TAG: European and American art

Vittore Carpaccio, The Flight into Egypt, about 1515

Gold Ground to Naturalism in Renaissance Venice

Lecture by Dr. William Barcham
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

Between about 1460 and 1520, painters in Venice generated a remarkable transformation, abandoning gold ground painting for a natural-looking reality by favoring the light and shadow animating the landscaped world and absorbing advances in perspective allowing them to represent believable three-dimensional space on flat surfaces. More

Tactile Tables: European & American Art
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: European & American Art

Occurs every day through August 13, 2016. Next Occurs on Friday, August 12, 2016 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Get hands on with art! This August will feature objects from the European & American Art galleries. More

Mindful Looking

Scott Fraser’s Three Fishermen
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join Teaching Specialist Molly Medakovich for an in-depth exploration of Scott Fraser’s Three Fishermen. More

The Vision of Tundale by a follower of Bosch

Celebrating the Art & Influence of Hieronymus Bosch

See a work by one of Bosch's followers on view at the DAM. More

Jefferson Rubin. Photo by David Schler.

Frammenti Della Vita: Jefferson Rubin 

Documentary Film
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 5:30pm6:30pm.

Filmed in Italy and Colorado, this documentary, produced by CPT12PBS, reveals the fascinating life story of neo-classical sculptor Jefferson Rubin. Jefferson named the male and female torsos that he created Frammenti. His work was at once classical and contemporary. More

View of North Building level 6 gallery

New Display of American & European Impressionist Paintings at the DAM

See works by Claude Monet, Eugène Boudin, and others. More

Rembrandt Harmens Van Rijn, Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife, 1634

Spot the Difference: The Making of a Rembrandt Catalogue

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 5:30pm6:30pm.

Rembrandt scholar Dr. Jaco Rutgers will discuss his recent work on the production of the newly published catalogue raisonné of Rembrandt’s etchings (2013). This new edition, compiled in collaboration with Dr. Erik Hinterding, comprises of seven volumes with more than 2200 pages and is expected to be the standard reference work on the subject for the years to come. More

Mindful Looking

Mindful Looking

Albert Bierstadt's Estes Park, Long’s Peak
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join interpretive specialist Molly Medakovich as she leads an in-depth exploration of Albert Bierstadt's 1877 painting of Estes Park, Long’s Peak. More

Raymond Jonson, Pueblo Series, Acoma, 1927.

Mindful Looking

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join interpretive specialist Molly Medakovich as she leads an in-depth exploration of Raymond Jonson's 1927 painting, Pueblo Series, Acoma. More

Gustave Doré, The Family of Street Acrobats: the injured child, about 1873

Mindful Looking

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join interpretive specialist Molly Medakovich as she leads an in-depth exploration of Gustave Doré’s dramatic painting, The Family of Street Acrobats: the Injured Child (La Famille du Saltimbanque: L'Enfant Blessé) (1873). More


A lecture by Dean Sobel, Director of the Clyfford Still Museum
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

As the exhibition Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio demonstrates, various forms of innovative representational art thrived during this same period and, since the 1960s, have risen to make “realism” a dominant force in recent art. This slide-illustrated discussion presented by Dean Sobel, director of the Clyfford Still Museum, will consider European movements like “New Objectivity” and Surrealism and their responses to abstraction, as well as single figures who stand at the forefront of this parallel development in 20th century art and beyond. More

Jamie Wyeth in front of the title wall for the exhibition

'My Father Would Have Adored It': Jamie Wyeth on the DAM's Exhibition

In town for the opening of the Wyeth exhibition, Jamie Wyeth spoke with us about how the Denver Art Museum interpreted his and his late father's work. More

Jamie Wyeth speaking at media preview of Wyeth exhibition

A Sneak Peek into the Wondrous World of the Wyeths

On November 5 we invited the media to a preview of Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio, opening November 8. Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM, Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture, and Jamie Wyeth led the tour through the exhibition. More

Drop-In Drawing: Portraits

Drop-In Drawing: Portraits

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Explore unique facial features through a tutorial on portrait drawing. More

Jamie Wyeth, Portrait of Lady

Wyeth-Related Events, Programs & Tours

Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio is on view November 8, 2015 through February 7, 2016. Enhance your visit with Wyeth-inspired learning opportunities and creative activities. More

Drop-In Drawing: Hyperrealism

Drop-In Drawing: Hyperrealism

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Learn how to draw a still-life object hyperrealistically by exploring the concept of trompe l’oeil in the European and American art galleries. More

Attributed to Antonio Mor, Portrait of a Man as Saint Sebastian, about 1554-60

Conversation with Curator: Allegories into Art

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 4:00pm4:45pm.

The Berger Collection’s intriguing Portrait of a Man as Saint Sebastian is the focus of a talk by collection curator Kathleen Stuart. Explore what it might mean to have yourself portrayed as an allegorical figure – a saint, or a sinner, or a mythical hero. More

Detail of Bouquet of Lilies and Roses in a Basket on a Chiffonier

6 Tips for Delighting in the Details in In Bloom 

I’ll never forget when I first discovered the nearly microscopic ant perched on a leaf in Gerard van Spaendonck’s Basket of Flowers on an Alabaster Pedestal, one of the magnificent still life paintings on view in In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism. I’d been spending some quality time with the works on view in anticipation of training our docents to give member tours, and as my eye scanned the elaborately detailed painting, it rested on this easily overlooked detail. More

Making His Mark: Castiglione’s Draftsmanship in Context

Making His Mark: Castiglione’s Draftsmanship in Context

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 5:30pm6:30pm.

Defying categorization, Castiglione’s innovative pen and brush technique blurs the lines between drawing and painting. Laura Giles, Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Princeton University Art Museum, will explore Castiglione’s extraordinary graphic genius in the context of other master Baroque draftsmen, including Bernini, Pietro da Cortona, and Guercino. Her lecture also will consider his sources of inspiration and his impact on subsequent artists.

Doors open at 5 pm.

Free with general admission; first-come seating.


In Bloom Gallery Game

Make Like a Bee & Buzz through In Bloom with Interactive Gallery Game

If you're visiting the museum with kids and looking for fun, interactive ways to engage with art, be sure to check out In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism.