Special Lectures & Talks
The Denver Art Museum and its Support Groups frequently host special lectures by leaders in their fields.
In the decades following the Spanish conquest of Mexico (1519-1521), many pre-Columbian stone sculptures in the immediate vicinity of Mexico-Tenochtitlan were unmoored from their specific contexts, subjected to physical manipulations, and endowed with new functions. With the surviving evidence for reuse plentiful and diverse, this lecture by Sara Ryu will examine the afterlives of specific Mexica sculptures in the viceregal capital, and develop a sense of their distinct rhetorical strategies. More
Join Rebecca Hart, curator of modern and contemporary art, Denver Art Museum, and Dean Sobel, director, Clyfford Still Museum, for an informal conversation that will delve into the issues presented in this two-venue exhibition. More
The First Emperor’s tomb complex, with its auxiliary pits filled with thousands of life-size terracotta figures, has been hailed as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Other than the massive scale of the underground formation, what is it that we should really wonder about? Mysteries abound. More