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100 Years of Collecting Asian Art

2015 is the centennial anniversary of Asian art at the DAM. More

Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM

Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM

The Denver Art Museum recently announced that three curators joined the museum. Below is a brief introduction. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to get to know them and their growing art collections.

Tianlong Jiao, Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art More

A Fond Farewell to the DAM's Retiring Asian Art Curator Ronald Otsuka

A Fond Farewell to the DAM's Retiring Asian Art Curator Ronald Otsuka

Ronald Otsuka, the DAM's Dr. Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art, started at the Denver Art Museum in 1973, and this month he retires. More

Conversation with Curator: At the Mirror: Reflections of Japan in 20th Century Prints
Event: Tours

Conversation with Curator: At the Mirror: Reflections of Japan in 20th Century Prints

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Join curator Ronald Otsuka for a talk on At the Mirror: Reflections of Japan in 20th Century Prints.

Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of the month.

All Conversations are free with general admission and no reservations are needed.

Meet at 4 pm in the elevator lobby on level two of the Hamilton Building, More

At the Mirror: Reflections of Japan in 20th Century Prints
Exhibition

At the Mirror: Reflections of Japan in 20th Century Prints

Closed on Sep 21, 2014

These prints reveal the changing styles and art movements developed by Japanese printmakers during a 100-year period. The variety of styles reflects the changing appearance of Japan as it embraced modern technology but continued to respect its cultural past. Though woodblock printing has been around for centuries, in the twentieth century, artists played with new subjects and topics that were relevant to a contemporary audience. More

Art, Ritual and Identity in Modern Bhutan

Art, Ritual and Identity in Modern Bhutan

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 12:00pm1:30pm.

In the world of Asian art history, the Himalayan nation of Bhutan is comparatively understudied and often misrepresented as a minor offshoot of its better known neighbors, Tibet, Nepal and India. This talk draws upon the research and experiences of Ariana Maki, associate curator of Asian art at the CU Art Museum, while studying Bhutanese art in situ since 2007, and seeks to demonstrate some of its unique stylistic characteristics as well as its uses in rituals and everyday life. More

A Creative Impulse—Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel Laureate Poet, Musician, and Painter from India

A Creative Impulse—Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel Laureate Poet, Musician, and Painter from India

Speaker Sharmila Roy Pommot
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 7:00pm9:00pm.

Noted scholar and musician Sharmila Roy Pommot grew up at Vishva Bharati University in Shantiniketan, India, which was founded by Rabindranath Tagore (1861‒1941), who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. She studied Tagore’s songs and classical Indian music and her voice has enriched the films of Satyajit Ray, Peter Brook, and others. In her lecture, she will describe Tagore’s creativity in literature, music, and painting.

A reception will be held after the lecture at MAD Beans & Wine Cafe. More

Curator's Circle Lecture: Mystery of Millennium: The Past and Present of Korean Lacquer Art

Curator's Circle Lecture: Mystery of Millennium: The Past and Present of Korean Lacquer Art

Speaker Kim Sungsoo
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Kim Sungsoo is director of the Tongyeong Ottchil Art Museum with its fine collection of modern Korean lacquer art. Born in 1935, he taught for over thirty years in Korea and for the Office National de l’Artisanat Tunisien in 1973‒75. He is currently the chair and professor of Ottchil (lacquer) Arts at Dongbang Graduate University in Seoul. Kim is a pioneer in modernizing contemporary Korean lacquer art. In his lecture, he discusses traditional Korean lacquers and the creative development seen in new artworks.

A reception will follow the lecture. More

Curator's Circle Lecture: Contemporary Lacquer Art of Korea

Curator's Circle Lecture: Contemporary Lacquer Art of Korea

Speaker Kim Inseob
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Born in 1951, Kim Inseob is director of the Korea Academic Institute of Lacquerware, chairman of the Korea Federation of Industrial Arts, and advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister. Among his many honors are the Korea Innovative Executive Grand Prix (2007) and Secretary-General of the National Assembly Achievement Award (2010). In his lecture, Kim will describe the expanding boundaries of contemporary Korean lacquer art that challenge two thousand years of Korean lacquer making traditions.

