Arts and Culture

Myhren Gallery to exhibit video games

The Myhren Gallery will look more like an arcade than a traditional art exhibit beginning Aug. 6.  The gallery will be re-configured to exhibit video games developed by high school freshmen and sophomores who participated in the University of Denver’s video game development camp held July 1–28. “We’re using the gallery […]

Play explores mother/daughter relationships, benefits DU

Students of DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) have an invitation to a play on July 21. While the rest of the community is welcome, too, Saturday’s performance will benefit GSPP, and attendees can discuss the play afterward with two GSPP professors. Just Pretend Everything is Perfectly Normal debuts at […]

DU sculptor brings past to life with ‘Ghost Trolley’

DU sculptor brings past to life with ‘Ghost Trolley’

Professor Lawrence Argent, from DU’s School of Art and Art History, has connected past and future in a way. Argent’s Ghost Trolley sculpture was installed on June 28 in the East End Arts District in Aurora, Colo. The sculpture — 10-feet tall by 20-feet long by 2-feet deep — depicts a single trolley […]

Newman Center season tickets are on sale now

The Newman Center for the Performing Arts has begun selling subscriptions for its 2007–08 season. The center’s fifth season will feature more dance companies and fewer traditional theatrical offerings while continuing to serve up an eclectic mix of modern and classic productions. Newman Center Presents will feature 14 performances of […]

Art teacher exhibit in its last week

This is the last week to view work by some of the University of Denver’s best-known artists and art teachers. On May 6, the Myhren Gallery will close the exhibit “Eight Painters and Sculptors at the University of Denver, 1930–65.” The exhibit is the first in a series featuring distinguished […]

Historic mural hidden in Margery Reed Hall

Historic mural hidden in Margery Reed Hall

Up behind the 16-foot-high proscenium arch in the Little Theatre in Margery Reed Hall, tucked amid lighting instruments and thick stage ropes, is a mysterious strip of painted plaster about 10 feet long and 2 feet high. The ribbon of rich yellow sharply contrasts the thick, dark paint shrouding the […]

Classical meets pop in Gates Concert Hall world premiere

Talk about your strange bedfellows — classical and pop music together. But as strange as it may sound, the two are set to debut together on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Newman Center’s Gates Concert Hall. The performance is a Newman Center Presents event: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra with renowned […]

Art and discourse shine at modern day salons

Watch, discuss and learn. Those three words (along with some warm buttered popcorn) sum up the idea behind an upcoming event by DU’s Humanities Institute dubbed “Crimes & Misdemeanors: Woody Allen on Faith, Love, and Human Frailty.” The event — part of the institute’s “salon” series — is on March […]

Play takes audiences behind headlines in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver will host the award-winning From Tel Aviv to Ramallah: A Beat Box Journey at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts March 8 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is a collaboration between Yuri Lane, a Jewish “human beatbox,” Rachel Havrelock, the religion scholar […]

Curator Jacobs is digging, discovering plenty of art gems on campus

Curator Jacobs is digging, discovering plenty of art gems on campus

For DU art curator Dan Jacobs, working with DU’s extensive art collection is a bit like rummaging through Grandma’s attic. He’s discovered thousands of unique pieces tucked away throughout campus, from English engravings to an uncast sculpture relief.  Jacobs, director of the Myhren Gallery is working to catalogue, preserve and coordinate […]

Jazz fundraiser slated for Feb. 21

Jazz and Jeans on 52nd Street, a fundraiser for DU’s Lamont School of Music, will be held Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Newman Center. The event will include music from the Climb, the Lamont Faculty Jazz combo in residence, the Lamont Jazz Ensemble, the Lamont […]

Graffiti inspires heart art exhibit

In honor of the season of love, the Women’s College will host a special Valentine’s exhibit of 26 oil pastel paintings at the Hirschfeld Galleries in the Chambers Center. “Cheaper Charlie’s” is a collection of paintings of hearts by Helen Davis (EdD ’61). Davis’ works were inspired by paintings found on […]

Alumna explores life through art

Alumna explores life through art

Julia Rymer embodies her belief that artists need to experiment with subject matter, techniques and influences beyond art itself.  Her first exhibition at CORE New Art Space, “Spectra,” Jan. 26–Feb. 11, features paintings and drawings that Rymer (BFA ’00) says are inspired by a variety of sources, including Greek myths, […]

Music and theatre departments come together for Cabaret

When Cabaret opens Thursday at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts it will mark the first collaboration between DU’s Department of Theatre and Lamont School of Music. The 1966 musical portrays a romance between a British cabaret singer and an American writer in 1930s Berlin, where residents of the city […]

Exhibit explores the waning culture of neighborhood beauty parlors

Sarah Gjertson sees beauty in the wrinkled faces and strength in the gnarled hands of the patrons of the Sixth Avenue Beauty Salon in Denver. Gjertson, director of the Core Art & Media Program in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Denver, spent six months […]