TAG: Lectures & Programs

Quilt for Conservation Uncovered program at the Denver Art Museum

Conservation Uncovered

Occurs every Saturday. Next Occurs on Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:00pm3:00pm.

Uncover the world of conserving textiles with the help of a museum educator. Explore fabrics closely and try out tools that conservators use. More

Textile Talk and PreVIEW Open Window

Textile Talk and PreVIEW Open Window

Occurs every Wednesday. Next Occurs on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 10:30am12:00pm.

On the first Wednesday of each month through August there will be a Textile Talk from 10:30 am-noon. On the other Wednesdays of the month, stop by for PREVIEW Open Window from 10:30 am-noon. More

Vittore Carpaccio, Annunciation (Annunciazione), 1504. Oil on canvas.

Registration for Glory of Venice: An Artistic Evolution

Four-session course
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 10:00amSaturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:30pm.

This four-session course will take participants on an extraordinary exploration of the creativity of Venice spanning the mid-1400s to early 1800s, a time when artists forged a Renaissance style that was distinctly Venetian. More

William Herbert Dunton, Evening on the Range, before 1925

Mindful Looking

The American West
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join Interpretive Specialist Lauren Thompson in an exploration of two paintings of the American West under moonlit skies: E. Irving Couse’s Moonlight in Taos and William Herbert Dunton’s Evening on the Range.

Mindful Looking invites you to slow down and spend time with a work of art in the DAM galleries. Join us on the third Tuesday of each month to discover overlooked details, explore ideas, and make connections as we linger, look, and discuss.

Meet in the elevator lobby on level 7 of the North Building. More

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959. Oil on canvas.

Mindful Looking

Women of Abstract Expressionism
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Meet inside the Women of Abstract Expressionism exhibition on level 4 of the Hamilton Building. More

Kosode with waterfall, chrysanthemums, and footed tray, Early Edo period, 17th century.

The History of the Kimono

with Dr. Hiroko Johnson
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Originally an imported fashion from China made popular by courtesans (who wore their under clothing as fashion, just like Madonna!), kimono have evolved to become the iconic dress of Japan.

Follow the development of design, uses, style, and decorative techniques in kimono with Dr. Hiroko Johnson, Professor Emeritus and Lecturer in Japanese Art History, San Diego State University.

Doors open at 11:30 am. More

When the Incas Met St. Francis of Assisi: Birdmen, Angels & Flying Saints in Colonial Art

with Jaime Lara
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:30pm7:45pm.

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

King George III: “The most cultured monarch”—Art Collector, Friend of America and Family Man

with Oliver Everett
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 5:30pm6:30pm.

George III is unjustly remembered solely as having been mad and having lost the American colonies. Oliver Everett will be correcting us of this impression. More

Penelope Umbrico, 18,297,360 Suns from Sunsets from Flickr 04/16/14, 2014

Anderman Photography Lecture Series | Penelope Umbrico

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 5:00pm6:30pm.

Penelope Umbrico uses elaborate conceptual strategies to create photographic artworks that quantify and question the ubiquity of electronic media and mass imaging in contemporary society. More

Kyle Johnson / Olson Kundig

Jim Olson Architecture: Connecting With Landscape, Art & Craft

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

As the founding partner of Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig, Jim Olson has explored the interplay of landscape, art, and craft in architecture for over fifty years. In addition to his residences—particularly for art collectors—Olson has also designed museums, religious spaces and commercial buildings. He recently completed his first resort project, the JW Marriott in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. More

Hadley Hooper, Tableau, 2016

Drop-In Drawing: Myths & Fairytales

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

This month, we'll take inspiration from Colorado artist Hadley Hooper’s dramatic views in Tableau of oversized creatures that morph into intricate, imaginative designs. Choose from a selection of photographs that feature similar subjects to create your own metamorphosis. More

Arthur F. Mathews, Youth, ca. 1917

Drop-In Drawing: Collaborative Drawing

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

(Re)kindle your creative passions in these informal sketching sessions on the second Tuesday of every month. Take inspiration from the galleries with the help of a DAM art instructor and tackle a new drawing topic every month.

September 13: We will explore dance as a collaborative art form at the Rhythm & Roots: Dance in American Art exhibition. Each participant will end up with a collaborative drawing that illustrates a unique narrative. More

Oscar Bluemner, Study for Black by Gold, about 1934.

Drop-In Writing: This is the Modern World—The Shapes & Colors of Place

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Join us as we explore writing about place using the tools we know best: color, shape, and texture. More

Hadley Hooper, Tableau, 2016

Drop-In Writing: The World Is Imagined—Stories of Fantastic Creatures & Places

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

This month, we’ll break away from reality and embark on journeys into strange and dreamy new lands, spending time with fantastical creatures, all in a quest to free our imaginations and create new fables of our own. More

Textile Conservation Fellow Talk

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 2:00pm2:45pm.

Learn about the process and decision making of textile conservation from the Mellon Foundation Fellow with examples from current projects, and see completed treatments in the textile art galleries. More

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future

Film Screening
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Design Council of the Denver Art Museum is pleased to host the Denver premiere of Frei Otto: Spanning the Future, a documentary about the life and work of 2015 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Frei Otto. More

Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Water Rhyolites, Near Logan Springs, Nevada, 1871. Albumen silver print.

Conversation with a Curator: On Desert Time

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Join curator Eric Paddock on a tour through On Desert Time: Landscape Photographs by O'Sullivan & Bell, 1871-1874. More

Tattoos on Cambodian monk

Medicine as Art/Art as Medicine: An Exploration of Healing with Asian Art and Medicine

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am4:00pm.

Join Chinese medicine practitioners/artists Daniel Hudson, Dr. Henry Wu, Isshaela Ingham, Albert Stern, and Spencer Ames for an exploration of topics on Asian medicine and the Asian art on display at the DAM. More

Kohyama Yasuhisa, Vase, Japan

Shifting Forms: Ancient Inspirations in Contemporary Japanese Ceramic Art

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

What are the connections between ancient and contemporary Japanese ceramics? Robert Yellin will present the sources of inspirations for many contemporary Japanese ceramic artists. More

Blue and white vase, 17th century, Jingdezhen Porcelain

Jingdezhen and Hizen: A Comparison of Sino-Japanese Porcelain from the Early 17th to Mid-19th Centuries

with Dr. Huan Xiong
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Dr. Huan Xiong, associate professor at Sun Yat-sen University, will lead us through the four stages of Sino-Japanese porcelain relationships to better recognize the similarities and differences to be found in their beauty. More