A reception will follow the lecture. More

Splash Ink with Watercolor: Looking East, Painting West with Ming Franz

Splash Ink with Watercolor: Looking East, Painting West with Ming Franz

Occurs every day through May 4, 2014. Next Occurs on

"Splash Ink with Watercolor" is a blending of Asian black ink and primary watercolors splashed onto layers of Ma (mulberry) or Pi papers, adding finishing touches from both Eastern and Western traditions. Blending black ink and watercolors produces an abstract which can be variously interpreted. It is about freedom, creativity and your imagination. More

Union with the Divine: Art History of Yoga at the DAM

Union with the Divine: Art History of Yoga at the DAM

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 11:00am3:00pm.

This program includes two docent-led tours a lecture and a yoga class. The full program has sold out. Tickets to the lecture only are still available. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist for the whole program, please call 720-913-0130. More

Imagination and Fantasy Flourishing in the Prehistoric Jōmon Culture of Japan

Imagination and Fantasy Flourishing in the Prehistoric Jōmon Culture of Japan

Lecture by Hikaru Hirata-Miyakawa
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

The history of art reflects the evolution of human consciousness. Prehistoric cave paintings and figurines show the consciousness of the people who were wishing to invoke power and certain qualities of nature in order to imbue themselves with such power and qualities. One can observe the similar invocation and the embodiment (imbuement) in the art/artifacts of the Jōmon (縄文) era (14,500 BC to about 300 BC) in Japan. The art of Jōmon culture is filled with powerful imagination and fantasy, no less imaginative than its contemporary counterparts in the west. More

Jingdezhen: China's Porcelain Capital through the Ages

Jingdezhen: China's Porcelain Capital through the Ages

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Tom Whitten, Research Associate to the Asian art department at the DAM and seasoned China scholar, will talk about Jingdezhen, an ancient site of ceramics production, to illuminate contemporary ceramics in terms of the history of ceramic manufacture in China. More

Curator's Circle Lecture: The Iron Powder: The Metamorphosis of Steel in Video Installations & Other Artworks

Curator's Circle Lecture: The Iron Powder: The Metamorphosis of Steel in Video Installations & Other Artworks

Speaker Kim Jongku
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

In his artwork, Kim Jongku crosses various media and does not center on a particular material. He uses black, steel powder—the result of an industrial grinding process—and “writes” calligraphic inscriptions on the floor of a pristine, white environment, as if the iron powder were Chinese ink. Then, using closed-circuit cameras positioned on the floor, Kim projects his constructed vista onto a screen to evoke traditional Korean ink-and-brush painting. More

Spraycan Calligraphy: Graffiti Art from the Middle East

Spraycan Calligraphy: Graffiti Art from the Middle East

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm.

Safa Samiezade-Yazd, Arts, Music and Culture Editor for Aslan Media, an online youth-driven media source providing alternative coverage of the Middle East and its global diaspora communities, holds a B.A. from the University of Denver and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College in Middle Eastern art and culture, relational and community-driven art, and performance and intercultural studies. More

How to Care for Japanese Scrolls and Screens, Part 2 of 2

How to Care for Japanese Scrolls and Screens, Part 2 of 2

In part one of this series, we went over the parts of scrolls and screens and discussed their susceptibilities. Now it’s time to discuss how to examine and clean them. More

Depth & Detail
Exhibition

Depth & Detail

Carved Bamboo from China, Japan & Korea
On View through January 15, 2017

The intricate decoration of the items on view includes religious imagery as well as people, animals, birds, insects, plants, and landscapes that tell stories or have symbolic meaning. More

Art of Asia Tactile Tables (Oct. 6)

Art of Asia Tactile Tables (Oct. 6)

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 10:00am1:00pm.

An opportunity for our blind and low vision visitors to experience our Asia gallery in a hands-on way

Program also offered on Friday, October 4.

Reservations appreciated; please email Sally McCance at smccance@denverartmuseum.org. More

Art of Asia Tactile Tables (Oct. 4)

Art of Asia Tactile Tables (Oct. 4)

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 10:00am1:00pm.

An opportunity for our blind and low vision visitors to experience our Asia gallery in a hands-on way

Program repeats on Sunday, October 6.

Reservations appreciated; please email Sally McCance at smccance@denverartmuseum.org. More

How to Care for Japanese Scrolls & Screens, Part 1 of 2

How to Care for Japanese Scrolls & Screens, Part 1 of 2

In caring for Asian scrolls and screens, it is important to be familiar with their materials and manner of construction. More

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