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Circulación: Movement of Ideas, Art and People in Spanish America

Circulación: Movement of Ideas, Art and People in Spanish America

16th Annual Mayer Center Symposium
Friday, October 21, 2016Saturday, October 22, 2016.

The movement of artwork and artists, as well as the circulation of ideas and ideologies, shaped culture in Spanish America. A group of international scholars will assemble in Denver to explore topics related to artistic exchange, ranging from local interactions to global networks, and their influence on the art and architecture of the region. Organized by Jorge Rivas Perez, Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art, Denver Art Museum.

The symposium will take place Friday 9:30 am-5:30 pm and Saturday 9:30 am-12:30 pm. More

Young Dancers at the Denver Art Museum for Dia del Nino

Join the Denver Art Museum for Día del Niño

Sunday, April 24, 10 am–5 pm

Includes a variety of performances and free general admission to non-ticketed exhibitions at the DAM, History Colorado, Byers-Evans House Museum, and the Clyfford Still Museum. More

Four Hundred Rabbits: A Critical Analysis of the Drunken Indian Image in New Spain

with James Córdova
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

Dr. James Córdova looks critically at the role early New-Spanish images and texts played in the invention of the "drunken Indian" stereotype. More

Mindful Looking

Mindful Looking

 Garden Party screen
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join teaching specialist Molly Medakovich as she leads an in-depth exploration of a piece in our Spanish Colonial collection. More

Virgin Mary Spinning, Peru, circa 1700

Drop-In Writing: The Eyes Have It

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

We'll look into the eyes of various portraits from the Spanish Colonial art collection and use them as inspiration to develop characters and emotions in our sketches. More

Art & About Tour
Event: Access

Art & About Tour

Spanish Colonial
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Art & About tours are designed for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. In June, we'll unfold the story behind the folded screen in our Spanish Colonial art collection. More

Art and Politics in Late 18th-Century New Spain

The Question of Sources, Subject, and Form in the Curious Equestrian Portrait of Viceroy Bernardo de Galvez
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 2:30pm4:30pm.

Ray Hernández-Durán, Associate Professor at University of New Mexico, will discuss the Galvez portrait's dissonant attributes in relation to its context of production, and the political environment of late colonial New Spain. More

Continuity and Creativity: Andean Tapestries in the Catholic Church

With Maya Stanfield-Mazzi
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 2:30pm4:30pm.

In 16th and 17th century Peru, Inca weavers began to create tapestries to adorn newly built Christian churches. Their works came out of the Inca tradition but responded to a variety of imported textile types. Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, associate professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida, will discuss surviving examples and documentary traces of these tapestries. More

Three magi on horseback

Newly Conserved Magi on View at the Denver Art Museum

Learn how the DAM conserved these three kings from the 1700s and see them at the museum. More

Ecuadorian headboard before treatment

Putti to Parlors: Conserving Spanish Colonial Furniture

With Senior Objects Conservator Gina Laurin
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 2:30pm4:30pm.

This presentation by senior objects conservator Gina Laurin will outline the collaborative approach taken between the DAM's curatorial and conservation departments in treating furniture pieces from the Museum's Spanish Colonial collection. More

Tactile Tables: Spanish Colonial Art
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: Spanish Colonial Art

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Experience Spanish Colonial art in a hands-on way, facilitated by specially trained docents. Open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind or have low vision. More

Tactile Tables: Spanish Colonial Art
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: Spanish Colonial Art

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Experience Spanish Colonial art in a hands-on way, facilitated by specially trained docents. Open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind or have low vision. More

Americas Latino Eco Festival Poster

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the DAM

We invite you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Denver Art Museum with special events and exhibitions. More

Holguín's Cristo de Gracia and Reflections of Spain in the New World

with Jeffrey Schrader, Associate Professor of Art History, CU-Denver
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

Jeffrey Schrader, Associate Prof of Art History at CU-Denver, will speak on "Holguín's Cristo de Gracia and Reflections of Spain in the New World."

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

Call 720-913-0130 for tickets. More

Arrangements of Flower-themed Artworks
Exhibition

Arrangements

Closed on Oct 11, 2015

Arrangements of flower-themed artwork will be on view throughout the Denver Art Museum this summer as part of the campus-wide celebration of flowers and in conjunction with In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism.

These installations highlight the DAM's vast and varied collections by spotlighting groupings of artworks from all over the world and across time that embrace the flower as subject matter.

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Tapestry Video 3: A Plan for Repair

Tapestry Video 3: A Plan for Repair

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the Denver Art Museum’s staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery). More

Tapestry Video 2:  Discovering Symbols & Motifs

Tapestry Video 2: Discovering Symbols & Motifs

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the Denver Art Museum's staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery). More

Tapestry Video 1: Clues about the Creation & Use

Tapestry Video 1: Clues about the Creation & Use

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the Denver Art Museum’s staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery). More

Conserving a Spanish Colonial Table Cover (Videos)

Conserving a Spanish Colonial Table Cover (Videos)

In preparation for Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry, opening May 31, the museum’s staff have been working on a Spanish Colonial table cover in PreVIEW (a behind-the-scenes visible staging area in our textile art gallery).

Curators have examined it and explored its history, and textile art conservators have been testing and repairing the tapestry. Follow this series of blogs to track their progress. More

Mysteries of the Magi: Conservation Treatment and Technical Analysis of Ecuadorian Polychromy

with Courtney Murray
Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

Courtney Murray, Samuel H. Kress Post-graduate Fellow in Objects Conservation at the DAM, will discuss the conservation treatment and technical study of a set of six 18th-century painted and gilded wooden sculptures from Ecuador. The small devotional sculptures depict the three Magi and their respective horses.

Purchase tickets at the door. Free for Alianza members, $5 for DAM members, $10 for nonmembers, $3 for students with ID. More

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