TAG: Spanish Colonial art

Cristóbal de Villalpando, The Virgin of Valvanera, about 1710, Mexico, oil paint on canvas. Gift of the Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer, 2008.832.

Revealing a Mexican Masterpiece

The Virgin of Valvanera
Opens September 24, 2017

This exhibition showcases a painting from the DAM's Spanish Colonial art collection attributed to Cristóbal de Villalpando. This large-scale oil painting made in colonial Mexico around 1700 recently underwent conservation funded by a grant from Bank of America’s Art Conservation Project. More

Francisco Clapera, De Morisco, y Espanola, Alvina, about 1785
Event: Lectures & Programs

Windows on Daily Life: Casta Paintings from 18th Century Mexico

with Dr. Donna Pierce
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:30pm7:45pm.

This lecture will show examples from many different sets of casta paintings including the only full set of 16 paintings in the United States in the Mayer Collection at the Denver Art Museum. More

Photograph of artist Carlos Frésquez with his artwork in the background.
Lesson Spark

The Magic of Discovery

Carlos Frésquez is a local artist who participated in the Cuatro[4] series of installations. Find out how he was inspired early on to make art. 

Carlos Frésquez, exploring identity and place through his work, remembers his first experiences with art. His kindergarten teacher made art magical and let him discover color mixing.

Mateo Pérez de Alesio, Virgen de la Leche, Lima, Peru, circa 1600.
Event: Members

Member Lecture

 Evolving Canon: The Madonna in the Viceroyalty of Peru with Jorge Rivas Pérez
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 1:00pm2:30pm.

Jorge Rivas Pérez, the Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art, will share his curatorial insights on paintings depicting the Virgin Mary from the Viceroyalty of Peru. More

Las Almas de los muertos installation
Blog: en español


Celebra tu creatividad y cultura cada primer sábado del mes con actividades bilingües para toda la familia. Visítanos el 5 de noviembre y participa en las siguientes actividades. More

Novohispanic Franciscan Martyr Portraits of New Mexico: The Politics of a Hagiographical Misery
Event: Lectures & Programs

Novohispanic Franciscan Martyr Portraits of New Mexico: The Politics of a Hagiographical Misery

with Emmanuel Ortega
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

In the middle of the eighteenth century, Franciscan martyr portraits became popular in monastic spaces of the Spanish viceroyalties of central Mexico. To visually construct the meritorious life of these martyrs, artists drew inspiration from hagiographic chronicles that featured the graphic depiction of the gruesome deaths of friars. More

Iconoclasm’s Aftermath: The Reuse of Pre-Columbian Sculpture in Colonial Mexico City
Event: Lectures & Programs

Iconoclasm’s Aftermath: The Reuse of Pre-Columbian Sculpture in Colonial Mexico City

with Sara Ryu
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm7:45pm.

In the decades following the Spanish conquest of Mexico (1519-1521), many pre-Columbian stone sculptures in the immediate vicinity of Mexico-Tenochtitlan were unmoored from their specific contexts, subjected to physical manipulations, and endowed with new functions. With the surviving evidence for reuse plentiful and diverse, this lecture by Sara Ryu will examine the afterlives of specific Mexica sculptures in the viceregal capital, and develop a sense of their distinct rhetorical strategies. More

Spanish Colonial Shipwrecks of Florida
Event: Lectures & Programs

Spanish Colonial Shipwrecks of Florida

with Mel King
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:30pm3:00pm.

Spain’s American colonies formed the center of a trade network that spanned the globe. Fleets of wooden sailing ships were responsible for carrying rich cargoes of New World bullion and fine European and Asian goods, and guarding them from the ever-present threat of pirates. More

Young Dancers at the Denver Art Museum for Dia del Nino
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Join the Denver Art Museum for Día del Niño 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 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