TAG: Lectures & Programs

Quilt for Conservation Uncovered program at the Denver Art Museum

Conservation Uncovered

Occurs every Saturday. Next Occurs on Saturday, July 2, 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, July 6, 2016 - 10:30am12:00pm.

On the first Wednesday of each month 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

Kohyama Yasuhisa, Vase, Japan

Shifting Forms: Ancient Inspirations in Contemporary Japanese Ceramic Art

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

Robert Yellin, noted dealer and author on ceramics of Japan, will look at how contemporary Japanese ceramic artists are reinterpreting ancient traditions, and bringing new visions to old forms. 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.

Jingdezhen, China, and Hizen, Japan, have both been renowned centers of porcelain production since the early 17th century. Frequent interaction and exchanges between the two production centers resulted in a sharing of styles and methods that can confuse the modern observer.

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.

Doors open at 11:30 am. More

Vittore Carpaccio, The Flight into Egypt, about 1515

Gold Ground to Naturalism in Renaissance Venice

Lecture by Dr. William Barcham
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 6:30pm7:30pm.

Between about 1460 and 1520, painters in Venice generated a remarkable transformation, abandoning gold ground painting for a natural-looking reality by favoring the light and shadow animating the landscaped world and absorbing advances in perspective allowing them to represent believable three-dimensional space on flat surfaces. More

Arthur F. Mathews, Youth, ca. 1917

Dance and American Art: Tracking the Rhythms of a Nation on the Move

Lecture by Dr. Sharyn Udall
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 5:30pm6:30pm.

If there is anything that is made clear by looking at a broad picture of the relationship between American art and dance, it is this: that dance has drawn on the nation’s deepest resources of historical awareness and imaginative reflection.

At important moments, it has embodied our culture’s prevailing cultural assumptions or myths, while revealing something of the country’s social and economic history—its democratic, fluid, and inclusive character. More

Marie Watt, Blanket Story

Marie Watt

In Conversation with Artist and Oral Historian James McElhinney
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 6:00pm7:00pm.

This event will feature artist Marie Watt in conversation with oral historian James McElhinney. Watt draws from history, biography, protofeminism, and Indigenous principles, and uses materials that are conceptually attached to narrative: in particular, exploring the stories connected with commonplace woolen blankets, cedar, and iron. More

Textile Conservation Fellow Talk

Occurs on the second Sunday of every month. Next Occurs on Sunday, July 10, 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

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959

Member Lecture: A Curator's Perspective

Organizing Women of Abstract Expressionism
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 1:00pm2:30pm.

This is a special opportunity for members of the Denver Art Museum.

Gwen Chanzit, curator of modern art and the Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive, will share curatorial insights and describe steps in realizing this multi-year exhibition project. She will share a few stories and let you in on what’s so important about this groundbreaking exhibition. More

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959

Member Lecture: A Curator's Perspective

Organizing Women of Abstract Expressionism
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 1:00pm2:30pm.

This is a special opportunity for members of the Denver Art Museum.

Gwen Chanzit, curator of modern art and the Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive, will share curatorial insights and describe steps in realizing this multi-year exhibition project. She will share a few stories and let you in on what’s so important about this groundbreaking exhibition. More

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959

Drop-In Writing: Expressions in Shape & Color

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

This month, we'll explore how color and shape—abstract expressions of emotion—can inform concrete expressions in written form. More

William Sidney Mount, Dance of the Haymakers, 1845. Oil on canvas.

Drop-In Writing: Rhythm in Words

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

This month is all about poetic form—often a kind of ‘dance’ with words. More

Tom Price, Meltdown Chair: PP Tube #1, 2008. Polypropylene.

Drop-In Drawing: Value

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Using Unseated: Contemporary Chairs Reimagined as inspiration, we will be exploring value, gradations of light to dark, as a fundamental element of art. More

Dan Namingha, Hopi Eagle Dancer, 1995. Acrylic paint on canvas.

Drop-In Drawing: Drawing in Motion

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Using Why We Dance: American Indian Art in Motion as inspiration, we will draw the art of human movement. More

Curator's Circle: Pictorial Ceramics—Contemporary Porcelain

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:00pm1:00pm.

Renowned collector of Chinese arts Humphrey H.K. Hui will lead us in a discussion of the painting styles found on contemporary Chinese porcelain from early Republic (1912-1949) works to the recognized masters of present day, including the popular faking of Qing dynasty pieces.

Led by a group of porcelain painters known as the “Eight Friends of Zhusan” who worked in Jingdezhen, the ceramic capital of China, an innovative fusion of modern concepts with traditional materials has created a rebirth of the art, the industry, and the economy that continues into current day. More

William H. Bell, Grand Cañon, Colorado River, near Paria Creek, Looking West, 1872. Albumen silver print.

Conversation with a Curator: On Desert Time

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

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

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959

Conversation with Curator: Women of Abstract Expressionism

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Conversations with Curators feature lively discussion with different curators on the first Friday of the month. More

Mindful Looking

Mindful Looking

Japanese Landscape Scrolls
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join Interpretive Specialist Sarah Magnatta for a meditative viewing experience of three Japanese landscape scroll paintings from the Asian collection. More

Mindful Looking

Scott Fraser’s Three Fishermen
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Join Teaching Specialist Molly Medakovich for an in-depth exploration of Scott Fraser’s Three Fishermen. More

John Singer Sargent, Capri Girl on Rooftop, 1878

The Art of American Dance

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 10:30am11:30am.

Dr. Jane Dini, Associate Curator of American Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, presents her research for Dance: American Art, the first major traveling exhibition to explore American visual art inspired by dance from 1820–1960. More

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