Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search results

Shwayder Art Building (Denver, Colo.)

 Organization

University of Denver. 2121 East Asbury Avenue, Denver, Colordao 80208. Date built: October 26, 1978. Gross square feet: 46,456. The Shwayder Art Building opened in 1978 and dedicated on May 15, 1979. It is named for the Jesse and Nellie Shwayder Foundation, which donated $1.7 million in stock toward the building project.

The Shwayder Art Building contains the Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, the principal exhibition venue of the School of Art and Art History.

Citation

Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg. 181); University of Denver. Special Collections and Archives. University of Denver Buildings Collection. Groundbreaking invitation. [U123.01.0008.0024].

Found in 216 Collections and/or Records:

1984 University of Denver Women's Soccer Team, 1984 September 12

 Item
Identifier: U300.01.0002.00168
Overview Contact sheet made from four 35 mm. photographic negatives taken of the University of Denver Pioneers 1984 women's soccer team on September 12, 1984 in Denver, Colorado. Photographs were taken outdoors in front of a soccer goal, the Shwayder Art Building is visible in the background.
Dates: 1984 September 12

1984 University of Denver Women's Soccer Team, 1984 September 12

 Item
Identifier: U300.01.0002.00168.00001
Overview The 1984 University of Denver (DU) Pioneers women's soccer team poses for a group portrait in front of the soccer goal on September 12, 1984 in Denver, Colorado. The Shwayder Art Building is visible in the background.
Dates: 1984 September 12

Shwayder Family Papers and Samsonite Corporation Records

 Collection
Identifier: B245
Overview The Shwayder family of Denver, Colorado, is best known for the luggage company Samsonite Corporation, which the family founded and operated. Isaac and Rachel Shwayder had migrated from Manchester, England to Colorado in 1881 and eventually settled in Denver. In 1910 their son, Jesse Shwayder, opened a small luggage factory in Denver with his father along with his brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon Shwayder. The company started as Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company, was later...
Dates: 1896-2002

University of Denver Intramural Softball Game, between 1960-1985

 Item
Identifier: U300.01.0004.00127
Overview University of Denver (DU) intramural softball player stands ready to hit the ball during a game on the field adjacent to the Field House Arena and Shwayder Art Building in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: between 1960-1985

University of Denver Schwayder Art Building, Construction, 1978 February

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0012.0018.00001
Overview Exterior view of the construction of the University of Denver's Shwayder Art Building in Denver, Colorado. A crane lifts a wall into position.
Dates: 1978 February

University of Denver Schwayder Art Building, Dedication, 1979 May 15

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0012.0013.00018
Overview Exterior view of the front of the University of Denver's new Shwayder Art Building in Denver, Colorado. A woman gives a speech at the dedication service on the front steps of the building.
Dates: 1979 May 15

University of Denver Schwayder Art Building, Dedication, 1979 May 15

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0012.0013.00019
Overview Exterior view of the front of the University of Denver's new Shwayder Art Building in Denver, Colorado. A woman gives a speech at the dedication service on the front steps of the building.
Dates: 1979 May 15

University of Denver Schwayder Art Building, Dedication, 1979 May 15

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0012.0013.00020
Overview Interior view of the University of Denver's new Shwayder Art Building in Denver, Colorado. Attendees of the dedication service for the building browse the art gallery.
Dates: 1979 May 15

University of Denver Schwayder Art Building, Dedication, 1979 May 15

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0012.0013.00021
Overview Interior view of the University of Denver's new Shwayder Art Building in Denver, Colorado. Attendees of the dedication service for the building browse the art gallery.
Dates: 1979 May 15

University of Denver Schwayder Art Building, Dedication, 1979 May 15

 Item
Identifier: U201.01.0012.0013.00022
Overview Attendees of the dedication service for the University of Denver's new Shwayder Art Building in Denver, Colorado mingle before the program begins.
Dates: 1979 May 15