Join a docent for a 30-minute, in-depth look at an aspect of the museum’s collections or something special happening in the galleries. Included in general admission. Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.
February 14 & 16: Painting Petrarch's Poetry
The words of bestselling poet Petrarch’s Triumphs were on the lips of all self-respecting 14th-century Humanist cognoscenti, with images proudly featured in their collections. But “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” And how is LOVE bested by Cicero, unicorns, beheadings, elephants, and missing lions? Come join this poetic procession!
February 21 & 23: Destiny Finds Anne of Austria!
The trips young Anne of Austria took between Spain and Austria were not of her choice. Her father and destiny had control. How did this beautiful portrait of the Queen find its way to the Stampede exhibition, whose focus is on animals?
February 28 & March 2: The Art Path: Hindu/Buddhist
Art and spirituality are entwined in these two religions and we will delve into the art to discover the powerful communication of their spiritual beliefs. Opposites attract and sometimes meet in the middle as we will discover in the artistic expressions of these world religions.
March 7 & 9: Hidden Treasures at the DAM
A deep dive indeed! We'll show you it's better down where it's wetter with Asian treasures from Davy Jones's Locker.
March 14 & 16: Deconstructing Bradley’s O’Keeffe
Is art in the eye of the beholder? Embark on a deconstruction of a painting, and explore what we think it means.
March 21 & 23: Exploring The Game of Civetta
These idyllic Neapolitan landscapes are an enigma. The paintings include vignettes of young women capturing and imprisoning dozens of helpless birds. But wait, are those birds or men? What is this 'game'? Explore these curious paintings within the context of 18th-century Naples, and learn about artist Pietro Fabris' other “explosive” achievements.
March 28 & 30: Deborah Butterfield’s Horses
Come meet Lucky, Willy, and Argus. Why do we love these horses so much? How did the artist, Deborah Butterfield, make these horses so life-like and compelling while using only discarded branches and twigs, or, in other cases, found scrap metal?
April 4 & 6: Xiaoze Xie: A Passion for Books
China’s Cultural Revolution began in 1966, the year of artist Xiaoze Xie’s birth. To Xie, books preserve ancient traditions in contrast to China's history of censorship. Xie's still-life paintings are based on banned and forbidden books in China, which he has reimagined with his rich imagery and installation.
April 11 & 13: Jim Howard: Transformative Hand
Explore the stimulating world of Jim Howard, renowned fashion illustrator of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. Jim's talent combines a realistic yet wonderfully expressive hand that uniquely portrays dramatic shadowing and an exquisite rendering of fabric via freestyle sketches with loving attention to detail.
April 18 & 20: Remington: The Cheyenne
Explore a vision of the American West through the sculpture of Frederic Remington.
April 25 & 27: Magnificent Mazarin Desk
Come and discover the detailed and skilled art of French furniture in this unique look at an amazing Baroque desk.