Join a docent for a 30-minute, in-depth look at an aspect of the museum’s collections or something special happening in the galleries. Included in general admission. Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.
February 22 & 24: Ana Teresa Fernández: Erasure
Explore how art can serve as a form of protest. In the series Erasure, Ana Teresa Fernández used performance and paint to transform her body into blackness as a direct response to 43 students who were “disappeared” by the Mexican government.
March 1 & 3: The Vision of Tundale
Hieronymus Bosch was not well-known in his lifetime, and 500 years after his birth remains one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of art. Come and closely examine The Vision of Tundale by one of his followers.
March 8 & 10: Justin Favela: Fridalandia
Explore the "piñata-style" art of Las Vegas native Justin Favela. His installations have been exhibited widely, from the United Kingdom to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas. Learn how his Mi Tierra installation is inspired by the landscape paintings of José María Velasco and the life of Frida Kahlo.
March 15 & 17: Moose Hair Embroidery
A moose hair embroidered table covering is a recent acquisition by the department of Native Arts. We will examine objects embroidered with moose hair by the Indians of northeastern North America, made for sale to travelers and tourists during the 18th and 19th centuries. This art form is generally of high quality and great aesthetic interest.
March 22 & 24: Villains in Art
Meet the scoundrels, outcasts, and tyrants of art that gaze and glare down from the walls of the Denver Art Museum. Join us on a thrilling path through the permanent collections and hear swashbuckling tales of betrayal, revenge and villainous treachery!
March 29 & 31: Heroes in Art
Artists often choose heroes as their subjects, and perhaps just as often, the artists themselves are heroes. Some heroes are quiet, some are loud, some bold, and some almost invisible. Join us on the 5th floor of the North Building to discover some heroes in art.
April 5 & 7: Monkman: Mischief in the West
Kent Monkman rewrites the historical narrative of the American West through a mash-up of art historical references, avatars, and brilliant technique.
April 12 & 14: Mark Bradford
Explore the multiple layers of renowned contemporary American artist Mark Bradford, whose work is on view in the DAM's new exhibition, Shade.
April 19 & 21: North Building: Then, Now, Next
The Denver Art Museum was founded in 1893, but in 1971 a new building designed by architect Gio Ponti was opened to house the encyclopedic collection. Learn the history of this architectural icon.
April 26 & 28: Islam's Inspired Inscriptions
"Purity of writing is purity of the soul." Throughout the history of the Islamic world the "Word" has been and remains the elemental touchstone that binds both sacred and decorative art. Explore how the extraordinarily beautiful and imaginative practices of calligraphy inform the ideologies and aesthetics of Islamic art.