Lectures & Programs

Lectures & Talks


How does art play a role in helping us discuss contemporary social issues? Find out at the DAM's new program, Exchange.

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Behind-the-Scenes Conversations

This new series of dynamic conversations with museum staff and partners will offer a glimpse into unexpected adventures, creative problem solving, and other insights into what it takes to make things tick at the museum.

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Special Lectures & Talks

The Denver Art Museum and its Support Groups frequently host special lectures by leaders in their fields.

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Conversation with a Curator

Conversation with a Curator features a lively discussion with a different Denver Art Museum curator on the first Friday of the month.

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Logan Lecture Series: 10 Years of Artists on Art

Fall 2017

DAM Contemporaries celebrates the 10th anniversary of Logan Lectures with 4 artists who share global perspectives in their interdisciplinary practices.

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Anderman Photography Lecture Series

The Anderman Photography Lecture Series presents talks by the preeminent creators and thinkers in photography today.

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Artmaking & Writing

Artmaking Classes

Jump start your creativity, reignite your passion for a lost hobby, or pick up new skills with expert instructors by your side.

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Drop-In Drawing

Take inspiration from the galleries with the help of a DAM art instructor and tackle a new drawing topic every month.

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Drop-In Writing

Try your hand at a new writing topic every month while visiting various museum galleries with a DAM instructor.

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Courses & Symposia


Fall / Winter Course 2017

This four-session course will transport participants to 19th-century Paris, offering an in-depth exploration of the city as an epicenter for women artists from Europe and America.

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Scholarly symposia are presented annually on the topics of pre-Columbian or Spanish Colonial art; western American art; and biannually on American Indian art.

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Mindfulness & Meditation

Meditation in the Museum

Join in on this "happiness hour" of relaxation, reflection, and quiet calm in the museum galleries, led by our partners from the Kadampa Meditation Center.

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Mindful Looking

Mindful Looking invites you to slow down and spend time with a work of art. Discover overlooked details, explore ideas, and make connections as we linger, look, and discuss.

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