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Students learning about Japanese art and culture during a field trip at the Denver Art Museum
Field Trip

Japan

Grades K-8

Students are transported to another place and time as they respectfully handle a samurai sword, carefully hold tea bowls, and explore ink painting tools, all while looking closely at historic art of Japan.

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Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM
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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

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

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

Jul 6, 2014–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

Depth & Detail
Exhibition

Depth & Detail

Carved Bamboo from China, Japan & Korea
On View through November 19, 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

Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia
Exhibition

Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia

May 19, 2013–Oct 20, 2013

The use of resist-dye techniques is found in many Asian countries. This exhibition highlights eye-dazzling textiles from various cultural traditions, including weavings from Uzbekistan and Japan. Several of the garments in the exhibition are made with ikat—fabrics with patterns created by dyeing the threads before they are woven into cloth.

Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia is part of the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. More

The Craft and Care of East Asian Lacquer
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The Craft and Care of East Asian Lacquer

East Asian lacquer has very particular conservation concerns due to the nature of its materials and construction. To care for it most effectively, it is important to understand how it is made and what factors contribute to its degradation over time. More

All That Glistens
Exhibition

All That Glistens

A Century of Japanese Lacquer
Nov 18, 2012–Sep 7, 2016

The 30 artworks in this exhibition reveal the versatility of lacquer as a medium used by Japanese artists to create containers, trays, plaques, braziers, and screens of enduring beauty. More

Texture & Tradition
Exhibition

Texture & Tradition

Japanese Woven Bamboo
Jul 30, 2011–Jul 28, 2013

Focusing on Japanese woven bamboo, over 70 beautiful pieces will be displayed in this installation, including baskets, screens, trays, containers, accessories, hand warmers, and a chair. Among the works on view are pieces by basket makers who have been designated Living National Treasures. Texture and Tradition: Japanese Woven Bamboo highlights works from the Lutz Bamboo Collection and gifts from Paul M. Hoff III and Hazel W. Hoff in memory of Paul M. Hoff Jr. More

Blue & White: A Ceramic Journey
Exhibition

Blue & White: A Ceramic Journey

Jun 11, 2011–Oct 14, 2012

The technique of creating blue-and-white ceramics was a great innovation of Chinese ceramic history and they became a vital component of China’s export trade. Blue and White: A Ceramic Journey conveys the popularity of blue-and-white pottery throughout the centuries in different parts of the world. The exhibit will feature objects ranging from early periods of blue-and-white ceramic production to present day examples. More

Asian Art
Collection

Asian Art

Jesse and Nellie Shwayder Galleries, William Sharpless Jackson Jr. Gallery, Walter + Mona Lutz Gallery & Bj Averitt Gallery, Level 5, North Building

The Denver Art Museum's Asian art collection originated in 1915 with a donation of Chinese and Japanese art objects from a single passionate collector and has broadened to include works from the entire Asian continent. Spanning a period from the fourth millennium B.C. to the present, these objects illustrate the wide-ranging achievements of Asian artists and artisans. More