TAG: Asian art

Gonkar Gyatso, Shamble of Modern Times, 2008
Event: Lectures & Programs

From Ink to Stickers: Contemporary Tibetan Artist Gonkar Gyatso

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Contemporary Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso will discuss his work as it has evolved from his formal training in brush painting in China to the influence of pop culture and street art in the West. More

Hung Liu, We Have Been Naught We Shall Be All (triptych detail), 2007
Event: Lectures & Programs

Logan Lecture: Hung Liu

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Hung Liu is known for paintings based on historical Chinese photographs. Her work challenges the authority of documentary images by subjecting them to the more reflective process of painting. She will present a brief survey of her art work over the last four decades, from China to the U.S., from Socialist Realism to Social Realism. More

Portrait of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, 1599. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Curator's Circle: Portrait of Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Focusing on the commemorative function of Japanese portraits, this lecture explores the great warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-98). Yuki Morishima, Assistant Curator at Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, leads us into this fascinating world. More

Tibetan text.
Event: Lectures & Programs

The Art of Tibetan Woodblock Printing

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

DU visiting assistant professor Benjamin Nourse will explore the world of Tibetan printed books, from the production of hand-carved printing blocks to the various printing styles that emerged among the great Tibetan printing centers. More

Drop-In Drawing: Transparency
Event: Lectures & Programs

Drop-In Drawing: Transparency

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Explore the transparent surface of Mylar to create compelling layers of blurred and crisp marks, using the Asian Art collection as inspiration. More

Karatsu ware ewer or freshwater jar
Event: Lectures & Programs

Charles Lang Freer and Japanese Ceramics: A Visiting Curator’s Perspective

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 5:30pm8:00pm.

Louise A. Cort, Curator of Ceramics at the Smithsonian’s Freer/Sackler Galleries, will consider Charles Lang Freer’s collecting of Japanese ceramics—both successes and pitfalls—and ask how his choices stand up to a century of hindsight. More

Announcing 3 New Curators at the DAM
Blog: Behind the Scenes

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

Event: Special Events

Hmong American Association of Colorado Embroidery Demonstration

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 11:00am1:00pm.

In conjunction with Judy King’s lecture on Aug. 19, special guest artists from the Hmong American Association of Colorado (HMAAC) will conduct a live demonstration of Hmong embroidery and also will be available for an informal question & answer session. This is a rare opportunity to speak with Hmong artists and to see firsthand their traditional textile techniques and contemporary variations. More

Event: Lectures (old category)

Patterns of the High Plateau: An Introduction to the Culture and Costumes of China’s Miao and Hmong Nationalities

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Judy King has twenty-five years of experience photographing, studying, and collecting textiles in the Qian Dong Nan region of Guizhou. Over the years she has cultivated close relationships with people of the Miao, Hmong, Yao, Dong and Gejia nationalities. Although Guizhou is one of the most economically challenged provinces in China, the minority people have a rich history in the vibrant expression of their cultural identities. More

Last Emperor Puyi and Last Empress Wanrong.  Courtesy of Professor Wang Qingxiang.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Last Empress in Qipao: From Manchu to China Chic

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Author and independent curator Sally Yu Leung will explore the origins and modern-day interpretation of the qipao (Mandarin gown/cheongsam) through the influence of the last Chinese Empress, Wanrong. More

Samurai: Armor from The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Exhibition

Samurai

Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Mar 6, 2016–Jun 5, 2016

This exhibition tells the iconic story of Japanese samurai through 140 objects from one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of samurai armor and accoutrements in the world. More

Focus on the Lotus and Other Plants in Asian Art
Event: Lectures (old category)

Focus on the Lotus and Other Plants in Asian Art

with Kathy Keeler
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:00pm2:00pm.

Join Dr. Kathy Keeler, Professor Emerita University of Nebraska, School of Biological Sciences, aka The Wandering Botanist, in an exploration of the plants and flowers found in Asian art.

This lecture will touch on identification and meaning to be found in the lotus, chrysanthemum, peony, and other important plants in Asian art. (The tour portion of the program is filled.) More

Union with the Divine: The Art History of Yoga at the DAM
Event: Lectures (old category)

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

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:30am3:00pm.

If you can’t make the Hanuman Festival in Boulder, or if you want to explore another aspect of yoga—yoga as portrayed in art—join the Asian Art Association in an hour of interpretation of Indian art forms by Sarah Magnatta, University of Denver, docent-led tours of the Indian Folk and Classical Indian Galleries of the DAM, and a yoga class led by Kristin Bonk Fong. An afternoon of yoga in art without the Boulder turnpike traffic jam.

This is a reprise of a popular program from spring 2014.

Doors open at 11am; full program runs 11:30am-3 pm. More

Reconstructing the All-Knowing Buddha: Piecing Together the History of an Object
Event: Lectures (old category)

Reconstructing the All-Knowing Buddha: Piecing Together the History of an Object

with Karl Debreczeny
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Karl Debreczeny, senior curator at the Rubin Museum of Art, will lead the audience through a visual analysis of a set of 54 paintings obtained in 1923 in “Eastern Mongolia” by a Belgian missionary. Unknown to the missionary they illustrate visualization, a creative meditative process that otherwise occurs only in the mind’s eye. This beautifully illustrated step-by-step guide to this practice thus provides a unique view of Tibetan Buddhist meditation and ritual, normally instruction restricted to oral transmission and not meant to be depicted. More

Event: Lectures (old category)

From the Shadows of War: Three Japanese-American Artists

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 5:30pm7:30pm.

Little more than two months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, fear and racist propaganda culminated in Executive Order 9066, which enabled the forced removal of 110,000 people of Japanese descent from the West Coast. Little more than two months later they were gone. More

Tibetan Contemporary Art
Event: Lectures (old category)

Tibetan Contemporary Art

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Born in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tsherin Sherpa studied traditional Tibetan thangka painting from age 12, with a short foray to Taiwan to study Mandarin and Computer Science in his 20s. After his return to Nepal and subsequent move to the US in 1998, Tsherin continued working and teaching as a thangka artist, but in recent years has explored the detachment experience caused by the Tibetan Diaspora in relation to the traditional art. His classical images of Tibetan deities morph into a swirling abstract form that illustrates this sense of groundlessness. More

Embracing Ryoan-ji
Event: Lectures (old category)

Embracing Ryoan-ji

with Andrew Svedlow
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Andrew Svedlow, Professor of Art History and formerly Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts at the University of Northern Colorado, explores the history of the revered rock garden at the Ryoan-ji Temple located in Kyoto, Japan, and the aesthetics which underlie this iconic stone garden. Unfolding the significant connections between aesthetic theories at the time of the creation of the garden and the resonation of those ideas provides some insight into a contemporary sensibility about nature, art, and the place of contemplation in the aesthetic experience. More