Castiglione-Inspired Programs & Activities

Castiglione-Inspired Programs & Activities

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 ToursTake 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.

Past Events:

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.

Karyn Bocko is the digital marketing associate at the Denver Art Museum. Karyn has been at the DAM since 2014. Her tip for online visitors is to browse a selection of objects from our collection at

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