Special Lectures & Talks

Special Lectures & Talks

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

  • 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

  • Huron artist, Table covering, mid-1800s
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    The Customs of Our Ancestors: The Wendat Art of Moose Hair Embroidery

    with Annette de Stecher
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 1:00pm2:00pm.

    Moose hair embroidery is among the least studied and written about forms of visual art by Indigenous women of the Eastern Woodlands. Created as domestic objects or commercial souvenirs, scholars have only recently begun to consider these categories suitable subjects for academic study. To push beyond the conventions of the Western art historical canon, researchers must use innovative approaches to their study. 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

  • On Shade: Curators Discuss Clyfford Still and Mark Bradford
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    On Shade: Curators Discuss Clyfford Still and Mark Bradford

    Friday, May 12, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

    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 the two-venue exhibition Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford. More

  • What Was the Terracotta Army For?
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    What Was the Terracotta Army For?

    Asian Art Association and Curator’s Circle Lecture Series
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

    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