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