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Curators to Discuss Denver & New York Connections to The American West in Bronze

Curators to Discuss Denver & New York Connections to The American West in Bronze

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition, The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, in two upcoming talks with the curators. More

Spanish Colonial Statue Paintings from the Americas

with Josef Diaz
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

During the Colonial period, "dressed-statue" paintings of the Virgin Mary became extremely popular in the Americas. They depicted various images of Mary that had gained a wide following on account or miracles ascribed to them. This talk will explore the genre of "dressed statue" paintings as well as specific examples

Purchase tickets at the door. Free for Alianza members, $5 for DAM members, $3 for students, $10 for others.

Sponsored by Alianza de las Artes Americanas, a DAM support group. More

An Evening with Claire Wesselmann and Jeffrey Sturges

An Evening with Claire Wesselmann and Jeffrey Sturges

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 7:00pm9:00pm.

Join the DAM Contemporaries for a special program with Claire Wesselmann, in conjunction with Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective. Learn more about this prolific artist from his widow and former model, who appears in many of the works that will be on view at the DAM.

Claire and Jeffrey Sturges, Studio Manager of the Estate of Tom Wesselmann, will share memories and insights about Tom Wesselmann at this special lecture a few days before the exhibition opens. More

Anderman Photography Lecture Series: Michael Collins

Anderman Photography Lecture Series: Michael Collins

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm.

British photographer Michael Collins draws upon the descriptive tradition of the medium to create monumental, color works that are exacting in their presentation. With subject matter that includes industrial structures, London cityscapes, and views on the Hoo Peninsula, Collins employs the camera’s potential for accuracy and ability to capture more detail than the eye can see to encourage slow looking—an act he considers essential to understanding photography. More

A History of Frames

A History of Frames

A lecture by Michael Gregory
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

The illustrated talk will provide a survey of the history of frame styles and framing practices, from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Reference will be made to the frame in the context of historic interior design and the development of ornament, collectors and their taste in framing and the relationship between artists and their frames. Carving, gilding and decorative techniques in frame making will also be discussed.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis. More

Anderman Photography Lecture Series: Chuck Forsman

Anderman Photography Lecture Series: Chuck Forsman

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm.

The Anderman Photography Lecture Series will present quarterly talks by the preeminent creators and thinkers in photography today.

For over 40 years, Chuck Forsman has been a pioneering landscape artist whose paintings and photographs engage environmental and land-use issues from a unique viewpoint. His eye for form, detail, and the occasional quiet joke challenge ordinary perceptions of landscape and community and awaken a new sense of how and where we live. More

Sebastian López de Arteaga, Saint Michael and the Bull, c.1650, Mexico.  Oil on canvas; 75 x 61 in.  Gift of Robert J. Stroessner & Frank Barrows Freyer by exchange, and lent by Frederick and Jan Mayer.

Removing Bad Spray Tans and Fly Specks: Conserving Spanish Colonial Art

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

Cynthia Lawrence has treated several paintings in the Denver Art Museum's Spanish Colonial collection of art. She will be presenting examples of how conserving these paintings helps to preserve the artist's original intent for the artwork, stabilizing fragile paintings, removing years of dirt and grime and later applied surface coatings, and revealing original colors, beautiful compositional details, and artists' technique and brushwork.

Free for Alianza members, $5 DAM members, $10 others. Purchase tickets at the door. More

Stone of Heaven and Earth: The Symbolism of Jade in Ancient Maya Thought

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

In his presentation, Dr. Karl Taube will discuss recent discoveries of jade sources in the Motagua of eastern Guatemala, as well as technical aspects of working the stone along with its sensual qualities concerning touch and sound as well as sight. In addition, he will also describe in detail some of the major symbolic themes of this stone among the ancient Maya, along with jade being related to maize and the ethereal soul spirit of breath and wind.

Free for Alianza members, $5 DAM members, $10 others. Purchase tickets at the door 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

Aboriginal Art, Past and Present

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 10:00am11:30am.

Dr. J. Chris Anderson, former Curator and CEO of Australia's second largest museum, the South Australian Museum in Adelaide, will speak on the central Australian Aboriginal Acrylic Movement in the 1980s and its strong links to traditional symbolism and culture.

