Arts & Culture

"The Country Church," by painter William Sanderson, is among donations by alumna Helen Driscoll on display in the "Gifts and Discoveries" exhibit.

New Myhren Gallery exhibit showcases rediscovered and donated treasures

Artistic treasures from the University of Denver’s collection are on display at DU’s Victoria H. Myhren Gallery in “A Decade of Gifts and Discoveries” — an exhibition featuring artworks rediscovered or donated to the University in the past 10 years. Featured artists include Andy Warhol, a leading figure in the […]

Alumnus Joe Riche helps large-scale artists realize their visions

Alumnus Joe Riche helps large-scale artists realize their visions

It had to be. Joe Riche (MFA ’00) becoming an artist, that is. At age 4 he was already grasping some of the finer points of art — at his grandmother’s house. She had a small replica sculpture of the Greek goddess Venus — you know, without the arms. “I […]

Arts performances and sports events fill DU’s holiday calendar

Arts performances and sports events fill DU’s holiday calendar

Though students leave for winter break in late November, the University of Denver remains abuzz with holiday activities and Pioneer athletics events between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ten local and national groups will perform holiday shows at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts throughout November and December, and four varsity […]

Lowenstein artworks on display at DU’s Academic Commons

Lowenstein artworks on display at DU’s Academic Commons

For Denver art lovers, history buffs and theater aficionados, a new exhibit at the University of Denver’s Anderson Academic Commons offers an embarrassment of riches. The exhibit — on display Nov. 15 through March 16 — provides visitors a rare glimpse at a number of paintings by the late Maria […]

Student concert raises money for flood relief

Four University of Denver graduate students are hosting a classical music concert Nov. 7 to raise funds for the Longmont Humane Society. The group chose to partner with the humane society because of the organization’s direct assistance to the community in the wake of the historic floods that laid waste […]

Five scenes in "Just Like Us" are set on the DU campus. Photo courtesy of the Denver Center Theater Company

‘Just Like Us’ play features DU as a setting

When playwright Karen Zacarias turned Helen Thorpe’s “Just Like Us” into a play, she knew that the University of Denver had to be part of the story — just as it was in Thorpe’s 2009 book about four young women originally from Mexico and living in Colorado. Subtitled “The True […]

Art, music, theater on tap for campus in 2013

Art, music, theater on tap for campus in 2013

Music, theater and art play a big part in the cultural life of the University of Denver. The fall quarter has no shortage of activities for lovers of the arts. The Victoria H. Myhren Gallery in the Shwayder Art Building hosts a Juried Alumni Exhibit, featuring work by DU alumni, […]

In his new book, “Fortune in My Eyes,” David Rothenberg (BA ’55) shares stories from his theatrical career and tells how his work in the theater led to a life of activism, advocating for gay rights and the rights of prisoners.

Alum chronicles adventures in activism and show biz

In 1958, three years after he graduated from the University of Denver, David Rothenberg arrived in New York City, hoping to find a job in the world of theater. By 1966, Rothenberg was working with the biggest playwrights on Broadway, including Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee and Harold Pinter. In his […]

Summer carillon concert series begins Sunday

Summer carillon concert series begins Sunday

Five nationally-known carillonneurs will visit the University of Denver this summer to perform on the 65-bell Williams Carillon for audiences spread out on the lawns surrounding the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness. Admission is free to all five performances. The Carillon Summer Concert Series opens at 7 […]

Art Professor Lawrence Argent adds big red rabbit to list of public art projects

Art Professor Lawrence Argent adds big red rabbit to list of public art projects

No one has ever accused Lawrence Argent of being a miniaturist. A renowned sculptor and DU faculty member celebrated for his public art projects, Argent is known nationwide for I See What You Mean, the massive, 40-foot-tall blue bear that peers into the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. In […]