Lectures & Talks
Each month, the Denver Art Museum hosts a variety of lectures that allow guests to connect more closely with the museum and its collections. Enjoy lectures and talks hosted by curators, artists, and leaders in their fields.
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The reproduction of fleeting natural impressions played a central role in the art of Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Like no other Impressionist, he explored the topography and the specific lighting moods of different locations, from the metropolis of Paris to the remote Seine villages of Vétheuil and Giverny.
This lecture by Marianne Mathieu will explore the evolution of Monet's art from the 1850s to the 1920s with a focus on the places - both at home and on the road - from which he drew inspiration for his painting. More
From the beginning of his career in the 1860s, Claude Monet painted not only the untamed fields, roads, and rivers of his native France, but also the lawns, pathways, and ponds of its gardens, both public and private.
George Shackelford, Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum, will discuss the artist’s fascination with gardens—particularly his own—from the 1860s to his death in 1926.
Doors open at 1:30 pm. More
The site of Los Horcones on the Pacific coast of Chiapas was an important Early Classic (AD 200-700) gateway community.
It was strategically positioned along an important trade corridor, and because of this drew the attention of merchants from Teotihuacan, the great Central Mexican metropolis.
Teotihuacan and Los Horcones were connected economically and ideologically, and this strategic location left a mark in the form of a diverse archaeological record. More
By 1860, Paris was the style capital--as well as art capital--of the world.
The fashion industry was booming. Off-the-rack clothing made new styles available to vast numbers of men and women, the department store was on the rise, and fashion magazines flew off the shelves.
Impressionists and other modern artists were fascinated by the innovative, changeable qualities of the new fashion industry. More
Linda Connor creates photographs that explore human connection to the spiritual world through monuments, sites, objects and ritual. More
This presentation focuses on Diego Rivera’s appropriation of Pre-Columbian spaces and figures in one of his most renowned works: the Anahuacalli museum of archaeology (1940-1957).
In this architectural space, Dr. Cristóbal Jacóme-Moreno argues, Rivera understood Mexico’s pre-Columbian past not only as a series of successive events in time, but especially as an active, integrative force in an ever-changing present. More
Note: This presentation has been rescheduled to March 4 from the original date. Tickets will be available at a later date.
Often dubbed “the surrealist sculptor par excellence,” Cuban artist Agustín Cárdenas (1927-2001) participated in the surrealist group’s activities, most notably their international exhibitions, both in Paris and abroad during the postwar period. More
Early Classic censers from Escuintla, Guatemala, are among the most remarkable ceramic sculptures from ancient Mesoamerica. More