Special Lectures & Talks
The Denver Art Museum and its Support Groups frequently host special lectures by leaders in their fields.
Based in Vancouver and Berlin, Omer Arbel explores the intrinsic mechanical, physical, and chemical qualities of materials and the treatment of light as a medium. Arbel’s interdisciplinary practice spans architecture, industrial design, materials research, sculpture, and high craft manufacturing. His work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, and the Monte Clark Gallery, among others. More
The Spanish colonies in the Western Hemisphere were tethered to the Old World by fleets of richly laden ships that crossed the Atlantic in peril of violent hurricanes, hidden reefs, and shifting shallows.
From the perspective of a modern shipwreck salvor, the submerged cargoes off the coast of Florida represent a unique window on the cultural nuance and geo-political realities of a bygone era.
In-depth historical research, advanced underwater detection methods, and conservation of delicate artifacts are all required to discover answers to these centuries-old mysteries. More
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
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