Special Lectures & Talks

Special Lectures & Talks

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

  • Edgar Degas, Fourth Position Front, on the Left Leg, probably cast c. 1921 (original wax modelled c. 1885-90), copper alloy © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Degas and Dance

    Friday, September 8, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

    Degas scholars Richard Kendall and Jill DeVonyar will lecture on Degas's fascination with the world of ballet. Kendall is considered one of the world's leading scholars on Degas; the lecture will be accompanied by former ballerina DeVonyer's demonstration of the various poses Degas took pains to depict. More

  • Steam Baths and Caves
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    Steam Baths and Caves

    with Dr. John Henderson
    Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:30pm7:45pm.

    Both before and after the Spanish invasion, steam baths in Mesoamerican households have been used for a variety of hygienic, medicinal, and ritual activities, especially involving women in late stages of pregnancy, new mothers, and infants. More

  • Artifacts recovered from a shipwreck in Cambodia. Courtesy of Dr Bong.
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Cambodian Cultural Heritage: Pre-Angkor to Today

    Asian Art Association & Curator's Circle Lecture Series
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

    Dr. Sovath Bong, archaeologist and President of the Royal University of Fine Arts, Kingdom of Cambodia, invites us to explore the wonders of Cambodia’s past with him. More

  • Exterior view of the North Building in the evening at sunset.
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Architects' Lecture on North Building Project

    Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:00pm4:00pm.

    The design for the North Building project was conceived by Fentress Architects of Denver and Machado Silvetti of Boston. Inspired by the building’s original architect, Gio Ponti, the design plan references shapes and volumes in Ponti’s original design, adapted to suit the needs of today’s museum visitors and beyond.

    Learn more about the vision for this iconic Denver structure during these free lectures by the architects. More

  • Whirlwind: Where are we and how did we get here?
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Whirlwind: Where are we and how did we get here?

    One Painter's Perspective with Jordan Wolfson
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:00pm7:30pm.

    Have you found yourself ever wondering about what is going on in the art world today and how did we get here? In a fast-paced presentation, contemporary artist Jordan Wolfson will provide one painter’s imagined journey from the advent of Modernity into the first decades of the twenty-first century.

    Exploring a variety of cultural and social influences, Wolfson will give a context for our current contemporary situation of aesthetics and beyond. More

  • Francisco Clapera, De Morisco, y Espanola, Alvina, about 1785
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    Windows on Daily Life: Casta Paintings from 18th Century Mexico

    with Dr. Donna Pierce
    Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:30pm7:45pm.

    This lecture will show examples from many different sets of casta paintings including the only full set of 16 paintings in the United States in the Mayer Collection at the Denver Art Museum. More