January
02,
2018
It was in existence for less than a year, but the Family Dog rock club — located just down the street from DU, near Evans and Santa Fe — was the epicenter of ’60s cool in Denver. Opened in 1967, the venue — an offshoot of concert promoter Chet He...
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2017
December
07,
2017
Over a decade ago during a backcountry camping trip, Sarah Gjertson happened upon the remains of one of Colorado’s early mining settlements. Standing among the handcrafted wooden structures that had been there for more than a hundred years, she wonde...
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September
05,
2017
The historic Park County Courthouse in Fairplay, Colorado, will feature works by Sarah Gjertson, associate professor of studio art, in an exhibition that runs Sept. 8-Nov. 11. “Human Imprint: An Exhibition Featuring the Women and Structures of Park C...
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2016
August
31,
2016
We all know there are countless reasons that make Denver and the Rocky Mountain region the best place to live: 300 days of sunshine; the outdoorsy lifestyle; great sports; Red Rocks; and the fact that we have more 14ers than all other states combined...
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Art
July
08,
2016
The University of Denver honored those who have pledged to make an estate gift at the July 7 annual Pioneer Legacy Society event. Dozens of donors were celebrated for their generosity and support of DU by committing to make a gift to the Universi...
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