Doors open at 9:30 am.

Open to all DAM members.

Free. Space is limited; first-come seating.

Sponsored by Friends of Painting and Sculpture, a DAM support group. 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

Behind-the-Scenes at the DAM: Passport to Paris

Behind-the-Scenes at the DAM: Passport to Paris

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

An art collector with a rhinoceros ranch in Kenya? Impressionist masterworks right in our own backyard? Angelica Daneo, associate curator of painting and sculpture at the Denver Art Museum, will share these and other behind-the-scenes stories of Passport to Paris, on view at the DAM October 27–February 9.

Free admission; no reservations required.

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Logan Lecture: Lin Tianmiao

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 7:30pm9:00pm.

Lin Tianmiao is one of only a handful of Chinese women artists of her generation, born in the 1960s, to have emerged during the 1990s when the Chinese art world was gaining substantial international recognition. Her works over the past 20 years are as much about her personal journey as an artist as they are about a desire to articulate broader social issues. More

Cosmic Energy = Heart:

Cosmic Energy = Heart:

Beauty in Japanese Bamboo Art (Curator's Circle Lecture)
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

Note: On July 19, please plan for extra time to park and expect temporary street closures near the museum for the Biennial of the Americas' Denver Night event in the Civic Center Park area and multiple events at the museum. More

Lecture by Photographer Duane Michals (SOLD OUT)

Lecture by Photographer Duane Michals (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

Internationally renowned photographer and DU alumni Duane Michals discusses his eight-decade life and career as a self-described "expressionist." Blurring the lines between photography and philosophy, Michal's imagery encompasses iconic text-and-image sequences, commercial portraiture, and most recently Japanese-inspired compositions coupled with Haiku poetry.

ASL translation will be provided.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 students with ID, $10 for DAM members and Colorado Photographic Arts Center members, $15 others. More

Becoming Van Gogh: The Roots of His Trademark Style

Becoming Van Gogh: The Roots of His Trademark Style

Lecture with Professor Judy Sund
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

Over the course of his remarkably short painter’s career, Vincent van Gogh radically revised his means and manner, replacing the dark palette and crusty surfaces of early works with increasingly vivid hues, calligraphically applied. The seeds of Van Gogh’s signature style—gathered in Paris in 1886 and 1887—took root and saw full flower in Provence in 1888. Prof. Sund will discuss the process by which a transplanted Dutch provincial merged aspects of French Impressionist, post-Impressionist, and japoniste art to become Van Gogh. More

Laura Letinsky Photography Lecture

Laura Letinsky Photography Lecture

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:00pm8:30pm.

Laura Letinsky’s photography has evolved from studies in melancholy and absence to subtle, yet surprising, explorations of perception, color and space. Wavering between flatness and volume, her photographs contain mysteries that challenge viewers to keep looking and asking questions about how we see. More

Memories from Madeleine Albright's Visit at the DAM

Memories from Madeleine Albright's Visit at the DAM

Note: Karen Gilkey’s job at the Denver Art Museum is to ensure events run smoothly. Here, she shares her experience in working with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright when she was at the DAM on April 14 for a member event for the opening of Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection. The exhibition is open through June 17.

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Collecting Islamic Art for the Denver Art Museum: The Gifts of Bj Averitt

Curator's Circle Lecture
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

Eleanor Sims will present a Curator’s Circle lecture on “Collecting Islamic Art for the Denver Art Museum: The Gifts of Bj Averitt.” Free with museum admission, but reservations are required.

A reception at Mad Beans across Martin Plaza will follow, 8-9 pm. Both are free to the public, but reservations are required. For more information, e-mail jgottshalk@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0040. More

Once the Buddha Was a Monkey: The Many Lives of the Buddha in Early Buddhist Art

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Susan L. Huntington, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University and a specialist in Buddhist art and the art of South Asia, will look at representations of some of the Buddha’s animal incarnations, which he took prior to his human lives, in artworks, focusing primarily on the early Buddhist art of India (ca. 1st century BCE through 1st century CE). More