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.More
Nearly 70 Japanese woodblock prints from the Denver Art Museum's collection were exhibited together for the first time in 2014. More
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
One of our recent Artwork of the Week picks on Facebook, a Japanese fireman’s coat from the late 1800s or early 1900s, sparked much interest within our Facebook community. Due to the positive feedback and dialogue the DAM staff received, we thought we’d share additional information on this artwork, including detail photos of the coat. More
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
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
In caring for Asian scrolls and screens, it is important to be familiar with their materials and manner of construction. More
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
Join curator Ronald Otsuka for a tour of All That Glistens: A Century of Japanese Lacquer. The 30 stunning artworks in this exhibition reveal the versatility of lacquer as a media used by Japanese artists to create containers, trays, plaques, braziers, and screens.
Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of every month.
All Conversations are free with general admission and no reservations are needed.
Meet at 4 pm on level five of the North Building.
For information, call 720-913-0130. More
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
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