Castiglione: Lost Genius—Masterworks on Paper from the Royal Collection is on view through November 8, 2015, at the Denver Art Museum. Enhance your visit with Castiglione-inspired artmaking, learning opportunities, and other creative activities!
1) Daily Tours — Take a guided tour (offered at 2 pm every day the museum is open) and gain a deeper understanding of Castiglione's life and work. These tours are included with general admission, free for members.
2) Nooner Tours — Learn why Castiglione was called "The Second Rembrandt" with an enlightening mid-day tour by a museum docent on August 26 and 28. On October 7 and 9, the Nooner Tours will be "Castiglione: A Curator's Journey." Included with general admission, free for members.
3) Drop-in Drawing — On Tuesday, September 8, drop in to sketch Castiglione's masterworks and explore his drawing techniques, such as crosshatch and cross-contour.
4) Conversation with a Curator: Looking at Castiglione's Drawings & Prints — Join curator Timothy J. Standring on Friday, October 2 for a personal tour of the exhibition. Learn the astonishing behind-the-scenes stories spanning 40 years of research on this rogue artist. Included with general admission, free for members.
Member Preview — Members can see the exhibition first! Reserve free timed-entry member tickets for Saturday, August 8. Not yet a member? Join today!
Book Signing — Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture, will be signing the exhibition catalog Castiglione: Lost Genius - Masterworks on Paper from the Royal Collection in The Shop in the Hamilton Building, Saturday, August 8 from 11 am—noon. The book, which is available for purchase in The Shop and online, was co-authored with Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings at the Royal Collection Trust.
Image credit: Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, A presumed self-portrait, 1640s. Etching, platemark; overall: 188 x 138 mm. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.