Jorge Rivas, the Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art, will share his curatorial insights on the New World department’s extensive collection of paintings depicting the Virgin Mary, either alone or with the Christ child, from the Viceroyalty of Peru that date from the late 1500s to the early 1800s.
DAM holdings include two recently acquired paintings by Mateo Perez de Alesio and Pedro Diaz, among others.
Tickets for this member lecture are $15. Tickets go on sale January 17. More
Using two masterworks from the DAM's collection, curator Jorge Rivas Pérez will explore the origins of painting in Spanish America in the late 1500s and early 1600s. More
Independent curator and essayist Yasmeen Siddiqui will examine ways in which the cross pollination of an art historical period can enrich our understanding of a contemporary artist's work, and expand our knowledge of the legacy of a genre of art. More
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
Nuestra segunda artista de la serie, Danette Montoya, empezará la instalación de Las almas de los muertos el 18 de octubre, la cual se transformará a lo largo de cuatro semanas. More
Meet our next Cuatro artist Danette Montoya and see her installation Las Almas de los Muertos. More
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
The Spanish colonies in the Western Hemisphere were tethered to the Old World by fleets of richly laden ships that crossed the Atlantic in peril of violent hurricanes, hidden reefs, and shifting shallows.
From the perspective of a modern shipwreck salvor, the submerged cargoes off the coast of Florida represent a unique window on the cultural nuance and geo-political realities of a bygone era.
In-depth historical research, advanced underwater detection methods, and conservation of delicate artifacts are all required to discover answers to these centuries-old mysteries. More
Centuries before the arrival of the Europeans, Andeans had known flying men and aerodynamic human beings, as we can see in extant pre-Columbian textiles, ceramics, and monumental sculpture. In a sense, these native beliefs prepared them for Christian angelic beings and a historical moment that turned the world upside down. More
Students experience the art and culture of Mexico through powerful objects from Pre-Columbian times to the present on this discovery-oriented, multi-sensory tour.More
Gracias a una beca del Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), el Denver Art Museum trabajará con cuatro artistas locales para presentar el programa Cuatro : A Series of Artist Interactions durante el próximo año. More
Four local creatives and artists will present Cuatro : A Series of Artist Interactions. More
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-1 pm. More
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
Dr. James Córdova looks critically at the role early New-Spanish images and texts played in the invention of the "drunken Indian" stereotype. More
Join teaching specialist Molly Medakovich as she leads an in-depth exploration of a piece in our Spanish Colonial collection. More
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 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
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
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