Special Lectures & Talks

Special Lectures & Talks

The Denver Art Museum and its Support Groups frequently host special lectures by leaders in their fields.

  • Dan Mato
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Seeing the Proverb, Hearing the Image

    The Arts of Ghana with Dan Mato
    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

    When looking at an African sculpture, we admire it for its form and aesthetic quality while noting in passing its origins and the few words of description that accompany it. As satisfying as this experience can be, it is only a partial understanding of the work in that the object may be simply the visual projection of a larger complex of verbal narratives incorporating oratory and symbolic gestures and the quoting of traditional proverbs. More

  • El Pomar Grand Atrium event rental space at the Denver Art Museum
    Event: Lectures & Programs


    Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:00pm7:30pm.

    How can art play a role in helping us see contemporary issues in fresh ways? Find out at Exchange, where we'll take a fast-paced, informal tour led by Denverites and museum staff, followed by a group discussion informed by multiple points of view, including yours. More

  • Technology and Culture Change along the Proto Silk Roads
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Technology and Culture Change along the Proto Silk Roads

    Asian Art Association & Curator's Circle Lecture Series
    Friday, December 15, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

    Dr. Rowan Flad, John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology, Harvard University, shares the findings of his work in Gansu, China, on the Tao River Archaeological Project (TRAP), 2012-2017. More

  • Barbarian Tropes Framed Anew
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Barbarian Tropes Framed Anew

    with Tamara Bentley
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

    Professor Tamara Bentley’s talk will examine three Chinese incised lacquer folding screens produced between 1665 and 1800. All three screens include segments depicting Europeans hunting exotic animals and parading with gifts; two screens specifically indicate that the Europeans are Dutch. More