composite of a book with illustrations and an aerial view of landscape

From groundwater to beetle kill: Artists, scientists, communities address climate change

April 13, 2023

On April 20, two artist-scientist teams will discuss how their collaborations with each other and Colorado communities tell the story of climate change. A related exhibition will be on view at the Colorado State Capitol May 19–Oct. 16.

A child plants a tree to help save Mother Earth

Climate change through a human rights lens: Photos on display Dec. 1–4

Nov. 22, 2022

You're invited to the 2022 Photography 4 Humanity Global Challenge Exhibition—showcasing the first prize and top 10 submissions—during the inaugural Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit.

Environmental Design students selling products at their pop-up shop

Exhibit to showcase solutions for sustainable future; Open house Dec. 9

Nov. 22, 2022

Environmental Design students at CU Boulder partnered with Firefly Handmade Market to exhibit and sell sustainable products that tell a larger story about the need for action now to fight climate change.

​​Onward and Upward installation at the CU Art Museum

CU Art Museum debuts comprehensive Sharkive print collection

Sept. 7, 2022

Acquired by the university in 2018, this giant collection of artwork created at Shark's Ink printmaking studio in Lyons, Colorado, spans more than four decades and illustrates a variety of printmaking techniques. The public is invited to an open house on Saturday, Sept. 10.

dynamic living wall

Filmmakers collaborate to reveal new perspectives on microscopic world of bacteria

July 11, 2022

A series of films, canvases and a dynamic living wall expose the multifaceted worlds of cyanobacteria in an exhibition at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. “Refresh” reveals microscopic landscapes that allow us to ponder how these prehistoric organisms shaped our world and how they could help us move toward a cleaner future.

Hermafrodek interactive exhibit

Take a walk in a magical Afrolandscape May 23–27

May 23, 2022

The community is invited to take a walk through Soulé Déesse's magical Afrolandscape, “Hermafrodek: A Suspension of Identity,” an interactive environment in which mobile sculptures hanging from reclaimed Afro hair morph seamlessly into gender-fluid shapes. Déesse developed the installation during a recent ATLAS creative residency.

A team takes a 3D scan of a Triceratops skull on display in a museum hall

CU Boulder’s beloved Triceratops returning home to Smithsonian

April 20, 2022

The fossil skull of a Triceratops has sat on display on campus since 1981. Now, the specimen is heading back to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, where paleontologists will continue to study it to answer new questions about this fan-favorite dinosaur species.

Memorial wall outside the Table Mesa King Soopers

CMCI faculty member documents community rebuilding after 2021 King Soopers shooting

March 14, 2022

Photojournalist Ross Taylor spent months documenting community trauma and healing in Boulder after the 2021 King Soopers mass shooting. Taylor shares more about his project, “Boulder Strong: Still Strong, Remembering March 22,” which is on display at the Museum of Boulder now through April 10.

ATLAS lecturer Zack Weaver stands in front of Maker Made 2020

Maker Made 2022 features work by ATLAS community

March 3, 2022

A group of six artists and technologists connected to the ATLAS community contributed to BLDG 61’s Maker Made 2022, which runs through March 28 at the Boulder Public Library.


Opening reception for ‘Sensing Ice: Explorations of Knowing Nature’ set for Jan. 27

Jan. 24, 2022

An Earth Sciences and Map Library exhibit invites viewers to contemplate the evolving human relationship with the ice on our planet.