Naropa University Galleries

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.

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.

  • The Cube Gallery: An intimate gallery showing contemporary local, national and international artists. Hours: M–F 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.


  • The Nalanda Gallery: Professional guest artists and Senior Graduation BA exhibition. Hours: M–F 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.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 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.
  • The Lincoln Gallery: Displays local and regional artists. Located in the Lincoln Building. Hours: M–F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m; open year-round.
  • 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 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m during the fall and spring semesters.

Our Audience

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

Application Process

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.

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