Due to the CoronaVirus the Naropa University Galleries are closed until further notice


Virtual Exhibition

Michael Dixon

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Virtual Exhibition:

Michael Dixon is an artist working primarily with oil paint and was born in San Diego, California. He received his MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in painting, and a BFA from Arizona State University in painting and drawing. Dixon is currently a Full Professor of Art at Albion College. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant, Puffin Foundation Grant, Blanchard Fellowship, and Phi Beta Kappa Scholar of the Year Award. Dixon has received numerous artist residencies including the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Joan Mitchell Center. 

Meet the Artist: Michael Dixon

Online Event: Friday, August 28, 2020  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Step into Naropa's Virtual Gallery to view "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same" and listen to the artist discuss his experiences that have created this incredible body of work.


 The Naropa University Galleries offer an experience of the arts in a contemplative environment committed to the human experience of visual, perceptual and energetic transmissions through art.

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Deeply linked with Naropa University’s mission, the visual arts galleries nurture and cultivate contemplative insight to reflect the interplay of discipline and delight. We are home to five art galleries throughout the campuses that present contemporary and traditional media by students and faculty, regional, national and international artists. In addition, each spring and fall semester the Naropa University Galleries feature artwork by graduating students from the Visual Arts and Transpersonal Art Therapy programs.

Nalanda Campus - 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301

  • The Cube Gallery: An intimate gallery showing contemporary local, national and international artists. Hours: M–F 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.
  • The Nalanda Gallery: Professional guest artists and Senior Graduation BA exhibition. Hours: M–F 10:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Lounge Gallery: An innovative community space operated by Naropa students with mentoring by the gallery manager to create experiential exhibits while learning curatorial, design, and installation skills. Hours: M–F 10:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.

Arapahoe Campus – 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301

  • The Lincoln Gallery: Displays local and regional artists. Located in the Lincoln Building. Hours: M–F 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m; open year-round.

Paramita Campus - 3285 30th Street, Boulder, CO 80301

  • The Paramita Gallery: Presents works in all media by regional professional artists; Naropa University Faculty and MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Art Therapy students. Hours: M–F 10:00a.m. to 5:30p.m during the fall and spring semesters. 


The School of the Arts is committed to engaging a diverse audience and community building, including:

  • Current students, alumni, and community members of Naropa University 
  • The Boulder and Denver are higher education community
  • The Boulder, Foothills, and Denver metro area community
  • National and international visitors


Please email to a proposal (1-2 pages), recent bio, 10+ digital images and CV.  Gallery Committee is planning 2020 - 2022.  Proposals accepted year round.