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.
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Kent Monkman rewrites the historical narrative of the American West through a mash-up of art historical references, avatars, and brilliant technique.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.
May 3 & 5: Roxanne Swentzell & Mud Woman
May 10 & 12: Benjamin West: Meet My Family
May 17 & 19: Ramiro Gomez: Lupita
May 24 & 26: North Building: What's Next?
May 31 & June 2: Come to the Garden Party!
June 7 & 9: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford
June 14 & 16: Walter Radcliffe: Proud Father
June 21 & 23: Where is Ana Mendieta?
June 28 & 30: Kay Sage: Forgotten Surrealist