Special Lectures & Talks

Special Lectures & Talks

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

  • Horse bridle and reins, unknown Crow artist, no date
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    The Art and History of Apsáalooke Horse Gear

    with Tim McCleary
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

    Join us as we trace the history and visual arts of horse gear among the Apsáalooke or Crow Indians of Montana with Dr. Tim McCleary. First acquired in the early 1700s, by the 1800s the Apsáalooke had the largest herds on the Northern Plains and the horse continues to play a central role in their lives, arts, and culture. More

  • Spanish Colonial Shipwrecks of Florida
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Spanish Colonial Shipwrecks of Florida

    with Mel King
    Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:30pm3:00pm.

    Spain’s American colonies formed the center of a trade network that spanned the globe. Fleets of wooden sailing ships were responsible for carrying rich cargoes of New World bullion and fine European and Asian goods, and guarding them from the ever-present threat of pirates. More

  • Wendy Red Star, Pretty Medicine Pipe & Old Crow (1873 Crow Delegation), 2017
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Wendy Red Star: Decolonizing Photography

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

    Historical photography of Native people is widespread and many of these images become iconic and appropriated as part of American popular culture. But what is missing from our understanding of these photographs? More

  • Hanuman Flies to the Himalayas for Magical Herbs
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe

    Asian Art Association and Curator’s Circle Lecture Series
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

    Demons and monkeys battle. Noblemen and women fall in love, perform valiant deeds, and sometimes betray each other. Both the magical events of the world of superheroes and real human experiences familiar to us all fill the stories of the legendary Indian prince Rama. More

  • Iconoclasm’s Aftermath: The Reuse of Pre-Columbian Sculpture in Colonial Mexico City
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Iconoclasm’s Aftermath: The Reuse of Pre-Columbian Sculpture in Colonial Mexico City

    with Sara Ryu
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm7:45pm.

    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