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University Libraries Exhibitions and Displays

A guide to our current and upcoming shows!




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Past Exhibitions

Amateur Hour -- Summer 2023

Retrospective: The Evolution of University Libraries -- Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

Black is Punk -- Fall 2022

Frédéric Mougenot: Behind Auschwitz: A Photographic Documentation -- Summer 2022

Peeps Diorama Contest -- Spring 2022

Reflecting Back, Looking Forward -- Spring 2022

El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado -- Fall 2021

Mirror, Mirror -- Summer 2020

Exhibition and Displays Schedule

Current Exhibitions

In Mari Michener Gallery:

From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America


From Haven to Home chronicles the history of Jewish peoples in America. It shares their stories of immigration, how their community was impacted by major historical events, and highlights various aspects of American Jewish culture including arts, holidays, philanthropy, food, and more.

This traveling exhibit was designed through a partnership between the American Jewish Historical Society, the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives, the Center for Judaic Studies and University Libraries at the University of Denver and was adapted from an exhibit originally developed in 2004 by the Library of Congress.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Spanish translation available.

In addition to the exhibition, we will be hosting a series of events, including historic reenactments, a discussion panel, and, of course, an opening reception. See below for more information.

Exhibition Events:

Event Details

From Haven to Home: Opening Reception

UNC Libraries will be celebrating the opening of the newest exhibit to Michener Library, “From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America.” This traveling exhibit from the University of Denver explores the rich history of Jewish peoples in the United States; their struggles, triumphs, and unique contributions to the nation they’ve come to call home. There are also supplemental displays from UNC Archives.

Come by between 4-6pm to enjoy conversation and light refreshments, including traditional Jewish treats.

Event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Mari Michener Gallery

4:00-6:00 pm

The Holocaust in Comic Books: Panel Presentation

Curious how history, education, and comics collide? This panel will explore how the Holocaust has been portrayed in comic books, the importance of holocaust education, and resources and advice for teaching to Colorado’s state standards related to Holocaust and genocide studies. Join us if you’re a classroom teacher, history buff, or a comic book enthusiast!

Panelists include Selena A. Naumoff, from the Holocaust Awareness Institute at DU; Erin Christian and a Gifted and Talented English Language arts teacher at Ken Caryl Middle School.

Event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Michener Multi-purpose Room (L172)

3:00-5:00 pm

Tea with Frances Wisebart Jacobs: Founder of the United Way

You are cordially invited to afternoon tea with Mrs. Frances Wisebart Jacobs, whose ground-breaking efforts to help those in need in Denver in the late 1800s led her to be known nationally as the “Mother of Charities” and led to the creation of United Way and National Jewish Health.

Historical reenactor, Susan Malmstadt, will perform as this influential Colorado historical figure, followed by presentations on local Jewish history and community. Afternoon tea service and treats will be provided, and guests are encouraged (but not required) to embrace the historic tea theme in dress and manner.

Event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are preferred but not required and you can RSVP by sending an email to with the subject line "October 29 Tea" and including the total number of individuals you are RSVPing for.

RSVPs help us ensure enough treats for all!

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Michener Multi-purpose Room (L172)



Jews of the Wild West: Go West Film Festival Showing

By 1912, it is estimated that over 100,000 Jewish immigrants had moved to the Wild West. “Jews of the Wild West” is an award winning, feature length documentary that chronicles this immigration story and unpacks the legacy and contributions of its participants in shaping the American West.

Following the screening there will be discussion and Q&A from the director, Amanda Kinsey, along with special guest, Al Dinner, who was interviewed for the documentary.

Event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

LINC Library, Downtown Greeley

12pm (noon)





Upcoming Exhibitions

Spring 2024

TBD: Student Exhibit

Check back here for more information about this exciting student-focused show.

Fall 2024

For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform/Para todo el pueblo: Un siglo de acción ciudadana en la reforma de la atención de la salud

We'll be displaying this traveling exhibition developed by the National Library of Medicine. 


Stay tuned for more!

Have ideas or suggestions for future exhibits? You can submit them via our form here.